Letters to the Editor

Anabel Sollinger

July 20, 2020    Ms. Sollinger writes regarding Senator Will Haskell's support of police accountability legislation.

On Friday June 5th, citizens in Westport marched in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, hoping to spread awareness for the need for increased police reform and accountability in the United States. Marching with them was Senator Will Haskell... (continue reading)

DAN McNEILL

June 14, 2020    Mr. McNeill, a former resident, writes about two-acre zoning.

Regret is a terrible thing. Having moved away from a town that we loved and that I dedicated a good deal of time to serving, I look back in regret not for the things I have said and done, but for the ideas I have left unsaid... (continue reading)

Brian Murray-Dalrymple

June 12, 2020    Mr. Murray-Dalrymple writes regarding racism and the schools.

Speaking as a 60s born Black man I partly disagree with the ideas of introducing books and material to teach kids about Racism, if we have the need to teach children in the school system to read books on being kind... (continue reading)

Cathryn Saldinger

June 7, 2020    Ms. Saldinger writes regarding racism and what can be done in town.

Systemic racism is real and it’s not only a national problem, or a state problem. It is a local problem. We must ask ourselves what we as a town will do after this moment of protest passes. One thing the town can do... (continue reading)

Previous letters regarding budgets and the mill rate.

Ruth Israely

May 21, 2020    Ms. Israely writes regarding the Board of Finance.

Dear Board of Finance: Thank you for your service to our town. I am aware of tonight's special meeting, and though I cannot attend, I hope you will *not* take a vote on the town and school budgets tonight... (continue reading)

Gregg and Jenn Haythorn

May 20, 2020    Mr. Haythorn and Ms. Haythorn write regarding the Board of Finance.

Thanks for the coverage of this Town/District budget cycle. Curious that Weston Today attracted only letters expressing "criticism" of the BoF. If so, there's probably a worthwhile story just in that outcome, given the complexity of the issue... (continue reading)

Dr. James Maggio

May 20, 2020    Dr. Maggio writes regarding the Board of Finance.

A recent campaign of letters to the editor paint an unfair picture of Weston’s May 7 Board of Finance meeting. In the early days of tabloid journalism, in order to avoid lawsuits, such uncensored and inflammatory assertions began with the disclaimer... (continue reading)

Lawrence Rehr

May 11, 2020    Mr. Rehr writes regarding the Board of Finance.

Anyone who listened through the entire 3 hours and 2 minutes of the meeting came away with the CLEAR UNDERSTANDING that the vast majority of the town's tax paying citizens, were overwhelmingly in favor of approving the budget requests AS PROPOSED... (continue reading)

Sarah Grigerick

May 8, 2020    Ms. Grigerick writes regarding the Board of Finance.

Passing a 0% budget - against the express will of town residents - during a national pandemic is not only fiscally irresponsible, it opens the town up to massive liability issues... (continue reading)

Ilene Richardson

May 7, 2020    Ms. Richardson writes regarding the Board of Finance.

Board of Finance Members: While I have upmost respect for the challenging task you face, and I appreciate all of the dedicated work you all have been doing, I am stunned by what I witnessed in the meeting tonight. As I listened in... (continue reading)

Previous Letters

Sean Martin

March 20, 2020    Mr. Martin writes regarding plastic ties left on the side of the road.

While we remain consumed by the C-virus, many Westonites have been walking and biking over the past few days to get exercise, and I suppose, to gain some release. I walked a half mile stretch on Old Hyde today, and picked up over a dozen... (continue reading)

Nina Daniel

March 16, 2020    Ms. Daniel writes regarding the Town and Education proposed budgets.

Given the current coronavirus crisis, I would like to respond to its likely impact on local issues, Weston real estate values, personal and family income, and residents’ expectations of Town leaders in the midst of an evolving pandemic... (continue reading)

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