Let's talk civil about civic affairs
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to Jon Starr’s response to my letter to the editor. It is unfortunate that you interpreted my letter the way you did. You are way off base in many ways.
I’m not familiar with the name Starr from this area. But it is obvious that you are very critical of me.
You are probably a person who does not know all the facts or reads the twisted writings of reporters that don’t do a thorough investigation before writing their piece.
You brought up the tree falling again to slam me once again. Civility, right! So let’s put it to rest once and for all. The trees weren’t taken down in the dead of night. They were taken down for safety factors; and taken down because the town garage foreman wouldn’t schedule the town crew to do so.
It wasn’t done without the town manager, at the time knowing, or other selectpersons at the time knowing what was going to be done. In fact, the other selectpersons were asked to volunteer their assistance. Their denying knowledge of knowing as far as I’m concerned made it a debacle, as you have called it, seem that way.
They sold their integrity out in fear of what would happen to them. There was no woeful lack of judgments and disregard of procedures. But people like you want to make it seem that way. If you want to reclaim civility in debating civic affairs, then start doing it yourself. If you live in the River Valley then let’s get together over coffee and talk civil over civic affairs. If you don’t live in this area why do you feel that you have a need to get involved in Rumford affairs? Just curious!