My name is Gary DePalma. I’m the person Mr. McCoy attempted to bully at the last Board of Selectmen’s meeting. I’d like to set the record straight.
I asked what I thought was a reasonable question. The question I asked was IF Ms. Sullivan was elected to the board (she’s a candidate for the Board of Selectmen), would she have to step down from the Economic Development Committee she was just appointed to? I also stated that I SUPPORTED Ms. Sullivan’s appointment.
I was never given the opportunity to finish my question when Mr. McCoy attacked me. I was shocked with Mr. McCoy’s action. I’m just an average citizen with a question. What did I say as a concerned citizen that upset him so much? The other Selectmen answered my question. Thank you to them.
I attend as many meeting as possible and watch the others on WCTV. I believe this is part of my civic duty. Now I completely understand why residents of Wilmington don’t attend these meetings. Who wants to attend a meeting and be berated for asking a question? This is not what the citizens of Wilmington want out of our elected officials.
Mr. McCoy’s actions will not stop me from attending meetings in the future and if warranted speaking out. Funny thing is Mr. McCoy never answered my question.
Thank you for hearing my side,
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