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Westbrook Letters

Letters • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

A Vote for Our Local Communities

Since moving to Westbrook and joining the Westbrook Board of Education (BOE), I have had a chance to really get to know Devin Carney. From my personal experience, I can t...
Letters • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Some Financially Savvy Folks

Not much good news is coming out of Hartford or Washington, D.C. these days. That’s why it’s refreshing to learn that many, although not all, Westbrook taxpayers may actu...
Letters • Published Apr 13, 2022 08 am

The Flavor and History

I’m writing in response to the article about the changes that are being made to Ted Lane Field in Westbrook [March 17, “Westbrook Opts for Field Upgrades to Benefit Girls...
Letters • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

Double Standards

I’m sick of double standards with present-day media including this birdcage liner. You won’t publish names of criminals that have been arrested in our towns, but a parent...
Letters • Published Jan 19, 2022 07 am

Should All Be Proud

As a constituent of State Representative Devin Carney’s, I just wanted to say how proud I am that he received the Millennial Action Project’s Rising Star Award in Washing...
Letters • Published Dec 01, 2021 07 am

Privileged to Serve

I thank everyone who came out and voted for me in the November election. As many of your readers know, my family has been a part of this community for more than 20 years....
Letters • Published Nov 10, 2021 07 am

Issues Worthy of Discussion

I’m floored, mind-boggled, and even shocked at the election results in the two towns I have called home since 1995. Westbrook has a hair under 7,000 registered voters. Gr...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

An Excellent Steward

I am writing to endorse Greg Farnoli for Board of Finance in Westbrook. I am a proud Republican and veteran. Greg will bring a non-partisan, independent view on the issue...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Will Always Be There

In the upcoming election on Nov. 2, I will be voting for Nancy Giannini to be Westbrook’s next town clerk. Nancy will bring enthusiasm to the role and make the office a w...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Provide Critical Continuity

Those who live in Westbrook and have visited the Town Hall to check on their real estate records, request an absentee ballot, get a fishing or hunting license, or have so...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Perseverance, Drive, and Tenacity

I am the son of town clerk candidate Nancy Giannini. I am grateful for the love and support my mother has given me in every moment of my life. My mother has and is always...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Highest Level of Expertise

Our Westbrook Town Clerk Joan Angelini has studied, trained for, and passed two state-level certifications. She is well on her way to a master’s certificate. Such is her ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Youth, Education, and Empowerment

I am very proud to endorse Mary Ella Luft and Haifa Jalil as they seek seats on the Board of Education (BOE). Mary Ella is already a valued six-year member of the BOE and...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Energy, Dedication, and Passion

I am writing this letter in support of my wife Nancy P. Giannini for Westbrook town clerk. Nancy and I were high school sweethearts and have been happily married for 33 ½...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Passion, Purpose, and Experience

I may be a newcomer to politics, but my passion, purpose, and decades of experience are all grounded in giving back to the community I live in. I have worked many years a...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Responsible and Sustainable Stewardship

My name is Karl Gelotte, and I am running for a seat on the Westbrook Board of Finance as part of the Team Hall/Campbell ticket. I would be grateful for your readers’ sup...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

A True Asset

I am writing to encourage residents of Westbrook to vote to re-elect Joan Angelini as town clerk. Joan has served Westbrook in this role for 16 years. During this time, s...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Proven Financial Skills

I am a 24-year resident of Westbrook and am running for the Board of Finance. My skill set for the last two decades is business management, information technology, and pr...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Dedication and Job Performance

I am writing to encourage Westbrook voters to re-elect Joan Angelini as town clerk. Joan has served Westbrook well in this role for the past 16 years. She is a friendly a...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Spending Wisely and Efficiently

I am writing this as a six-year member of the Westbrook Board of Finance who is not up for reelection this November. In my time on the board and with the town under the l...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Moving Westbrook Forward

I am seeking re-election for a second term to serve the people of Westbrook on the Library Board of Trustees. I believe that the library is a special space for our commun...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Put Party Politics Aside

I am a proud Democrat, but always vote for the person on the local level. This is why I am supporting the John Hall and Joe Campbell for First and Second Selectman in Wes...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

An Opportunity and a Need

When I was 15—and just learning to appreciate my parents’ active role in my life—I asked my mom a question. She had started a Girl Scout troop for me and my classmates in...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Not Just a Job

One of the major Westbrook departments is that of the Town Clerk’s Office. And, if you go to westbrookct.us and click on the Town Clerk’s Office, you will see listed the ...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Caring, Committed, and Hardworking

I am writing to endorse Vince Gentile for Board of Selectmen. I have known Vince for a number of years and I have seen how dedicated he is to the town of Westbrook. He ha...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

New Perspectives and Strategies

My name is Haifa Jalil, and I am running for the Board of Education in Westbrook. My husband and I moved with our three kids to Westbrook 23 years ago because we, like al...
Letters • Published Oct 13, 2021 08 am

Leadership with a Quiet Demeanor

I am writing in support of my husband John L. Hall III as Westbrook’s next first selectman. John has spent 12 years as second selectman and has participated in the budget...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Focus on Serving Everyone

I’m writing to endorse Joan Angelini for re-election as town clerk. In all my dealings with Joan, she has been unfailingly friendly, competent, and focused on solutions r...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Team is Top-Notch

In the upcoming election on Nov. 2, I will be support the entire Hall/Campbell team for Westbrook’s future. John Hall has been a strong advocate for our town and has alwa...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Insights, Experience, and Dedication

I write to support Mary Ella Luft for re-election to Westbook’s Board of Education (BOE). The work of serving our school district is demanding and complex, and continuity...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

A Proven Track Record

I am writing to endorse the incumbent candidate, Joan Angelini, for town clerk. One of the most important responsibilities of the town clerk is to oversee elections. I wa...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Experience, Expertise, and Dedication

I write to express my support for the re-election of Joan Angelini as Westbrook’s town clerk. For the past 15 years, Joan has been our town clerk, supporting the needs of...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

A Town Treasure

Intelligence, integrity, knowledge, experience, creativity, flexibility, and compassion—who could ask for anything more from a public servant? Our Westbrook Town Clerk Jo...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Caring, Responsive, and Effective

I am writing to endorse Vince Gentile for Board of Selectmen. Vince has served Westbrook with many years of dedicated service in his multiple volunteer roles including th...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Experience and Expertise

It has been my privilege to have been Westbrook’s town clerk for 16 years and I am seeking re-election. I have the experience, knowledge, and dedication that Westbrook re...
Letters • Published Oct 06, 2021 08 am

Irreplaceable Expertise

I encourage your readers to vote for Joan Angelini as Westbrook’s town clerk on Nov. 2. We have been fortunate to benefit from her effectiveness and experience in these l...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Stay the Course

I have been involved with campaigns and electioneering for many years. The voters follow one of two courses when making a decision: stay the course or throw the incumbent...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

The Best Opportunities Possible

One key factor to our property values and our quality of life is a strong school system. As a Westbrook resident and taxpayer, I want to feel comfortable knowing the Boar...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Pragmatic and Fiscally Responsible

Westbrook is a wonderful town in which to live and raise a family. Taxes are lower in Westbrook than many other communities, but the quality of life is strong. Much of th...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

A Strong Advocate

This year, I am supporting the Hall/Campbell ticket for Westbrook because I believe they will do a wonderful job for our town and will always have our best interests in m...
Letters • Published Sep 29, 2021 08 am

Follow that Fiscal Restraint

The Town of Westbrook has one of the lowest mill rates along the Connecticut shoreline because we have had a fiscally prudent government. As a taxpayer in Westbrook, I wo...
Letters • Published Sep 22, 2021 08 am

Care, Tenacity, and Love

Working on John Hall’s farm is an experience to which I attribute much of my growth as a young person. The farm was my first job, and at 15, John and Bonnie took me under...
Letters • Published Sep 22, 2021 08 am

Integrity, Honesty, and Dedication

I’m writing today to support the incumbent candidate, Joan Angelini, for the office of Westbrook town clerk. Joan is the only qualified candidate as she has 15 years of e...
Letters • Published Sep 22, 2021 08 am

Continuity of Experience

I encourage your readers to join me in re-electing Joan Angelini as Westbrook town clerk. The town clerk provides a wide range of essential administrative and operational...
Letters • Published Sep 15, 2021 08 am

A Strong Advocate

I am very excited to be running this year for Westbrook’s town clerk. As someone who has been very active in the regional community, I felt it was only a matter of time b...
Letters • Published Sep 08, 2021 08 am

Gets Things Done

I am writing as a longtime Westbrook resident to give my support for Joan Angelini as our town clerk. During these challenging times, we need town officials with experien...
Letters • Published Aug 25, 2021 08 am

Sincerely Grateful

The morning of Aug. 12, I fell in my driveway. Four kind Samaritans, on their way to work, stopped to help me. Then three volunteers from Westbrook Ambulance came and ban...
Letters • Published Jun 30, 2021 08 am

Does Tremendous Work

Food insecurity is a major problem in the United States, including the State of Connecticut. Our shoreline community is no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic has only expos...
Letters • Published Jun 09, 2021 07 am

A Most Wonderful Experience

I would like to thank the principal of Saint John School in Old Saybrook, Mother Elaine Moorcroft, for keeping our children safely in school for the entire 2020-’21 schoo...
Letters • Published May 19, 2021 08 am

So Discouraged

We moved to Westbrook 13 years ago and like so many people who love our town, we adopted the spot right underneath the Welcome to Westbrook sign on Route 1 across from th...