To the Editor:
For the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of serving the people of Oxford County as the Register of Deeds for the Eastern District. My service will conclude on Dec. 31, 2010.
During that time the registry has moved from primarily being a paper-based repository of land records to the electronic age which includes services such as in-house computer search capabilities, faxing, and a website -- mainelandrecords.com. Plans and deeds back to the establishment of the county in 1805 are now available online.
The upgrading of the registry took twenty years to accomplish and there are still some things left to do for the future; therefore I am endorsing Pat Shearman as your next Register of Deeds for the Eastern District. Pat has a wealth of experience in various fields that will be a good basis to keep the registry moving forward.
I also support Caldwell Jackson and ask voters in his district to keep him as a County Commissioner. Caldy has always worked in a bi-partisan way to serve the people of the county and has supported me in my endeavors to upgrade the registry.
Jane C. Rich