I have lived in Litchfield for 70-plus years and come from a family who is very familiar with how town government should legally be run. The people who run the town at this time have been under scrutiny for many months and for many reasons. Last fall, I asked for information from the town office regarding the cost of a municipal project. The documentation I was provided, convinced me that underhandedness is prevalent at the town office. Others in town have displayed evidence of wrongdoing as well. It’s been my experience throughout life that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Accusations have been made and the accuser has offered to pay for lie detector tests. However, there were no takers. Now, if I were accused of something, I would jump at the chance to prove the accuser wrong. Could it be that the test results might not prove innocence, but rather guilt?

On June 13, a local election will be held to elect a new member to the Select Board. I hope the voters of Litchfield will turn out in droves to vote for Richard Swett. I urge you to read the article in the June 8 Kennebec Journal outlining Swett’s qualifications and goals. He is a man who will work for the betterment of the town and watch closely how our taxpayers’ dollars are spent.

Kathy Haigh


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