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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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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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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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Knight’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, Board of Selectmen

The Stakes Are High – By Bethany Knight – Published October 18, 2017 In less than a month, voters in Clinton have a chance to direct the future of our town for the better. For me, this opportunity means I am voting for the professional, highly experienced slate of Democrats whose names appear on Row A on the ballot. Why? Because the stakes are high. Raising taxes can no longer be town government’s solution to budgetary problems. Disregard of the budgetary process is over, and ill-mannered treatment of citizens will not be tolerated. Without hesitation, I am casting my vote for Christine Goupil, Tim Guerra, and Jack Scherban for Board of Selectman. What a great team. In fact, I was so inspired…
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McGrath Letter for Christine Goupil – First Selectman Candidate

Economic Development the Linchpin – By Phyllis McGrath – Published October 04, 2017 I am writing to encourage Clinton residents to vote for Christine Goupil for first selectman in November. We’ve been going through a period of stagnation, even regression, in Clinton these past few years. When we built the new high school, we were assured that the town could get about $5 million for the old property. We settled for about half of that. Now that deal has fallen through, and how many years has it been since Chesebrough-Pond’s closed its doors? Yet we’re still waiting for a constructive plan to utilize that property, a plan that could create jobs and improve our tax base. We need change, which will come…
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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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