We have been friends and fellow collectors of Scudder for 30 years or more and he will be sorely missed for all the years to come. He was a dear heart, a true gentleman and a wonderful talented newspaper editor, tying his bowties so well you thought they were made by machine!
Across all the documentation the editor was provided regarding both of these programs - along with additional research if a correction or clarification needed to be made - we found no claims of bipartisan consensus on the original 2000 vote creating the annual August sales tax free period.
As your hometown paper, we simply localized the fact that Newtown's resident lawmaker was promoting sales tax week and reached out to The Newtown Bee to share details with town residents.
This was not a means of promoting the party of the lawmaker who did, as we did not mention it. Nor did we receive similar outreach from other members of the Newtown delegation - including the Democrat - or we would have mentioned it.
If you are referencing the pandemic employee bonus program, we did credit the entire legislature for endorsing it.
The editor failed to mention that this was a bipartisan effort in Hartford. Credit goes to the entire group of elected officials, Democrat's, Republicans and even members of minor parties. Let give credit to where it belongs.
I live on South Main. I cordially invite any town officials to join me for coffee, on my lawn, to assess the noise situation. You may contact me through The Bee. I give them permission to give out my email address.