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Letter: Political Payback in Montville

On April 14, 2014, the Montville Town Council engaged in a blatant example of political payback when four of the Democratic Councilors voted to reduce the buffer zone from one mile to 500 feet between established brick and mortar taxpayers and competing street vendor carts.

This was done at the request of former Democratic Town Councilor Gary Murphy and over the objections from representatives of at least four town agencies and elected boards.

Democratic Councilor Chuck Laughton really passed the buck by saying the licenses were at the discretion of the police lieutenant. That puts a very unfair burden on the police department and creates a situation that is bound to generate much criticism. 

Kudos for Tom McNally and Kathy Pollard for trying to prevent this obvious act of political patronage. I hope the tax payers remember this shady deal at the next election.

Richard Nicholson
Oakdale, Conn.

Dana McFee April 24, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Don't start feeling overly rightious scumbag, the case was dismissed the only reason I paid the $17.50 was so i didn't have to go back to court and miss work to present pretrial evidence which would have dismissed the case . Even the prosecuter thought you were a jerk. Wait till you see the signs that start popping up about you and your hotdogs. You reap what you sow.

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