To the editor,
In response to a letter dated on Sept. 30 in the opinion section of the Citizen’s News regarding Mr. Gerry Smith, candidate for selectman, and his previous resignation from the Board of Finance, I would like to state that one should not be criticized for having to leave a volunteer position.
One has their own personal reasons for making their choices. These choices could be the results of a family crisis, health reasons, or a financial situation.
Volunteers in any capacity should be applauded for whatever time spent as a volunteer and their endless efforts for the good of the community. Mr. Smith is of good moral character and has served his community in the past as selectman.
Let us not forget we are human beings with all of our qualities and faults. If our future candidates forget this, what good will they be in realizing the realistic side of life for the families and residents of our town, Beacon Falls.