Legislators wrap up ‘listening tour’

Trumbull’s state representatives David Rutigliano (R-123rd), Laura Devlin (R-134th) and Ben McGorty (R-122nd) spent the month of January on a town-wide listening tour, in order to hear from Trumbull residents on state issues. The representatives, who together represent the town in the state House, fielded questions from constituents on some major state issues to be debated this session. Topics included … read more

Tesoro — I hope next Ethics Commission nominee is treated fairly

In accordance with the Town Charter, it is my prerogative as First Selectman to recommend to the Town Council an appointee for a seat on the Ethics Commission. That recommendation requires a two-thirds vote of the Town Council for appointment. At the February Town Council meeting, I recommended Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, with extraordinary qualifications, for a seat on the Ethics Commission. … read more

Letter — Partisanship, unprofessionalism on display at Town Council meeting

Editor’s Note – This letter was signed by Town Council Minority Leader Carl Massaro on behalf of the council’s Republicans. This month’s Town Council meeting was an example of the worst partisanship and unprofessional conduct yet displayed by members of the Tesoro administration. The First Selectman put forward a candidate for the Ethics commission whose professional background suits the commission. … read more

Letter — Clerk trying to rewrite history

I am writing in response to Town Clerk Suzanne Burr Monaco’s letter to the editor published on January 17th. The Town Clerk’s letter contained some disrespectful sarcasm. I think that such sarcasm is below the dignity of her office. Beyond this, I would suggest to the Town Clerk that if she is looking for answers or wants to point fingers … read more