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View Diary: Going Home Again: Fairfield County's Towns, Precincts, and Representatives (Part 1) (61 comments)

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  •  All so true (0+ / 0-)

    Especially the part about the Democrats.  Even the Republicans in town are a bit saner.  Some are dissatisfied.

    The interesting thing about Wilton is that the whole lower taxes thing doesn't play as well there as in some other towns.  Wilton residents (and I found it to also be true in Weston) would rather pay a bit higher taxes for their schools.  Wilton has some of the best schools.  That said, they don't like the money to be spent frivolously.  The Selectman got some push back recently for trying to spend money I think on upgrading the internet in public buildings or something like that.  Of course I think this was partly due to him being tough on the teachers whose contract came up this past year as well as all the town employees.  It seems in true GOP fashion, the employees can go fuck themselves at the expense of his pet projects.  It's been rubbing people the wrong way, especially down at town hall.  

    Also in true GOP fashion, he brought in some people for some jobs at very lucrative salaries and them realized they didn't know what the fuck they were doing so he had to hire additional people to do it right.  Despite that he doesn't get more than token opposition.  

    The Dems in town really need to get their act together.  They guy is older than dirt and not all that great.  Shouldn't be difficult to find a more suitable replacement.  

    And don't get me going on Wilton's State Senator Toni Boucher.  I think she's all of 4'10 or something like that.  I didn't know they piled shit that high until I saw her.  Every morning and afternoon I have to sit in traffic down Rte. 7 because she would rather protect the interests of some wealthy business owners along Rte. 7 than allow the Super 7 to be built.  In the morning in Branchville by the Little Pub the traffic backs up a quarter of a mile, and in the afternoon from Cannondale to Georgetown it's a slow crawl.  All this could be alleviated if she would simply allow the limited access highway to be built from Ridgefield to Norwalk connecting at Grist Mill Rd.  The state already owns most of the property if not all.  Plans have been drawn up for longer than I've been alive.  Just fucking do it.  It would be a huge shot in the arm to upper Fairfield County and would allow the growth being generated in Stamford and Norwalk to expand all the way up to Ridgefield, Danbury, Redding and even Brookfield.  It's no wonder that the I-95 corridor is doing well all the way down to Fairfield but it's moribund up Rte.  7.  Rte. 7 is a mess.  Even the railroad is crap.  Diesel not electrified like the other parts of Metro North and you have to transfer in Norwalk.  New Canaan got their own spur and it was electrified.  Danbury gets squat and the sad part is if it was electrified all the way up to New Milford you'd get alot more ridership and Downtown New Milford and the four corners in Brookfield would all explode with growth.  

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 05:25:10 AM PDT

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