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Selectmen Appoint Terzian to Board of Education

Independent/Republican Bryan Terzian has been appointed to the Board of Education in Bethel.

The Bethel Board of Selectmen appointed Bryan Terzian to the Board of Education Tuesday night, to fill a two-year term vacancy.  

A seat became open after Independent candidate Elizabeth A. Frey resigned shortly after being one of the seven candidates who won .  

Terzian also ran this year as a Independent/Republican, but lost.

Board of Education members Chairman Larry Craybas and William Duff and Bethel Town Republicans John Lennon and Bob Legnard all spoke in favor of Terizan's appointment during public comment.

All three selectmen also were in favor of his appointment and choose Terizan over two other people that wanted to be considered.

"He actually ran for office this year and did a lot of door to door," Selectman Richard Straiton said. "It's only fair that he be appointed."

Selectman Paul Szatkowski said: "Bryan is a leader and after many dicussions with him, he shares a lot of the same concerns as other board members. He'd make a perfect addition."

"Bryan will do very well and Larry (Craybas) said it best," First Selectman Knickerbocker said. "The changes we've seen in our schools have come from keeping politics out and always keeping an open mind."

Earlier in the year, Terizan, who is an officer at the Ridgefield Police Department, said at the Board of Education candidate forum: "As a member of public office, you need to consider what everyone has to say, in this case the teachers, students, administrators and the community. Everyone needs to be involved and I would listen to everyone's opinion."   

Dan Gaita December 21, 2011 at 11:52 AM
This is a great development for our schools. Mr. Terzian is a consummate and qualified professional that has the best interest of our children and our school system. This is also a signal that yes, politics was removed from the decision process. Congratulations and thanks for stepping up to the plate.
Paul Improta December 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Thanks are also in order to the unified Board of Selectman for their unanimous choice. Bryan worked very hard to get his name out there during the election, including knocking on doors and financing his own campaign piece. This is a voluntary position with a lot of time away from home, and Bryan has demonstrated his commitment and will be a positive addition to the BOE.
Thomas Peters December 22, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Well, it is nice to start the new year with everyone all so happy. Let us see in three months. Merry Christmas to all and " GET READY TO RUMBUL "!!
SmallMinds December 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Rumbul? Did you mean rum ball? Run bull? Don't we think that every American should be required to speak English?
johnqpublic December 22, 2011 at 12:31 PM
According to Google Translate Peters > English, this was "GET READY TO RUMBLE", a reference to that ring announcer prior to the main boxing event. A full explanation of that phrase can be found here: http://letsgetreadytorumble.com/main.html One must assume Mr. Peters is assuming that three months hence, the timing will be right for a fight (over the budget). This reminds me of the "planned fights" amongst fans that sometimes accompanied football (soccer) matches between various English teams. Thanks, Tom for having just that certain attitude that makes Bethel so unique!
--- December 22, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Congratulations, Bryan! Your door-to-door efforts have shown their value. Sincerely, The anti-political TEA Party libertarian from Bethel "Don't tax me, bro!"
SmallMinds December 22, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Remember a time in America when even a small town Police Departments required 'Readin' n Writin'" among the job requirements? Can you imagine how hilarious the arrest reports must have been in this broken English?
Bob Rogers December 22, 2011 at 08:44 PM
Wishing Bryan the best and our schools deserve it! Bethel had so many outstanding candidates for the BOE this past election, all with endless dedication and wide talents. Learning that "door-to-door" efforts is the most esteemed campaign technique of our town elders as it's been referenced for the fourth time...... Let's hope for very little rum-bulling and continued success for our schools!
Thomas Peters December 23, 2011 at 12:10 AM
Small minds, you have the right handle. Handle "meaning a reconnection one is noted for" and rumbul " continuos reveberating ". Come out of the closet sweat heart and use your real name or are you afraid someone knows things about you?
SmallMinds December 23, 2011 at 01:36 PM
"The allegid pirpetrador was motorvehicling in a westnorhterly durekshun when a big reck hapend. Aye widnusses at da seen said 'looks like a big reck to me'. I said I drink to dat."
Paul Improta December 23, 2011 at 02:55 PM
"Coppee htat, "sweat" hart"
Thomas Peters December 24, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Smallminds,not only are you a small mind. you are an ignorant pickerhead.
Thomas Peters December 24, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Pauli, go run you party into the ground or go home and hide in your closet. You know what I mean.
johnqpublic December 24, 2011 at 04:59 AM
Tommi, what's with this "Pauli" stuff "go run you party"?
SmallMinds December 24, 2011 at 02:09 PM
Hey Tommy, why not offer him one of your free noze-jobs in the parking lot? All those years on the forse they prolly let you keep yur gun but took away yur pen and pensul. Theres some English as a Second Language classes in Danbury if you ever want to learn good speakin and ritin!
Thomas Peters December 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM
Yes, you should attend to improve your small ignorant mind. As a thing with a smallmind you miss the meaning in giving free nose jobs. That was said to say if you agree with a point given I would be able to perform nose jobs at the hospital, not to break someone's nose. Now way don't you go to Pauli's house and hide in the closet and watch the show?
SmallMinds December 25, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Tommy, you should win the Nobul prize for literature (ha, ha).

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