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Young Professionals Future in Doubt

Young Professionals Future in Doubt

To the editor,

Woodbridge has been a wonderful place to grow up. Our town has an excellent school system, beautiful open spaces, and offers access to vibrant business and cultural hubs in New Haven and New York.

But as a young professional in Woodbridge, my future here is in doubt. Surrounding communities such as Orange, West Haven and Milford are attracting both young professionals and seniors with new projects designed to promote strong communities where everyone can live, work, and thrive.

A number of Woodbridge residents I’ve heard from are also worried about the future. The new Plan of Conservation and Development produced by our Town Plan and Zoning Commission suggests we can make a number of changes to our zoning regulations that would allow building a large age restricted development on the Country Club of Woodbridge Property. In addition, the report suggests we rezone the Village District Area to change a single family district to permit multi-family housing along Litchfield Turnpike. These changes would place undue burdens on our school system and on housing prices. They would also negatively impact the future of our town.

Instead, we should focus on the Village District Area by giving graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to remain in Woodbridge, support our businesses and move up in our community – not out! By working together we can build a better community for all.

On May 4th voters will have a chance to decide on the future of Woodbridge. I hope that you will support me, my friend Cathy Wick and the rest of the Republican ticket. We believe Woodbridge can preserve our great open spaces while moving our town in the right direction. This will lift everyone up – from our children to our parents and grandparents.

Spencer K. Rubin

Candidate for ZBA (ALT)

Amity High School Class of 2009

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