Finally, New Fairfield Senior Center construction begins

Full story: NewsTimes.com

After years of talk - and sometimes controversy - ground was broken Wednesday for construction of the town's new Senior Center.

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John Gets It Done

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Oct 16, 2008
 
After years of Democratic dysfunction, First Selectman John Hodge is a breath of fresh air. He works hard and achieves results - and with NO whining!

I hope John will look beyond all the cheap shots and braying of the New Fairfield donkeys and run for another term. He makes government work.
Al for president

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Great job by Al Mardis and the PBC !!!! It is unbelievable what they have accomplished in just 7 weeks . And they said it couldn't be done . Al for president(or maybe just First Selectman)
Angry Senior

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Way to go John Hodge and Al Mardis. After years of trying to stop tis project, the "Gang of Six" has failed. Now the dysfunctional Board of Finance, led by Jane Landers is trying to slow things down. Jane is quite an actress and obviously wants to be the BOF chair -- that's why she wanted Al Mardis off the board. Together with Lucy (does she really live in Sherman?), they continue to pull Joe Hart's puppet strings and will even drag our volunteer Firemen and EMS workers over the coals over a much needed upgrade to the emergency communications network. Does someone have to die or be seriously injured before the BOF acts? Or will they let Ron Graiff convince them to fix the problem "on the cheap?" Wouldn't it be refreshing to see the BOF actually discuss financial issues and not FOI postings or Lucy's interpretation of some ordinance? Don't hold your breath! This Board continues to be a political hack organization and cares more about the next town wide election than the citizens! It should be disbanded! And shame on you Art Azzarito! You say you are for us seniors in town yet you support slowing this project down over a posting technicality. Don't bother running next year with Jane! We will remember! We watch channel 17 and we still can connect the dots!
Obama Mama

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Oct 16, 2008
 
Al Mardis is a true gentleman and a joy to have on any board. Clear thinking minds can agree, a job well done!
Al Mardis/Barack Obama= The very best-!!
John

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Oct 17, 2008
 
John Gets It Done wrote:
After years of Democratic dysfunction, First Selectman John Hodge is a breath of fresh air. He works hard and achieves results - and with NO whining!
I hope John will look beyond all the cheap shots and braying of the New Fairfield donkeys and run for another term. He makes government work.
Yeah and who cares about rules and what people vote for in town. Just have a town meeting and stack the room with yes people and overturn anything you like. Way to go John
joe

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Oct 17, 2008
 
Angry Senior wrote:
Way to go John Hodge and Al Mardis. After years of trying to stop tis project, the "Gang of Six" has failed. Now the dysfunctional Board of Finance, led by Jane Landers is trying to slow things down. Jane is quite an actress and obviously wants to be the BOF chair -- that's why she wanted Al Mardis off the board. Together with Lucy (does she really live in Sherman?), they continue to pull Joe Hart's puppet strings and will even drag our volunteer Firemen and EMS workers over the coals over a much needed upgrade to the emergency communications network. Does someone have to die or be seriously injured before the BOF acts? Or will they let Ron Graiff convince them to fix the problem "on the cheap?" Wouldn't it be refreshing to see the BOF actually discuss financial issues and not FOI postings or Lucy's interpretation of some ordinance? Don't hold your breath! This Board continues to be a political hack organization and cares more about the next town wide election than the citizens! It should be disbanded! And shame on you Art Azzarito! You say you are for us seniors in town yet you support slowing this project down over a posting technicality. Don't bother running next year with Jane! We will remember! We watch channel 17 and we still can connect the dots!
I am angry that i voted yes for this project but every time the school budget comes up, most of the seniors vote no. If children are our the future and we truly want what's best for them, why not give them the best?
Sad Times

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Oct 18, 2008
 
Angry Senior wrote:
Way to go John Hodge and Al Mardis. After years of trying to stop tis project, the "Gang of Six" has failed. Now the dysfunctional Board of Finance, led by Jane Landers is trying to slow things down. Jane is quite an actress and obviously wants to be the BOF chair -- that's why she wanted Al Mardis off the board. Together with Lucy (does she really live in Sherman?), they continue to pull Joe Hart's puppet strings and will even drag our volunteer Firemen and EMS workers over the coals over a much needed upgrade to the emergency communications network. Does someone have to die or be seriously injured before the BOF acts? Or will they let Ron Graiff convince them to fix the problem "on the cheap?" Wouldn't it be refreshing to see the BOF actually discuss financial issues and not FOI postings or Lucy's interpretation of some ordinance? Don't hold your breath! This Board continues to be a political hack organization and cares more about the next town wide election than the citizens! It should be disbanded! And shame on you Art Azzarito! You say you are for us seniors in town yet you support slowing this project down over a posting technicality. Don't bother running next year with Jane! We will remember! We watch channel 17 and we still can connect the dots!
Hmm, but you guys were the best of friends? and now the Republicans start to carve her up. It's a shame because maybe her opinion is a valuable and wise one. What gives? She's not your puppet anymore?
I'll say this about New Fairfield, the Democrats are a sorry bunch but now...the Republicans are just as pathetic if not more so, and boy if you don't agree with them, they'll eat you alive.
Alex

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"Braying for the New Fairfield Donkeys" said as if John Hodge was really a Republican.
HodgePodge

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Jan 24, 2009
 
Did I miss something? Why the abrupt end to all the October '08 posts about a senior center. It STILL is non-existent!!! People in New Fairfield must be wondering what happened. If memory serves, the funds for this project were available some time ago and yet..NOTHING. Let the money (if it's still there) get spent the way it was intended. I hope for the sake of our Seniors that it didn't mysteriously fall into another "budget line". We shall see, Mr. Hodge. We shall see.
The townspeople of New Fairfield have been underestimated and treated like fools. We have eyes and VERY BIG EARS!! We welcome meaningful information when it it put in proper context to a given situation. It is Mr. Hodge's job to present ALL pertinent information to the people. I'm not counting his newsbit in the Citizen News as meaningful. Frankly, it's wasted space. The Town Meetings are so biased it's laughable and shameful.
Ladies and Gentlemen of New Fairfield...please ask more questions. Don't settle for status quo. If something does not sound right to you, it probably isn't right. Go with you gut!!

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