This is in reference to the April 19 article, “SAD 51 budget could raise taxes nearly 8 percent.” If you are a property owner, are you happy about this? Do you believe an 8 percent tax increase is slightly more than unacceptable in this economic climate? SAD 51 Finance Director Scott Poulin, along with the elected School Committee, need to sharpen their pencils and do some cutting of this undoubtedly bloated school budget. The School Board “votes” on this budget May 7. Be there and make your voice heard. Write letters if you can’t be there. And if it isn’t heard clearly enough there, be vocal and turn it down June 7 at Town Meeting.