Every Friday until Election Day, GOOD Morning Wilton publishes Letters to the Editor that we’ve received about the candidates and/or election-related issues. To learn more about our election coverage guidelines and policies, click here.

Hemmerle and Preston are Hard Working and Committed

To the Editor:

The Wilton Public Schools have notched some significant achievements in recent months, including a top ranking in Niche.com’s assessment of school districts, and SAT scores that were among the highest of area high schools. These accomplishments didn’t happen by accident. Clearly, the vision and hard work of the current administration–under the direction of the Board of Education–are paying off. Which is why we need to re-elect Glenn Hemmerle and elect Andrea Preston to ensure we continue this upward trajectory. I have had the privilege of working with both Glenn and Andrea on other town boards and have found them to be hard working and committed to the tasks required. Glenn and Andrea have served the town well, and are the right people for the Board of Education.


Gary C. Battaglia

Pagliaro, Poundstone and Shiue Bring Right Skills to P&Z

To the Editor:

I strongly support Wilton Planning and Zoning Commission candidates Christopher Pagliaro, Sally Poundstone and Peter Shiue. As we have seen from the ongoing debate over development on Ridgefield Rd., P&Z has an important role in shaping the future of our town, and making key regulatory decisions. Christopher is a licensed architect, while Peter, a commercial real estate expert and current P&Z member, brings extensive experience with smart land use decisions. Sally is a current P&Z member who offers institutional knowledge along with strong leadership. These are well qualified individuals who will bring the right skills to the table.

Charles Wessendorf

Pagliaro, Shiue–Highly-Qualified P&Z Candidates

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Chris Pagliaro and Peter Shiue, two highly-qualified Planning and Zoning candidates.

Peter, a current P&Z member, has been involved with Wilton’s land use boards for more than 10 years. He is an accomplished commercial real estate broker, who regularly deals with planning and zoning issues.

Chris is an established architect, with direct experience dealing with municipal planning issues. He is a longtime resident of Wilton who cares deeply about making sure we take the steps now for smart future growth.

P&Z needs the skills and experience Chris and Peter have to offer.

Best regards,

Peter Wrampe

Support Bufano and Cole for BOS

To the Editor:

I am wholeheartedly committed to the election of Lori Bufano and Josh Cole to the Wilton Board of Selectmen. Both are solid, experienced, elected officials in Wilton–Lori as a selectmen, and Josh as chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Both are also deeply experienced in their professional lives–Lori as a business executive in the health care industry, and Josh as a real estate and finance attorney. Strong credentials supporting their candidacy.

I encourage you to become vested in Wilton and in these candidates. Details of their experiences and ability to serve can be found on their campaign website.

Don Sauvigne
Wilton Police Commissioner

Elect Democrats to Wilton Town Government

To the Editor:

To my fellow citizens of Wilton–Are you one of the 56% of Americans who believe Trump is unfit to serve as president? Are you deeply concerned about the direction of our country under this administration? It can be easy to become disillusioned and disengaged. I instead invite you to mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 and vote. It is critical that we elect Democrats to Wilton town government to promote Democratic core values of inclusivity, excellent public education and protection of our environment. Let’s make our voices heard in our 2017 local election. Make a plan now to vote on November 7.

Jackie Kremer

Pagliaro Will Be Strong, Knowledgeable Voice

To the Editor:

I have known Chris Pagliaro for many years and am proud to support his candidacy for the Planning and Zoning Commission. Chris is a respected architect and the managing partner in a South Norwalk-based firm. With his background and experience, Chris is an expert in land-use issues and well-versed on current “smart planning” trends. Chris has already served the town well through terms on the Building Inspector’s Board of Appeals and the Council on Public Facilities. Chris cares deeply about Wilton’s future and will be a strong and knowledgeable voice, ensuring P&Z makes sensible decisions about planning and development issues.

Scott Gioffre

Proud to Cast Votes for Bufano and Cole

To the Editor:

Lori Bufano and Joshua Cole are what we need on the Board of Selectmen and I will be proud to cast votes for them on Election Day.

As a long-time resident of Wilton, Lori has devoted herself to serving the Town in various capacities. She was an elected member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning and Zoning Commission for nearly 10 years. She is a current member of the Board of Selectmen and has distinguished herself as a forward-looking, experienced selectman. As the liaison between the Board and the Economic Development Commission (EDC), Lori has supported the EDC’s initiatives, including the summer concert series and promotional videos.

Joshua currently serves as chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, where he has proven himself as a reasoned and responsive leader. With two young children, Joshua represents the next generation, deeply invested in Wilton for many years to come.

Together, Josh and Lori offer the commitment to fiscal responsibility, smart development and innovative leadership vital to moving Wilton forward.


Jennie Wong

Fanwick Brings What’s Needed to P&Z, Impartiality

To the Editor:

I’m writing to support Eric Fanwick for the Planning and Zoning Commission. Eric brings what that commission requires most in these times of fiscal and developmental challenge:  the intelligence and impartiality to weigh all projects in light of what’s best for Wilton, not for any one constituency. Eric has served on both the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Water Pollution Control Authority. In addition he has run his own technology consulting business and knows our challenges well, having lived in town for more than 16 years. He will do what’s best for Wilton.

Bob Carney