Newspaper Error Causes DTC to Reschedule Caucus

BREAKING NEWS–One day before its scheduled caucus to nominate potential members, the Wilton Democratic Town Committee has rescheduled it by one week. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Democratic Caucus  has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m., at the same venue, Comstock Community Center.

Acting chair Tom Dubin explained the reason for the delay in an email late Monday evening to registered Democrats, detailing that there had been an error in the way the meeting had been noticed. While the DTC had paid for and submitted the legal notice for publication on time to the Wilton Villager, as required by state statute, the newspaper failed to publish the notice. DTC leadership was wary of moving forward with the meeting and running afoul of any questions of transparency and openness.

“We have made this frustrating decision because the Wilton Villager failed to print the required legal notice that we provided them two weeks ago. They didn’t fail to confirm the publication to us (several times), nor did they fail to bill us–they simply failed to run it,” Dubin wrote.

At the caucus registered Democrats will have the opportunity both to nominate other registered Democrats for membership in the DTC, and to vote on the nominations. There are 34 member spots that the DTC can fill.

The DTC has also rescheduled its monthly meeting from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16. It will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the caucus will start at 8 p.m..

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