The Silly Season is Over...
...and sanity returns to the Town of Greenwich. The tumult and the shouting dies, and as the dust settles God is still in His heaven and the voters have made all the right choices. The results:
The Board of Selectmen remains unchanged. Peter Tesei has won a third term as First Selectman; Dave Theis came in a comfortable second to retain his seat as Selectman, and Drew Marzullo handily out-polled his running mate John Blankley to keep his seat as well. This Board has served the Town well for the past two years, and we are lucky to have them at the helm for another two.
Carmella Budkins, already a Town institution, continues on as Town Clerk, and Tod Laudonia continues as Tax Collector. The Soviet-style elections for the Board of Estimate and Taxation produced no surprises: with no candidates to oppose them, the slate was unanimously swept into office. Ain't democracy wonderful?
For the first time in living memory, the voters did have a choice of candidates for the Board of Education. And choose they did, resoundingly rejecting the Maryannie/Annie ticket in favor of the O'Neill/von Braun slate by a margin of almost two-to-one. Reportedly Maryannie/Annie had seen the handwriting on the wall, and began to hand out a prepared concession speech as the results became clear. What a pity this document didn't get written and published three or four months ago!
And so, gentle reader, we can all take a deep breath and relax for another two years. That is, all of us who didn't win a post in Town government yesterday. For those good folks, it's back to the grindstone today, and your scribe would like to be the first to thank them in advance for all their efforts on behalf of us all.