Why is Jim Sandham wasting his time responding to "Dan" -- a man who is long gone from office and, some would say, somewhat irrelevant. This is not meant as a slight on Dan, but there's a reason that the "New Democratic Party" of Montville was borne 4 years ago--out of dire necessity.

There is a stirring in the air; a hunger for change. Sarah Foye and Emily Ryzuk, two of the smartest people one could meet, will make Montville a better place for everyone. Greater transparency, accountability, and communication is sorely needed after the all-Republican stronghold and complacency of too many years.

Now is finally the time: OUT with the Ol' Boys Club of petty politics; IN with two energized candidates who put forth a relevant, forward-thinking slate, and leaders who are NOT lifelong politicians.