Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor about the upcoming election are limited to 100 words. Non-political letters are limited to 300 words. The deadline for political letters is Monday, Oct. 18.

Experience matters


The choice is clear for this year’s Board of Education election. Vote for incumbents Bob Moore, Christine Geraci, Norm Hicks and Andrew Taylor. They are the folks we see at church, at school functions, and sporting events. They are our friends and neighbors. And most importantly, they understand the role of the BOE in ensuring that our kids have the skills they need to succeed … while being fiscally responsible for our district. 

Vote for experience, integrity and service. Re-elect Bob Moore, Christine Geraci, Norm Hicks and Andrew Taylor on Nov. 2.

Maureen McIntyre

Morganti for P&Z


Janet Morganti, candidate for Durham’s Planning & Zoning Commission, will bring a sensibility and perspective that comes from intimately knowing the town. She raised a family here. She ran a retail business on Main Street.

But Janet really gained an understanding of all things Durham while serving, first, as a member, and then as chairperson of the Economic Development Commission. Her time on the EDC drove home the importance of aligning the wants and needs of local government with those of its citizens. Her strengths will serve us well. Vote for Janet Morganti!

Linda Torres

The perfect choice


I support Chuck Stengel’s candidacy to Durham’s BOF, without reservation. I served with Chuck on the BOF and can attest to his commitment to scrutinizing the mill rate without losing sight of what’s important to Durham’s infrastructure. Chuck readily understands this concept and works diligently to accomplish it. Additionally, Chuck’s excellent knowledge of RSD13’s budget and its impact on Durham is crucial during grueling budget seasons.

A military veteran, Chuck and his wife chose Durham to raise their family and spend their retirement. His life experiences, education, and community service make him the perfect choice to represent Durham’s financial needs.

Laurie Tuttle

Experience matters


During a recent conversation with Norm Hicks, I was convinced that his working knowledge and over three decades of experience in public education qualify him to represent the residents of Durham on the Board of Education. Norm’s responses to my questions about Lyman School, performance benchmarks, the new superintendent and the budget, were well-reasoned and demonstrate that he understands the issues.

Check out Norm’s credentials for yourself at durhamctdemocrats.org then go to CRHS on Nov. 2 and vote for Norm Hicks.

Phil Muzio

Steady leadership


It’s especially important to go vote this year, as Board of Education members will be chosen on Nov. 2. Please join me in voting for Bob Moore, Norm Hicks, Christine Geraci and Andrew Taylor. Their combined backgrounds in management, education, finance and science provide a broad base to guide RSD13 in the coming years. They are committed to providing honest and inclusive education to enable students to reach their full potential, while also being careful stewards of district resources. Our students need and deserve the thoughtful steady leadership of Bob, Norm, Christine and Andrew.

Pam Hogarth

Backing Stoup


Having known Carlton Stoup for over a decade, I support his candidacy to Durham’s Board of Finance. Carl stays abreast of community happenings by attending various town board, commission and BOE meetings, frequently sharing his perspective in public comment. More recently, Carl stepped forward to fill a vacancy on the BOF and has served admirably. With his background in construction and budgets, Carl will continue to be an asset on the BOF, especially with the upcoming proposed building projects.

Carl and his wife raised their family in Durham and now enjoy retirement here and staying active in the community.

John Tuttle

Dedicated toMiddlefield


In the last few years, many of us have taken it upon ourselves to take care of one of our town treasures: Wadsworth Falls.

One of the faithful Friends of Wadsworth Falls volunteers is Janine Skelps. During Saturday morning cleanups, Janine joined us to repair the mess left behind by disrespectful visitors.

Janine is already active in several community groups, yet made it a priority to preserve this natural resource. That is what dedication to the community is all about. And it’s just one reason why Janine has my vote for Middlefield Town Clerk.

Julie Hurlbert

Skelps forTown Clerk


When a hurricane threatened us in August, Janine Skelps came to my rescue. She offered me a generator to ensure that I would not lose a valuable refrigerator full of food.

This is the sign of a good friend and neighbor; even though we live a few miles from eachother, everyone is a neighbor in Middlefield/Rockfall!

Before the threatened storm, Janine brought me peace of mind. Her concern for my family’s safety and well-being put me at ease as the rainstorm passed through.

Thank you, Janine Skelps, for helping a friend in need. You have my vote on Nov. 2.

Jerilyn Fleck



I urge Durham residents to vote for the Democratic slate on Nov. 2. The Democratic candidates running for Board of Education, Board of Finance, Planning & Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals are dedicated professionals with records of experience, integrity and service. 

Come out to Coginchaug Regional High School on Nov. 2 and vote for: Moore, Geraci, Hicks and Taylor (BOE), Nolan and Buckheit (BOF) Balay, Eddinger, Morganti, Mattison and DeNunzio (P&Z), and Liss (ZBA).

Christopher Meisenkothen

Re-elect Golub 


Connecticut Certified Town Clerk Donna Golub has the experience to lead the Town Clerk’s office. In my years working with Donna, she helped me achieve State Certification. Together we’ve tackled difficult tasks, including the unprecedented 2020 Election during the pandemic, for which Donna was recognized by the Secretary of the State. We handle every interaction with pride and a sense of civic spirit that only comes with years of experience. Join me in voting for Donna on Nov. 2. A vote for Donna is a vote for experience!

Tonya Hogan, CCTC
Assistant Town Clerk

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