“If, in fact, we don’t want to support the market, then the question becomes should the town even have a role in the market?” he said. “Can the private sector do a more effective job? If there had been a plan to either do the market privately or one that would make it revenue neutral, I would have likely supported it, but there was no plan.”
For Ferrante, it’s all about staying positive for the 2013 season. After that, talks will continue with Anderson and other town officials to decide what to do next year. She said support was strong, with more than 900 hits on the market’s Facebook page recently.
“I was upset before, but I’m going to let it go,” Ferrante said. “I’m thrilled with the vendors we have on board. It should be a smooth running market this season.”
The market is open once a week from June through September. A winter market runs twice a month from December through March.