Excerpted from today's Southampton Press Western Edition, in "Westhampton Beach Village Attorney Wants More Rules For Public Comment:"
"This discussion about public participation was, presumably, spurred in part by On the Beach Blog creator Dean Speir's challenge of the Village Board's decision not to allow public comment during the village's special work session on February 12. Mr. Speir contended that the board had allowed public participation during work sessions for decades, a point Mr. Angel recognized last week as being accurate.
Mr. Speir, normally a staple at Village Hall during meetings and work sessions, was absent last Wednesday night."
- Damn right! I was there 30+ years ago and none of the others can make that claim.
- I had just emerged from my daily late afternoon nap right into a hellua Detroit-Chicago hockey game. It wasn't a tough choice: Red Wings vs. another "Original Six" team, or muzzled for the length of another interminable Maria Moore meeting.
O yeah... Wings won!