November 6, 2017

New Canaanite Endorses Kit for First!

Read the New Canaanite endorsement of Kit for First Selectman: Some highlights: Devereaux has shown a rare ability to say ‘No’ effectively, without engendering ill will—a quality that New Canaan’s next first selectman surely must possess, given what certainly will be a diminished Grand List. Yet Moynihan’s solutions often involve spending money in some way—by special appropriation (library), siphoning of …

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October 25, 2017

Tripartisan Support: Lifelong Republicans Endorsing Kit

So many lifelong New Canaan Republicans are endorsing Kit for her experience, vision, and character. Read letters from John Sheffield, chairman of the Board of Finance; Frederick Whitmer; Rob Mallozzi IV.; and George Wright IV. John Sheffield, chairman of the Board of Finance: As has been written recently, the races for town office should be focused on electing the best …

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October 10, 2017

Kit Devereaux Speaks Out

With a desire to put her financial background and what she terms her ‘consensus building ability’ to work, Kit Devereaux is running for first selectman — the top, paid elected post in New Canaan. She shared her thoughts recently with the Advertiser during an interview on Friday, Sept. 29. Devereaux has been a resident of New Canaan for 25 years. …

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October 6, 2017

Strength in Finance, Collaborative Problem-Solver

I love New Canaan. I am running for first selectman because I want to preserve and build on what is great about our town. I have the experience necessary to tackle some of the key issues that will make New Canaan even better. Kit Devereaux My background is financial. I have an MBA in Finance. I worked in the securities …

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September 14, 2017

Kit Responds to Cost Overrun of NCHS Fields

I was discouraged to read the article about the New Canaan High School fields projects. As the past chair of the Town Council’s subcommittee on the Lakeview Avenue Bridge overruns, I had hopes that our days of “surprise” cost overruns were behind us—that we had come to understand the importance of process, communication, and transparency. The idea that the information …

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September 8, 2017

Kit Rethinks Downtown Parking and Zoning 

We are all concerned about our property values, but perhaps less aware that an important component of those values is a vibrant town center. We need to do what we can to help create a business-friendly environment. First, our current Main and Elm parking situation is not optimal. We have approximately 300 people working in the business district. Many of …

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July 24, 2017

New Canaan Democrats Nominate Kit

While Republican hopefuls battled it out for endorsements at New Canaan High School, candidates at the Democratic Town Committee’s caucus, held at Town Hall, focused more on the hope they have for their party’s future. The caucus featured no contested candidates and all seeking a nomination were endorsed without objection. But this year’s caucus was different: for the first time since 2009, …

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July 13, 2017

Specific Finance Improvement Ideas

The foremost issue on most voters’ minds is the financial condition of New Canaan. Property owners feel the pinch of persistent tax increases in the face of lowered property values. With a nod to zero-based budgeting, let’s start by looking at our budgets item by item. In our current system, department managers defend their proposed percentage increases, rather than their …

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June 13, 2017

Maintaining New Canaan’s ‘Physical Plant’

As the election field becomes more crowded, I wanted to take the opportunity to start a dialogue about one of the important issues facing New Canaan: the stewardship of New Canaan’s physical plant. For decades, New Canaan has failed to maintain its assets. And by ignoring routine maintenance, those issues, year-by-year, have and will become major projects, edging from the …

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April 19, 2017

Devereaux Running for First Selectman

New Canaan Democrat Kit Devereaux is running for first selectman … . Devereaux said that she is running “to open the conversation, so that everyone can enter into a discussion about the town.” “I love New Canaan and love being involved,” Devereaux said. “And I care about the direction of New Canaan.” Devereaux has served the New Canaan Town government …

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