As of today, I am going to start deleting any comment that contains name calling or other offensive content, regardless of the validity of the rest of the comment. I am pretty disappointed, although not surprised, that it has come to this but it is what it is. The purpose of this site is to keep people informed about what is going on in and around town, not to provide a place for people to vent their frustrations with life. I encourage everyone to voice their opinion and I will continue to allow anyone to post anything they want, just use a bit of decorum while doing so.
Having said that, I am under no illusion that those who make the decisions in our town religiously read this blog or the comments within. As such, for those who feel the need to be critical of what's going on in town, there are better ways to voice your displeasure than in the Comments. Whether it be visiting the sites of the councilmen who have blogs, emailing the councilmen from your part of town, or going to a council meeting all will provide you a way to discuss your concerns with someone who can actually affect the change you desire.
We're all in this together folks, all that I ask is that you keep in civil.
Again, I am not planning to go this route but if, down the road, things have not gotten any better, I may consider it.