Regionalization and sharing of services can provide substantial cost savings. However, determining who will be in control has always been a difficult problem with everybody preferring to continue home rule. Successful regionalization requires the ability for people to work together and to put aside personal differences for the good of the community.
A good example of a successful regional initiative is the Ledge Light Health District. Founded nearly 20 years ago, combining the health departments of the city and town of Groton, Ledge Light now provides excellent public health services in five southeastern Connecticut towns: Groton, New London, Ledyard, Waterford, and East Lyme.
Harry Watson helped craft the vision for this organization and was a founding member. He continued to serve on its board of directors until 2004, holding the positions of chairperson and vice chairperson. Harry's ability to work with others towards a common goal was a major factor in the success of the Ledge Light Health District. As our representative, he will use this same ability to help move southeastern Connecticut forward in the years to come.
Please send Harry Watson to Hartford to represent Groton and New London in the 41st District.