American flags are back on the Sherman Green, after being taken down on Tuesday because of a complaint by an RTM member.
“As the First Selectwoman, I’m always willing to work with members of our community to find solutions,” she said in an email Thursday morning. “In the instance, there was a misunderstanding on a verbal agreement during the early days of the pandemic between the park and rec department and Saugatuck Sweets regarding displays on town property.
“I decided the town would decorate the green with American flags to celebrate Independence Day. I also approved the Tree of Hope to be lit during the holiday weekend with the red, white and blue lights,” she wrote.
The saga started on Tuesday, when a Facebook post by Saugatuck Sweets owner Al DiGuido about the flags and lights around a Tree of Hope he donated to the town got shared nearly 90 times with comments in support of the flags and against the order to remove them.