Letter: Reader expects officials to dress officially

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To the editor:

On Sunday, Sept. 11, I was at the remembrance service held in Plantsville commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. The Knights of Columbus, members of our fire companies, police, some of our elected officials, and many residents were in attendance.

Our fire chief, police chief, and a few of our elected officials spoke as well as our town manager. They were all in uniform, or dressed appropriately for the occasion with the exception of our town manager.

At such a solemn tribute, I was surprised and even offended at our Town Manager Garry Brumback’s attire. If he was going for the “surfer dude” look, he achieved success. At an occasion such as a Sept. 11 memorial, I think shorts, an untucked shirt, and flip flops was the wrong call.

I believe that if you are a representative of our town and speaking at an event such as this, know your audience, respect the occasion, and dress the part.

Dianne Mathews, Southington

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