Our View: Dykens And Schell

We're sorry to see Chatham Select Board member and current chair Peter Cocolis step down. He has been a moderate, level-headed influence on the board. In the May 19 annual town election, we support returning incumbent Jeffrey Dykens, whose long history in town, financial expertise and – like Cocolis – level-headed approach to issues is much needed in town right now. For the open seat, we endorse J. Michael Schell. We're impressed with his intelligence, experience as an attorney and his obvious love of Chatham. Returning Dykens and electing Schell to office will do much to ensure that the town remains well-run and that controversial issues are addressed in a straightforward manner for the next three years.