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Everyone that has run for an elected office understands the deep gratitude one feels when you receive genuine support from those around you. It does matter to each and everyone of us if we win or lose, but in the end it’s how one handles those circumstances that really counts.

Sometimes we need to reflect back to simpler times in our lives and try to understand the significance of our actions and journeys. Because many things are within our control and many are not, we should be thankful for the good that’s given and the bad that’s not.

We are citizens of the greatest country on this planet and I am proud to be an American serving as a Pepperell selectman.

Thanks to everyone who supported me. I will do my best!

STEPHEN THEMELIS

Pepperell