As a resident of Stern Village, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank First Selectman Timothy Herbst, as well as the Emergency Management Team and the fire marshal, for taking action to address the very serious problems associated with the management of Stern Village. The reports from the emergency responders clearly reflect a lack of concern for the senior residents of Stern Village. Rather than discuss the very serious issues at hand, the board's former attorney, state Sen. Anthony Musto, as well as others with political agendas, are more focused on personal attacks rather than explaining their actions on very serious issues.
I know dozens of residents who for the last several years have been afraid to speak up, out of fear of reprisal and retribution from the management of Stern Village and the Trumbull Housing Authority. I was also one of those residents until recently. Seeing our first selectman take action to protect our health, safety and well-being gave me the courage to speak up and speak out. The executive director of the authority has abused the elderly people who live here for the nearly eight years I have been a resident.