January 16, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Reiter Has Brought Community Commitment, Energy, Enthusiasm, Laser-focused Attention to Old Lyme Board of Finance

To the Editor:

I have closely watched Anna Reiter’s performance on the Old Lyme Board of Finance since she joined as an alternate member in 2017.  (She became a regular member in 2019.)  Anna has brought energy, enthusiasm, and laser-focused attention to a sometimes-sleepy board.   She may well be its most-conscientious member, keeping her own, thorough notes of every meeting (which are not infrequently referred to in subsequent meetings), always doing her homework, and typically raising questions about issues that others may not have recognized.   She is adamantly opposed to spending the taxpayers’ money when not necessary, and outspoken about funding projects in the most cost-effective manner.  Anna has her ear to the community and its concerns about taxes and the town budget, and she shares this useful insight with the BOF.

Anna is among Old Lyme’s most civic-minded citizens.  In addition to her service on the BOF, she is the board’s representative on the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library building committee and was an active participant on the library expansion team.  She has for years volunteered with LOL Jr. Women’s and the school system and was instrumental in developing the new playground at Cross Lane Park.  Anna’s commitment to the community, combined with her background in environmental engineering, project management and construction, make her a perfect candidate for the BOF.

Please join me in re-electing Anna to the Board of Finance on November 2.

Sincerely,

Adam S. Burrows
Old Lyme.

Editor’s Note: The author is an Alternate Member of the Old Lyme Board of Finance and a member of the Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee.

Letter to the Editor: Old Lyme BOF Alternate Burrows is ‘Deeply Committed’ to This Community, Seeks Fourth Term as Alternate

To the Editor:

I, Adam Burrows, have served three terms as an alternate member of the Old Lyme Board of Finance. I now seek a fourth term. I believe that the role of the Board of Finance is to wisely use the local, state, federal and other dollars available to the town to maintain appropriate services and to support those projects that reflect the current and projected needs of our community. This requires careful development of a reasonable budget for the local taxpayers to review and approve at the annual town meeting. 

My deep commitment to Old Lyme has developed over many years. I was the principal of Old Lyme Center School from 1985 to 2005 and was one of the founding members of the Lyme/Old Lyme Education Foundation and served as president for three years. Our family has resided in Old Lyme for 25 years. JoAnn, my wife, is a retired Region #18 teacher. We have three children. Heather resides with her husband in Wallingford. Meredith resides in Willow Grove, Penn. with her husband and two daughters, Eleanor and Eliot. Adam, our son, is a 2008 graduate of Lyme/Old Lyme High School. 

I would greatly appreciate your vote on Nov. 5. 

Sincerely,

Adam Burrows,
Old Lyme.