Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Larry Quattrone to Hightstown Council

Hightstown resident Leo M.S. van den Blink expresses his support for Councilman Larry Quattrone


To the Editor,

I am supporting Larry Quattrone for borough council of Hightstown.

Here are some of my reasons: Larry Quattrone has lived in the borough of Hightstown for most of his 70 years. He has been on the Borough Council for 13 years, and council president three times. The number of meetings he has missed, one could count on one hand. Obviously, he is a dedicated public servant.

Hightstown was inundated last year because of flooding, and the fire house and Borough Hall were devastated by this storm. Rather than renovating Borough Hall, Larry Quattrone wants to see our local government move to Mercer Street. This would save the residents of town more than $200,000. Borough Hall should be razed, and instead an attractive sculpture park should be created for all the residents and visitors to enjoy. This would also create a connection of the mill and downtown, making it desirable for development. It's time someone looks at this and gets the taxes it should be paying.

His Innovative ideas have resulted in tax trimming, including the automated garbage pick-up, witch saved town a great deal of money.

Larry Quattrone has been an extraordinarily successful businessman for over 45 years. He is the kind of man who is a genuine asset to town. We are living in a small town with great potential. It also has many challenges. Larry Quattrone knows this borough. He is an experienced leader in town.

Mr. Quattrone has obviously shown his strength in leadership in our borough. As councilman he will be able to solve the many problems that face our town. Please join me in voting for Larry Quattrone for borough council on Nov. 6th.

- Leo M.S. van den Blink

Hightstown resident

B October 22, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Larry is the only current councilman that has the experience and vision to keep our town moving forward. I am a registered Republican but I will be voting for Larry next month.
B.Bennett October 22, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I am a registed Democrat and am not voting that way this year for council.
R. Smith October 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Quattrone has my vote! He is honest and trustworthy...quite unusual in politics! If anyone has better ideas of improving the quality of life for Hightstownians, speak up! I whole-heatedly believe Quattrone will listen!
Jake October 25, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Listening is one thing, acting upon your comments is quite another. I find it funny that you would vote for a candidate simply because they are honest. What exactly has Quattrone done to improve the quality of life in Hightstown. His own business is an eyesore.
Lee Stults October 25, 2012 at 09:44 PM
To begin with, he sees the logic behind the opportunity to move critical functions of our town, namely Borough Hall and the Police, out of a flood prone area. Based on the latest weather predictions for early next week I'd say his lone vote against keeping these items where they are is looking more logical with each passing hour.


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