About Town

Got your engines started yet? I’m ready to rumble!!!

This is an especially important point in the history of Weston, Connecticut. We’ve turned the page on 2020 - which had to be the worst year ever – at least in my memory.

I’d like to know what’s up in the Legislature – which by the way, had its opening day yesterday.

Leave it to the League of Women Voters of Weston to have planned for your chance to find out! That would be at “Speak Up 2021” on Zoom. Mark it down: Saturday February 13, 2021 between 10:30a.m. and 12 noon!

All Westonites will to be able to ask their legislators that question directly. That is, if they join the “Zoom Speak Up 2021” Saturday February 13th!

Representative Anne Hughes, and our two Senators, Will Haskell and Tony Hwang are invited!

I’d like to know what they have been up to since last year! Although we all know the international devastation wrought by the COVID-19 virus, what is the story closer to home?

I’ve been keeping track of three Committees since the Special Session this past summer. That Session produced “transparency dictates” to be passed down to all towns.

The nature of these draconian mandates came also in the form of Executive Orders. Intended to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control.

“Reopening” plans came and went, were modified and now we await the antidote to COVID-19’s death grip on our state.

Weston is and has always been a laboratory for the young to learn how government should work. Exhibit number one is the Weston LWV’s “Speak Up.” As already mentioned several times, please mark down Saturday February 13, 2021 between 10:30a.m. and 12 noon.

Citizens new and old should be comforted to know that the Weston LWV Moderator is there running “Speak Up” to protect their right to ask their Town leaders whatever is on their mind – within bounds of propriety.

In 1992 at the first Speak Up a Hurlbutt student rose and asked the then First Selectman “What do you do?” Followed by another older citizen on a serious note: “What happens if the Samuel Senior Dam breaks?”

Still good questions 30 years later!

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