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SOD Hosting Candidates Night Wednesday

Candidates for New Milford Borough Council will be answering questions from residents.

SOD (Stop Over Development) is hosting Candidates Night Wednesday at 7:30pm at David E. Owens Middle School (DEOMS).

Candidates Night has been organized to give the four candidates vying for the two open council seats a chance to answer questions posed by residents.

The Democratic Candidates are: Councilman Austin Ashley and former Councilman Michael Putrino. The Republican Candidates are: Council President Howard Berner (R) and former Councilman Peter Rebsch.

The League of Women Voters will be moderating the event. 

Miriam Pickett, Executive Director of SOD, said, "All issues will be covered and questioning will not be limited to just those regarding the development of the United Water property."

Prior to the start of Candidates Night, SOD will be holding a meeting for the general membership beginning at 7 pm at DEOMS.

"This is your opportunity to find out which candidates will support your vision for the future of New Milford," Pickett said.

"This is a crucial election and we need to be prepared to cast our votes accordingly."

Ulises October 17, 2012 at 01:08 AM
I don't know if New Milford has ever had a Candidates Nights, if it did it must of been a long time ago. Every vote counts in elections and getting to know where your representatives stand on the issues, that will shape the future of the town, makes you more prepared when it's time to choose on election day. Please come tomorrow and partake in an evening that truly shapes the freedoms and liberties we take for granted, and many in the world envy.
newmilford1967 October 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM
I agree with you on this Jimmy very well thought
Mary McElroy October 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I'll be there but I think we both know that where our representatives stand pre and post election are always two different things. On the other hand, I've heard more plans for NM & who stands where on the Patch during the last two weeks than I've heard from the incumbents & some sitting council members during the last two years attending council meetings. Both groups now have 'plans' but I think it's more appropriate to call them sales pitches. Basically, they are touting the same thing but it's not their plan, it's SOD's plan. Perhaps if our representatives had spent a little more time executing their like-minded vision & building a consensus among the parties instead of trying to make the other group look bad, we'd be in better shape. At the very least, it will be interesting to hear it all & of course, it's all going to be done at no cost to the taxpayer which is always the greatest farce of all but people keep buying it.
Rosemary Fuhrman October 17, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I hope that many New Milford residents will attend this Candidate's night at DEOMS at 7:30 p.m. More and more residents have become informed and concerned about differing visions for the future of our borough. Please take the time to meet the council candidates and ask them to articulate their vision for our shared future. This is a perfect opportunity to see the wheels of a representative democracy in action.
Ulises October 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Jimmy, we didn't think of asking the BoE candidates and maybe we should have. We encourage them to show up tonight and meet their constituents. Our apologies if you thought we were impolite but it was more of an oversight since this is the first time we've ever hosted such an event. I hope the BoE candidates show up tonight.
Lori Barton October 17, 2012 at 05:28 PM
There is a WONDERFUL letter from Superintendent of Schools Michael Polizzi in today's Patch (letter to the editor). He has it right; too bad the Mayor doesn't.
Lori Barton October 17, 2012 at 05:33 PM
This is your opportunity to ask ANY questions concerning the future of New Milford. This is not only about the Suez/United Water land. Please come to meet all of the candidates. How refreshing to be able to make a truly educated decision on Election Day.

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