I want to thank Mayor Ben Blake for his incredible leadership through this very difficult time in our city. People in my neighborhood and across our city have been talking, they have seen him walking the streets of their neighborhoods, personally addressing many peoples' questions and concerns. As Milford's new Mayor, Mayor Blake was severely tested and responded with unparalleled focus, action and leadership. Thank you Mayor Blake, well done.
I'd also like to also thank Chief Mello and all Milford's Police officers. They maintained a constant and visible presence in our darkened neighborhoods each night. Many thanks also to Fire Chief Healey and Emergency Director LaVecchia for their leadership and to Public Works Director Bruce Kolwicz and all public works workers and all city workers who contributed to pulling us through this difficult time. I was proud of our City and our City's response to Storm Sandy. Thank you all.