Salvatore D’Aquila has paid debt to society – Connecticut News

Salvatore D’Aquila has paid debt to society – Connecticut News


To the Editor:

I object to the negative implications drawn by Neil Vigdor on the front page of The Middletown Press, Aug. 1, “Middletown Mayor Dan Drew: Donor with Mafia past has paid his debt to society,” regarding Mayor Dan Drew and Salvatore D’Aquila.

Dan Drew, unlike Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganin, has never been charged with or a convicted of a crime. Comparing Drew with Ganin (who was reelected after serving a prison term) is inaccurate, unwarranted and prejudicial. Salvadore D’Aquila attended Drew’s campaign event and donated a small sum of money. The article implies Drew is guilty of something through association with Mr. D’Aquila. Guilty of what? It’s an old tactic perfected by state Sen. Joseph McCarhy.

D’Aquila paid his debt to society. He has become a model citizen. He and his family support local philanthropies of all kinds. He holds a steady job with a local company. As a citizen, he is free to donate money and time to any legitimate political cause. It’s his constitutional right.

— Steve Bank, Middletown


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