In­cum­bent wants best from all par­ties

The Day - - OPINION -

Let’s work to­gether. Con­grat­u­la­tions to The Day for set­ting the right tone for the Ston­ing­ton mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions, “Cam­paign cash ker­fuf­fle in Ston­ing­ton,” (Oct. 6).

We tried to set the tone with our cam­paign palm card and mail­ing last month, where we said: “The Sim­mons/ Prue Team pledges that we will not let the Town of Ston­ing­ton fall into the same bit­terly par­ti­san camps that have dis­rupted Hart­ford and Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Our goal is to at­tract the best and the bright­est from Re­pub­li­can, Demo­crat and Un­af­fil­i­ated ranks to serve the town.”

We went on to say: “A lot can be done by work­ing to­gether. We will grow the grand list af­ter years of stag­na­tion; ren­o­vate our two ele­men­tary schools; build the Mys­tic River Boathouse Park; elim­i­nate ex­pen­sive law­suits in­her­ited from prior ad­min­is­tra­tions; build a Ge­ri­atric Cen­ter on Perkins Farm; and faith­fully fol­low Ston­ing­ton’s Plan of Con­ser­va­tion & De­vel­op­ment.”

My vet­er­ans li­cense plate is “Gung Ho,” which comes from the Chi­nese “gung he,” mean­ing “work to­gether.” Now more than ever we need to work to­gether to solve the problems of our towns and state. Rob Sim­mons First Se­lect­man Ston­ing­ton

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