By special request, a resident writes: I've been overseas and am really confused. How and when did Maria Slippen become a Croton Democratic trustee on the board? When was she elected? Wasn't she a candidate for town trustee on the Democratic party line at some point?
--Ms. Slippen sought but did not get the 2013 Cortlandt Democratic party nomination. Instead the town Democrats chose Seth Freach and Debra Costello.
--As to how Ms. Slippen then became a Croton Democratic Party village trustee without being elected--but was appointed by Mayor Wiegman instead--please see the Gazette article from the WEEK of 1/9 to 1/15/14 edition of the paper on the Slippen/Raskob switch entitled:
RASKOB NAMED NEW CROTON PROSECUTOR, SLIPPEN INSTALLED AS TRUSTEE.
--The following link will take you to highlights ONLY from that article: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/raskob-slippen-article-gazette-week-of.html
--To read the entire article (and you should always read the entire article), check with the Croton Library which may have copies of that edition available. You can call them at 271-6612.
--You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/gazette-brian-powers-letter-slippen.html