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It was with dismay and disappointment that I read the New Year’s edition of the Freeman’s Journal. It is their right to choose whomever they want as Person/Persons of the year.
But to deify the four men that were chosen and present them as the saviors of Cooperstown is a direct insult toáevery one of us who have ever served as a Trustee for the Village.
They were elected to do a job and they are doing what they think is right just as all past Trustees have done. If they can put Cooperstown ``on a firmer financial footing,’’ good, that’s what they were elected to do. That’s what all of us in the past were doing our best to achieve. But to be so divisive in the way they are going about it and to imply that they are the only ones concerned is blatantly incorrect.
The paper also incorrectly stated that ``Grace Kull, rattled by the parking dispute declined to run again.’’ Nothing could be further from the truth. I declined to run again because I had served six years as a Trustee and if I ran again I would be ninety-years-old at the end of my third term.
There were other things that I wanted to do with my life. And I have. In this past year I have raised $5,000 to dig a well in an undeveloped country which will supply clean water to over 250 people for twenty years.
As far as being rattled by the parking dispute, let me state unequivocally, that I am proud to be one of the four who had the courage to stand up for what we believed in.áIf anything rattled me, it was the reaction of some of the citizens of the Village who were angered by our vote and acted with a mob mentality and personally attacked us.
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