In my last column, I commended our town officials and employees for their handling of the many challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. I can now add to that commendation congratulations on a just-announced impressive honor: Our school superintendent, Dr. Gary Richards, has just been awarded our state’s superintendent-of-the-year award!
With those thoughts in mind, I recently reread a guest column that appeared in this newspaper a month ago, right before Sandy hit, that contains multiple accusations and criticisms. It appeared under the name of an “independent Wilton citizens group” calling itself by the acronym TASC (“Toward a Stronger Community”). The accusation that most caught my attention appeared following a witty introduction about scary Halloween things. The column used that opening to lead into the following statement: