The following is a letter to the editor, published on Thursday November 17, 2011 as written by Christopher Rourke
Editor: In the referendum this past Monday, I could not help but notice in the days and weeks preceding it a huge temporary sign in front of what used to be the library saying “Vote No.”
My understanding is that the building is now owned by one of the people who would profit from the referendum being turned down by voters.
It was allowed to stand, even though a very similar sign was erected in the same spot a few years ago in reference to the Wooding-Caplan property referendum.
This sign was ordered torn down by Mayor Dickinson (citing town ordinance).
Is it just coincidence that the sign ordered torn down and the one allowed to stand is based on whether Mayor Dickinson agrees with what is on it, or not? I think so. Cronyism and the “good old boys” need to end in Wallingford!