January 16, 2022

Letter to the Editor:  Vote for Candidates Who Support Local Zoning Control, Will Not Be Hartford Democrat Puppets

To the Editor:

In past elections, few voters in Old Lyme paid much attention to zoning commission candidate party affiliation. Both parties over the years have typically been on board with enforcing our zoning regulations and have been supportive of local zoning control. But this year is very different.

There is a movement for legislation in Hartford supported by the democratic candidates for the Zoning Commission that, if enacted, would give the state government complete authority in local zoning regulations. This legislation would irreversibly erode local control by requiring town governments to remove certain language from its zoning regulations such as “maintaining the character of the town”. One democrat party candidate might view the lexicon “maintaining the character of the town” as racist.

Don’t support candidates that favor encroachment from Hartford into our local authority. Old Lyme has been well served by local zoning control with preservation and why it is such a desirable place to live.

We need to retain the beauty, charm, and quality of life that make Old Lyme such a special place. Maintaining local control of zoning is how that will be accomplished.

I urge you to vote for Republicans Jane Marsh and Sloan Danenhower for Zoning Commission on November 2nd.

Sincerely,

Deb Czarnecki,
Old Lyme.

Letter to the Editor: Carney is a Fiscal Champion, Defended his Constituents from Tax Increases

To the Editor:

I am supporting Devin Carney for re-election as our State Representative for Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook. He has been the fiscal champion we need in a time of economic uncertainty.

Devin has always stood up for taxpayers in Old Lyme and fought against increases in taxes that would have negatively affected our quality of life. Did you know there were serious proposals to add a new tax every time you brought your dog or cat to the vet? Or serious proposals to add a new statewide tax on anyone who owned a secondary home (there are many in Old Lyme)? Or that the DOT wanted to spend our money on a study to look into a proposal that would tax us every mile we drive?

Has Hartford lost its mind? For the most part, yes. But, thankfully we have a representative who is rising above the insanity and standing up for us.

Devin successfully defeated all of these fiscally irresponsible proposals  and, instead, has focused on and making Connecticut more affordable. He supported reducing taxes on pensions and social security, reducing taxes on small businesses, and reducing government spending.

I hope you will join me on Tues, Nov. 6th in voting to re-elect Devin Carney – a representative taxpayers can be proud of.

Sincerely

Deb Czarnecki,
Old Lyme.