I would like to thank all District 5 residents who voted for me to be their RTM representative in the recent election. In particular, I would like to thank those who signed my initial petition to get on the ballot. Having previously served on the RTM as a representative from District 8, I am particularly interested in hearing about any concerns in addition specific to District 5 in addition to general townwide issues.

Westport faces fiscal and planning challenges, and many citizens are concerned with the recent direction of our town, as evidenced by the major turnover in the finance and planning boards. All town budget, fiscal and contractual matters come before the RTM, as do many of the controversial land use issues.

The RTM plays a major role in what happens in town and often has the final say, and I welcome your input. I can be reached at dloselle@optonline.net.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Dewey Loselle

RTM District 5

Westport