The following letter was published in this week’s issue of the Gazette.
To the editor:
Newspapers are under attack from politicians today in a manner not seen since the days of Thomas Jefferson. The antics of Donald Trump are hard to miss, including his decision to cancel government subscriptions to newspapers based on viewpoint. There has been widespread condemnation of these attacks and his intimidation of the press.
Croton has a long tradition of politicians who seek to squelch free speech and citizen participation. Some of this is subtle, such as the secret proceedings regarding the Katz property. Other actions are more blatant, such as changing “citizen participation” to “citizen comment” and refusing to engage in colloquy with residents at Board of Trustees meetings.
Maria Slippen is not one for subtlety. Now that Croton has taken over the Cortlandt Democratic Town Committee, the effort to silence opposition is moving into a new phase. READ MORE HERE.