I want to thank you all for providing me with memories of being Moderator for the past 16 years.

Since my days as a Scout in Troop 10, I have known the Town Meeting floor is a truly remarkable place to hear the town's voices and listen to what those voices have to say.

It has been a true honor and privilege to serve the town for these years.

I have learned and been taught a great deal about the human condition by the people that have been the floor for all those town meetings.

So, it is with heartfelt loss that I inform you of my resignation as moderator.

It is truly bittersweet. I will no longer be able to look out over the floor and recognize you all, one by one, but, I now am able to take my seat on that floor.

And, that is sweet.

Gene A. Rauhala