Why is it that our first selectman, Ken Flatto, finds it necessary to continually defend his actions in regard to the train station project? It must be that the state in which the project now finds itself is badly in need of explanation. But, Flatto's recent report to the public in the local newspapers is a woefully weak defense, riddled with half-truths and omissions, as we will demonstrate. We will also respond to the letter of Mr. Alan G, Smith -- Flatto's long-time friend and ally -- which sought to assist Flatto in his defense.
Before detailing the misleading statements in Flatto's report, it may be helpful to review a short history of this project.