To the Editor:

This is a letter of support for Nancy Hawley who is running for first selectman for the town of Bridgewater.

During the past year, there was a proposal to sell five acres of land to raise money for projects in the town. This land had been donated to the town by the Pratt family several years ago.

There was a town meeting to discuss selling this land. Fortunately, someone at the meeting remembered when the Pratt family had given this land to the town and suggested that this was not the intent of the gift.

Through Nancy Hawley’s research, it was discovered that indeed, that was not the intent of the Pratt gift to Bridgewater.

Fortunately, Nancy was diligent in her research and discovered documentation supporting this position. I trust Nancy and would love to see her as first selectman of Bridgewater.

Susann Varano