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Moran for Christine Goupil – First Selectman

A New Dynamic – By Maria Moran – Published October 25, 2017 Clinton voters who value education and appreciate the positive impact of great schools on property values are lucky to have an excellent choice available to them on Nov. 7, first selectman candidate Christine Goupil. She’s an educated mom of two young boys and she knows what kids need to succeed in our society. But she also sees the big picture. She’s a political moderate who has always been a passionate advocate for education, while maintaining a very fiscally responsible approach. She believes that our core municipal policy needs to focus on the kind of high quality infrastructure and economic development that supports great schools. She’s dedicated to working with local,…
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Hidek – Board of Police Commissioners

Building Strong Relationships – By Lynn R. Hidek – Published October 25, 2017 My name is Lynn R. Hidek, Democratic candidate of the Clinton Board of Police Commissioners. Living and working in Clinton for four decades has taught me the value of community: building strong relationships. I am eager to share that focus as a member of the Clinton Police Commission, and ask for your readers’ votes on Nov. 7. In terms of public safety, building strong relationships is critical. Our Clinton Police Department (CPD), led by Chief Vincent DeMaio, is staffed with individuals who are actively building those community ties. Clinton’s citizens can count on the CPD at every stage in their lives, from checking the safety of infant car…
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Allen’s Letter for Dara Onofrio – Board of Finance

Independent, Thoughtful, and Professional – By Sandy Allen – Published October 25, 2017 The Clinton Board of Finance has the last say in how our tax dollars are spent; it is the ultimate guardian of our financial future. It is not a board to which we should elect amateurs or friends. Rather, it is critical that its members be independent, thoughtful, and professional individuals who understand the importance of what they do; Dara Onofrio is that kind of individual. A native of New Haven, she graduated from SCSU with a degree in chemistry, studied in Italy, and went on to earn her law degree. She’s been busy ever since: became a partner in a prominent New York City law firm, started her…
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Santanelli’s Letter for Mike Smith – Board of Finance

Duty to Community – By Rich Santanelli – Published October 25, 2017 I’ve known Mike Smith for almost 20 years now. He immediately became an active member of our family, and I could tell right away that he was honest, hard-working, and always ready and willing to pitch in. Before Mike was a resident of Clinton, he worked for the Westerly Sun in Westerly, Rhode Island, where he was circulation director. Mike didn’t hesitate to become active in his community and quickly joined the Rotary Club, where he was named treasurer. After moving to Clinton, Mike was eager to join the Lion’s Club. You’ll find him at all of the regular events during the year, including Christmas in Clinton and with a…
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Best’s Letter for Jack Scherban – Board of Selectmen

Brings Detailed Knowledge – By Charlene E. Best – Published October 25, 2017 I’m writing on behalf of Jack Scherban, who is running for a seat on the Board of Selectman (BOS) for the Town of Clinton. He is a man of great integrity and he brings a wealth of experience to the table. Jack is currently chairperson of the Board of Finance and serves on the Capital Expenditure Committee, the Bonding Committee, and the Police Pension Committee. A retired banker, he has worked tirelessly during the last two budgets to reduce expenditures while providing public works and education services to our townspeople. He will bring detailed knowledge of the town’s finances to the BOS. Jack Scherban is also committed to attracting…
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Borgnis letter for Christine Goupil – First Selectman

This is the Opportunity – By Gary Borgnis – Published October 25, 2017 On Sept. 12, the people of Clinton used their vote as their voice to declare it is time for a change in how our town is governed. As the person to create and lead that change, Democrats overwhelmingly chose Christine Goupil as the primary candidate for first selectman. The majority of the Democratic voters chose Christine for her priorities, dedication, and focus on securing and developing the existing qualities, possibilities, and potential of Clinton. They chose Christine for her character, integrity, and diplomacy as a break from the past. They chose Christine for the nine years she has fought to protect our town, preserve our environment, and improve our…
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Coffin letter for Erica Gelven – Board of Education

Strength, Commitment, and Experience – By Glenn Coffin – Published October 18, 2017 I write this letter to express my continued support for Erica Gelven in her candidacy for re-election to a position on the Clinton Board of Education. Dr. Gelven deserves the continued support of the community in her ongoing efforts to make the academic lives of the children of Clinton rich and fulfilling. As the father of two school-age children attending the Joel School, I am keenly aware of our ongoing need for strong advocacy and constant support of our school system to ensure the continued funding and overall progressive direction necessary for our students to be competitive at the local, state, and even the national level. This past year…
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Auletta’s letter for Erica Gelven – Board of Education

Aware of the Bigger Picture – By Shel Auletta – Published October 18, 2017 I write today in support of Erica Gelven, who is running for Clinton Board of Education (BOE). Erica was one of the first people I met when my family moved from the Boston area to Clinton more than 11 years ago. One of our very first conversations in the Country Nursery School parking lot revolved around education. Over the years, as our paths have crossed and our friendship has grown, I have come to know Erica’s strong moral compass and her commitment to both our town’s priorities and the needs of our students. She consistently follows through on promises, whether they are personal or professional. If she doesn’t…
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Sullivan letter for Goupil – First Selectman

A Lot to Lose – By Vicki Sullivan – Published October 18, 2017 As a retiree, a wife, a mother and grandmother, I care about the town of Clinton, but I do not get involved in politics. However, this coming election has me stepping up and writing this letter. I think we have a lot to lose or gain this year, based on the new leadership we choose. My vote will go to Christine Goupil for first selectman. Christine has proven to me she cares deeply about Clinton. While she is very reserved about talking of herself, I have learned she has had both the education and experience needed to make her the best new leader seeking election. I’m voting for Christine…
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