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Woodstock Fair Cancelled

I was saddened as a Director of the Woodstock Agricultural Society and  as an dOfficer to vote to cancel this year’s Fair.  During this time of uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety are priorities.  Next year, we will enjoy the Fair.

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George McCoy stopped by so that I could get him my donations of new hats and supplies for the Woodstock Safety Patrol, of which I am the Vice-President.  Helping to keep our community safe.






A picture of me busy at work as Chair at a Woodstock Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.


I am the Chair of the Woodstock (CT) Planning & Zoning Commission.  I have served my community these past 12 years as a Commissioner.  I have been Chair for 11 years.  The Planning & Zoning Commission has a broad range of authority to help guide land use and development in Woodstock, ranging from residential to business to agricultural.  The Commission has responsibility for land preservation, conservation, and recreation.

I am the Medical Director of the Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, MA.  Previously, I was the Medical Director of the Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT.

I am the President of the Woodstock Education Foundation, which is a non-profit, volunteer organization that funds a wide array of exciting educational programs for the public school kids in Woodstock, CT.  The educational grants are created by teachers.  I work with a great team of fellow Directors who share my commitment to help the public school kids and teachers.  All money raised goes to funding grants.  Learn more about the Woodstock Education Foundation.

I am the Treasurer of the Woodstock Agricultural Society.  The Society runs the Woodstock Fair every Labor Day weekend.  Because of my continued and strong support of local agriculture, I am not just a Life Member of the Society, but also  Member of the Board of Directors and an Officer as Treasurer.  The work I do to support local agriculture extends into the work that I do as Chair of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission.

I am a Past President of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS).  In 2016-2017, I was the 178th President of the CSMS.  The Society was founded in 1792.  The CSMS advocates for the people of Connecticut and for the doctors who provide people with medical care.  During my time as President, and long before I was President as well as now as a Past President, I continue to advocate for the patient-physician relationship.  Read my inaugural address.


CT Audubon          CT Forecst & Park Association     Friends of CT State Parks     MA Audubon

Roseland Park     The New Roxbury Land Trust     Wyndham Land Trust



I believe in transparency about my votes as a member of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission.  It is part of my open government work ethic.  As the Commission Chair, I send to the Town Clerk’s office a voting record of each Commission meeting I attend.  Learn more about how I voted. I have a 100% perfect attendance record for PZC meetings in 2020.  Here are the votes I casted in September:

September 17th, 2020  Approve the August 20th, 2020, meeting minutes as presented.  Yes

September 17th, 2020  Approve as presented the modification of a prior approved non-residential zoning permit for The Inn at Woodstock Hill with the condition that the application be completed, submitted, and filed.  Yes

September 17th, 2020  Continue to 10/01/2020 @ 7:45 PM the public hearing on the special permit modification application #SP640-04-24, ND Swadia, LLC, dba Woodstock Country Store, proposed Woodstock Country Store & gas station with apartment below.  Yes

September 17th, 2020  Adjourn the meeting. Yes

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