On Dec. 12th, the two members of the Board of Selectman voted to install Peg O’Donnell as Selectman to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Leon Karvelis. First Selectman Julia Pemberton and Selectman Michael Thompson spoke highly of Ms. O’Donnell and her continuing service to Redding. Sara Sobel was approved to replace Mark Lewis on the Region 9 Board of Education. Mr. Lewis recently resigned to replace Peg O’Donnell on the Board of…
A Message from President Barack Obama at The White House.
My farewell address
In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people. And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.
I’m just beginning to write my remarks. But I’m thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here.
Since 2009, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger. That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since our founding — our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.
Because, for me, it’s always been about you.