Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Vote For Don Lowe and Kevin Keenan

From Town Tribune, October 19, 2017. To the Editor:  Clay Cope is not being honest with Sherman citizens. I say this in response to a recent campaign mailer where Mr. Cope and Mr. Ostrosky seek to take credit for two major capital projects at the Sherman School. This bit of self-congratulation claims that “voters supported our suggested investments in new … Continue reading Vote For Don Lowe and Kevin Keenan

Affordable Housing…Waiting and Wondering When

From Town Tribune, October 19, 2017. To the Editor:  Yes, I too am amazed that it has been almost 3 1/2 years since the Cope administration killed a referendum on Affordable Senior Housing. The referendum would have allowed Sherman to compete for state funds…a process that would have taken 3 plus years. I wish I … Continue reading Affordable Housing…Waiting and Wondering When

Ann Chiaramonte for Board of Assessment Appeals

From Town Tribune, October 12, 2017. To the Editor: The Board of Assessment Appeals consists of 3 elected members who hear the appeals of taxpayers who feel their assessments are in error. The mission of the Board is to review and correct valuations, if needed, to the Grand List. This Board is probably the least familiar to … Continue reading Ann Chiaramonte for Board of Assessment Appeals

“I have not had a chance to read the July minutes yet”

From Town Tribune, September 29, 2016 To the Editor: “I have not had a chance to read the July minutes yet” – Clay Cope Yes, this is what Clay Cope really said on record at the September BOS meeting when the other two selectman began to discuss the minutes of a meeting that had occurred … Continue reading “I have not had a chance to read the July minutes yet”

MISSING: SHERMAN FIRST SELECTMAN

From Town Tribune, September 15, 2016 To the Editor: Last month, First Selectman Clay Cope decided to cancel the August 25th BOS meeting stating “as there are no action issues”,denying citizens the right to be educated on Town status regarding ongoing issues. The reality is that he wanted to attend the New Britain “All American City” award gala that … Continue reading MISSING: SHERMAN FIRST SELECTMAN

Misleading Statements in First Selectman Cope’s Recent Column

Citizen News, Letter to Editor, October 7, 2015. To the Editor: As part of the O’Connor/Lowe administration (2004-2008), I take exception to the misleading statements in First Selectman Cope’s recent column. While he claims to be “Right for Sherman.“ he certainly is not right on the facts. Spending on projects was high under our administration, … Continue reading Misleading Statements in First Selectman Cope’s Recent Column

Support for Don Lowe

Citizen News, Letter to Editor, October 7, 2015. To the Editor: This town and all of its residents would be very well served by the energy, the sound judgement, the straightforwardness, and the habits of ethical conduct that Don Lowe would bring to the office of the First Selectman in Sherman. Neal Goodwin, Sherman