At the first meeting where the doors were locked, April 8, 2009, Mr. Reed said privately to Ed Wiatr that the doors were locked because he "harassed the women town employees" and made too many FOIL requests. Mr. Reed also said he was going to the District Attorney in the morning (guess he was talking about his running partner) to file a compliant against Mr. Wiatr. Then, according to Earle Reed when approached by Cathy Lawrence who asked at that same meeting why the doors were locked..."it was nothing, Gail (the Town Clerk) is in Japan and the girls were nervous because they never have unlocked the door before. It won't happen again".
Now all of a sudden according to the Observer Dispatch article, New Hartford considering filing civil lawsuit:
“Ed Wiatr had gone and screamed at Melody,” Reed said about an incident involving a town employee. “She was deeply upset by his verbal attacks on her.”We hope you have proof of what you are saying Supervisor Reed because the doors of justice swing both ways and we always have our trusty audio recorder in our pocket when we are at the town.
It's almost comical that Earle Reed is trying to accuse a member of Concerned Citizens for verbal attacks when you consider that "Anonymous" recently left a comment on our Crossing the Line blog:
Mr. Reed has certainly "Crossed the Line." But he did so a long time ago. Ask him about some of the personal statements (SLANDER) that he was spewing at a recent event about Cathy and Ed. Anyone there heard the statements.Mr. Reed, numerous people have told us that you seem to take pleasure in being the purveyor of slanderous remarks when it comes to Ed & Cathy. Why, Mr. Reed? To try to discredit us...to try to shut us down? Not gonna work, Supervisor Reed.
Let's all ask Supervisor Reed how he tried to retaliate against Ms. Lawrence by making a visit to the President of SBU/Partners' Trust a couple of years ago.
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If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
-W. C. Fields-