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Councilman: Email Me If Your Street Needs Plowing

Seventh District Councilman Craig Budnick reaches out to his constituents.

Editor's note: Budnick told Stratford Patch he'll message his fellow Town Council members about releasing a joint statement on the cleanup effort.

By Craig Budnick

I have noticed that several streets in the 7th District have not seen a plow and many look like they were done with private resources. Please contact me at cbudnick@townofstratford.com to let me know if your street does not at least have one passable lane.

I want to thank everyone for their patience which I know is wearing thin. I have received many positive stories about neighbors helping one another and giving our hard-working Public Works Department a pat on the back.

The town has additional outside resources that are being employed to help us dig out. For all emergencies continue to call 911 as our emergency services are being assisted by heavy equipment to help get them down impassable streets.

If you are aware of any people in need of services that fall outside the realm of the police department please send the requests to my email and we will mobilize resources to assist.

Again thank you to all the citizens for their patience and to all our merchants in the Paradise Green area for opening and serving the community.

Thank you.

[To submit a letter to the editor, email Stratford Patch editor Jason Bagley at jason.bagley@patch.com.]

Baffled Resident February 13, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Uh, Mr. Budnick. Would you kindly go back and read the post from "KathyK" again, and then read my response to her. Where are you mentioned in my reply? You weren't.
Craig Budnick February 13, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Baffled......that is correct, you did not specify which Councilman you were talking about...but since are not the spokesman for Jason, Paul or myself, (or anyone on the Council) please refrain from giving your opinion on what any of us wanted to do and concentrate on helping make this a better town. Thanks......
Baffled Resident February 13, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Craig, i've read through some of your previous threads here on Patch, and i honestly don't understand your purpose of being on the site. You have a well documented pattern here of being antagonistic toward residents who are seeking answers to their questions. I'm certainly entitled to share with "KathyK" and "J.Jones" and anyone else from the **th district that the councilman doesn't want the position. Your posting in admonishment of me shows that you are truly a neophyte in the realm of Stratford politics. Are you Mr. *******'s spokesperson? No, you aren't. Let him come on here and address the issue. Thank you. By the way, i didn't use all caps anywhere in my post. We know that all caps indicates a person that is shouting.
Craig Budnick February 13, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Baffled....not really sure how engaging in rumor about any given Council person's intent constitutes you "seeking answers to questions" as you put it. Ah yes....I get that "neophyte" thing all the time.....and yet I think I helped draw attention to some unplowed streets with this article as seen in the 100+ emails that I received. So I think that is what I was elected to do is "help people"....but if that is "neophyte" than I stand corrected. Your right....the 1st amendment does guarantee you the right to say anything you want and it does not even have to be accurate or truthful....my apologies. So continue to spread rumors, stories or anything you like about any town council person, because you have the right to do so. I feel bad for Jason Bagley, he has done his best to make this a great source of news for Stratford, hopefully the average citizen stops at the end of the article and does not dive down into the negative which is usually what the comment section becomes....and yet I am just as guilty for engaging people in negative debate. Baffled.....you are free to carry on this conversation, as I am sure you will. I am going to try and help my neighbor with her driveway and go grab a shovel. There are plenty of residents in Stratford who still need help getting out, so if you are able....please put down the keyboard and see who might need assistance. Thanks.....
Baffled Resident February 13, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Give me a break, Craig. If i were looking to throw dirt and spread rumors and malign that councilman i would have posted his name. I would have asked a question regarding his vehicle(take a look at it at the next council meeting Craig and tell me what is "off" about it). I'm done here.

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