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New Milford's Coucilmen-Elect Eager To Get To Work

Ashley and Putrino "anxious to get to work on behalf of the residents of New Milford."

In unofficial results and with an unknown number of absentee ballots yet to be counted, Michael Putrino was the top vote getter, with 3,161. His running mate, incumbent Councilman Austin Ashley received 2,956 votes, both numbers easily enough to defeat Republican incumbent Council President Howard Berner and his running mate Peter Rebsch, who received 2,583 and 2,584 votes respectively.

Putrino, who sat on the council before being unseated in 2010, said that he is "tremendously honored" to once again serve on the council and excited to be able to contribute again.

"There is no better feeling than being able to serve the residents of my hometown; the town I've chosen to raise my family in," Putrino said.

Echoing those sentiments, Ashley said that he is thankful for the trust that the residents of the town have placed in him and their appreciation of the work he has done while serving on the council this past year. Ashley had been elected to a one-term seat last year.

"But now, I'm anxious to get to work on behalf of the residents of New Milford," he said.

Both men said that they, along with Democratic councilwomen Randi Duffie and Hedy Grant, will bring more open communication to the council which will better serve the residents of New Milford.

"New Milford deserves a council that can communicate, not only with each other, but with the community at large," Putrino said.

"It's all about doing the right thing, and doing it at the right time, in order to get the job done," Ashley added. "New Milford derserves no less than that."

Celeste Scavetta November 07, 2012 at 07:26 AM
Mike and Ashley - well done. You've made a lot of promises to us all. I will hold you to them. Congratulations!
Terrie McColl November 07, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Congratulations to Austin and Mike!! You both worked so hard for this and I know you will work even harder for ALL the residents of New Milford. Well done guys!
miriam pickett November 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM
New Milford is back on the right track with the election of these two fine candidates. With their presence on the ciuncil, our Mayor can no longer pull the wool over the eyes of the residents of our town. Well done! Thank you for your support of SOD and its goals.
james November 07, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Mike and Ashley listen to SOD and that will assure your legacy to NM and its residents.
Lori Barton November 07, 2012 at 12:18 PM
So, so happy to see these results!! Congratulations to Mike and Austin. Now on to saving the UW property!
B.Barbagallo November 07, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Congrats Mike and Austin! I have the utmost confidence in both of you that you will listen to the NM residents and be proactive and not reactive.
Howard Berner November 07, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Congratulations Michael and Austin. It was a good campaign and I know you will do what's right for the town. Good Luck.
Ulises November 07, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Congratulation to all the candidates for running a great campaign. Michael and Austin I wish you lots of luck. A lot of important issues and ideas were presented and I hope we can all come together to make them a reality. I hope FoD realizes SOD is on their side but our vision is by the HS, where the field belongs - with real sod. Together we can make this happen if we can stop the overdevelopment currently in motion. Please join us, there's still hope we can turn this around for the good of the town and our kids future.
Rosemary Fuhrman November 07, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Congratulations to Mike and Austin! I'm confident you are up to challenges we face as a community and will always work with the best interests of our residents in mind.
AML November 07, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Congratulations to Mike and Austin! NM has elected the cream of the crop! There are many challenges facing our town, and I am absolutely confident that you will do your best to serve the residents of NM as well as future generations yet to come!
Sam B. November 08, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Good job at the polls NM. Hopefully we can now get things going in the right direction. Congratulations Mike & Austin.

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