One hopes reporter Gravert's piece (Port Washington News Dec. 3) about Moody's top rating (AAZ) of the Sands Point Village bond issue and its resulting low interest rate will obviate the need to publish any further rantings by Mr. Blankman in pursuit of his vendetta against the village and its officials. Moody is careful about the accuracy and fairness of its ratings and makes in-depth investigation of the issues financial condition and accounting practices.
Blankman has thus far tried three times to convince the courts to uphold his meritless claims against the village and its elected officials. Twice the court has entered judgment against and in the third his effort to dismiss his case voluntarily, the village, quite properly, will oppose a dismissal except by a judgment against him. All of the foregoing has cost the village substantial sums and the time and efforts of its officials who are unpaid public servants of the village. On top of the foregoing, Blankman has made over 60 demands on the village for information and data in its files, some for periods prior to the events he complains about. Again at large cost and many hours.
In my opinion, the village has a substantial case against Blankman for frivolous, if not malicious, prosecution. Its object would be threefold: to obtain a judgment for the village expenditures in defending the lawsuits and producing the information and data in response to his demands; an injunction prohibiting him from bringing further suits against the village and for its officials for the same or similar claims and an injunction prohibiting him from making further demands for information and data.
In summary: Enough already.
Frederick H. Bruenner, Esq.
Former Sands Pt. Resident