LTE: Croston urges support for Canario

Received this letter to the editor from David Croston, one of the founders of Save Our Schools (SOS) and a candidate for Town Council, addressing the same issue mentioned in a post earlier this afternoon.


In light of the SOS endorsements, I have asked that this e-mail be sent to members of the SOS listserv. I want to respectfully disagree with one element of the endorsement and ask you to vote for Dennis Canario for Town Council. As President of the Town Council, Dennis has served our town and schools with honor. As President, Dennis is held to a higher standard and must weigh the precedence and the legality of Council decisions. Portsmouth legally had to take the course it did relative to the Caruolo suit; if we had not, I believe the Council vote would have been repealed by another court. We can’t avoid the fact that the Tent Meeting was binding upon Portsmouth, and that the Superior Court action (Caruolo) was the only way to have a clear resolution. Dennis voted in the best interest of the town at-large.

I believe Dennis has guided our town with an even hand, and he deserves your support! Dennis is an advocate for our schools, but balances his beliefs evenly. Dennis and I do not agree on everything, but Dennis is a friend of education and he is the friend I want on the Town Council. Please join me in voting for Dennis Canario on Tuesday!

David Croston