The Weston Board of Selectmen is considering a request by First Selectman Nina Daniel for an extension to her medical leave. Daniel's two sons told The Weston Forum that their mother has a mental health problem and is undergoing treatment.
Selectman Dennis Tracey has been interim First Selectman since Daniel took time off in September.
Daniel's children told The Weston Forum that they've received a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and are asking for continued understanding.
The report says Daniel has a history of mental illness, with periodic delusional episodes, but that she hasn't had such an episode in the last decade. Daniel recently changed medications because of side effects and the new medication may not be working to its full effect.
The Forum says that in the past few weeks Daniel said inappropriate things to town employees and reportedly made rambling statements to police that Hillary Clinton was following her.