We admire and appreciate the work Michael Newhard has done as mayor of our village. He is consistently accessible, patient and even-handed in dealing with everyone. We are saddened by the intense anger directed at him because of disagreements regarding the painting of lines in our Village, a recent and highly contentious issue. In trying to be fair with everyone he was wrongly accused of being disrespectful to some.
Many words have been written and spoken, some of which have been beyond abusive. Instead of lashing back in anger and frustration the mayor has gone about his job of trying to achieve solutions. We hope others will join in bringing more light than heat to the issue.
ADRIENNE STREHLOW & ERICH KORMAN