To the Editor:
I read with some amusement Paul Lavoie’s letter to The Trumbull Times last week complaining, “Attempts to tarnish Herbst’s career are wrong” and attributing such to “a few petty people.” I notice that Mr. Lavoie has written previously to the paper in support of the Herbst family and town Republican party. It is not unreasonable, as was the case with David Rutigliano’s abrupt exit from the Board of Finance shortly after re-election, to ask questions in such matters, including why Mr. Herbst is retiring mid-year rather than to complete the remainder of the year in his current position or why he did not retire with the end of the last school year. Similarly, it is not unreasonable to ask various other questions about Michael Herbst’s service and work or regarding Timothy Herbst’s political machinations and whether such are appropriate or ethical. It is also not unreasonable to ask why Deborah Herbst would have at one point felt it not appropriate to assume the Board of Education chairmanship yet under similar circumstances later find it proper to do so.