Collins was not fair in his Stonington 'brownfield' column
I read a column in The Day paper and though I seldom go back to see who wrote an article this was so bad I found out who wrote it and feel enraged enough to write this letter.
The article in question: "Why is Stonington allowing use of a polluted brownfield?" (Nov. 23) by David Collins. Is your columnist looking to start a panic? If he took the time to drive past the property in question he would see it is chained. If he asked a Stonington High School crew members how many hours they spent on the property in a year, he might get an answer of an hour at most, and only those who helped to move a shell from storage to the Mystic Seaport port at the beginning of the season. During the season the crew team operates from the Seaport.
Collins questions the testing of the site. From what I'm told, the site has been tested and it has an elevated level of arsenic. Recommended decontamination procedure is to cover area with two feet of clean soil.
The commentary felt slanted and suggested animus toward Stonington First Selectman Rob Simmons. Does that explain it all? Vindictive type writing has no place in the news.
Stories that may interest you
I’m writing because I am very concerned about burning fossil fuels. Did you know that burning fossil fuels increases CO2 and does not keep the air clean, which means that we are breathing dirty air and we can die because of that? Also, as it goes around the atmosphere it increases...
Your editorial, “Reorganizing community college system makes sense,” (April 13), on the proposal for one Connecticut community college might have been more helpful to readers...
Congratulations to the photo staff for the great photos presented daily in The Day. On April 10, on the front page, was an action photo of a young man running with his horse on Rocky Neck State Beach. So original, it brought thoughts of our precious New England coastline. How...
The next two years may be two of the most fascinating in American history. Consider news reports that various top government figures appear to be involved in a conspiracy to remove a president from office through illegal means. There is truly an historic investigation, after a two-year...