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From Our Readers: Discord Still Prevalent After May Elections

From Our Readers: Discord Still Prevalent After May Elections

I have just read a ‘submitted article’ in the latest addition of the Woodbridge Town News and am disturbed by its misleading content.

The article states that Ellen Scalettar, Woodbridge First Selectman, was notified by the 3 Republican Selectman shortly before their scheduled June meeting that they would not be attending, therefore preventing a quorum.

This comment while correct, was taken out of context and therefore misleading.

The Republican Board of Selectmen, (BOS), tried to schedule a meeting with Ms. Scalettar earlier in the month and she refused to meet with them.

The article fails to mention that the Democrats never submitted names of all their candidates for commissions to the Republican members of the BOS prior to the scheduled meeting, thereby preventing them from reviewing all the candidate’s qualifications.

As a voting Democrat and a Woodbridge resident, I am extremely upset with the discord that is still prevalent in our community after the last, hard fought election.

Residents who are not taking an active role in town politics can easily be swayed by what they read in publications. I hope this letter allows residents to see the “other side” of this latest issue in our community and also prompt them to become more active in and aware of Woodbridge politics.

Thank you.

Cheryl Lipson

 

 

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