Letter to the Editor,
While trying to gather names in support of keeping Rescue, Inc. ,at the Senior Center, I was informed that this was not allowed. This was not a partition for any political party, it was a partition involving the health and welfare of the people of Brattleboro.
Let us go back just a bit. Originally the Town Representatives voted for monies to go to Rescue, Inc. not to be put in the Town Budget as an axillary line item. So they hire a Town Manager, who we find out later that had ties with Golden Cross. When this happened why did this not alert our Selectboard to question these ties. Instead of admitting that they dropped the ball they continue to try to ram this down the throats of the Brattleboro residences, even with the multitude of responses that we want Rescue, Inc .
They continue to try to deny any requests for information. That this information is not available to the public, according to the Town Attorney.
My question to the Town Manager, Town Attorney and the Town Selectboard is this: Since the Gibson Aiken Center is a Public Building allowing activities open to the public, not only to Brattleboro citizens, what is their definition of public and just what that means to the possible obstruction of free speech?
The public has the right to partition and question everything their town government does in all public spaces.
Kathryn Turnas II