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Making their cases

Candidates debate for two Pomfret Town Board seats

October 30, 2013

Editor’s note: This is part one in a series of three stories on Tuesday’s League of Women Voters political office candidates debates in Fredoni....

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DKexpat

Oct-30-13 2:50 PM

Well, we all need to appreciate the fact bipolarstein goes off his meds.

Candidate debates/forums are one of the LWV’s most valuable services to the community. It’s the only chance the public has to make direct comparisons between candidates – in their own words.

Candidates for office must articulate their plans before an audience and make a case for why they’re the best candidate for the position. Other than an absence for a family emergency, if you can’t be bothered to show up, then you’re probably not the best person for the job.

P.S. Hadd a recent no-show in my legislative race for the same kind of LWV debate, and guess what, he's no longer the favorite to win.

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commentor

Oct-30-13 12:34 PM

If he can't show up he should not be considered for the job. The both have the same goals. The question is which one is telling the truth? Which one really means it. This is the first I have heard about either one of them. Did they put an article in the paper listing their background? If they did I missed it. Good riddance to Christina but sorry to see Penharllow go.

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notalways

Oct-30-13 9:07 AM

Why does everyone believe that government at all levels has not reduced employees? More with less has been the norm for years in government. At some point it is just something to say because there is no more. Ask yourlocal DPW how many people use to work there then ask how many miles of streets/roads were reduced when the staff was deminished. Look at teh county...they all agree that state mandates (with the extra work they require) keep going up but staff keeps getting reduced. It isn't about saving jobs it is about recieving services.

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notalways

Oct-30-13 9:07 AM

Why does everyone believe that government at all levels has not reduced employees? More with less has been the norm for years in government. At some point it is just something to say because there is no more. Ask yourlocal DPW how many people use to work there then ask how many miles of streets/roads were reduced when the staff was deminished. Look at teh county...they all agree that state mandates (with the extra work they require) keep going up but staff keeps getting reduced. It isn't about saving jobs it is about recieving services.

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DKexpat

Oct-30-13 8:37 AM

"One: Is it going to save the taxpayers money annually? Two: Is it going to save jobs?"

Gee, which one, do you think, is more important to taxpayers?

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DarkStar

Oct-30-13 8:20 AM

Taxpayer42,

Sadly this is the case, the reality is that at the local level, at least in this area, there tends to be little difference between DNC candidates and GOP ones. Both basically want their own little fiefdom to rule and reducing the size and spending of government would be counter productive to their cause of gaining power.

Although I will say that one comment made by Christy got my interest. I would agree that consolidation should result in a cost savings, but despite his claim saving jobs shouldn't be a factor, since it's elimination those jobs that will generate the cost savings. I realize doing more with less, as business has done for decades, isn't a concern for government but we, as those being forced to foot the bill, should demand that they start doing so.

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Taxpayer42

Oct-30-13 2:34 AM

I agree, I agree, I agree. Sounds like Pomfret only needs one seat. Wish there was a candidate with different views. Not one who couldn't even show up for the debate though.

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