News Feature

Stonington
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, February 14, 2013
Brewer to seek second term as Stonington selectman
No candidates for SSD seats

by Faith DeAmbrose

As the Stonington town meeting draws near, voters will not have to work too hard deciding on candidates to fill municipal positions. There will be only one candidate on the ballot: Donna Brewer.

Incumbent Donna Brewer, who will seek a three-year term as selectman, said she is running because “I enjoy doing it.”

Brewer said some of the biggest accomplishments from her first term are a result of work done by the current board of selectmen and many previous boards of selectmen: construction of the Moose Island Causeway and the in-town sidewalk project.

“Eventually, we want to do all of [the sidewalks] but it is expensive,” said Brewer, adding that “it would be great if people would just use them.”

Brewer said she is committed to keeping the municipal budget under control, and knows the board will need to address the problem of parking. Also of concern are possible budget cuts that could affect town finances. “Hopefully we can keep things under control and make things affordable for everyone,” she said.

Also on the ballot, although with no one in the running, are two three-year “in district” seats on the Stonington Sanitary District and one three-year “at large” seat. The seats can be filled with write-in candidates.