September 18, 2005
Letter to Editor:
In your contemptuous and condescending Westchester edition Opinion editorial, “Further With Feiner,” your article repeated much of the same inaccuracies and half-truths promulgated by the failed Greenawalt campaign. It would be closer to the truth that Mr. Greenawalt, a political wannabe for 30+ years and currently a loser again, ran a campaign filled with fear, fabrications, character assassination and baseless lies. Mr. Greenawalt harangued us with specious accusations regarding, pro-choice, Indian Point, chaos in Town government, methadone maintenance centers in Hartsdale, and numerous other empty canards.
Mr. Greenawalt decided, a few years ago, to attach himself to a group of haters that have ganged up on Mr. Feiner and his former allies on the Town Board. This group represents their own special interests and a collection of politicians that have been beaten by Mr. Feiner over the last 22 years. These individuals have been practicing the “big lie” diatribe in their “divide and conquer” effort to bring down the Town of Greenburgh. They have sowed the seeds of discontent in the Villages and have miss-characterized the real condition of the Town of Greenburgh. Since the average village taxpayer pays about $130 per year to the Town for many services, it would be hard to believe that they are ready to secede and form their own town. Ironically you not only praised Mr. Feiner for his passion for open government, and his zeal for the job in an editorial in the NY Times, December 5, 2004, and you recently gave great coverage to two other “dog swims” held in other towns of Westchester. Which way do you want it?
Richard J. Garfunkel
Chairperson, Feiner-Morgan-Dengler Campaign