Letter: Ordinance proposal purposively targets selectman


To the editor,

I read with concern, but not surprise, Republican Selectman Michael Krenesky’s transparent scheme to target Democratic Selectman Peter Betkoski with a “Trumped” up ordinance proposal, which selectively would hold back his pay because he owes back business taxes.

Krenesky knows full well that Mr. Betkoski, a Beacon Falls business owner, has made, and is fulfilling, a payment plan made with our tax collector; a common practice in our town which has helped to bring in over a million dollars in back taxes. In spite of several years of strong town management under the current administration, Krenesky could just not resist reverting to his tired old habits of underhanded personal attacks. He should know that America has a strong tradition, dating back hundreds of years, of not creating laws or regulations that target, specifically or in spirit, an individual person.

He should, but won’t, be ashamed of himself. I guess snakes in the grass just gotta be snakes in the grass.

Ned Grace

Beacon Falls


  1. Well said Ms Brown.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but Mr Krenesky was doing what he was elected to do, represent the tax payers of Beacon Falls. He never mentioned or targeted any individual. A reporter for the CN did his job and research and provided the public with the delinquency. It just happened to be Mr Betkoski. As usual a prominent member of the DTC chose to attack Mr Krenesky for doing his job. I for one applaud Mr Krenesky for doing what was right knowing that the attack would be swift and viciously administered. Unfortunately these attacks have just begun and will only get worse for Mr Krenesky. And it appears he stands alone.

    Good luck Mike!!

  2. More partisan non-sense from the usual suspects.

    People who pay their taxes are not sympathetic, if a person drawing a stipend from the town owe taxes that obligation should be fulfilled first…period.

    This is why it is so difficult to get good people interested in town to serve, the prominent people who are usually involved close ranks to make excuses and defame people who would like to close this loop hole.

    Those of us who carry the tax burden should be outraged at the others who are not only behind but choose to draw from the till and attack those would put a stop to it. This highlights why a movement is needed to make local office non-partisan, eliminating this sort of non-sense.

    Kathy Brown