September 30, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Republican Ticket for Old Lyme Board of Finance Has Always Worked for Tax Payers, in Best Interests of Town

To the Editor:

Seeing all the political signs around town, it’s easy to tell its voting season. We are fortunate in Old Lyme to have many good people willing to volunteer for our boards and commissions.  That is what makes our community strong.  During my 16 years as a member of the Board of Selectmen, I came to appreciate the time and dedication these folks give to our town.  

One of the more important ones is our Board of Finance. They provide oversight on how our precious tax dollars are collected & spent. And if you’ve ever attended a BOF meeting, you’ll witness how well they function in that role. Part of that current team is up for re-election this year: Andy Russell and Jude Read.  During their years on the board, they’ve kept our mill rate low, asked the tough questions, made sure our facilities are maintained. They have always worked for the tax payers and in the best interest of the town.  They have been joined in recent years by Matt Olson and Maria Corrao Marchant as alternates on the Board.  Matt and Maria bring skill sets from their professional lives that fit well with the Board of Finance.  

I encourage you to vote for Row B on November 2nd and re-elect Andy, Jude, Matt and Maria so they can continue their good work on the Board of Finance. 

Sincerely,

Skip Sibley,
Old Lyme.

Editor’s Note: The author served as Old Lyme Selectman from 2001-2017.

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Carney To Continue His Exceptional Hard Work For All

To the Editor:

I am writing today in support of our State Representative, Devin Carney. Over the last 4 years Devin has served us with distinction, worked incredibly hard on our behalf, and never missed a vote. Having really gotten to know Devin, he always has Old Lyme’s best interests in mind when proposing or voting on legislation in Hartford.

One of Devin’s greatest accomplishments for Old Lyme was helping defeat the rail bypass proposal that would have destroyed so much of what we love in town. Without flinching, Devin stepped in & helped lead the charge against the bypass. Because of his advocacy, he was made the Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee – one of the largest, most powerful legislative committees in Hartford. 

In addition, Devin stood up for taxpayers against proposals to increase our taxes like mileage taxes & veterinary taxes. He has worked across the aisle for budgetary reform, combatting the opioid crisis and supporting our seniors. His priorities are always in the right place for Old Lyme residents. 

Old Lyme deserves a representative who will put people before politics and I know Devin always will. Please join me on Tuesday, November 6th, in re-electing Devin Carney.

Sincerely,

Skip Sibley,
Old Lyme.