Letter to the Editor


Good luck to Sam Nestor as First Selectwoman. To whom much is given, much is expected. At the very top of that list is transparency. No more thwarting citizens from getting on the BOS agenda. We live in a democracy, not a plutocracy. Every issue must be viewed through the lens of Covid, climate change and the environment as well as the economy. Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. It takes the most enormous energy to penetrate the resistance of other people’s wills and temperaments.

With that in mind, cooperation and compromise are necessary. The last few years, Weston has become rigid and blind to its rigidity. Weston is not Westport or Wilton and needs to consider its roots and its individuality. That is what makes us unique and uncommon and the number one reason we chose to live here. Do not fix what is not broken. By fixing what is unnecessary, things are invariably made worse. Let’s not spoil a good thing with superfluous tweaks which clutter our existence.

— Ellen L.F. Strauss

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