To the Editor:

I am especially pleased to read that there are five, yes five, candidates who have thrown their hats in the ring for two open Selectboard positions in Dorset.

Each and every one of them has strong reputations of community service - Ryan Downey, Brian Pinsonault, Laura Heinel, Steve Jones (incumbent), and Jack Stannard. It is especially notable that Ryan Downey represents a younger generation and would bring a different perspective to doing the job.

Regardless of who the winners are, I commend each of these well-qualified candidates for their willingness to serve as a Selectboard member.

Ruth Stewart

East Dorset