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Only in Ridgefield

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 7:08 PM

Comment section of the
Ridgefield Patch, April 18 2011:
I missed the debate due to an illness, but from everything I have heard and read points to an overwhelmingly successful presentation and discussion by Marty Heiser compared to the other candidates. I realize it will still come down to voter turnout for either side, but it's obvious the Democrats and PTA/Education lobby will continue to overlook the financial difficulties Ridgefield is faced with. I think it's time we accept the reality that we need somone experienced like Marty Heiser who can deal with fiscal responsibility with more than just words and promises.

-Alex Karsanidi

Ridgefield Patch today:
Wednesday night at the library, Heiser and DiPreta spoke at an informal event organized by the Rotary Club of Ridgefield about some of the issues they hope to address if elected to the position – Kozlark did not attend the forum due to a miscommunication, according to both her and Rotary Club member Alex Karasanidi.

Ridgefield Press today:
Maureen Kozlark, the third candidate in the race, wasn’t there. Responding to an e-mail shortly after the meeting she said that she’d been told to go B&G on 7 restaurant on Route 7 to meet with Rotary members, and had gone there. She was upset at the mix-up.

So someone who has openly expressed support for Heiser is involved in a "miscommunication" with Heiser's opponent?

Even worse...
Heiser introduced themselves to the small crowd in the Dayton Room before answering a few questions from Karasinidi and a some from the audience.

So the person who expressed support for Heiser PRIOR to the event was allowed to fire off questions to the candidates?

...and the cherry on the top.
Alex Karsanidi
6:16pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011

This was a Ridgefield Rotary Club sponsored event which was opened to the public as a community service. All three candidates were informed of the time and location of this forum and it was announced on the front page and the "Happenings" section of last weeks Ridgefield Press, as well as posted on the Ridgefield Patch, plus numerous email blasts to various groups in Ridgefield. Obviously, 2 of the candidates and representatives from the Ridgefield Press, Patch and the New Times managed to be present. I can't make excuses for the rest of the town.

So much for "miscommunicaiton"...I hope I'm not the only one scratching his head?

Paging Ridgefield Press and Patch! I think Karasanidi has some explaining to do!

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