Better Communication, Better Public Safety, Better for Bolton

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Bolton’s Resident State Trooper building by Town Hall

Did you know that under CT Statutes the First Selectman for a town without a police department is considered the chief of police?

As First Selectman, Sandy Pierog will work with Bolton’s Resident Troopers to set up a Facebook page similar to the ones Andover, ColumbiaHebron, and Marlborough already have.

These pages serve an important public safety function and are another line of communication between residents and their government.

BOLTON needs one too!

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Bolton Heritage Weekend, 9/30–10/1

Bolton Heritage Weekend kicks off this Saturday with a family tree–making event at the Bentley Memorial Library (11–2). Cookies will be served!

Then at 11:30 at the Bolton Congregational Church, Fire Chief Bruce Dixon presents the history of the Bolton Volunteer Fire Department, which is celebrating 75 years of service to Bolton. Thanks to the Bolton Historical Society (and to BHS president and ZBA member John Toomey) for sponsoring the event

At 2:30, also at BCC, the Bolton Land Trust hosts “Fermentation with Friends.”

From 4:30 to 6:00 the Bolton United Methodist Church hosts an Italian dinner with proceeds to benefit MACC and Bolton PTA “No Kid Hungry” (cofounded by BOE member Kate Gallé, this program helps ensure that no Bolton student goes without food on weekends and school breaks).

On Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:00, the Heritage Farm barn will be open for tours, and the Heritage Farm Commission will hold a tag sale to benefit the farm. Thank you to the commission and to commission chair (and First Selectman candidate and current BOS member) Sandra Pierog for all your efforts in organizing these events!

For full details, see the latest Bolton Bulletin.

Hope to see lots of you out and about!

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Little Things Matter

C. Davey … made a request that the times and locations of regularly scheduled meetings be provided on the town website. R. Morra apologized and explained the town is currently short staffed due to medical issues. He will make sure it is addressed by the next meeting.

This short paragraph is from the minutes of the Bolton Board of Selectmen’s March 28, 2017, meeting. It tells a story that has become all too common in Bolton. Because, despite Mr. Morra’s promise, the issue was not addressed by the next BOS meeting.

In fact, as of today, six months later, the issue has still not been addressed.

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Bolton Democrat of the Year

This year’s Bolton Democrat of the Year celebration will be Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 1:30 pm at Georgina’s Restaurant in Bolton.

Please join us as we honor Gwen Marrion, two-term member of the Board of Selectmen and longtime former chair of Bolton’s Inland Wetlands Commission and founder and president of the Bolton Land Trust.

Tickets are $35.

Gwen

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Candidates for 2017!

Bolton Democrats have endorsed the following slate of candidates for the 2017 municipal elections:
First Selectman: Sandra Pierog
Board of Selectmen: Kim Miller, Nicole Sullivan
Board of Finance: Eric Bevans, Robert DePietro (incumbent), Richard Tuthill
Board of Education: Christopher Davey (incumbent), Katherine Gallé (incumbent), Alison Romkey (incumbent)
Planning and Zoning: Christopher Davey, Marilee Manning, Mary Terhune
Planning and Zoning Alternate: Christopher Davey (incumbent), Marilee Manning, Stacey Trichka
Zoning Board of Appeals: Anne Decker, John Toomey (incumbent)
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate: Anne Decker, Letrisa Miller
Board of Assessment Appeals: Mary Terhune
Town Meeting Moderator: Adam Teller
We’ve assembled a great team for 2017! Help us by getting the word out: share our website posts, Instagram photos, and Twitter posts. Tell your friends and neighbors!
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Budget Referendum

The budget referendum is today! Tell your friends and neighbors and spread the word on social media!

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Election Day Tuesday!

Polls are open Tuesday at Town Hall from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We have an amazing slate of candidates this year. You can read all about them here.

From left to right: Laurie Brooks, Jason Norris, Emily Bradley (BOF); Gwen Marrion (First Selectman); Richard Tuthill, Sandra Pierog (BOS); Christopher Davey (BOE)

From left to right: Laurie Brooks, Jason Norris, Emily Bradley (BOF); Gwen Marrion (First Selectman); Richard Tuthill, Sandra Pierog (BOS); Christopher Davey (BOE)

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