New Fairfield First Selectman Column

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

  I hope this finds you well.  As I write this column, we have 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Fairfield, and have suffered one […]
April 10, 2020


There is a lot of misinformation circulating on social media regarding the school construction project and the potential impact on this year’s budget. The Town budget […]
March 19, 2020


  By nature, we are social creatures.  We enjoy the company of our friends and family to celebrate the good times and to seek comfort in […]
March 5, 2020

Black Balloon Day

  On March 6, you may see black balloons displayed around Town. “Black Balloon Day” has become a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose […]

New Fairfield Selectman Column

May 21, 2020

A Selectman’s View

Pandemic or no pandemic, town government provides essential services that must continue.  By and large, those services have been available.  All of the Boards and Commissions […]
May 9, 2020

Town Leadership Is Failing You

Background: “The coronavirus-induced recession would rip an unprecedented $7 billion from Connecticut’s coffers by 2023 ……. Simply put, from 2021 through 2023, the state’s revenue craters. […]
April 16, 2020

A Selectman’s View

I am in favor of moving forward with the schools project approved by voters last October – and here’s why. The problems at Consolidated Elementary School […]
March 19, 2020

A Selectman’s View – 3/19

  We’re starting Week 1 of the New Abnormal — with no real understanding of how long this is going to go on.  We’re all trying […]

New Fairfield Board of Finance Column

May 21, 2020

New Fairfield Board of Finance Set to Approve Budget With a 0.99% Tax Increase

    As you see in this week’s Town Tribune, next year’s budget, town and education together, is published for your review. The Board of Finance […]
April 10, 2020

An Important Message from the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance Concerning the Budget Process

Governor Lamont’s recent Executive Order 7i ( – See specifically #13.) alters the usual budget process for towns such as New Fairfield this year. The Governor’s […]
March 5, 2020

BOF Hosts Public Hearing on Proposed Budgets

  All New Fairfield Budget stakeholders are invited by the Board of Finance to attend a Public Hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2020/2021 Education and […]
January 23, 2020

NF’s Bold Move in Employee Medical Expenses

  More than two decades ago, New Fairfield did something bold and creative that has saved taxpayers more than a million dollars.  What was it?  Our […]