Is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro denying Michael Herbst the same courtesy that Tesoro herself was accorded from Herbst’s son during her run for first selectman? That is the claim that Herbst made in a campaign statement and email to Town Attorney Daniel Schopick.
“Two weeks ago I contacted First Selectman Tesoro’s office to advise them that I would be setting up meetings with various town department heads,” Herbst wrote in a statement. “My goal from these meetings would be to get a better understanding of how some of these departments operate as well as major goals and objectives for the coming year. When I contacted [Police Chief Michael Lombardo] to arrange a meeting, I was advised that in accordance with First Selectman Tesoro’s instructions, a town attorney would need to be present at our meeting.”