Leadership Style

Bridgewater has had very few negative headlines in the last four years.  We don’t play politics in Town Hall.  Our job is to serve all residents, various groups and constituencies both in our town and others in our region.  Curtis’ door is always open.  Issues or concerns are resolved quickly and fairly.  Meetings are open …

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A Needed Lift

We have come a long way in the last four years and we have more to do to keep our town vital without sacrificing our unique character.  Bridgewater is no longer a dry town and we now have the Bistro.  Our town buildings and recreation facilities have benefited from renovations, repairs, and enhancements.  Doing business …

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Keep Bridgewater Green

Curtis Read is widely recognized – far beyond the borders of our town – as an environmental expert.  His vast experience is crucial to the protection of Bridgewater’s natural resources that we all share.  His expertise is essential in situations such as how to handle the proposed Joshua Heights Affordable Housing Project – a building …

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Finance and Taxes

Most every citizen knows that the First Selectman wears many hats in leading the town government. Perhaps the most important role is that of CFO (chief financial officer), who is responsible for defining and defending our annual budgets and ensuring that town departments and special projects are carefully managed. Curtis Read has been successful at …

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Education

For the past eleven years, nine of which serving as the Vice Chairman of the Region 12 Board of Education, Alan Brown has been fighting for Bridgewater’s students. Both Curtis Read and Alan Brown have worked as a team with even greater strength and resources over the past four years to keep Burnham as the …

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Significant Accomplishments

Our First Term, 2013 – 2017 Bridgewater Has Had A Lift! • Bridgewater is no longer dry! Helped pass vote to allow alcohol to be served in restaurants and pushed for approval of Village Store to become the Bridgewater Bistro. • A much needed facelift on town buildings. Managed repairs and improvements to buildings & …

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Put Bridgewater First

Divisions fostered by petty party politics or personal differences should not encumber efficient and functional government on the local level.  If there are mistakes or problems within the Town Hall or on a Board or Commission, our job is to help solve them, not advertise them. We are open and respectful to various points of …

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Experience Matters

When I first ran for elected office eight years ago, I felt that my experience running farms, businesses, commissions and non-profits would give me the appropriate background to become a contributing and effective Selectman. Then four years ago, I decided to run for First Selectman. At the risk of sounding like a typical politician who …

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Highlights of 2013-2015 Accomplishments

• Resurfaced or rebuilt 40% of Town roads • Helped pass vote to allow alcohol to be served in restaurants • Pushed for approval of Village Store to become a restaurant • Managed repairs to Town buildings including: Town Hall, Peck House, Library, Pavilion, Senior Center, Town Garage • Active support for keeping Burnham School …

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