Old Lyme DTC Chair Comments on Sign Defacement and the Issue of Civility

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To the Editor:

The Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee does not support, and has never supported or participated in political sign defacement or removal. 

We also notice the increase in vitriolic and unsubstantiated claims against candidates and town officials. It would be useful to hear what the new Chair of the Old Lyme Republican Party offers in the way of solutions to reduce party polarization and the decreased civility he references, including the defacement and theft of political signs on private property, or the inappropriate placement of political signage on State property. 

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The Old Lyme DTC has been and remains supportive of improved respect for candidates during campaigns and of conduct that reflects the values of all voters in Old Lyme. 

Mary Jo Nosal
Chair, Old Lyme DTC