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Board Lends Hand to Food Pantry

The Weston Food Pantry last night had the rare good fortune of getting more than the $1,000 it asked for from the Board of Selectemen. First Selectman Gayle Weinstein said it was the first time the food pantry had asked for funding. She brought a motion asking the board to double the donation because she said she wants to “help Weston organizations to help Weston people.”

After the board agreed to give the pantry $2,000, the pantry's director was clearly excited. “What a day -- woohoo!” exclaimed Betsy Peyreigne

Peyreigne originally requested $1,000 to pay for the trips she takes to Wal-Mart every two to three weeks to restock the items that are depleted, she said. That amount, she said, would cover one of her shopping trips for the summer, complete with 19 shopping carts worth of food to feed the  120 to 130 households in Weston that use the pantry.

Peyreigne said she did not request more because she did not want to be “greedy,” adding, “there are other organizations that need money.”

Other items on the agenda included discussion on the current conditions of Revson Field. A decision is yet to be made about the future of the baseball field, according to Weinstein.

The board also approved the resignation of Hal Mathews from the town Cemetery Committee.

Dennis Tracey of the Nature Center Building Committee and Eric Bell and P.J. Sacchetta of the Insurance Advisory Committee were reappointed to their positions. Kathleen Failla was reappointed as town historian and Sandra Dadik was reappointed as the Weston representative to the Southwest Region of C-Med.

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