Letter: Selling Shale and Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

from Joe Glynn of Yarmouth

Letter to the editor:

Recently the County Commissioners floated another useless counterproductive maneuver leaving us once again to wait until spring and probably until new officials throughout the Cape are re-elected. Full disclosure I am running for County Commissioner but if the Commissioners were right on and having a positive solution I would be supporting them. I am only running vs one of one of the Ron B Commissioners  and maybe only one of two of the current Commissioners. 

     The two Barnstable County (BarnCo)  Commissioners -Ron B’s I speak of are Beaty and Bergstrom who faced off over a counterproductive proclamation, that did nothing but draw negative attention again, to a problem, they have and will not have, a solution, EVER! 

      Ron Beaty is trying to turn his 15 mins of attention from sacrilegious sea shell and clam critic & parking warden to 150 mins of sensationalism (Bait drum and Shark/Seal Shooting) then to another 60 weeks of public ear splitting, elected BarnCo Commissioner madness.  

      If you believe that either Ron’s, pathology and social pathology has or will ever, develop into any semblance of an individual or collective voice of reason, or their juxtaposed proclamation will be anything but counterproductive, I have some Seal Shale and Sea Shells to Sell you by the Sea Shore.  

      Ron’s Beaty’s recall may have to wait until next November ‘20 and most likely our delegations, (who treat him simultaneously as a pariah and a piranha) will continue to avoid him like the Red Tide, until January 2021 when the board of county commissioners are reorganized anew.  

     We hope everyone stays safe and the locall, state and federal delegations along with business and community groups, support my long proposed (before any incident) shark safe swimming enclosures that keep families safe and creates positive attention and not negative  reactions hurting tourism with negative attention!


We need improvements to our county and use resources and money the county gets from deeds taxes.  We need to account for the money and bring it back to the towns. We need to help the towns by showing how those millions that comes from each town goes back to it for regional services.  This issue is the best way to positively project that instead of negative media attention! We hope the County listens to my proposal, restructures the government and listens to the people from the beaches to the business to the homeowners and taxpayers not just grandstand on issues and complain about things that they are not responsible for and have no power to change!

We hope also, in the meantime (I think I speak for many of all persuasions) in the interest of all parties, we hope, we beg, that the Ron’s collectively CLAM UP! 


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