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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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Walker’s Letter for Jack Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Dedicated, Knowledgeable, and Responsive – By Al Walker – Published September 06, 2017 I encourage your readers to consider Jack Scherban for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. He’s dedicated. If you visit our Town Hall, you’ve probably seen Jack. As a member of the Capital Expenditure Committee, Bonding Committee, Police Pension Committee, and chairperson of the Board of Finance (BOF), Town Hall has become Jack’s second home. He’s knowledgeable. I’ve reached out to Jack for help in understanding town budgets, how state cuts might affect our town, and how they’d affect me personally. Each time, Jack took the time to call, email, or meet me in person to help me better understand town finances. He was able to explain these…
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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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Valenti’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Strong, Talented Leadership – By Trudy Valenti – Published August 16, 2017 I don’t usually write these kinds of letters, but Clinton is my hometown. I am 10th generation. My parents grew up here, I went to school here and my children went to school here, and I and my sons family still live here. I’m on the board of our family organization, The Kelsey Kindred. I am a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; I belong to the Episcopal Church. I am invested here and I care too much to not say anything. We know hard times are not coming to Clinton, they are here. My old employer, Ponds, used to help support the town through taxes and donations. It is…
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Phelps’ Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Passion for Good Government – By Mary Jo Phelps – Published August 16, 2017 It is a pleasure to express my support for Christine Goupil for Clinton’s first selectman as well as Tim Guerra and Jack Scherban for Board of Selectmen. These candidates were endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee because of their passion for good government and their commitment to working hard for the citizens of Clinton. Christine Goupil led the implementation of Clinton’s Plan of Conservation and Development, a five-year effort that focused on getting input from a wide range of sources: town boards and commissions, business owners, and residents. She has a vision for our town that encourages economic development without sacrificing the small-town character that is crucial to…
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Olsen’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Values and Aspirations – By John Olsen – Published August 16, 2017 On Sept. 12, Clinton Democrats will vote in a primary, selecting the strongest team to serve our town. The Clinton Democratic Town Committee has endorsed a fantastic slate of candidates, volunteers who represent the values and aspirations of our wonderful town. Christine Goupil, Tim Guerra, and Jack Scherban have served this town on various boards and commissions and are ready to step up and run for first selectman and Board of Selectmen. Our responsibility as a town committee is to endorse a slate that represents us and the broader community. Incumbent opponents had their chance. They have not won the majority of votes in town elections since 2011. It is…
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Knight’s Letter for Goupil-Guerra-Scherban, DTC Endorsed Candidates for Board of Selectmen

Integrity, Dedication, and Talent – By Bethany Knight – Published August 16, 2017 Yes, we are all pretty cynical about politics, and yet, living in a democracy, we must have good leadership to keep the ball rolling. This fall in Clinton, it is so wonderful to have an incredible slate of candidates, endorsed by the town Democratic committee, who represent such integrity, dedication, and talent. I feel excited, knowing I will be able to vote Sept. 12 in the primary for the three-member team of Christine Goupil for First Selectman and Tim Guerra and Jack Scherban for the Board of Selectmen. The offices down the ticket have attracted truly able and honest fellow citizens. In this age of cynicism and nastiness, when…
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