Old issues arise at Winsted debate

WINSTED — Issues surrounding a decision made by the Planning and Zoning Commission in April were discussed at the Board of Selectmen candidate debate, which was held at The Gilbert School on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Thirteen of the 15 candidates were present at the debate, which was sponsored by the school’s Civics and AP Government Studies department.  Republican candidate Todd Verzino and Trump Winsted Party candidate Brian O’Heron were not present at the event.

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Poor Jerry

Martinez... How did all that negativity work for you? OH! That's right - you lost - big time. (same with Martinez's go-fer boy Cooney.
Grant... No! - property owners do not have a "right" to sell to anyone they want. Strange statement coming from a person in Real Estate... ALL towns have Planning and zoning laws and regulations - and that commission has the right, and duty, to protect the overall plan for the town, of what type of entity is allowed where... That's why it's called "Planning and zoning"...

Maybe the vote outcome will help you figure out what all of us want in this town - and maybe you newbies will reconsider your efforts in attempting t decide what YOU think we want...

Finally, with all the negativity you all spewed, NONE of the detrimental issues with some of your backgrounds were brought up - and it would have been so easy... But the winners won with class - and on their merits... not on the negativity you folks are so good at.