CORRECTING THE RECORD
Received from Phil Como, Sea Cliff, NY
March 4, 2017
To the Editor:
I thought I would respond to Dan Maddock's letter of your last issue, wherein he describes me as "currently heading the Civic Progress Party,but he's given a front page article on how wonderful the status quo is in Sea Cliff."
A couple of facts need to be heard:
1. I do articles in the Village Bulletin for virtually every issue and have done so going back to Dan's time as editor. Karen Montagnese has been editor for at least two issues and I have done work in both.This latest piece on Sea Cliff is apolitical in nature-essentially providing a word picture for uninitiated residents on how Sea Cliff came to be and how it currently works. Status quo??
2. I am not currently "heading the Civic Progress Party." I have been a member for 30 years, and attempted to retire from this a year ago. Our Chair,Dan Maddock, asked me to stay. This year, at a spirited meeting early in January, we selected the current slate of Lieberman, Epstein and Vitale-primarily because a majority of our members voted for it. Dan assigned me the job of getting petition signatures;and promptly resigned the next day. The rest of us are working collaboratively to support our candidates and,win or lose with them, I will fade away right after the election.
I wish the candidates-all of them- good luck and wish Dan the best in whatever he does up ahead. He will,however,do all of that without benefit of my friendship.
Sea Cliff, NY