To the Editor:

As the New Milford municipal election came to a close, by most accounts the candidates and their parties ran an issue-oriented campaign for the citizens of New Milford to decide who was going to lead the town for the next two years.

However, there is one group in town, New Milford First, which continues to take a different road.

With only a few days left before the election, they sent out a political mailer accusing town councilman Bob Guendelsberger of not living in New Milford and showing a picture of his summer house.

Bob Guendelsberger lives in New Milford, as he always has. He does have a summer home that he bought in 1987.

It wasn't a secret then and it's not a secret now. Bob uses it during the summer months, then drains the water and closes it for the winter.

New Milford First included a list of their endorsed candidates on the mailer as if the candidates were part of this attack.

The leadership of New Milford First owes an apology to Mr. Guendelsberger, the endorsed candidates on the mailer, and the citizens of New Milford.

If they want to put New Milford "first" they would stop this negativity.

Roger J. Szendy

Vice chairman

Republican Town Committee

New Milford