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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Letter: Developer’s commentary was a mean-spirited rant against Disero
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

I read with interest Mr. Marotta’s letter of Nov. 17, (“Hoping new council will be open to discussions on development.

A more petulant and mean-spirited rant against outgoing Lord Mayor Betty Disero would be hard to find.

Not only does he defame (his favourite word) Disero but, according to the recent municipal election polling numbers, also the majority of residents in Old Town who supported her.

Unfortunately this is all history now and, judging by his remarks, perhaps Marotta feels he has the support of the incoming lord mayor.

I am reminded of the words in Joni Mitchell’s famous song “Big Yellow Taxi”:

“They took all the trees, put ’em in a tree museum and they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see ’em.

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

Richard James
NOTL

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