To the Editor:
Two hundred years ago, my family with limited resources decided to leave Ireland and start a new life in America. Their new life filled with challenges and opportunities would begin in Greenwich.
My grandmother and her friends worked at the Electrolux factory in Old Greenwich. I remember going to the Electrolux Family Christmas Parties and summer picnics. I was sad when the Electrolux factory left Greenwich and the Lifesaver factory left Port Chester.
Connecticut factories and mills provided work for many families living in suburbs and cities. Times have changed; many Connecticut factories and mills have closed or relocated. Our legislators will be faced with many financial challenges and decisions in 2021. I hope they navigate HB 5132 carefully.
Connecticut residents are good people who voted for legislators to make decisions that will benefit all residents. New zoning laws that destroy the “character of a town” should be challenged and not tagged with a derogatory label. In my opinion, the character of towns like Roxbury, Southbury and Woodbury should be preserved and protected.
God bless Connecticut.