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.

Erik Albert

Oak Bluffs