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Skoczen’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Time to Implement – By Kathleen Skoczen – Published September 06, 2017 Complete Streets is a nationwide policy and design approach focused on building safe, healthy, connected communities. The movement focuses on improving street connectivity to allow people walking, biking, or taking public transportation to reach key community points such as schools, shops, and community centers. By adopting a Complete Streets transportation policy, Clinton would help provide access to the jobs, shopping, education, and health care that our community deserves. Complete Streets also would improve public health and provide additional economic and environmental benefits by reducing traffic in our congested downtown. How do we make this happen in Clinton? The good news is that we already have a plan. The Clinton Town…
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Moran’s Letter for Christine Goupil, DTC Endorsed Candidate for First Selectman

Step in the Right Direction – By Aidan Moran – Published September 06, 2017 Like so many others here in town, I still have a bitter taste in my mouth at how the lawyers for CVS were able to railroad their application through the so-called planning process and against the objection of an overwhelming majority of concerned citizens who spoke at the public hearings. Well, now is time to change out the old boys network and the short-term thinking that has been holding this town back. This is why I encourage all registered voters on both sides to come out in the primaries on Sept. 12 and make sure they vote for new leadership with new ideas. As a registered Democrat,…
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Gebauer’s Letter for Christine Goupil, DTC Endorsed Candidate for First Selectman

Taken the Time and Effort – By Paul Gebauer – Published September 06, 2017 Back in January 2015, the Clinton Board of Selectmen passed a resolution to be fully sustainable in terms of energy consumption by 2030. While good progress has been made with solar panels on the schools and on the Department of Public Works offices and the replacement of street lights with LED bulbs, there is plenty left to do. It is also imperative to ensure we continue to improve our town’s infrastructure to reduce the impact of any major storms. This is why I will be voting for Christine Goupil and the entire Board of Selectmen team in the upcoming primary on Sept. 12. Christine has already proposed several…
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Linder’s Letter for Christine Goupil, DTC Endorsed Candidate for First Selectman

Taxpayers Deserve True Leaders – By Karen Linder – Published September 06, 2017 When I vote in the primary on Sept. 12, I will vote based upon Democratic values. I will vote for Christine Goupil and her team. For me, Democratic values matter greatly. Democratic values in local politics equate to operating ethically, with transparency and serving the will of the people. This is something Clinton has been sorely lacking. Actions speak louder than words, and when we have sitting Board of Selectmen candidates who say they always vote with the best interest of Clinton, and then take different actions on town decisions, I wonder. I worry that their perspective over time has become tainted and autocratic. It is difficult to determine…
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Hidek’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Integrity, Transparency, and Success – By Lynn R. Hidek – Published September 06, 2017 In the Tuesday, Sept. 12 primary, I encourage Clinton Democrats to make voting the priority of the day by marking their calendars, positioning a Post-It on their steering wheels, and setting a reminder on their phones. This primary is crucial for the future of our town. I wholeheartedly support Christine Goupil for first selectman. I have worked with Christine for the past four years on community outreach projects. What impresses me is that when making decisions, she seeks input from stakeholders and experts alike, as evidenced by her work on the Town Plan of Conservation and Development. She will use that information to assure that our boards, commissions,…
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Santos’ Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Need for New Leadership – By Lauren Santos – Published September 06, 2017 Change is not always easy to embrace or accept. We often are nostalgic about wanting life to return to the old days, when we felt things were simpler. The state is facing huge deficits and the new reality is that municipalities will be facing cuts in Education Cost Sharing and grants that were unimaginable even two years ago. In Clinton, for too long we have imagined that the same old leadership that has been running things for several terms would be good enough in Town Hall. The tough truth is that there is a great need for new leadership. We need new talent to handle the big issues facing…
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Guerra’s Letter for DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Do What’s Right – By Timothy Guerra – Published September 06, 2017 My name is Tim Guerra and I’m running for a seat on the Board of Selectman in the upcoming primary. I’ve lived in Clinton more than 30 years, raised three boys with my wife Morna, and have participated in many facets of life in Clinton including Park and Rec’s Little League Committee, the High School Booster Club, and serving 12 years on the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC). Clinton’s a great place to live. This town, however, deserves more. It deserves the old Morgan School, Unilever, and Cashman/Friendly’s properties to be developed to help reduce taxes. It has to be done in a way that all will prosper: the town,…
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Olsen’s Letter for DTC Endorsed Candidates

A Talented Slate – By Janeen Olsen – Published September 06, 2017 Residents of Clinton are rightfully outraged by the news that the long-anticipated Mill Pond Development has collapsed. The developer withdrew his intent to purchase the old Morgan School, off exit 63, I-95, and pays no penalties to us! What a mess. While the deal for the old Morgan School was tied up for more than two years, we taxpayers have been responsible for all the maintenance of the property: heat, security, and groundskeeping. When another first selectman was elected [Bruce Farmer replacing Willie Fritz in 2015], we were told construction delays were due to the slow issue of state permits. We know now, that is not true. Did anyone look…
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Rossi’s Letter for DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Experience, Skills, and Temperament – By Michael Rossi – Published August 30, 2017 I’m writing in strong support of Christine Goupil and Tim Guerra in the Sept. 12 Democratic party primary. Based on my years of working with each of them on the Planning & Zoning Commission, I know that they will provide excellent service to the Town of Clinton. Each of these individuals have clearly demonstrated a strong commitment to the Town of Clinton. Christine, who is the party-endorsed candidate for first selectman, worked tirelessly on the commission and was the leader for the Planning Committee of the commission for almost all of her time in that position. As such, she has extensive knowledge of the new Town Plan of Conservation…
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Press Release – Aug 30, 2017

Interview with Eric O’Connell – The Harbor News – August 24, 2017, 10AM What makes you the best candidate for First Selectman? I’ve spent years learning the governance of Clinton and I will represent our citizens and businesses with ethics and honesty. I will make Clinton the place to do business, and attract new businesses to our town to increase the grand list. I will lower taxes through economic development and Smart Growth initiatives, and fight for the vitality of our community by harnessing under-utilized business opportunities such as Unilever, Old Morgan, downtown Clinton, Stanley Bostitch, and the other brownfield sites. As an experienced Project Manager, I also will facilitate communication and appropriate long-term strategic planning with the various boards and commissions. What are your short-term goals? We need…
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