Letter: Supporting Rob Fryer for Town Treasurer

Editor, New Canaanite;

I am writing in support of Rob Fryer for Town Treasurer and to encourage every New Canaan resident (regardless of party) to vote for Rob this November. New Canaan needs a treasurer with Rob’s impressive professional qualifications and deep business experience (almost five decades as a CPA, more than three as a senior partner in one of the “Big 4” professional accounting firms), a man with deep roots in our community (twenty-nine years and counting!), a full time resident prepared to commit the time, energy, and hard work needed to discharge the extensive responsibilities required by the Town’s charter and the state’s statutes, and a person whose calm and thoughtful approach to the challenges and opportunities facing New Canaan will make him a valued partner with, and strong resource for, our elected and appointed officials. Rob Fryer is simply the best person for the job and we should elect him this November and let him get to work for our Town and its taxpayers. Respectfully,

George Blauvelt

Letter: Colm Dobbyn for Town Council

Editor, New Canaanite;

Electing Colm Dobbyn to our Town Council this November makes tremendous sense. Colm brings a strongly analytical mind (a highly successful corporate attorney specializing in intellectual property rights and technology), coupled with a well-founded sense of what makes New Canaan such a special and vital community (a 24-year resident with more than a decade serving on our Inlands Wetlands Commission) together with a commitment to open and transparent governance conducted with respect and civility. I have known Colm for more than a decade and had the privilege of serving with him on the town’s Wetlands Commission for seven of those years. He works hard on behalf of our town, and represents the kind of talent and leadership we need on—and that Colm will bring to the Town Council. New Canaan needs Colm’s talent, dedication, and intellect to help lead our town through the challenging and potentially difficult times ahead.