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The Right Man For The Job

Published: October 09, 2017 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

It isn't often that we see a candidate for public office whose background and professional experience so perfectly matches the qualifications for the job.

This certainly is the case with Roger Cyr, a candidate for a seat on the Board of Finance. Mr Cyr, who has undergraduate degrees in marketing and accounting and an MBA in finance, has held important corporate positions managing risk for major global banks. He has also taught economics at the university level. He understands the need for fiscal soundness and has the desire to represent and protect the Newtown taxpayers in all the financial decisions made for the town.

He believes sound fiscal planning, both short- and long-term, is essential for securing fiscal sustainability, particularly during these troubling times with state budget shortfalls.

Mr Cyr and his wife, Debby, have been residents of Newtown for 32 years. He currently co-chairs a town government subcommittee charged with consolidating the work of various town departments. (How refreshing an idea that is!)

Mr Cyr believes as stockholders represent ownership of a corporation, the citizens of Newtown effectively "own" the town. As he has managed businesses in the corporate world protecting investor interests, he would bring a wealth of knowledge and experience managing and protecting the taxpayers' interests.

Roger Cyr makes $ense and deserves a seat on the Board of Finance.

Stephen Rosenblatt
50 Watkins Drive, Sandy Hook         October 9, 2017

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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