Wishing upon 2013

Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM.

There can be fine rhetoric about collaboration but what is shaping up is wrestling over ownership of a historic treasure, which due to the nature of the amount of taxpayer money poured into restoring a keeper’s quarters and the lighthouse is nobody’s possession but the public’s.

Make a decision based on best use for the public.

The Port – A client, any client.

Eastern Shipbuilding is still on track to arrive early next year but the Port Authority could use any positive news and if by this time next year we are talking about any kind of revenue stream for the port, 2013 would be banner.

An investment banker cautioned the Port Authority that things such as economic development take time – head’s up BOCC – but given all the sweat equity that has been poured into that port by folks, some of whom have spent 2012 essentially volunteering, there would be a certain satisfaction in seeing some of those visions coming true.

We can be patient, that is part of the game, but there can always be hope.

John Hanlon and Mitch Burke – The grace and professionalism of their predecessors.



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