(The deadline for Letters to the Editor concerning the upcoming election has passed.)Time for a change
Berlin seniors, please take note. This Nov. 2 there is a mayoral candidate in town who has gone out of his way to listen to your needs. He has ideas, know-how and a willingness to listen. He is holding town hall meetings to hear from you, because your needs are important. He doesn’t view the mayor’s position as a part time gig, and he heads a slate of qualified, talented candidates.
It’s time for a change. Elect Sam Lomaglio and the entire Democratic ticket on Nov 2.
Laurie SchoenfieldRekindle Berlin Pride
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, it's time our seniors, parents, students, first responders and teachers get a real friend in the mayor's office. Sam Lomaglio and the Democratic ticket know the community and have heard residents’ needs. Their platform of tax relief for seniors, a new business development fund, a new community center; affordable, high quality education, and transparency in government are precisely what we need to rekindle Berlin Pride. The town is tired of only seeing the mayor at ribbon cuttings. Residents deserve a mayor that sees them instead.
Elect Sam and the Democratic ticket on Nov. 2.
JoAnn Angelico-StetsonNew Members New Voices
Nov. 2, we have a local election. Don't miss the opportunity to cast your vote for Berlin's future. "New Members New Voices" is a team of dedicated citizens running for the Berlin Board of Education. They believe that we need to focus on what unites us, not what divides us. They want our students to receive a rigorous education that will prepare them for a successful future. To learn more about Rick DeDominicis, Melissa Gibbons, Mary Kathryn LaRose, Deb Reed and Gina Nappi, visit the group's Facebook page. They will put our children's needs first. Vote for them in November!
Nina DeDominicisRe-elect Urrunaga
Please vote for Melissa Urrunaga to return to the Police Commission on Nov. 2. Melissa has served on the commission since February 2020 and knows the work that needs to be done. She knows the strengths of the police department and can see the improvements that need to be made. She is committed to meet the needs of our community and to keep Berlin safe.
For more than 22 years Melissa has served our community as a social worker for the Department of Children & Families; she knows first-hand how strong the bond between our police and neighbors needs to be.
Danielle Morisse-Corsetti, LCSWKeep Berlin safe
Elections are right around the corner and police commissioner Paul Eshoo is up for re-election. A veteran and longtime volunteer, Paul stands for a strong police force.
While others believe in diminishing, re-inventing and defunding the police, Paul stands firmly against these ideas. He supports law enforcement by ensuring they have the most updated equipment and technology.
We should not gamble away our town, or risk our children to unworkable progressive ideas. On Nov. 2, re-elect Republican Paul Eshoo to the Police Commission.
Keep Berlin safe!
Theresa ToninaThanks, Mayor Mark
Since Mayor Mark took office six years ago, an infrastructure upgrade plan has been in place. Mayor Mark implemented a 20-year road improvement plan, with 25 percent of the roads repaved. A total of seven bridges have been replaced or rehabilitated and repairs made to Railroad Pond Dam, sidewalks and town facilities. Sports fields and courts, school parking lots and playgrounds have been upgraded, including new tennis and basketball courts and a new track at Berlin High, and turf replacement and upgrading the softball field at Sage Park. Thank you, Mayor Mark, for making Berlin a better place.
Michael WilliamsCooperation needed
Voters should understand that Berlin does not have a “strong” Mayor form of government. The Mayor doesn’t oversee the daily activities of the town, doesn’t have veto power, nor do they have Executive Order privileges.
The point is that Sam Lomaglio can promise the moon, but it will take a cooperative, collective effort of the Town Council and Board of Finance to move Berlin forward. A divisive figure cannot lead this group.
Give Berlin a chance. Re-elect Mayor Mark.
George MillerdGibbons for BOE
I support Melissa Gibbons and the "New Members New Voices" group for Berlin Board of Education. Melissa and her colleagues have shown unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of education for our children, while building a stronger relationship between the board, schools and parents. This change is desperately needed. It is time for a more honest and transparent Board of Education that is truly dedicated to better serving our community.
Deborah Reed, candidate for Berlin BOE, is an invested, informed and active citizen who knows our school system well, having spent years volunteering and being involved in Berlin schools.
Even though her own children have graduated, Deborah is stepping up to serve our town in this capacity because she truly values education and earnestly desires to improve our school community. I had the privilege of being her neighbor for years and know she is committed, level-headed and thoughtful. I trust her to do right by my kids and look out for all Berlin children and families. She’s got my vote!
Isabel MeagherFabulous leader
Mayor Mark Kaczynski has done a fabulous job leading our town. I see all the new businesses in town and enjoy the different places to shop and eat. Most importantly, as a homeowner, I’m appreciative of the tax freeze the past two years. Whenever I’ve seen Mayor Mark in public, he’s very attentive and caring. During Town Council meetings, I’ve noticed he’s always interested in the opinions of both political parties. I believe the person who leads our town should be someone who is honest and trustworthy. Mayor Mark has my vote.
Barbara WilliamsBig mistake
I have written letters around our elections before and normally I just ask residents to vote, without endorsing any candidates. Not this time. When I heard that Sam Lomaglio was running for mayor, I knew I would have to try and tell voters to not to vote for him. I have had direct interactions with Sam, and many of you will remember when he first got elected to the Board of Finance. The town doesn't need bully politics, or leaders who speak without the facts. I'm a registered Democrat, but the party made a big mistake in endorsing Sam.