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Letter to the Editor: Reasons to Count Your Blessings

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Dear Editor:

As we enter the season where we are encouraged to give thanks and count our blessings, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind our community how lucky we are to be Wilmington residents.

While many towns around us have to pay user fees for trash and recycling to be removed every week, Wilmington has no such fees.

While many towns around us have to pay over and above their tax bills for their children to attend full day kindergarten, Wilmington has no such fees.

While many towns around us have to pay user fees for their children to participate in after school activities, such as athletics or performing arts, Wilmington has no such fees.

While many towns around us struggle with financial issues, Wilmington has the second highest bond rating that could possibly be given to any town.

While all of us face the struggles of everyday life in this ever changing world, Wilmington has such an unbelievable sense of community and citizenship, that there is help for anyone who seeks it and ready compassion for our fellow human in need. It is this sense of community that I hope inspires people to vote “Yes” on December 6th for a new high school.

As the mother of four young children, I want the best for them in their academics. As the President of the Wilmington Educational Foundation, I want what is best for our school system. As the President of the Women of Wilmington and the owner of two small businesses in Wilmington, I want what is best for our community.

I ask all residents of Wilmington to join me on December 6th to Vote “Yes” for a new high school and again say “Yes” to our most wonderful town of Wilmington. 

Sincerely,
Jomarie F. O’Mahony

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