Letter to the Editor


We’ve been through quite a significant transition in our town government in the past weeks, with more unanticipated change in leadership than I have experienced in my nearly 20 years of voluntary service on town boards and commissions.

As sad as I was to read of the departure of Chris Spaulding as First Selectman, I have been quite impressed by the immediate and strong leadership shown by our new First Selectwoman Sam Nestor. She has hit the ground running, as evidenced by the information contained in Sam’s frequent updates about what’s going on around town.

Within the first few weeks of her administration, we’ve moved forward as a town on a number of fronts — the food truck project, the potential sale of the Fromson-Strassler property that will provide a small but helpful windfall for town finances, and importantly, the appointment of the first Black senior town official, with excellent credentials and a strong interest in service, to fill the Selectman’s chair that I occupied for six years.

And Sam has kept us well-informed about the ongoing impact of COVID in town, as well as about impending storms and recovery. I am confident that we will see continued progress on many of the other issues that we’re all concerned about, and with the new focus on communication, we will all learn of this progress in an efficient and timely manner. I am very happy with the direction we’re heading in.

— Dave Muller

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