Sunday, March 17, 2013
ORNAC resident Scott Snook writes that his wife, Kathi Snook, is 'a proven leader of character -- just what we need on the Concord School Committee.'
To the Editor, I am writing to support Kathi Snook for Concord School Committee. Clearly I am biased when it comes to my opinion of her as a wife and mother. So when I tell you that she is the best mother our five children could ever have and the most selfless loving partner I could ever dream of, feel free to discount my opinion. That is not the primary reason I decided to write. Instead, I am writing to share a unique perspective of an incredible woman, one that I don’t think anyone else in Concord can write, one that anyone truly interested in the future of our schools should know. In July of 1976, Kathi and I entered West Point as members of the very first class with women. I didn’t know her at the time, and neither did any of our 1,…
Potter Street residents Steve and Karen Audette write that Kathi Snook is a 'critical, clear thinker and she is passionate about serving her community.'
To the Editor, Kathi Snook is running for School Committee and we hope you will join us in voting for her. We have known the Snook family for over a decade. Kathi is uniquely qualified for the school committee, she has a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching and her five children have attended Concord Public Schools. Kathi is a critical, clear thinker and she is passionate about serving her community. Concord residents couldn’t ask for a better person to represent us. Steve and Karen Audette35 Potter Street
Old Pickard Road resident Suzanne Hogan writes that she believes Kathi Snook and Johanna Boynton 'will serve Concord diligently and fairly as School Committee members.'
Editor's Note: Although letters are edited for punctuation, grammar and AP/Patch style, we have not corrected this author's misspelling of a candidate's name, an error denoted by [sic] immediately following the error. To the Editor, I am writing to endorse candidates Johanna Boynton and Kathy [sic] Snook for School Committee. These two intelligent, thoughtful women have records of service, and I honestly believe will serve Concord diligently and fairly as School Committee members. School Committee members are in a position to guide the CCHS building project over the next several years. I sat surprised and stunned at the LWV Forum to hear candidates Lisa Bergen and Cynthia Rainey express full support of the building project. Rainey stated…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Annursnac Hill Road resident Janet Rothrock says she supports Lisa Bergen and Cynthia Rainey 'because they have proven they will work on behalf of all of us for positive change.'
Thursday, March 7
To the Editor, Lisa Bergen and Cynthia Rainey have already hit the ground running. During the past year Lisa and Cynthia have attended almost all of the School Committee and Building Committee meetings as well as many Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee meetings. In addition Lisa served as Chair of the Citizen's Transportation Committee and as a member of the School Committee's transportation committee. She knows how to ask questions, listen, research and come to an actionable conclusion. She served both committees gracefully although they came to very different conclusions. Cynthia's dogged research during this past year uncovered the Keystone study, a report on the experience of towns in Pennsylvania with outsourcing of school …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Virginia Road residents Julia and Peter Anastos say Johanna Boynton and Kathi Snook 'will foster open, honest, and direct dialogues with school administrators, teachers, parents and other interested parties.'
To the Editor, It is with unwavering enthusiasm that we support the candidacy of both Kathi Snook and Johanna Boynton for School Committee. We are extremely fortunate to live in a town where people like Kathi and Johanna want to contribute their precious time and incomparable educational knowledge to better a wonderful school system. Both candidates have incredibly strong ties to the community and possess applicable backgrounds focused on educational pursuits. Kathi’s accomplishments are many. She received a doctorate in education while raising five children in the Concord schools and after distinguishing herself at West Point in the first class of female students. Kathi has graduated four students from CCHS and has one daughter currently …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
College Road resident Betsy Dorr calls Boynton and Snook 'proven leaders with unsurpassed credentials.'
Saturday, February 23
To the Editor, I am writing to enthusiastically support and endorse both Kathi Snook and Johanna Boynton in the upcoming school committee election in March. This is the first contested School Committee election in a very long time, with two openings on the School Committee and four candidates running to fill them. Although I admire anyone who would throw his or her hat in the ring for such a difficult and time consuming job, there are two candidates in this race who have earned my support. Johanna Boynton and Kathi Snook are proven leaders with unsurpassed credentials. Both have impressive professional, academic, and community experience. But, perhaps most importantly, Johanna and Kathi each has the character, good judgment, objectivity, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
King Lane resident Catherine Parmelee says she was impressed enough by Cynthia Rainey at a neighborhood coffee to host one of her own.
Friday, February 22
To the Editor: Before I attended a neighborhood coffee for Cynthia Rainey, I was not inclined to favor any particular candidate. What I discovered upon listening to her, however, was a woman, who having become aware of school problems, cared enough to fully inform herself of the issues by attending multiple meetings of all the committees concerned: The School Committee, the Citizens' Transportation Committee, FinComm and the Building Committee. Now, having acquired an excellent understanding of the many difficulties facing us, she is prepared to become part of the solution, bringing to it both analytical skills and a calm temperament and an open mind. By her actions she has already shown that she has the focus, commitment and energy to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
If elected to the School Committee, ORNAC resident Kathleen Snook says she'll be "a voice for all residents of Concord."
Tuesday, February 5
To the Editor, I was very honored last week to accept a nomination as a candidate for school committee. My goal is to ensure the best possible learning experience for each Concord child. I come to this candidacy to serve our town with an open heart and mind. As a School Committee member, I will be a voice for all residents of Concord. I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming weeks and listening to your ideas on how I can best represent you in this position. I was nominated by Betsy Bilodeau (Powder Mill Road) and seconded by Elise Stone (Old Marlboro Road)). The following text of Betsy’s nomination at Town Caucus is included as a means to introduce myself: I am thrilled and honored to nominate Kathi Snook for School Committee. I…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
And with contested races!
The nominees are in, and it looks like Concord’s annual Town Election, scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, will feature contested races for the two seats coming open on the School Committee. Following the Town Caucus and subsequent deadline for nomination papers, there are four candidates, all of them newcomers, for two three-year terms on the School Committee. Residents Lisa Bergen, Johanna Boynton, Cyntia Rainey and Kathleen Snook were all nominated at the Town Caucus, held this past Monday, Jan. 28. Also nominated at the caucus were Eric Van Loon for a one-year term as Town moderator, Carmen Reiss and Alice Kaufman for Board of Selectmen and Dennon Rodrigue for a five-year term on the Concord Housing Authority. Van Loon, the current …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
A look back at the week’s most notable stories.
The short week (for some) began with news that MBTA officials will work to avoid cutting back service. Proposals currently call for eliminating weekend trains in Concord. We also introduced Housing Authority candidates Raymond Snay and Linda Escobedo this week. We also spoke with Mara Dolan, who is running for State Senator, and learned about her views on the state of the economy, as well as Concord specific issues like bus outsourcing. Those looking for a swim at the Beede Center this week found that several of the pools had been shut down due to a mechanical problem. The culprit? Sub-basement flooding that destroyed some of the pool motors. Concord’s Dr. Malissa Wood took a seat with some of the nation’s highest lawmakers Friday when …