How has he kept his job?
To the Editor:
The first part of this letter would have been e-mailed directly to the Oak Bluffs selectmen, but I couldn't find any place on the town's web site to send comments.
I just wanted to say that it is ridiculous that Peter Martel is still in the job of emergency coordinator. Part of his pre-hurricane Earl plan, was to "lie" to the public about powers he clearly didn't have. This is clearly a liability to the town.
Kind of on the same subject, at a recent Island-wide emergency management meeting, West Tisbury selectman Richard Knabel said, "cooperation would be essential, we have one hospital, one airport. Roads, some are state roads, some are town roads."
I couldn't agree more. I would like to ask him why this same spirit of cooperation doesn't hold true for the town of West Tisbury's Lambert's Cove beach, a public park. The policy of the town is that non-residents can't even bus, cycle, or walk to the beach.
If I don't get a response I'll assume that you feel that cooperation is valid when it benefits your town, and when it doesn't, it's optional. Your silence is my validation. End beach apartheid.