To the Editor:

To the veterans who are offended by the NFL athletes’ protest, here is a sincere “thank you” for serving our country.

Now, you might serve our country some more by supporting the protesters, who are using their big platform to draw maximum attention to a genuine problem, in an effort to “form a more perfect union.”

Douglas Wray

Fairfield

To the Editor:

As a longtime resident and former member of the RTM I’d like to thank the outgoing Board of Education for their hard work in challenging times; and for their auspicious selection of Dr. Toni Jones as Fairfield’s Superintendent of Schools.

I’m especially grateful to the round pegs in the square holes, as Steve Jobs might have called them: Eileen Liu-McCormack, John Llewellyn and Donna Karnal. They will be sorely missed.

They have courageously moved us forward by asking important questions, searching deeply into the facts, and advocating for stronger transparency and public participation in critical Board decisions.

Best wishes to the new Board, whom I hope will invite collegial diversity of thought and collaborative problem-solving into Fairfield’s future.

Ellen Jacob

Fairfield

To the Editor:

Please join me in supporting RTM candidate Lauren Bove on Nov. 7, as well as current RTM members Mark McDermott, Jill Vergara and Karen Wackerman.

Lauren will be an outstanding representative. She is a thoughtful, independent-minded and intelligent business woman, who has stood up for her children’s needs, challenged assessments, supported neighbors and offered concern and care for the area’s elderly.

Particularly notable was when unmitigated floodwaters threatened damage to our neighborhood. She spearheaded a local group of neighbors that met with town engineers and public works, which ultimately found a network of drains that were in dire need of cleaning. A new policy of maintenance and preventative measures has ensured our properties are no longer subject to the water damage of the past.

As an educator at Fairfield Ludlow High School, I also speak out of a concern for the future of education in town—and ultimately our home values as well. The continued threats to the education budget are worrisome. In Fairfield, we pay less for education per child than towns we like to compare ourselves to—Westport, Weston etc.

I am heartened to hear Lauren affirm her support for conscientious fiscal policy so everyone can afford to live in Fairfield, while preserving a vibrant school system and the quality services as Fairfielders and those we all expect when we move to Fairfield.

Lauren is a hard worker, committed to supporting practical solutions to Fairfield’s complex issues with compassion, facts and intelligence.

Tina Brown

Fairfield