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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…