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  • Councilors surrender Bradford without a fight

    It has been reported by the Westerly Sun that the Westerly Town Council has signed an agreement ceding its authority to regulate or in any way interfere with the current or future use of a large piece of property in the community of Bradford.

    In an unprecedented move, the members of the Town Council, it seems, have given away the right of eminent domain; a right formerly thought to be an absolute right of federal, state and local government.

    The Westerly Sun is urged to publish this entire document including the signature page so that it can be studied in detail. We need to assure ourselves that no sacred First or Second Amendment rights have been compromised as well.

    It is rumored in Bradford that this new sovereign state will be called Quarry Land. It is expected that this new state will be a significant job creator as security forces will most likely be required. However since the property is currently land locked, the need for a navy is not anticipated. This may change rapidly since a simple annexation of the former BDA property would provide this new state with a rail head and a route to the sea, thereby giving it substantial international credentials.

    As of the writing of these comments the principles to this agreement have chosen not to respond. Hopefully that will not be the case for too long, because in the absence of facts, our anxiety grows daily.

    Al Clemence

    Westerly



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