Embattled New Fairfield finance board alternate pitches office hours for members to meet with public

NEW FAIRFIELD — The finance board alternate whose comments about special education last month offended members of the community broke his silence Wednesday — but he did not deliver the public apology some in town have been waiting for.

Though he was present and spoke briefly during the nearly-three-hour-long meeting on Wednesday, David Coleman did not address his controversial remarks.

He did, however, propose an item for the board’s next meeting agenda — a discussion about instituting in-person office hours so finance board members are “available to the public.” The board did not discuss the idea.

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