Drobinski said during Tuesday's meeting he never argued against high-density housing development for the Melone property. Minutes from Jan. 30, 2007, Page 10, paragraph 3, show otherwise.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Resident David Manjarrez says Selectmen John Drobinski and Larry O'Brien were unfair in not appointing Bob Haarde as chairman.
As voters, we require transparency, fairness, and equity from our elected officials. It is in a spirit of fairness that Sudbury registered voters should request that the Sudbury Board of Selectmen consistently adhere to the tradition of multiple decades wherein a Sudbury selectman in the third and last year of his or her term and having effectively, faithfully and honorably served the citizens of Sudbury become Chair of the Sudbury Board of Selectmen. Selectmen Drobinski and O’Brien have been the beneficiaries of this same chair-process and tradition spanning decades. Mr. Drobinski has been the chair five times since 1987 while Mr. O’Brien has been chair three times and most recently for the fourth time with Mr. Drobinski’s singular vote. …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Chairman Larry O'Brien explains why he needs to exit from the meeting before discussion of the Lavender incident on May 9 begins.
Sudbury Police Chief Richard Glavin appeared at Tuesday night's meeting of the Board of Selectmen to discuss the warning letter he sent to Lavender Asian Cuisine and Bar on Boston Post Road regarding an incident on May 9, when several town officials were found to be present in the establishment past the time it was supposed to close, according to the terms of its liquor license. "As I indicated at the last meeting, I have recused myself from any discussion involving Lavender," said Selectmen Chair Larry O'Brien, who has admitted to being present in the restaurant on the night in question. "When you recuse yourself, it is required that you leave the room. On that note, I will leave the room at this time." The meeting was then turned over …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Selectmen also receive updates on Route 20 Corridor Study.
Dozens of Sudbury residents upset about a power company's plan to remove trees and brush from South Sudbury against their wishes packed into Tuesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting at Town Hall. Residents complained that NSTAR left them notices on their doors announcing the intention to begin the work, without proper approvals from them or town officials. The notices did not indicate just how aggressive the work would be, they complained. Chris Lutz said NSTAR ripped up his kids' playground, their sandbox and a flower garden that included newly-planted roses that could not have possibly been interfering with power. He said NSTAR's work, which he said occured on June 4, shortly before the company agreed to a moratorium, significantly …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Residents Rita and Sid Bourne have had enough of the recent actions by town officials.
Recently Sudbury has witnessed: Informed residents view the political culture of Sudbury as unethical and unhealthy. Comments in the Sudbury Patch and the Sudbury Town Crier reflect frustration but not surprise. We relative newcomers (nine years) are both surprised and appalled. Actions at BOS, ZBA, and the last Town meetings hint of key decisions made with little regard for relevant facts, and tight control of information. Sudbury must wake up. Power and influence are reclaimed by action, not by words. Let’s insist on a government that is truly for the people of this lovely town. Our approach must include parents, seniors, business owners, and elected officials outside the “in group.” Let’s consider: Citizens, please voice your concerns …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Resident Siobhan Hullinger says Selectman Bob Haarde should be the current chairman.
Selectman Haarde was passed over for Chair of the BOS at this past Town Meeting much to the astonishment of many. It is, without a doubt, an action that exemplifies the ethics of Selectmen O'Brien and Drobinski. In the May 11, 2011, edition of the Sudbury Town Crier online edition, the following quote was printed: “It’s tradition after each Town Meeting to elect the senior member of the board who is running for re-election,” said John Drobinski, the previous chairman. Chair O'Brien stipulates that Selectman Haarde did not make a compelling case. Where was the case made for O'Brien? Where was the case made for any senior member? Why is it that tradition was broken? Why is it that tradition seems to be broken only for Selectman Haarde? …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Hullinger is challenging incumbent Drobinski.
To the editor, We are writing in support of Michael Hullinger for Selectman. Mike and his family have lived in Sudbury for 20 years, 10 of which have been as our neighbors. In that time, we’ve had the great fortune to know Mike and his wife, Siobhan, and their three children. We’ve witnessed first-hand, his love of family and care for this community. Mike is a great neighbor and one of the most intelligent, thoughtful and dedicated individuals we’ve ever had the pleasure to know. Mike has a clear and vested interest in the health and well being of our community. Over the years we’ve watched Mike devote significant time toward understanding the town budgets and challenges. He has been a solid participant at town meetings and has shared his …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Incumbent selectman 'listens carefully to those on all sides of an issue.'
To the editor, I support John Drobinski's re-election to the Board of Selectmen. I have worked extensively with John in my capacity as a member of the Sudbury Finance Committee, Lincoln-Sudbury School Committee and L-S Building Committee. I fully agree with others who have said John is an excellent listener, thoughtful, intelligent and someone who always has the best interests of the Sudbury community in mind. Because of his experience in municipal government, John understands the complexity of the issues which have faced Sudbury in the past and which face Sudbury now. He understands there are no easy or simple solutions and every decision requires the weighing of conflicting interests. He listens carefully to those on all sides of an …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
'He won’t let our services degrade in the short term ...'
To the editor, Thursday’s Selectman candidate’s debate made my decision easy. Please join me and vote enthusiastically to re-elect John Drobinski to the Board of Selectmen (BOS). His continued enlightened dedication to Sudbury is essential. He won’t let our services degrade in the short term while we define solutions for Sudbury’s long term goals. It’s easy to be seduced by sound bites from BOS and school committee candidates: "Bring more commercial activity to Sudbury and take control of the budget to solve structural problems.” We all should know it’s not as easy as this expedient political rhetoric. John Drobinski’s positions and recommendations grow, instead, from years of hard work for Sudbury. Not all structural difficulties can be…
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Selectmen Chair is running for re-election.
To the Editor, I support John Drobinski for re-election as Selectman. John has served our community during good times over the past 15 or so years, and during tough times, as we are having right now. John has the experience and knowledge to help Sudbury continue to move forward despite the challenges we face with very tight budgets. We need his experience and proven track record as a hard worker to guide our town through these difficult days. Trained as a scientist, John knows to look and dig for the facts to support his decisions. If you are frustrated by our budget situation in Sudbury, get involved. Come to the School Committee meetings, Selectmen’s meetings, and town meetings; express your opinions and ask the hard questions. …