Monday, October 13, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Route 9 Paving Waste of Tax Money, Rep. Lesser Unresponsive

To the Editor:

Not often having the opportunity to travel to the shore, I’ve not paid much attention to the milling and paving being conducted by the CT DOT on Route 9. The DOT has now reached Middletown and it does not appear that they have any intention of stopping, until they reach Interstate 84. I question the necessity of it.

Certainly, there are portions here and there that needed maintenance, but it is obvious that the entire route does not need to be repaved. I travel Route 9 north from Middletown on a regular basis, and it is in pretty darn good condition.

But, you be the judge. Attached is a photo from under the Arrigoni Bridge, showing where the milling ended, and where it will pick up, again, tonight. Does that stretch of road look like it needs to be repaved to you?

My call to Gov. Malloy’s office to question this, yielded nothing but a referral to the DOT. That referral lead to three further transfers and an unfulfilled promise of a return phone call, from “Sherry” at the DOT, (860-258-4501) and the governors’ office (860-566-4840). As well, two emails on this topic to 100th District state Rep. Matt Lesser, have gone unanswered.

People highly resent our tax money being spent in such a way that gives the appearance of work being done, just to keep state employees busy. In my opinion, this is nothing more than political payback in an election year.

Tom Foley is a successful business man who appreciates the hard work you and I put into earning the money we pay taxes with, whereas Gov. Malloy seems to think money grows on trees and our pockets are overflowing.

Wasn’t it candidate Dan Malloy who promised NOT to increase taxes? Wasn’t it Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who gave us the largest tax increase in the state’s history?

Gov. Malloy is out of touch. It is high time for fresh ideas, common sense and a respect for the hard working People of Connecticut. Remember this when you go to the poll on Nov. 4.

William Boylan
Middletown

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