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Letter: Anonymous Letters

This past week I received an anonymous letter castigating potential Manorhaven mayoral candidate Giovanna Giunta for not attending a meeting years ago about the then-proposed cell tower.

Why would a village resident be castigated for not attending a meeting that he or she didn’t schedule? A myriad of things could prevent attendance. And I’m writing this letter to comment on anonymous letters and the fact that they have no place in community politics, as they allow unbridled – and unfair – character attacks with no fear of retribution. As such, I feel they should be completely discounted.

I would be inclined to vote for the candidate so attacked, because it does not reflect well on their opponent.

And I suggest a public debate between the candidates to clear the air and give each one the opportunity to openly state their intentions and positions.

Francine Mienik