To the Editor:

We are writing to support Bob Coppola for the New Milford Board of Education.

Bob has been a teacher in the New Milford school system and surrounding school districts for many years.

He is a former New Milford Board of Education member as well as being very active in the local community. He is a member of the New Milford Lions Club and the New Milford Historical Society.

He was on the commission for the town's tricentennial celebration.

Bob is also a past and present member of the Hillside Elderly housing.

Bob's unique perspective as a teacher, resident, involved citizen and former school board member will be important as the district faces many changes in the coming years, including the possibility of closing a primary school.

Because of the significant turnover on the board this fall, it will be important to elect someone with Bob's experience.

Please join us in voting for Bob Coppola for Board of Education on Nov. 5.

Ben and Trish Grinnell

New Milford