The previous thread is hot and heavy. Some are calling it one-sided. Mr. Bender asked why we aren’t discussing the letter to the editor from some retired town supervisors that presented another side. I couldn’t get the letter on-line but did get a hard copy. If someone has the full article, I’m happy to post it.
Here’s the gist: John Connelly, J.O. Thompson, Lloyd Westcott and Ray Beiter signed a letter to the editor in support of Wright Ellis, John Sweeney and Richard Lang.
Here are some excerpts:
“Recently the system has broken down with the Republican Party – run by State Sen. George Maziarz and NC Rep. Chairman Henry Wojtaszek among others – pre-empting political discourse and attacking candidates in their own party with whom they don’t agree. Clear examples of this are Republican attacks against Wright Ellis in Cambria and John Sweeny in Somerset.”
They then mention several issues they take exception to including:
1) AES Pilot
2) The fiasco of dealing with Niagara power and county power coalition resulting in losses of million of dollars
3) The attack against the integrity of town government by attempting to transfer control of sewer and water authorities to the county
4) Taking control of the Independence and Conservative parties
5) Use of state funds and grants to benefit their own interests, not those of local governments"
I'm always happy to respond to issues raised by our readers. Let the comments begin.