Published: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 8:59 p.m.
Trying to run a borough on a tight budget is a tough task. You have to try to please everyone in town. Cheswick recently grabbed my attention with its problems over fire and police budgets and its water problems and the tension. I see tensions have risen between the council and residents.
In regard to Councilman Jonathan Skedel's way of handling things: He may be right. I went through Marine Corps boot camp, and our rifle instructor used to grind his boot into our ribs. That grabbed my attention that I was not in the proper position to shoot at my target 500 yards away, as you had to be in the perfect prone position to qualify for marksmanship. A little bit of tough love can go a long way — on the shooting range or in borough government.
I am sure Mr. Skedel cares about Cheswick and only wants what is best to keep it a great small town for years to come.
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