In my opinion, my views are being shot down by Amy Poturnicki who said not to sign my petition, by Jon Brayshaw because he called me "unprofessional," by Dave Rowe who does not even live in town, by Sean Hayes because he said I do not understand finance, and by Jenny Brown because there have been too many people whining and complaining about these deals in the past.
There are plenty of opinions out there, but here are a few facts:
Fact 1: I have lived in Middlefield and paid taxes on that property for the past two years, I have lived in Connecticut for 10 years.
Fact 2: I have an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut, and an undergraduate degree in Economics.
Fact 3: I have over 10 years of insurance industry experience, particularly in the areas of Actuarial and Finance, at Fortune 500 Companies including Progressive Insurance and The Hartford, and Fortune Global 500 Hartford Steam Boiler.
Fact 4: I have an 18 year old son who loves to snowboard, and the two of us have snowboarded up at Ski Sundown together, so we would love to do so here in town.
Fact 5: I have expressed opinions that run counter to the current administration, both in regard to the town's budget, as well as Powder Ridge financing during my participation in town meetings over the past year.
The fact is, to have a healthy debate, you need to have 2 sides that participate fully in the debate.
Let's actually have a meeting for a change that allows facts to be shared and articulated, instead of attacking the character of our fellow residents in town, who happen to have courage to speak out when something does need to be said to be sure that our land is being used wisely.