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    Op-Ed: ABC House launches annual appeal

    With today’s political upheavals – both national and international, combined with worry about global warming, terrorism, immigration and racism — developing the leadership for today and tomorrow’s challenges is a major concern for many American citizens. We are fortunate to live in a community where this is a high priority. Since 1963, A Better Chance in New Canaan has been opening the door to greater educational opportunities for a highly promising but underserved population of high school-aged students. They do this by carefully selecting two new eighth grade graduates each year to create a total of eight highly motivated and high achieving students, two each for grades nine through 12,…

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    Op-Ed: A report on my first year in office

    New Canaan: This week marks the one-year anniversary of my taking office as First Selectman. Here is a brief report on our progress. My campaign in 2017 focused on five major themes: improving cell phone service, increasing commuter parking, strengthening financial management, ensuring transparency in government and maintaining excellence in our schools. I also highlighted the issues of strengthening our downtown business district, encouraging the building of senior housing and preserving open space. Improving cell phone service In 2017, New Canaan was threatened with the prospect of having to replace the existing cell antennas on the Waveny water tank — which provide one-third of our cell service — with a…