Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2024

Thank you to all that helped make the Weston Family Fourth a big success. On July 4th the Weston Family Fourth of July Celebration was held at Weston Middle School. A beautiful night of food, fireworks and … (continue reading)

July 11, 2024

The Weston RTC supports the proposed $6 million bonding program for road repair and supports the plan for paving for FY 2025 and FY 2026 using the proceeds of this bonding program as outlined in recent … (continue reading)

May 26, 2024

In the early 1930s, a newspaper asked several Black residents of Chicago what their party affiliation was. Their responses overwhelmingly indicated a strong loyalty to the GOP. Popular sentiment for the GOP could best be summated … (continue reading)

May 24, 2024

What happened to civility? When did the people of Weston stop tolerating each other’s ideas if they didn’t match their own? Just prior to the budget election, with our neighbors consent, we put up signs on 50 of the potential 75+ trees … (continue reading)

May 23, 2024

I applaud First Selectwoman Nestor’s approach to evaluating alternative construction scenarios for the Weston Middle School. After attending their May 20 meeting, it seems completely appropriate for the Board of Education to consider … (continue reading)

May 22, 2024

Thank you for the hard work and tireless hours the Registrars of Voters, Town Clerks, poll workers and anyone else involved who facilitated the ATBM and two referendums … (continue reading)

May 16, 2024

I no longer know which “Yes” or “No” vote I am supposed to make on May 18th. I am utterly confused. I was confused at the prior referendum and the one before (I am generally confused and also believe there are perhaps one too many … (continue reading)

May 16, 2024

Yet another referendum is upon us. Part Deux for the capital budget that resulted in an incredible tie! Once again, I have no intention telling anyone how to vote, but a lot of you have asked me how I’m voting. I’m happy to lay my cards out … (continue reading)

May 16, 2024

There seems to be too much talk about the legal ruling from the Town Attorney (the law firm contracted by the Town) to decide the fate of the “tied portion of the budget.” If you are in the “Vote No Group,” you are only allowed to read … (continue reading)

May 13, 2024

Weston should not be defined by what divides us, but rather by what unites us. In our world today, where differences often seem to dominate headlines and conversations, it is crucial to remember the common threads that bind us together … (continue reading)

May 13, 2024

It would be an understatement to say that our town has had an extraordinary budget season. The Board of Finance submitted a $75.6 million total net budget to the Annual Town Budget Meeting for consideration. The ATBM achieved … (continue reading)

May 9, 2024

The Baldwin family is excited to announce the arrival of a new family of lovely and very friendly goats to Fanton Hill Farm. The three siblings moved in on Monday, May 6. There are two brothers: … (continue reading)

May 3, 2024

As a 30-year resident of Weston, I have always taken pride in our town’s sense of community, civility, and democratic values. However, the recent Annual Town Budget Meeting (ATBM) has left me shocked and deeply concerned about … (continue reading)

May 3, 2024

I write to urge my neighbors to join me in voting NO on the Operating Budget, YES on the Board of Education Budget, and NO on the Capital Budget. A friend shared a message with me today that she had received in a group chat. The message … (continue reading)

May 2, 2024

Every budget is an investment in the future. As a restaurateur leading a nationwide business, I know how deeply investment sets an endeavor up for success. As a proud parent of children in the Weston school system, I’ve seen firsthand … (continue reading)

May 2, 2024

Last week the Town convened the annual ATBM to permit the public to review, discuss, question, and vote on motions to approve individual line items for the Board of Selectman’s Budget, the Capital Improvement Budget, and as a single … (continue reading)

May 1, 2024

I am writing to the people of Weston who may not understand the significance of what happened at the ATBM last Wednesday. I would like to preface my remarks with a couple of things. First is that my parents moved to Weston in 1969 when, … (continue reading)

May 1, 2024

As a 31-year resident of Weston, a retired investment banking executive, and a member of the Weston Board of Selectmen, I feel compelled to address the recent events at the Annual Town Budget Meeting (ATBM) and the potential consequences … (continue reading)

April 30, 2024

I am new to Weston. I have only been here a few years. After attending my first ATBM this year, the past three I attended never had a quorum, I can honestly say the whole meeting was a s**t show. As a lifetime Connecticut resident … (continue reading)

April 30, 2024

I am writing to express my alarm regarding the budget cuts to both the Town Operating budget as well as the Capital budget for the Town of Weston. I would like to echo the sentiments expressed here yesterday by David Muller … (continue reading)

April 29, 2024

I’ve thought long and hard about how to explain my disappointment and frustration with the outcome of last week’s Annual Town Budget Meeting (ATBM). When I was Selectman, I was a proponent of the concept of the ATBM … (continue reading)

April 29, 2024

For the first time in more years than anyone has been able to tell me, last week we successfully reached a quorum in both ATBM sessions, by far. We marked our calendars, got off our couches, out of our offices, fed the kids dinner … (continue reading)

April 26, 2024

I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the undemocratic nature of the Annual Town Budget Meeting (ATBM) process in our Weston community. The current system not only disenfranchises a significant majority … (continue reading)

April 23, 2024

Weston residents have a voice in our annual budget process and should be well informed when they walk into the Annual Town Budget Meeting tomorrow night [April 24] and then cast their votes at the referendum. The proposed budget … (continue reading)

April 18, 2024

We had concerns coming into this year’s budget cycle that the mill rate reduction resulting from the townwide revaluation would be used as cover for the Town Administration to justify an increase in the Town operating budget. Similarly … (continue reading)

April 15, 2024

We took a walk along Old Easton Turnpike between Silver Ridge Common and Eleven O’Clock Road and picked up the trash we saw on the side of the road and filled a whole garbage bag with about 20 plastic bottles, 10 or so cans, 10 or so … (continue reading)

April 5, 2024

I’d like to offer some thoughts and comments relative to the subject meeting [the April 2 budget hearing], where the BoS, BoF and BoE reviewed the latest iteration of the town’s budgets for the 2024-2025 fiscal year and then … (continue reading)

February 28, 2024

Especially during those darkest days of Covid, a visit to Fanton Hill Farm, home to Eduardo the Goat and his flock of happy hens, became a popular destination … and brought simple joy to so many … (continue reading)

January 8, 2024

Thanks to all of the residents who donated their trees to the annual community bonfire, Emmanuel Church continues to be able to raise funds for the Weston Warm-Up Fund … (continue reading)

December 7, 2023

“Don’t Panic” are the words printed in big, friendly letters on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, one of my favorite books by Douglas Adams. Those same words probably should have been printed on the revaluation notice of assessment … (continue reading)

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