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     I must say I was fascinated by the letter written by Stephen Kitar announcing his candidacy for the Warwick Village Board. From what he said, he was motivated in part by the need to bring “revenue-generating developments” into Warwick, which he says are “stifled by the rigid and antiquated restrictions placed on them by the local governing body.”

     What restrictions might those be? Zoning? Protections of Warwick’s historic heritage and architecture that is in large part what makes our Queen Village a tourist mecca and enables our thriving Main Street?

     Mr. Kitar goes on to say, “The only way for Warwick to continue to prosper…is through the union of progression, creativity, and historic remembrance.”

     Well, that certainly sounds good… until one realizes that Mr. Kitar is the developer proposing to build a 110-unit hotel complex that would butt up against Pulpit Rock, changing forever the scenic and historic nature of the West Street entrance into the Village. Mind you, this is proposed on property zoned residential, and Mr. Kitar must seek a special use permit for his hotel. Is that what Mr. Kitar defines as a “union of progression, creativity, and historic remembrance”? Seriously?

     If so, Mr. Kitar would be a dangerous choice for our Village Board. He talks a good game, but his words don’t ring true in practice.


1 thought on “Responds to Letter Writer

  1. Steve Gross- Get your facts together- you are famous for spouting negativity sans facts . Do something kind, or better yet- do something productive that enhances Warwick instead of constantly trying to tear down the people that have worked hard all their lives to create a better place to raise their families. The world is trying to come together in light of a pandemic and what is your first reaction…to try to discredit everyone who does not agree with you. I actually pity you since it the word optimistic or happiness appears to be absent from your vocabulary. Your words fall on deaf ears because it is the same rhetoric each time, i.e., boy who cried wolf. Go do a random act of kindness instead of trying to tear down hard working people. Shame on you!

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