Democratic Town Committee disappointed over Board of Education appointment

I am disappointed that the qualified candidate nominated by the Democratic Town Committee, Catherine Vecchiarelli, wasn’t appointed to join the Board of Education. The Redding voters had elected a Democratic majority to this board. I am very disheartened by the fact that the Republicans on the board ignored the will of the electorate and chose to disregard past practice by refusing to seat a Democrat to replace a Democrat. Instead, they injected partisanship into what should have been a non-controversial process. Interestingly, this led to the appointment of someone the Republicans had previously rejected. Nevertheless, I do want to congratulate … Read more

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