Oscar (Ozzie) Parente has been elected Chairman of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission. Parente, who has been a member of the commission since 2006 and served as the board’s secretary, will run for re-election on the Republican ticket in November.
A real estate attorney at Hershman Legal Group in New Haven, Parente said he has enjoyed his many years on the board. “I’m happy to be doing it. It’s a nice public service endeavor,” he said. “I like working through the applications, making sure we follow our regulations and doing what’s right for the town and consistent with its Plan of Conservation and Development.”
Attorney Paul Kaplan was elected as new board secretary.
By Laura Fantarella – Orange Town News Correspondent