ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


Readers’ Opinions, 4-3-2014


Fluff and nonsense

Editor:

Well folks, letter-writer Paul Gradwell (R-J, 4-2) again dumped what I consider to be his monthly uninformed and inaccurate diatribe on Meriden Mayor Manny Santos.

First of all, citizens elected to office are, by necessity, trained on the job. We had a “professional” in Mike Rohde and we got higher taxes and what I believe to be mismanagement and crumbling infrastructure. Robert’s Rules of Order is not taught in the middle schools of most school districts, although I am quite familiar with them after decades of watching people like Gradwell at public meetings.

But that’s all fluff and nonsense.

I really don’t care if our meetings are not as smooth as they were under Rohde. I care about results. It easier to work with a rubber-stamp council like Rohde had with his Democrat henchmen. Gradwell is harping on nonsense like meeting conduct as if anyone besides himself really cares about something so trivial. My opinion is that Gradwell typifies the example of people having narrow viewpoints, ambitions and a disregard for the greater good of his community. Gradwell is still in denial that Rohde lost the election and, like other Democrats, is searching for reasons other than their dismal record to blame. I think he needs to move on, perhaps to anger management classes or attend a humility retreat.

Ed Gallagher, Meriden



Back to Letters
Top Stories of the Week

Wallingford native grows fishing lure business with help from shark …
WESTBROOK — Sitting at a table in the middle of World Record Striper Co. Friday, Greg Myerson fielded a call from a customer. As he … more ...

Driver’s brakes fail, crashes into tree on Broad Street in …
MERIDEN — A man was taken to Hartford Hospital for minor injuries after the brakes on his car failed as he came off the highway, … more ...

Search warrant reveals target of FBI probe in Wallingford …
WALLINGFORD — The target of Tuesday’s FBI raid on a certified accountant firm was Joseph Castellano, according to a copy of the search warrant given … more ...

One issued DUI after two-car crash in Wallingford …
WALLINGFORD — One person was arrested and two suffered minor injuries as the result of a two-car crash on South Colony Road Monday evening. Nikki … more ...

Police: Search for baby in river is a recovery operation …
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 7-month-old boy plunged into the Connecticut River with his father, who jumped from a bridge, police said Monday as they … more ...

Comments