We have invited the incumbent State Sen. Paul Formica, and his challenger Martha Marx, to answer five questions which we believe are critical in the coming years for residents of the 20th Connecticut Senate District, which includes Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford.

A SECoast Q&A with Brian and Diane Lepkowski ======

In early June, a young couple, Diane and Brian Lepkowski, living in a nearly-completed 1970s-era subdivision on Four Mile River in East Lyme, came to us with a problem. It seems that a few years ago a local developer Bob Fusari, Jr. had decided to take a purchase option on the unbuilt 97.3-acre parcel, on Spring Rock Road and Green Valley Lakes Road, and to revive the previously discarded four-decade-old project with plans for 25 houses on roughly 30 percent of the unbuilt land directly adjacent to Four Mile River.