Why the big rush to sell or close the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility ["Move to slow Foley shutdown fails," News, April 24]?

It seems that the entire bidding process and eventual proposal to sell the facility to the Sherman group was rushed through committee without the usual level of scrutiny and diligence ["The story behind the deal," News, March 19]. Something smells real fishy here.

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No other options, like actually running the facility efficiently, are being considered. It's Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's way or the highway. If the facility is such a losing proposition, why are the Shermans so eager to plunk down $26 million?

Let's hit the brakes and take a real look at all the options.

Walter Anketell, Shoreham