Lake Beseck 'Advocate' Honored at Beach Day

July 28 was declared "Dick Boynton Day" in honor of the longtime resident and Lake Beseck Association president.


Longtime Middlefield and Rockfall resident Richard "Dick" Boynton was honored Saturday at the annual Lake Beseck Beach Day.

The town declared July 28 "Dick Boynton Day" in honor of the lake community's tireless advocate who retired this summer after serving 16 years as Lake Beseck Association (LBA) president.

"Lake Beseck is one of Middlefield's greatest treasures, and so are you," said First Selectman Jon Brayshaw.

During his tenure, Boynton was successul in helping the town install a sewage and sanitation system and worked with the state to implement an annual drawdown of Lake Beseck to prevent weed growth, a proclamation read.

For those efforts, Boynton was also recognized by LBA members. He was presented with a plaque of appreciation which was fixed to a stone set in front of a newly erected flag pole.

"This is an amazing community," Boynton said.

State Sen. Len Suzio and State Rep. Buddy Altobello were also on hand to present Boynton with a citation from the state legislature.

Lucy Petrella July 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Congratulations, Dick!!!!! You most certainly deserve this honor for all that you've done and all that you continue to do - not only for the Lake Beseck community, but for the Town of Middlefield!!!! We are all very fortunate to have you in our town.
Mickey July 29, 2012 at 04:04 PM
You are so appreciated for all you've done- Thank you Dick, for being such a good friend, neighbor and leader.
Amy Poturnicki July 31, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Dick, thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our town and community! Special thanks to those that donated time, money & muscle! With everyone's help, we moved mountains in only a short 2 week window in order to make this special day happen for Dick! Tilcon-Rock donation Flag Store, Meriden-on short notice, came before and after work for site visit and made flag pole installation happen! Plaquemaker.com-awesome customer service and worked after hours to get plaque out in time Town of Middlefield-Flag donation Middlefield Selectmen-Proclamation- "Dick Boynton Day" Len Suzio and Buddy Altobello-Citation from state legislature Pete Parker, Chris Hurlbert, Rob Poturnicki, Rich DiLauro-placement of rock and mulch Bob Monthei-happily lassoed for tools needed to drill rock for plaque mounting Layne Williams-for keeping our secret from Dick and getting him there! Middlefield Park & Rec, Bill & Dawn Warner, George & Sandra Ennever , Dan Wilcox, Teresa Fanske, Joe Cunningham, John & Laurie Macgoveny, Jon Brayshaw, Ed Bailey, Pete Parker, Brad & Phyllis Smith, Al Palmero, Dave & Barbara Rogers, Dave & Betty Fruin, Randy Whitehouse, White Construction, Alexandra Taylor, Bob & Jeanne Monthei, Jim & Lisa Irish, Mike & Marv Beloff, John & Lynda Beichner, Buddy Altobello, Rob & Amy Poturnicki, Jim & Lisa Irish, Craig & Sharon Lundell, Pete & Pam Sibley Thank you all for your generosity!
Cindy Di Lauro July 31, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Great job, all!!!! Especially, to Rob & Amy Poturnicki for all of their hard work, time and talents. It was a wonderful day for all, to commemorate a great, talented, generous man that we all owe a debt to. Cheers!!
Bill Stewart April 11, 2014 at 08:07 PM
That is really cool that they named a day after him. How it would it be to have a day named after you? Someday there will be a national holiday known as Bill day. Bill | http://allamericantrophyking.com/awards/corporate-plaques/h62sPq4gCt20r1/


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