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The Right Direction

Wow! An editorial [“Two Sides Of A Coin,” November 7] and four former mayors bearing down on Mayor Jesse Warren, breathing fire [“Sound Advice,” Letters, November 14].

The mayors’ letter seems like a call from the principal’s office. I don’t think this is what they mean by a “bully pulpit,” but it really seems like it.

What happened to giving a new player a chance to make some changes, and some mistakes?

Each of our former mayors has made some mistakes while trying to do what they set out to do. All together, they have nearly 25 years of experience among them. They should feel free to meet with Mayor Warren in person and share their concerns in private instead of paraphrasing the past week’s editorial.

All together, considering the advances in wastewater treatment technology, and the attempts to diversify our downtown, along with the public/private partnership to mitigate the contaminates in Lake Agawam, which the mayor and the trustees are considering, says to me that at the end of the day we are moving in the right direction.

We are too small a village to become as divided as Washington, D.C. Why not step back and let the new guy try to bring some new people and new ideas to a changing village without calling him out? 

Joseph R. McLoughlin

Southampton Village

Mr. McLoughlin is a member of the Southampton Village Planning Commission — Ed.

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