June 24, 2009: He, she, they bad for government
To The Editor:
The Middletown Town Board appointed Kate VanBenschoten to be on the town planning board.
I am sure she is a wonderful person but I and probably others would consider her appointment as nepotism (since her husband is now mayor of Margaretville), and this would present a conflict of interest on behalf of the town.
Whatever he or she says, they would agree, and therefore, would be the end all on any upcoming decisions. The town and village need a diversity of people on their boards, not ones that are family run.