To the Editor:
A recurring theme from one of our mayoral candidates and her supporters appears to be a desire to return Milford to small-town values. This confuses me. The Milford I have known for over 20 years has always been a warm and friendly place to live. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is greeted by name when I enter many of our local shops. I’m not the only one who can’t go a half-block without running into a friend or acquaintance, which invariably leads to an animated 15-minute chat on the street.
All around me people greet each other, whether as friends or strangers, with a cheerful “Good morning.” I see couples enjoying their daily walks, neighbors helping out neighbors, kids and dogs savoring our great outdoors. The Milford that some people say they are yearning for is already here, and I feel bad for those who can’t see it or feel it, even though it’s right outside their doors.
In all my years here, Sean Strub — whether as an organizer, a businessman, or as our mayor — has been a consistently positive force, someone always astutely looking out for Milford’s future while clearly helping to sustain a welcoming atmosphere of, yes, small-town values.