By Beth David, Editor
The pettiness continues.
Not only did Mr. Freitas tell me I had to pick my spot in the room and stay put, making it impossible to get the good pictures of candidates addressing the board, he also would not let them in the room to hear the results.
That’s not fair. All the candidates, on both sides of the win, worked hard for that moment. But he kept them out in the hall. The banquet room can hold 10 people according to the COVID guidelines, and there are six chairs set up to accommodate people for regular meetings now. Only five or six people were in the hall, then the four people running the show, and me and the town’s communications person.
That’s 11, I’m sure one could’ve stayed outside.
So after the town clerk announced the results and went to the hall, the candidates still did not know the numbers.
It’s just wrong, petty, foolishness.
I guess he had to do something since his candidate did not win. But it wasn’t fair to her, either. She had a right to be in the room.
Just because you have the authority to do something, doesn’t mean you should do it.
This guy’s never going to grow up.
On a sadder note, Bob Parent died this week (see obituary on page 19). Bob was a gentle soul. He was also a great supporter of the paper. He would often slip me a few dollars when he saw me at events, and he’d send a donation a few times a year. He loved the paper. I loved seeing him out and about. Wherever the Lions were, you could bet that Bob would be there too.
We’re going to miss you, Bob. I thank you one last time for reading the Neighb News.
My condolences to his family, and his Lions family, too.
Speaking of the election, Fairhaven elected its first transgender person this week, when Ronnie Manzone was elected to the Housing Authority. Sure, she was unopposed, but she got elected just the same. Congratulations Ronnie, on all fronts. We’ll be seeing you around town.
Oh, and did I mention we had an upset? Mr. Collasius bumped incumbent G. Bourne Knowles IV for Tree Warden. Oh Fairhaven…you really did speak your mind.
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Until next week then…see ya,
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