To the Editor:

Drinking water in Newark is contaminated.  New Jersey Transit can’t get its trains to run on time - if they run at all.  Politicians in Trenton, a one-party town, can’t seem to agree on much of anything.  Finally, nothing - and I mean not one thing - has been accomplished in Washington over the last two years despite newly elected officials who pledged to work across the aisle.  As Chathamites, we often take it for granted that we live in a town that is the envy of the rest of the state.  A well-run town does not happen by accident.  We are largely self-financed, and still very much a volunteer town.  We live in a different world than Trenton and Washington, and thankfully so.

We need to get things done, and it takes a devoted mayor and council to do the basic blocking and tackling that seems to elude most other places.  I have known Bob Weber, Stacey McEvoy and Paul Kelley for many years.  I don’t know where any of them went to college or how many degrees they have.  I‘m not really interested in their opinion of Donald Trump.  What I do know is that they are devoted volunteers who will use their talents and experience to do the hard work required to keep Chatham the best town around.  I look forward to voting for all three on November 5th, and urge my fellow residents to do the same.               

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William Heap

Chatham Borough