I am grateful to Russ Gomes, chairman of the High School Building Committee, for a state of the art high school with geothermal and multiple energy-money saving features, constructed at record-low bonding costs with considerable financial help from the state. This just doesn't happen without countless meetings and much hard work.
Few people want taxes to go up. Careful financial oversight has prevented the high school project from severely impacting the tax structure in a negative way. Russ Gomes and his committee made that happen.
How sad that the respective town committees' endorsement groups could not get beyond grudges and pettiness to put Russ Gomes' name on the ballot. The non-endorsement of Mr. Gomes is mean-spirited and arrogant, approaching amoral duplicity. Russ Gomes deserves better.
Since the town committees cannot bring themselves to endorse Mr. Gomes, hopefully on Nov. 6 the voters of Old Lyme will.