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Letter: Oyster Bay needs savvy at the top

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Oyster Bay

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto were arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with receiving "bribes and kickbacks" from a businessman who also gave Mangano's wife, Linda, a lucrative no-show job, federal authorities said. Linda Mangano was also charged with obstruction and making false statements. Feds: Mangano, Venditto arrested | Photos from the scene Credit: James Carbone

This is such a critical time in the Town of Oyster Bay, I hope that thoughtful and deliberate discussions will take place before a new supervisor is chosen [“Board again delays vote on supervisor,” News, Jan. 11].

The town’s credit is at junk-bond status. The person selected should have knowledge of municipal financing. There are big projects planned or underway, such as reconstruction on Old Country Road, review of a mixed-use development at the Cerro Wire site, and preparation for the expiration of the lease with Simon Property for Robbins Lane.

The town cannot afford to appoint someone who is not familiar with these aspects of town government.

Mary A. McCaffery, Farmingdale

Editor’s note: The writer is a former Oyster Bay councilwoman.

 

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