Wilton Swearing-In Ceremony

The Wilton Democratic Town Committee and the Republican Town Committee hosted a swearing-in ceremony at Wilton Library  on Thursday, Nov. 30 for all officials elected on Nov. 7. We are so proud of our Democratic officials: Board of Selectmen: Deborah McFadden (D) Board of Education: Deborah Low (D) and Gretchen Jeanes (D) Planning and Zoning Commission: Eric Fanwick (D) and Doris Knapp (D) Board of Finance:Richard F. Creeth (D) Zoning…

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Starve the Beast is Alive and Well

Remember when Republicans talked about starving the beast? They meant that if you can eliminate enough revenue from government then spending would have to be cut. It seems like that is exactly what they are doing with their tax bill. It will trigger billions in cuts, including $25 Billion from Medicare, that would be required under the 2014 PAYGO act. See more detail in the attached link. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/29/upshot/paygo-medicare-cuts-tax-bill.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_up_20171129&nl=upshot&nl_art=0&nlid=41820577&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

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Turnout tells tale of election

[Wilton Bulletin] An energized Democratic turnout in the Nov. 7 election appears to have been critical in helping all Democratic candidates win their seats, a feat that proved unattainable just two years ago. Even more significant is the fact that Democrats were among the highest vote-getters of the day, particularly since slightly more Republicans than Democrats turned out to vote, followed by those who are unaffiliated. [Read the article on…

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Praise for Dubow at his Last Bd. of Selectmen Meeting

From Good Morning Wilton: [The November 20th] Board of Selectman meeting was the last one that selectman Richard “Dick” Dubow will attend for his current term on the BOS, and first selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice recognized him for his service at the start of the meeting. Dubow’s current 6-year term was the latest one he served as part of the more than 30 years he has devoted to volunteering on Town of Wilton boards and commissions. Dubow…

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GMW: McFadden & Low Say Thank You to Voters, Supporters

In letters to the Editor of Good Morning Wilton, Deborah McFadden (Board of Selectment) and Deborah Low (Board of Education) expressed their appreciation to the voters of Wilton for their recent election. Read the GMW post here. McFadden:  Bittersweet to End DTC Chair Term but Excited to Serve Wilton To the Editor: This is a letter of gratitude. I am grateful to the voters of Wilton for electing me to…

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How’s this for fairness? Dismantle ACA and eliminate healthcare tax deduction

The Republican administration couldn’t repeal the ACA, so now they are trying to sabotage it. Now to add insult to injury, they are proposing to eliminate the tax deduction for extraordinary medical expenses. That would directly impact 9 million tax filers who get some relief from the expenses of caring for aging parents or severely ill spouses or children. They are doing this it is said … that the bill…

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