Support effective leadership for Democratic Town Committee

To the Editor:

On Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at Stratford High School, all registered Democrats in Stratford have an opportunity to elect a new Stratford Democratic Town Committee. There will be two slates of people who are willing to serve on town committees that will be presented.

One slate was created by the current leadership of the SDTC.  Under that leadership, the town council went from majority to minority Democrat. Rather than seven Democrats and three Republicans on the Town Council, there are now three Democrats and seven Republicans.  The current leadership encouraged outrageous postings on Facebook that often cyberbullied elected Democrats. The current leadership has created a slate of persons to serve on the SDTC for the next two years that includes persons currently suing the town and a number of persons who have posted on Facebook outrageous statements. To be on that slate, one needed to state support for Stephanie Phillips and her failed leadership.  If that slate is elected, it will be an embarrassment.  

Out of a desire for a sane, calm, and effective Stratford Democratic Town Committee, a number of Democrats have gotten together and created a better slate, which includes Democrats who are elected officials, serve the town on boards and commissions, are leaders in their professions and jobs, and are labor leaders.  It is a slate of people who are deeply committed to seeing the town progress.  Our slate of nearly 80 people includes persons known in the Stratford community who are your friends and neighbors.   

Please join me, and many others, to restore our local Democratic party with the dignity, integrity, and respectability it deserves.

Dick Brown

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  • Kenny

    When the Republicans lost the council in 2015 they didn’t kick Lou DeCilio out as chairman, they learned a lesson and won the council back in 2017. So Phillips team won in 2015 and Decilio team won in 2017. You should stick with Phillips for a 2019 rematch.nnAll we are saying is. Give Steph a chance.

    • Danny Cook

      DeCillo should be fire and his office close and Phillips should lose her election as chair person of her party.

      • CT Sam

        And Laura should put solar panel on Town hall to save money.

        • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

          Yes solar is definitely a way to go

          • Danny Cook

            That was my idea that the mayor and council members refused to act on.

        • Danny Cook

          You are so stupid that you are using my former name. Being stupid that you do not know how to spell your name and that is why you use my former name. It was me and not you who made a statement recommending at the January 2016 council meeting to save money to have solar panels on the town hall. No response from the mayor and any council member to this very day which outrage me. All public buildings should have solar panels to save millions of dollars every year. Being that you are a close friend of Laura, tell her to install the panels for all public buildings. You are stupid Thug and a Bully and mean too. The problem for you is that I am smarter then you and also meaner and nasty then you. So, bring on your insults, Loser.

          • Alta Vista

            Dinny Kooc: It has already been pointed out to you u2013 several times u2013 that the TOS does not even spend millions of dollars on electricity so the savings that you claim are an illusion of your aged brain. Beware of any idea that is supported by LCBC, who claims she is going blind.nnInsulting people, bragging that you are smart, bragging that you are mean and nasty, do you think this behavior will help you advance your laughable political career?nnAnd you should be much more careful in making threats against people here. nnIf you tell me you are going to set me on fire again, I will contact the SPD. Count on it!

      • Alta Vista

        Dear Dinny Kooc: Can you really turn DeCillo [sic] into fire? And if he should be fire, who should be water?

        • CT Sam

          You got me rolling in stitches Pony Boy, that was a good one! If Lou is fire than Laura is water to protect him like she did in Hartford by changing the election violations from criminal offenses to “A slap on Teflon Louie’s wrist”.

          • Danny Cook

            Hey fool, stop using my former name and use your real name so we know who are writing stupid comments and insults.

        • Danny Cook

          Hey Brain Dead. Why are you not using your real name? It is because you do not wants us who writing stupid comments and insult like CT Sam who is as stupid as you are using my former name.

          • Alta Vista

            Dear Dinny Kooc: Thank you for calling me ‘brain dead.’ It just shows the infantile nature of your ‘alleged’ thinking.nnWhen it comes to the battle of ideas, you are completely unarmed. nnYou cannot write coherently or even spell correctly. I wouldn’t trust you to manage my kid’s allowance, much less the budget of Stratford.

          • CT Sam

            Hey remember a few months back when you & I called out Danny Cook said he was the same person as CT Sam and he denied it, well read these posts, now he admits it was him!!!!! Another liar just like Lou!

          • Alta Vista

            CT Sam, is anyone surprised that Dinny Kooc is not honest?nnI am not a psychiatrist but I do think that there’s something ‘off’ about Danny Cook, LCBC and Jeryl Gray, based solely on their postings. Honest debate is not what they want. The ‘truth’ is whatever they claim it is.nnSadly, I think the same thing was true for the late George Mulligan. There’s the same pattern of accusations without evidence. The things GM wrote about the SPD were just disgraceful… as well as untrue.nnAnother thing that unites these four is a lack of actual accomplishments. (OK, Jeryl did get herself arrested for kidnapping her own mother for money). They are not electable and they are all far outside the mainstream of Stratford politics.nnSpewing forth in the comments section of the local paper is a pretty harmless outlet for them. But actual positive change? Working hard to uncover evidence for their many accusations? It will not come from DC, JG or LCBC.

          • Danny Cook

            There is no more need to response to yours and your lover, Fake Ct. Sam insults and stupid comments. I will only write on the issues. Try to learn how to spell my name correctly.

        • Danny Cook

          You are so stupid that you cannot spell my name correctly. Most of us like to put you and your lover, Fake Ct. Sam on fire within out water.

          • Alta Vista

            Dinny Kooc: Are you threatening me? You want me ‘on fire within out water?’ It may be stupid and ungrammatical but I’ve no wish to be ‘on fire.’nnWe all remember when you used to post here as a lady in 2017 u2013 who would not get naked to prove she’s lady u2013 in defense of Dinny Kooc.nnAnd you are wonderfully, gloriously anti-gay, Dinny Kooc. Do you think I would be insulted by you saying CT Sam is my lover? nnYou also ridiculously and incongruously say there is no need to ‘response’ to me, while you respond!nnYou can’t write, you can’t spell and you can’t think, Dinny Kooc. QED.

          • Danny Cook

            More insults, no response from me.

        • Danny Cook

          You are so stupid that you cannot spell my name and you are a wimp and a coward for not using your real name. I would like to turn you and your lover, Fake Ct. Sam into fire so you both go away for good. Pony Boy who have hair like a woman.

          • Alta Vista

            Dinny Kooc: All of your threats to have me burned alive are being collected and a complaint is being filed against you.nnYou simply can’t threaten to kill people without consequences, Mr. Kooc.

      • CT Sam

        Any truth Danny Boy that you were thrown out of the Republican Party by Lou Decilio and had to run as an (I) in the last election? Inquiring minds want to know Danny Boy!

        • Danny Cook

          I am outrage that you are using my former name. In my opinion, your friend Lou is a crook and broken many laws and belong in jail. Lou the crook cannot thrown anybody out of the Republican party. You knew that before you publish your stupid comments and insults. Check with him and you will find out that I still belong to that party. Lou does not like me and does not support me even when no Republican wanted many years ago to run for council in the Third District. The Dems will always will win the council seat in the Third District and that is why I lost.

          • CT Sam

            HE’S NOT MY FRIEND! But you are correct “Lou is a crook and [sic] broken many laws and [sic] belong in jail”.

    • No More Puppets

      The reason why the Dems lost in 2017 was because of Joe Paul, Lenny Petrocelli, the Burtula’s, Beth Dupante, Dave Harden and Rich & Ricky Brown. What Ricky did to Wali was a joke and a bunch of lies just to promote his childhood Pop Warner buddy Dion. Also look at what they all did to John Rich & Adam Brill.

      • Kenny

        Stratford We can do betternnRepublicans in Mayoru2019s chair since 2009nnRepublicans raised taxes every yearnnRepublicans gave out the highest pensions in the history of StratfordnOne person gets a pension of over $160,000 a year for life how was that u201cearnedu201dnnRepublican Jim Connor doubled the cost of Registrar of Voters Office in 2014 he made them full time employees with full benefits. 4 people 37.5 hrs. a week each.150 man power hours to update a voter data base and the Town Clerk Office actually does all the heavy lifting with elections.nnRepublicans tried to sell off the WPCA for some bogus quick cash against the wishes of the citizens who had to sue to get their voices heard and the sale stopped.nHow much did the Republicans cost us in Town Attorney fees for that fiasco?nnRepublican Tom Malloy sold his Stratford House in 2014 but he was still on the Registraru2019s listthere and voted from there 3 times until he registered in Woodbury where he lives in 2016.nGood olde Tom still chaired The Stratford Housing Authority though. Republican Housing/Town Attorney John FloreknInvestigated and said it was ok after Republican Registrar Lou Decilio put Tom back on the Stratford Voter list in June 2017.nIt was good that Tom was back listed in Stratford because he is also the Treasurer of the Vote Yes Pay Less PAC that wantednTo sell the WPCA and they had a financial filing due. Malloy may be a Stratford Voter now but his cars are registered in Woodbury.nTaxes are cheaper there.nnNow Republican Registrar and Republican Town Committee Chair Louis Decilio likes to make a lot of noise about the rules and thingsnBut he has no comment for the things Iu2019ve listed. He makes SEEC complaints about the Democrats and their Town Committee.nWho are the people on his Town Committee the listed Secretary of that organization Barbara Aldrich sold her Stratford Home in 2015 and is listed as a Shelton Voter is it proper for her to serve on the Stratford Republican Town Committee?nnStratford Republicansn2009 u201cRestore the prideu201dn2013 u201c This isnu2019t about me itu2019s about Stratfordu201dn2017 u201cStratford we can do better u201cn2018 u201c Do as I say not as I do u201c

        • That explains it

          Well well.. we now know why this supposed u201cslate of integrityu201d pushed hard working Adam Brill out and gave district 8 to Connor. To protect the ROV and continue to cost taxpayers needlessly in a a time of financial crisis. Integrity? Pfft!nnTwo of their u201celected officialsu201d are leaders alright. They u201cledu201d a campaign against democrats and promoted republicans. THAT is why council seats were lost, not because of Ms Phillips. Mr Browns slate sold out the Democratic Party numerous times and his son shouted out racial comments at a caucus. All of which goes directly against committee Bylaws. Nothing integral about this slate. Nothing democratic either.

          • That explains it

            Oh and I forgot. One of those esteemed elected leaders, when asked to place a request for improvements to the south end on the council agenda proclaimed, u201cf the south endu201d. Past performance predicts future behavior. Think carefully voters. This slate proposed here is NOT out to protect democratic values. Self promotion in the town and financial gain only.

          • Jessica Hunt

            We here in the southend haven’t forgotten that.

          • No More Puppets

            Well Ms. “F the South End” is running on the challenging slate with Brown & Burtula. What does that tell you?

          • I Was There

            Yes, what Dicky Brown JR did to Wali at the convention was unacceptable. He needs to lay off the Christmas cookies, too much sugar you know.

          • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

            I beg to differ. Questioning someonenLiving in a district is perfectlynLegal. The strategy of how it was done was not right I agree but you speak out of both sides of your mouth because the other candidate was also African American . So how can this be racist?

        • Wrong Again

          Barb Aldrich is not the RTC Secretary and hasn’t been since she moved. he Town Clerk should have those on file.

          • Know the Rules

            Barb is not the secretary, but if you knew the rules there is nothing preventing her from serving as secretary even though she is out of town. The secretary of the RTC and the Treasurer don’t have to be members of the RTC. So what’s your point?

          • Kenny

            The point is how come out of town people like Tom Malloy and Barb Aldrich care so much about Stratford. Can’t The Republican Town Committee find actual Stratford residents to serve. Why was it reported that Tom Malloy resigned from housing in Dec . Lou Decilio registered him has a Stratford voter in June 2017 his term doesn’t expired until 2019.nThe Town website still list his Sekelsky AddressnStratford Housing Authoritynn5-year term, appointed by CouncilnKenneth Bishop (D)n156 Allencrest DrnJune 30, 2021nJoseph Crudo (R)n725 Stratford Rd.nJune 30, 2020nThomas Malloy (R)n80 Sekelsky Dr.nJune 30, 2019nEvelyn B. Garofolo (R)n86 Leeward Dr.nJune 30, 2018 nBarbara English (R)n1595 Nichols Ave. nJune 30, 2017

          • Kenny

            Lou Decilio needs to update the Stratford Town Committee web page it is listing :nOfficersnLouis A. DeCilio, ChairmannLin A. Scheck, Vice ChairwomannWilliam O Cabral, TreasurernBarbara Aldrich, SecretarynChris Silhavey, State Central CommitteenGary DiFilippo, State Central Committeenn Do Town Committee members need to be Stratford Residents? I admit I do not know the rules but I am willing to learn.nnFrom what I see of the town voter list Lou needs to update that during his working hours in the Registrars office there a few non residents still listed as Stratford Voters. People are talking.

          • Kenny

            “Know the Rules” Do you have accurate information on the RTC their website does list Barb as the Sec and Lou as the Chair and State Rep candidate Bill Cabral as the Treasurer.nIs this accurate ?nOn their site in the Ninth district the Republicans list Allan Llewelyn as the district leader and Tom Malloy is still listed.nNo addresses on the Republican site unlike the Town Clerk postings which list the addresses.nThe Republican site seems confusing. No wonder the last Council couldn’t get a budget passed.

          • Kenny

            The town web site doesn’t have the 2016 -2018 list up, they only have 2014- 2016 on the Town Committees what is up with that?

          • Kenny

            Wrong Again do you know who is the current Secretary of the Stratford Republican Town Committee now?n1-5-2018 and how long have they served in that position.nhoping you can help.

          • Kenny

            “Wrong Again” you say Barb Aldrich isn’t the RTC Secretary and the Town Clerk should have that on file but the only filing on line is the 2014-2016 list stamped by the clerk. Why isn’t the 2016-2018 list posted? pretty soon they will be electing the 2018-2020 Republican Town Committee.nWhat is going on in my Town?nI will say the Tax Assessor site did update the property card I bet Barb didn’t want top continue to pay the high Stratford Taxes that pay, let the new owners of Barb’s house do that

        • Danny Cook

          It is interesting that your comments do not have insults like other writers.

          • Kenny

            No need to insult anyone. People have the right to there own opinions but not their own facts right. I would rather have a civil discussion an exchange of ideas, Let’s finds some common ground.

    • Your Wrong

      Sorry in 2015, Len Petrucelli was the chair, NOT Stephanie. So it was Stephanie who took the D’s from a super majority to the minority AND she lost the mayor’s race. So why does she deserve anything but the boot?

      • That explains it

        Lenny had absolutely nothing to do with the win in 2015. He never even showed up at HQ until election night. The volunteers didnu2019t even know who he was. The WPCA vote is what helped that win a d Stephanie had everything to do with that. Try again.

      • Kenny

        Ok I’m wrong about that and I apologize. Lets what Lou DeCilio admits to being wrong too. Phillips will have to make her case to her members if she wants to continue to lead. Like Decilio saysnu201cThe Democrats should sell tickets to their caucus u2014 itu2019ll be grand entertainment,u201d said Lou DeCilio, the RTC chairman.

      • Kenny

        Excuse me “Your Wrong ” should it be You’re Wrong or is Your Wrong the right way?nnalso are younnDave MnBlame Beau TrannKenny for State RepnDemocracy WorksnJessica DopeynHypocracy at it’s Finestnnnjust wondering?

    • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

      If Stephanie had been interested in the party and not her self aspirations there would be no issue . She spent all her time fundraising and going for herself and not the greater good of the party. Her drive to become mayor superseded any interest in electing a democratic council helping the community or doing anything for this town , I her quest to fulfill her own aspirations she broke charter rules , chsnged venues of meetings to horrible conditions which precluded many from attending . It was so hotnAnd overcrowded that the fire department had to be called and a prospective candidate had to leave as she was passing out . She thought her maneuver would get her endorsed but she was wrong .tjen her entourage tried to hold everyone hostage there til she got her plan accomplished . People were not stupid . When she realized she was caught she started trying to get candidates at the 11 th hour for districts where there were t any . Thst failed too. She told the party they were endorsed. Without a quorum . She had this meeting on the same night as a fundraiser for a member with cancer and the fundraiser was in Milford with the old guard and people could not get to the meeting on time . This precluded other candidates . Breaking charter she winds up with an Secc complaint filed against her . Then her entourage tried to blame the republicans Amd the old guard . In essence if Lou did not file a complaint I know of three people that would have snd none are on what she deems the bad slate . Meetings were a sham u set her leadership with people yelling . Her strategy. Kick out whoever she does not like . Then claim they were not involved not true democrats. Etc etc . I can’t imagine as a former chair smd leader anyone acting the way she has smd that’s my beef. I have nonPolitical aspirations at all. But I am a true democrat . Democrats are losing steam in this state Amd if we want to retain peoplenLike Joe gresko we need to avert alternate views and have leadership that can follow the rules and pull people together not tear them apart . I love the Democratic Party and what we stand for but we cannot retain positions or elect more under these auspices . That’s all .

      • Danny Cook

        Many great interesting comments that you wrote. Everybody who can, should support the homeless and poor people.

        • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

          Yes . How can you claim to be a leader of younDiscontinue all of the good that the d t c did for fundraising g for special interests do you can benElected !!! I was shocked when we stopped giving to the sterling house engaging in community service etc . The focus of ms Phillips is not the community . Her claims about dismissing pseudo te democrats that are really republicans is dismissed by the fact that she got rid of me just because I saw through what she was doing. She didn’t want t me involved since wpca. She was mean and nasty back then. I spent hours researching the plant issues while home recovering from cancer surgery , it was important to me to be involved. But she made sure that did not happen through her involvement with mr Bruce . She doesn’t want anyone on the limelightnBut her if you notice !!! Harold actually is the person who does everything not her . She was smart to get involved with him that I’ll say.

      • Alta Vista

        Quotes from LCBC: “There is absolutely no reason for anyone without school age children or criminal connections to live here.”

        • LorraineCecile Benoit

          Thats for clarifying my opinion UR a genius LOL

          • Alta Vista

            LCBC: Haven’t you gone blind, yet? Or is that story another lie?nnSay, is there any truth to the rumor going around that the Stratford Republicans want you to run as a Democrat for Mayor in the next election? I’m told the R’s would love to have you and Dinny Kooc in the race.

          • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

            Yep ms does that optical nerve damage. hope no one in your family ever suffers any ailment. You are reallynKindnAmd compassionate. Oh yes Lenny and I are in bed with a conspiracy tonMake sure I run so a republican can win.

  • Jessica Hunt

    This is a lie. We did NOT have to state support of stephanie. Dems lost because people didn’t get out and vote and because people like Beth Deponte and Lenny and others publically backed the republican candidate for mayor. As for Facebook posts. Unfortunately, stephanie cannot control anyone they will do what they want. If you’re offended by the truth that’s a problem that is your own. Sdtc slate isn’t a public office so we still have our freedom to post the honest blunt truth. Oh and the only reason anyone won under Lenny as chair was because they rode the wpca wave. How about people vote for the slate most likely to uphold their democratic ideals and what’s best for the town? Because that’s what our party should be about. I’d have took the time to write an oped to the star but I actually CARE about our town and I’m working on stopping teacher layoffs and getting a boe audit and getting accountability and transparency through boe. Funny thought that I see no one on this slate invloved in it but plenty on Stephanie’s slate are. This tells me Mr. Browns slate is full of do nothing power hungry fake Dems. If your slate does win, good luck. I doubt most of us will stand with you. I’ll keep on doing what in doing regardless. Audit the boe, hold janet Robinson accountable.

    • Alta Vista

      I would like to thank Jessica Hunt and Kenny for speaking truth to power, such as it is, here in Stratford. Thank you and please keep it up. nnYou are well informed and I think the information you’ve posted on the Star is vital for an understanding of what REALLY goes on in town.nnTwo other factors in the Democratic loss last year: Sandra “I’m in it to win it” Zalik’s ridiculous run as a petitioning candidate and, believe it or not, the bad weather on Election Day.nnStatistics show that lower turn out favors Republicans and higher turn out favors Democrats. Which is why Republicans ALWAYS want to suppress the number of people participating in our democracy.nnAnd with a pathetic showing of less than 30% of eligible voters showing up, the edge was given to the Republicans.

      • Bill

        Kenny for sure will be exposing the truth. He’s got people where he works finding his proof is spot on. The investigation is evolving. Look for some action to occur. nTwo voter fraud warrants are being issued. nBut for now, in Stratford, crime pays. nKenny, keep digging up the scum, your case is tremendous.

      • That explains it

        Hey! What about me? Lol

        • Alta Vista

          Sorry. Please, everyone reading this, understand that I fully support EVERYONE who is working effectively for change in Stratford. It really doesn’t have to be this way. Change is possible.nnstratfordtaxpayersforbettergovernment dot blogspot dot com

      • Waaah Waaaaaah

        Excuses, excuses, Stephanie lost because her campaign didn’t have their SH*T together. Who gets mailers after an election? Not any campaign that knows what they are doing. Candidates make voters come out, not party’s. If Stephanie was strong why a 17% turnout at Franklin School, or the 22% turnout at Johnson, or the 25% turnout at Nichols while the rest of town was around 40%? Stephanie’s base KNOWS Stephanie and they know she lies! She lost because that’s what losers do, they lose! LOL

        • Get It Real, Get It Right

          Get your facts straight! Stephanie mailed those items 5 days before the election and the Post Office sat on them so she would lose. I’m sure Lou or Tom Malloy had something to do with it.

        • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

          She is sloppy and arrogant . A chair knows the rules and follows them. Those mailers after the election were ridiculous. Sad for people who contributed to her but didn’t bring a can of food for the food bank .Once a leader breaks charter it should be an automatic dismissal. The charter needs to changed tonEnsure this never happens again Amd that anyone on charge who is running for a major office resigns inthe interest of the party . Having served on many councils Amd committees I am shocked at the allowance of this when there are so many great democratic leaders in our community . Don P Joe P Joe G to name a few . I wish Don Petramus could be in charge. He’s a business man who knows his stuff. He would not allownAmy of these shenanigans to go on.

        • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

          Always a bridesmaid never a bride. Every thing is about blaming others instead of taking responsibility for ones actions. A little humility goes a long way

      • No More Puppets

        You got that right! Remember when Lou gerrymandered the town and people showed up to vote at their old polling place they were denied and then again denied at their new polling place, typical Republican move. Lou moved Orchard Street from the 3rd to the 7th district just to get Gavin in for another term but it back fired as Mitzie killed him. Lou also flipped the names of Districts 2 & 3 because he thought he could control zoning 4-1, yet he got the shock of his life when Farrington-Posner won in Zoning 1 and then Mark Juliano won the special election in Zoning 5. He knew he would lose Zoning 2 because he made it the “Minority District (3 & 4)”, so his racism came back to burn him.

  • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

    The current leader ship is not effective its the opposite and has gotten nothing accomplished but hate and disdain and perpetration and admonishment of immature poor behaviors which seem to thrill Ms. Phillips. We had people yelling at each other in meetings , at town council and she had no control of a small group so she kicked out who she didn’t like believing that will get her ahead, she has no ability to have rapport or reach out to anyone she cannot BS into believing in her candidacy for mayor I was ousted from the committee and am not involved in any politics in Stratford but have been a former chair and know the rules and could easily catch her and see through the facade. This she hated and despised so despite my advice she just wrote me off. I have no political aspirations. I have never voted for or supported the republican and have been a democratic party leader my entire life, Ms Phillips should have been thrilled to have me.I knew van before anyone in CT even heard of it. i was involved in progressive grassroots actions in many states. Ms Phillips in unfit to be chair of our party because she refuses to follow rules.her slate is a joke!!! T. we have lost more seats and had more fracturing inside the party since she took over. she lived in this town for 37 years and did nothing for democrats anywhere and she is no representative of what a democrat should be. We don’t even collect a can of soup for the poor under her reign and we do not engage in any activity to benefit anyone in Stratford. while she should have been soliciting for good candidates se was in other towns collecting big bucks for special interests for her campaign bragging about 30000 before the endorsement meet Progressives want campaign reform not that kind of behavior. Since when has she ever done what a democratic leader does and help get democratic leaders in the state town and federal level. who came from her entourage that anyone loves and wants to emulate she drives her leased Lexuses and voted for the budget to sell the WPCA. as a democrat I have never in my been disrespected and treated with such disdain as by a person who never did a thing for the party. Think about charisma and think about some of our world leaders trump etc being in charge does not mean you are kind nice or worthy Democrats deserve better . She had no interest in my public forum or development of a commission for people with disabilities even though that population is growing and that would benefit all Stratford people, because that would not benefit her.

    • That explains it

      If you truly had so much expertise you would be able to write properly and communicate effectively, which apparently you cannot do. You come off as resentful and jealous and a tad bit u201coffu201d.

      • Alta Vista

        I think this is all about unrequited love: “Ms. Phillips should have been thrilled to have me.” nnAlso, plain envy. nnI’ve never heard anyone so criticize a person’s personal spending. A successful Black business woman has every right to drive whatever car she wants and vacation wherever she wants.nnAnd how does LCBC know SP’s Lexus is leased? nnI was told SP owns a fleet of custom Lexus’ and drives a different one every day, depending on how she feels (apologies to Tom Waits).nnI’m also confused about this new world leader named Charisma she references. Who dat?nnPeople like LCBC and Dinny Kooc apparently don’t realize how much they reveal about themselves by the way they write and fail to express themselves. nnThey would have never graduated the high school I went to, that’s for sure.

      • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

        why don’t you expose your real name. nnjealous, resentful … you are Laughable. I dont have spellchecker on my phone and am going blind .so much for compassion… you must be on the slate

        • Alta Vista

          LCBC: I’m so sorry to learn that you are going blind. Seriously, that must be really tough. I can’t imagine what facing total blindness must be like. Do you how much longer your vision will last? Sincerely, I hope that you have good insurance and a large network of supportive friends.

  • Robyn Greenspan

    Why single out Stephanie when no DTC Chair in recent history had a winning election season? Lenny was serendipitously Chair when the grassroots WPCA efforts resulted in Dem wins, but that’s about it. nOther than this last Mayor’s race, I believe Stephanie has won more elections than any other Dem candidate, which certainly qualifies her to lead a newly united DTC. Who else on your alternate slate can make the same claim?

    • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

      Stephanie refuses to follow rules and is a hypocrite, Thats why!! instead of leading she was out campaign financing. a policy of getting tens of thousands for a campaign is not part of a progressive agenda, . Anyone who defies the charter and uses her power for self perpetuation and self advancement does not deserve to be the leader of all democrats in town and certainly does not represent me.sadly there are very good democrats associated wit the slate. But comments by people Like Laura Dobosz and that guy on here that says it all calling people mentally ill and ill is mean and discriminatory. the proof is in the pudding. These people do not deserve to be anything. Stating that someone does not follows rules is a fact. Stating that someone was out campaigning for money instead of leading is a fact. stating that someone kicked out and ignored anyone who does not agree with them is a fact. Calling people slanderous discriminatory names telling them off, crying, yelling in meetings, swearing at people in public ,is what her entourage does, This is a fact as well. I’m sure you thought her lack of control when Tina and rick were having git out is really leadership. The problem with her is that she is polarizing and sloppy. she does not know take the time to know or study charter or policy and her supporters are mean and insensitive.How dare they call people names and slander people calling them mentally ill in a derogatory manner.This type of attention is not good for the party at this critical juncture.Scott won two elections in a couple of years as did Joe Gresko Joe Gresko is a leader. Joe Paul is a leader there are some very fine leaders and great democrats out there but she is not one of them and more agree with me that do not. maybe you also think that her lack of community involvement of the committee and hand selecting people for it that provided her and her alone with money and business is also honorable.

      • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

        sadly people are ignorant.They have no idea what charter and rules are and no idea what she does . they want to jump on some bandwagon and slander the rest of us who do not agree.. its heartbreaking really.

        • Alta Vista

          It’s now obvious that the disordered thinking, the ranting, the jumbled sentences, the many misspellings, the senseless lashing out at people in her posts are the result of LCBC’s trauma over going blind.nnYou know, when she’s totally blind it will be much harder for her to post here.nnMy heart aches imagining her sitting in complete darkness at noon, unable to guide the rest of us with her insights.nnLCBC, I hope that you have begun working on getting a seeing eye dog and adaptive technologies that will make your coming blindness a little easier to bear.

      • Laura Dobosz

        Loraine, kindly keep me out of your posts. I have not commented to you, I never called you mentally ill. I have deliberately avoided your comments and have not posted here. You are out of line to call out my name on a site that I donu2019t post on. Thank you in advance. Iu2019m going back to avoiding you now.

        • Lorraine Cecile Benoit Calzett

          Your wish is my command oh great one name removed

          • Laura Dobosz

            Thank you.

  • Kenny

    I don’t know if you are out there but if you can hear me. Lou please update the RTC webpage and get the Town Clerk to post the current member page PLEASE.nnAre you there Lou ? It’s me Kenny

  • Kenny

    We should pay the people on the council for their service to the Town.nStratford is a $220 million dollar a year business. The people on the council set the budget, make ordinances and run the WPCA.nWe pay over $300,000 to the Registrar Office to have 4 people update a data base. I say cut that in half and take $150,000 and put it towards the Town Council MembersnOf which we have 10. Each Council member gets $12,000 a yr and the Council Chairman get $15,000 because he is chair.nThis would only cost $123,000. The Mayor gets $10,000 a month so why canu2019t the council be paid a token amount? But really $1,000 to do council business isnu2019t bad.

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