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Supports Bennett and Owen-Michaane after candidate forum; challengers focused on ‘activism and muckraking’

To the editor, 

I am writing to express my support for Breda Bennett and Maurice Owen-Michaane in the recent debate for trustee candidates for the Village of Pelham Manor. Having attended the event, it became evident to me that challengers Kate Pringle and Mark Cardwell, while passionate, lack the necessary experience to effectively lead our community. 

Throughout the debate, the challengers’ presentation seemed more aligned with activism and muckraking rather than constructive proposals rooted in practical experience. While passion and  advocacy have their place, the role of a trustee requires a nuanced understanding of governance, community dynamics and the ability  to navigate complex issues with finesse. 

Bennett and Owen-Michaane have demonstrated their commitment to our  community through their track record of responsible decision making, fiscal management and dedication to serving all residents of Pelham Manor. Their experience speaks volumes, providing a steady hand during times of uncertainty and ensuring continuity in the progress we’ve achieved thus far. 

In contrast, the challengers’ lack of experience raises concerns about their ability to effectively address the challenges facing our  community. While fresh perspectives are always valuable, they must  be coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the issues and a realistic approach to problem solving. 

As a registered Democrat and a 25-plus-year resident invested in the future of Pelham Manor, I urge my fellow community members to consider the proven leadership of Breda Bennett and Maurice Owen-Michaane when casting  their votes. Let’s prioritize experience, stability and a commitment to the well-being of our town as we chart the course forward. 

Sue Cirillo 

980 Peace St.

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