A large majority of the folks who are against the new Washington Street Wesleyan bookstore/Starbuck proposal are part of a local sub-society collectively known as The Village District (People). These Village People are quite affluent around Middletown and have their thumbs in most political pies. They aren’t poor either people! In fact some of them use federal, state and local tax monies to fund their pet projects while giving themselves a six-figure salary. While you and everyone else you know hustles at work, these folks are taking advantage of the government grants and suspension of taxes to make their money. There’s a lot of money to made in liberalism folks. Here’s where it gets interesting: A huge supporter of the Village District is a man named Jeff Bianco, a local architect and veteran chairman of Middletown’s Historic Preservation and Design Review Committee whose job is to mainly preserve cool and ancient stuff in town. (I.e. Nice old building, let’s protest so the town won’t knock it down).
|The Chairman of Middletown Design |
Review & Historic Preservation,
architect Jeff Bianco defended
the Pearl Street
development & tear down
of historic property
by saying "We don't live in Venice." *