To the editor:
My name is Charlie Flanders. My wife Mary and I are longtime residents of Bradford, 35 years, and all three of our children have attended and graduated from Haverhill schools. All three of our children have also earned degrees from colleges and universities in New England. We also have two grandchildren presently attending Haverhill schools.
I believe that there is an excellent candidate in the Haverhill School Committee race and I would like to take a moment to say why I believe she would be an excellent addition to the Haverhill School Committee.
Maura Ryan-Ciardiello is a lifelong Haverhill resident, has children in the Haverhill public school system and has a degree in education. She is a young, energetic mother, married to a Massachusetts state trooper and will make the safety of our children a top priority. She understands the importance of a good education and understands the issues that need to be addressed by School Committee members.
I believe a vote for Maura is a vote to insure a good future for the children and parents of Haverhill.