Letter: Reader weighs in on recent ethics decision

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To the editor:

I hope all of us come from a moral point of view that the ends can never be justified by misguided means. I am sad that we have arrived at a place that we can malign a person’s character and reputation to have greater attention focused on our cause.

If we recall the facts, Tom Lombardi recused himself from the vote that determined which company would receive the contract. He did so to avoid the appearance of impropriety. After consulting with the town attorney, he subsequently voted in support of the process and the project.

We have a difficult enough time to attract young men and women to volunteer their time and energy to our town and its governing process. Incidents like this discourage people from volunteering time and talents.

Lombardi is of the highest integrity, the highest moral standards, and he would never do anything that would hurt his reputation and his family name.

Those who continue to make accusations against Lombardi need to man up and publicly apologize. Integrity.

I understand if you oppose the town council’s decision, but using an attack on a person’s integrity to strengthen your position is unacceptable under any circumstance. Now, let us understand the facts concerning the solar park and get on with the business at hand and do the best for all Southington tax payers.

Paul and Susan Grenier, Southington

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