Resident calls for Hoffstatter's resignation

Milton Pohl, a longtime resident of Hurlbutt Street, stood before the Board of Selectmen on Nov. 4 and said he was disappointed to hear one of the town’s elected officials had been “indicted” for using drugs.

Mr. Pohl was referencing Selectman Ted Hoffstatter’s recent civil citation for possession of marijuana. Since 2011, possession of marijuana is no longer a misdemeanor crime in Connecticut and carries only a $150 fine per charge — similar to a traffic violation.

The Hurlbutt Street resident took time to personally call for Mr. Hoffstatter’s resignation, saying it was an “unpleasant topic,” but one he felt someone should raise before the public.

No action or comment was made by any members of the board, except to thank Mr. Pohl for his comments.