Sunday, November 22, 2009

An apology related to the Election Day emails

Either on Election Day or the day before Election Day, there were some emails distributed that were effectively endorsing certain candidates. Those emails also seemed to some to be a representation of the views of non-profit organizations.

I just spoke with the gentleman who sent out an email related to the pool. He apologized. I'm a believer that we all make mistakes and I felt his apology was sincere. So speaking only for myself, I accepted his apology. For me, that's the end of it.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

What about the CJF? Have they sent out an apology?

Tim White said...

I haven't heard anything from anyone about anything, except the email I mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Considering the results of the election, last minute campaign e-mailing by certain non-profits just may have backfired assuming the e-mail blasts were seriously supporting special interests like the pool and the yet-to-be artificial turf by endorsing the losers. Could there be a lesson for town Democrats as well as everyone else in this?

Anonymous said...

They broke the law and should pay the penalty. Of course they think they are above the law.

----- Original Message -----

From: CYB/CYS Mailing List


Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 8:18 PM

Subject: FW: Cheshire Turf Field

Hi Parents,

Please read the attached letter from Cheshire Junior Football and please vote to support our youth athletics.

-----Original Message-----
From: Russo, Marc []
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 7:43 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: Cheshire Turf Field

Please read the attached letter from the CJF Board of Directors.

Message from Cheshire Junior Football and Cheerleading Board of Directors:

Dear Parents:

We would like to make you all aware of an important topic that has received much discussion of late and is very important to Cheshire Junior Football and Cheerleading (CJF). The Turf Field at Cheshire High School.

As you know, CJF has only one complex at which we are able to play our games; Cheshire High School. Our use of the game field is very limited due to its poor condition and the fact that high school programs take precedence over us. The natural grass game field has been steadily deteriorating over the years as more and more events are hosted on the field, many of which have know where else to go. The field simply cannot handle the number of events played on it. As a result, CJF is forced to play many of our games on the adjacent practice field which is in deplorable condition and sometimes virtually unplayable. One solution to this lack of viable field space is the installation of an artificial turf field (Turf) at the high school complex, replacing the current natural grass field. The installation of Turf at the high school complex will provide for substantially more usage without concern for field conditions or weather. Some of these uses are football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, band, graduation, community events, relay for life, and yes, a safe and viable place for CJF to host its home games. A place we can be proud of. A Turf field can even be used in the winter months after snow removal. Many towns are currently playing on Turf fields and are experiencing very positive results.

Cheshire is very fortunate. Through the hard work of a few people, Cheshire has been given a Grant in the amount of $525,000 by the State of Connecticut specifically for improvements to and installation of Turf at the high school game field. This amount goes a long way to getting this field built which is estimated to cost between $600,000 and $750,000, depending on field choice and company. The balance will hopefully be raised privately providing for little or no cost to local taxpayers. This would be a huge improvement of facilities available to CJF and will benefit our program immensely. Although this issue has become a bit of a political hotbed, we truly believe that the installation of an artificial turf field at the high school complex will drastically improve playing conditions for CJF players and cheerleaders and will be instrumental to our success into the foreseeable future.

We understand that the following individuals running for election on Tuesday are supportive of this effort. If you believe in the Turf project, please consider a vote for the following Turf supporters:

Town Counsel: Board of Education:
Justin Adinolfi - At Large Bob Behrer
Matt Altieri - At Large
Michael Ecke - At Large
Kerrie Dunne - At Large

Sheldon Dill - 1st District
Matt Bowman - 2nd District
Laura DiCaprio - 3rd District
Peter Talbot - 4th District

Anonymous said...

They should lose their tax exempt status, they had no business attempting to influence an election and then apologize for it. Do not believe this was an honest mistake. The special interest groups have too much knowledge in their ranks. Cannot have it both ways.

Anonymous said...

Heck if a head coach can get away with sending sexually explicit emails through the schools email system, I guess CJF will get away with their campaign emails too.