You can tell it is silly season
Posted: Friday, October 2, 2009
To the Editor:
In this week’s paper, we have seen a few letters to the editor that show us what time of year it is. The leaves are beginning to turn color and cold weather is coming and the season just changed — to silly season.
The latest example was a letter to the editor by Harriet Scureman. She has stated several falsehoods and misleading statements that need to be addressed.
First, Ms. Scureman states that Mayor Moccia was “…trying to build on the last green park left in South Norwalk…” which is not only misleading but just false. It was the mayor who actually stopped this project by telling the developer (a new company to Norwalk that was proposing this sports complex) that it was not the right location for such a proj ect.
Secondly, she talks about the transfer station that the city was interested in leasing. She fails to note that the facility already exists and has been in place for years.
The only difference was that the city could have leased it from the current company and would have made it better and at the same time save all taxpayers over a mil lion dollars by doing that.
Thirdly, she talks about open ing up Cranbury Park to build a winery. She forgets to mention that our city has the strong coun cil form of government and that the council committee that is con trolled by Democrats were the ones that was pushing this for ward.
Lastly, she talks about 93 East Ave. and gives readers the impression that the city and this mayor has something to do with that building. The facts are well known that 93 East Ave. is in liti gation between the state of Connecticut. and the owners. The owners are not allowed to tear down that building until the case is settled. It is not in the control of the city of Norwalk and certainly should have no reflection on Mayor Moccia. Her letter was just a blatant attempt to skew facts, which only proves that it’s silly season once again.