To the editor:
I am writing my opinion to explain a situation which I consider unexceptionable and disappointing. Very recently Chris Palmieri was abruptly taken off as co-chairman of the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. He was chairman for many years and more recently shared the chairmanship.
Being the volunteer chairman for many years, I had ample opportunity to get to know him and to work with him. He was one of the driving forces that enabled the Apple Harvest Festival not only to be saved, but to grow into the festival that we all cherish.
In my opinion, it is nothing short of a serious mistake to have removed Palmieri from the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. Bringing in a new member can rejuvenate the Apple Harvest Festival, but this should not be at the expense of removing someone with the dedication, the enthusiasm and, most importantly, the experience of Palmieri.
I strongly encourage the Town Council to reconsider their recent decision.
Lucy D. Leach, Plantsville