A Democrat has been appointed to the New Milford Town Council to fill the remaining months of a man who resigned last week. John Kane will replace Scott Chamberlain until the November election. Kane received the backing of the Democratic Town Committee and had been running for a Town Council seat.
He was a U.S. Marine, is a professional photographer and a goat farmer. Kane was a member of the Planning Commission and the Aquifer Protection Agency.
Chamberlain wrote in his resignation letter that his personal life has overshadowed the work he did for the town and that he doesn't want to be an impediment to progress. In addition to resigning from the Town Council, Chamberlain will no longer be chairman of the Sewer Commission.
A resident posted several screenshots on a Facebook community forum of Chamberlain’s profile from a private website catering to so-called furries. It's a subculture of adults who dress in mascot-like animal costumes, attend role-playing conventions and interact regularly online. Part of the profile said Chamberlain tolerates rape. He said the site sorts topics into categories: loves, likes, tolerates and hates.