POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- The Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the editor:
There is a famous quote by Baba Dioum, “In the end, we will conserve only what we love” and if you love our little jewel, Pound Ridge, Dave Dow is a clear choice for Town Board.
Dave has an impressive resume: he’s a scientist, lawyer, and is past president of the Library District, but those aren’t the main reasons why we’ll be voting for him. Instead, it’s because of his consistent participation in the many activities that make Pound Ridge so unique.
Dave doesn’t seek the limelight. In fact, he’s often the unsung “behind-the-scenes” of many events in town. Annually, you’ll find him among the volunteers at Pound Ridge Harvest Fest and Pound Ridge Pride selling tickets. He’s been doing this for years because he loves how the actions of a few people with something to offer by way of muscle and a little capital could make a visible positive change.
You’ll find him at the annual Pound Ridge family campout singing campfire song, sometimes with guitar in hand. You may find him along one of the trails at the Pound Ridge Ward Reservation with Pack 170 working on earning Boy Scout merit badges with his son.
You will see him giving his time at the school. You’ll see him celebrate the successes of his children and your children at flag football, softball, baseball and basketball. You’ll also see him behind the scene stage managing for his wife Colette’s small business, The Pound Ridge School of Dance.
He understands what it takes to operate a successful family business in Scott’s Corners. Dave and his wife chose Pound Ridge as the place to raise their family and he’s here for the long haul. He wants to protect his property value and maintain what’s good about Pound Ridge, as well as promote change where needed.
He knows we need to make the proper investments in our infrastructure, most importantly, water treatment in the business district.
We can think of no greater steward of Pound Ridge’s past, present and future than Dave Dow. Please join us in voting for Dave and three of his fellow town curators, Dick Lyman, Jody Sullivan and Hilary Kao on Nov. 3.
Amy and John Broghammer
Pound Ridge, N.Y.