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Resident:'Real Trouble' Coming to Stern Village

by Daniel F. Cronin

Real trouble may be coming to Stern Village, Trumbull. Many of the residents of Stern Village are in their 80s and 90s. Many are single frail ladies.

In order to be admitted to Stern Village, a background check is made. If a person has been convicted of a crime and has been "clean" for the last 10 years, that person is eligible for admission. If not, the person can not be admitted. This restriction is called a "barrier." Why this barrier? The answer is recidivism. We read in the papers every day of people being arrested over and over again. These are not the kind of people we should be mixing in with frail elderly people.

Can you picture a six-foot male who needs some money for his next fix knocking on his neighbor's door?

Now there is a new law being proposed. It is a S.B. No. 453, "AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF RELIEF FROM BARRIERS RESULTING FROM CONVICTION OF A CRIME."

If this is enacted into law, people could then be released from prison and put into one of our apartments. They bring in their friends and then their enemies. They all seem to have guns and knives. Pretty soon Stern Village becomes like some of the projects. The town of Trumbull, Stern Village and the neighbors will have something to worry about. I'm asking all the people of Trumbull to write their legislators and ask them to please kill this proposed legislation.

Daniel F. Cronin

Stern Village

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