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09/29/2021 08:00 AM

It’s About Working Together

As chair of the Clinton Green Party, I am very optimistic about the future of Clinton. These past two years have seen many positive developments, from the completion of the train station to new businesses and many new families now calling Clinton home. These and future plans are made possible by having a local government that features individuals working together for the common good of the community—and it’s about working together regardless of party.

Party-centric politics brought about missed opportunities, such as the Unilever site and closed-door negotiation that led to rumor-mongering and distrust. Today, led by an apolitical town manager, Clinton’s elected councils and boards are our decision makers. This fall, I encourage your readers to keep the diversity in the process and vote for visionaries and team players. The only present and future we should be concerned about is that of Clinton and in electing people who know Clinton best and are concerned about our community.

The Clinton Green Party is composed of such people—local educators such as Eric Bergman (seeking re-election to Town Council) and Jason Feeney (Board of Education); prominent community volunteer and member of the Economic Development Commission Phil Sengle (running for Police Commission, a spot he previously held in 2011); Tania Abbatello (currently on Inland Wetlands Commission) running for Planning & Zoning Commission; John Escobales, formerly of the Conservation Commission, running for Board of Assessment Appeals; and Hugh Birdsall, currently on the Tree Committee, running for Zoning Board of Appeals. All are on Line C of the upcoming ballot.

John May


John May chairs the Clinton Green Party.