The citizens of Derry have ponied up their hard-earned money for many years to fund economic development in downtown Derry, and we have not seen a good return on our investment. Would you continue to buy stocks in a company that consistently gave you poor returns, or would you sell that stock and invest your money elsewhere?
I agree that Mike Gendron has given of his time to Derry through volunteerism, and I commend him for that, but to refer to the new town councilors as “extremists” because they do not support Mike Gendron’s agenda and that of the good old boys, simply smacks of sour grapes.
The bottom line is that there is a new Town Council in Derry, one which represents its citizens. Having read Mike Gendron’s letter, it is obvious that not everyone is happy with letting go of the old regime and embracing democracy and all that democracy represents. To paraphrase the common sentiment voiced by the “fictitious throng of angry constituents,” it’s a new day for Derry.