I am writing in response to Ed Bulger’s letter to the editor (May 27), to set the record straight.

In his letter, Bulger stated that I told him that I would raise taxes for funds to replace old water infrastructure. That statement is false — I never said that.

Anyone who knows me or who is aware of my voting record knows that I am always an advocate for lowering taxes, not raising them. I am always in support of the best interest of the taxpayer.

I would add that town taxes have nothing to do with replacing water infrastructure. That is a function of the Water District and is paid for by their funding mechanisms.

I hope this clarifies my position.

Mark Belanger, Rumford

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