Letters


Debate Reaffirms Vote

Published: October 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

Print

To the Editor:

We all know that the state of Connecticut is in financial turmoil. Newtown will need a Board of Selectmen with the experience to navigate the difficult times ahead. Attending the debate last week reaffirmed my decision to cast my vote for Will Rodgers as first selectman and Jeff Capeci as selectman because they have the most experience and are the most qualified to lead Newtown.

Will Rodgers has been on the Board of Selectmen for the last eight years and has helped Newtown make great strides to ensure our fiscal well-being. In addition, he has been a chairman and a member of the Legislative Council and has served on many of its subcommittees. Jeff Capeci is also a former chairman and member of the Legislative Council, in addition to being the chairman of the most recent Charter Revision Commission. Both Will and Jeff have experience working on our town budgets, ordinances, contracts, projects, and more. In addition, they have worked with the Board of Education on their budgets, contracts, and improvement projects. They know how our town works. They know our town employees and the many who volunteer to make Newtown a better place. Their in-depth experience has allowed them to develop many relationships at the state and local levels that will allow them to help Newtown as our state faces financial uncertainty. I have known Will Rodgers for almost 20 years and Jeff Capeci for ten years and have confidence in their ability to lead Newtown.

Newtown is heading in the right direction and Will and Jeff have helped us get this far. Join me in casting a vote for Will and Jeff on November 7.

Michele Buzzi
38 Obtuse Road, Newtown         October 31, 2017

Change Text Size:

This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2