letter to the editor

Sarah Austin stands for Mayor or Rockland...

Sun, 11/20/2022 - 10:30am

We just had an election where Nate Davis lost his seat on the Rockland City Council; he got many less votes than Adam Lachman, a newcomer.

Nate and Sarah were two of the City Council members who insisted on allowing Habitat for Humanity to develop Firefly Field.  This field was a large, beautiful parcel (10-plus acres) of undeveloped land close to town.  Now, it’s nothing but a huge, ugly scar on Talbot Ave.  It was a special  place to walk and observe some wild nature. There were many fireflies and some animals who made this 10-plus acres their home.  Now it’s destroyed. 

I believe the mayor’s job is an important position; it should be held by someone who is respectful of property owners and neighborhoods and what is best for the people of Rockland.  There are good, appropriate places to put a Habitat development in Rockland, but this is definitely not one of them.

Nancy Sullivan lives in Rockland