To East Greenwich residents who care,

At 91, I’m still at it and I care about my community. I’ve had a good life here and I want my children, grandkids and great grandchildren who are living in East Greenwich to have the same.

When the judge ruled against the town last fall, she said it was time to “turn the lights back on.” Did we? No – too complacent!

This past year our new town manager and Town Council have turned our town upside down. Hirings, firings, meetings behind closed doors, unanswered questions, moving departments, and the chaos goes on.

The nationwide search for a new town manager and the six-person appointed screening committee has completed its job. Now the Town Council has, I believe, three candidates and will vote on one. And you bet, our present town manager, Gayle Corrigan, will be one to consider.

Wake up, East Greenwich!

Call and email your Town Council members and speak up. You don’t know who they are? Well, on page 18 in the East Greenwich phone book are the names of the Town Council members, their addresses and phone numbers. Or find them on the website here. These five members represent approximately 13,000 residents. These five plus the town manager will decide our future. Dr. Mark Schwager is the only one on the council who appears looking out for us. He can’t do it alone – speak out before it’s too late!

The state Ethics Commission is conducting its second probe of Gayle Corrigan but any decision may come too late before the council takes their vote in June. Act now if you care about East Greenwich.

Deeply concerned,

Virginia Bentsen-Arnold