I am responding to a letter published last week with Frank Semplenski’s name attached.
I’ve personally known Frank for the past 20 years, and to see him take credit for that letter was shocking. The letter is full of malicious lies concerning Board of Selectmen meetings that do not jibe with either reality or the meetings’ minutes, which can be read on the town website. Frank lent his name to a letter that talked about meetings that he does not attend. I have not chaired a single Board of Selectman meeting with Frank present, and I am sorry that he is being used this way. (He did tell me two years ago that he wanted to vote for me but never would because I’m not a Democrat.)
I stand by my statement in my last campaign: I will not stoop to the tactics that had been the norm of the previous administration. I remain committed to leading the town of Beacon Falls in a professional manner, and Dominick Sorrentino and I look forward to the voters’ support on Tuesday. Beacon Falls is a great town that deserves excellence in leadership.
Gerard F. Smith