Dear Editor,


IF hypocrisy was a qualification for leadership the mayor of Middletown would be king of the hill. Hypocrisy exposes the lack of leadership  qualities possessed by this man .

The  fiasco surrounding the recent proposal for turf fields during the current economic recession is a classic example of the ambiguity that this mayor operates by. Some two hundred plus angry residents packed town hall on successive town meetings and backed down this mayor and the republican majority . The turf field projects were cancelled. They never should have been proposed in the first place during this economic climate.

It is a fact that this majority on the Middletown Township Committee has shown nothing but disdain and disregard for the residents  they are supposed to represent .As for leadership qualities ,they are not evident or clearly do not exist as government suffers daily from the  incompetence and irresponsibility shown by this group.


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It’s nearly May and no budget in place and no willingness to work with the one committeeman that has a clue about how to manage this town’s finances.   The reason they won’t work with him… .because he is a Democrat! 

He’s qualified to help and he was elected to represent  the people of this township . If there is a leader on this township committee it is Sean Byrnes. It is long past time to recognize this fact and allow this man to serve the constituency of Middletown residents that elected him. It is irresponsible to do otherwise !

Barbara R. Thorpe
Middletown, NJ

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...