With some confusion about who is being recommended to serve as the North Canaan alternate to the Region 1 Board of Education, the selectmen decided, after making a motion on one candidate, to take up the matter next month. The Republican Town Committee recommended that Laurie Perotti, who has been in the position, continue on, so the selectmen approved the recommendation.
But a letter from Dolores Perotti, chairman of the North Canaan Elementary School Board of Education, put forth the name of Laura Freund, who had been the town’s representative to the board. She did not seek re-election this fall. In her letter Dolores Perotti said Freund would be the logical alternate since she has the experience and is a good listener. “She has worked hard in a difficult public service position,” she said, adding that since a large percentage of the Region 1 vote belongs to Canaan, it makes sense to have someone knowledgeable sitting in at the meetings in member Edwin Gow’s absence.
Perotti said Laurie Perotti was agreeable to having Freund serve. “There is some confusion here,” said First Selectman Douglas Humes during a recent selectmen’s meeting. Humes said as far as he’s concerned, if Perotti is still interested, she should continue. He said Gow told the Republican Town Committee he could work with her.
Call and write Doug to tell him to stand his ground and keep Laurie as the choice…all over the region, including North Canaan it was obvious that “the status quo is no longer acceptable”. And Laura Fruend is more of the same, stale thinking that led the Region One Board to where it wound up before the election.
As a matter of fact, Mrs. Perotti puts her own position as the ABC Chair in jeopardy with this knee-jerk reaction to the elections. The people have spoken in the elections Mrs. Perotti…it’s NOT YOUR CHOICE.
Here are Doug’s numbers, please get as many people as you can from North Canaan to call Doug and tell him not to revert back to what was just rejected by voters