Thursday, October 23, 2008

Postal delay coverage continues

I mentioned the Post Office delivery delay yesterday. And while I think the Post Office has some explaining to do, I questioned why it's getting so much press... including in today's MRJ online (by Jesse Buchanan).

It just seems to me that this is something that should be handled by a letter from either the Council Chair or the TM... or even better, a personal conversation between an elected federal official and his counterpart in the Post Office.

Nonetheless, this is getting into all the papers. So I can't help but feel as though the real issue here is something else... and these recent volleys are just a symptom of a bigger problem - like the Post Office refusing to move. How many decades have we been having that discussion? Talk about getting the runaround.

Anyway, I don't think anyone will be surprised to hear me encourage town officials to use the bully pulpit whenever you feel as though your "one-on-one" conversations have gotten you nowhere. Some people may say using the bully pulpit is inappropriate or excessive. But I say that bringing public pressure to bear is often the only remedy for redress of grievances.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope there is no delay for the artificail turf.

We better get the money from the state right now, while they still have some.

The TM, Town Council, Chamber of Commerce, the School Board and all our state representatives should contact the Governor immediately and demand the $500,000 right now.

Cheshire can not afford to go without artificial turf.