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Turning Thumbs Up

posted Jan 2, 2015, 7:43 AM by Doug Roberts
The Suffolk Times has precious little space to spend on its annual "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down" segment in the end of year issue.  Guess who made the cut?  We did.  Greenport.  Yet another embarassment for the place that should be the "City On A Hill" for the North Fork and the East End.

The Times editorial staff writes: "Failed equipment combined with a lack of information coming out of Greenport Village Hall marred some villagers’ confidence in their elected officials in 2014." 

I am running for Trustee because I intend for The Times to write in the 2015 End-of-year issue about how we've turned things around in Greenport.  I intend for them to give us a "Thumbs Up" for rebuilding trust between Greenporters and their government, for ending the culture of secrecy and the whispers of conspiracy theories about the true intentions of our Village elected officials.  Will you help me do this?  Will you help me send a message to the editorial staff at The Suffolk Times that a new era of transparency and engagement in our Village Government? 

Please vote on March 18 to bring new life to our Village Government.  I won't let you down.  If you want to sign the petition to put me on the ballot, or you just want to chat about your vision for how The Village should be conducting business, email me at  I will respond to all inquiries- both before and after election day.  Let's give The Times no choice but to heap praise upon us, and let's return the Village we love to a place of respect and prominence in our region.  

ALSO Don't forget- fellow Trustee Candidate Jack Martilotta and I will at Sterlington Deli on Sunday AM 1/4 7-10 throwing around egg sandwiches and kicking around ideas with Greenporters.  Hope to see you!