As you can see in the Letter-to-editor post, the editor Jim Flagg chose to use his right to add a note attempting to defend the paper by saying that they (the Express Times) had covered the story, but in fact they have not.
Respectfully, we believe the editor is confused - he speaks to a court action which is still in litigation in the supreme court that has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with John Stoffa using tax dollars to further a private litigation. The cases are actually miles apart.
Practicing attorney Larry Otter has been pursuing payment from the persons who brought suit against the Coalition of Alzheimer's Families, because our limited funds did not allow us to pay him his worth. Now, how exactly does that have anything to do with the County Executive John Stoffa authorizing the use of tax dollars to assist - for personal gain, a private citizen in a personal, and private litigation?
Possibly $31,000.00 of tax payer funds may have been used to assist Ron Angle and his henchman Bernard O'Hare...where exactly has the Express Times or any other news paper covered the story? The fact is they haven't - and the express times reporter Tom Shortel was actually handed all the documentation provided to the County Controller Stephen Barron, as well as to the County Council who is currently investigating the matter.
Please Mr. Flagg, with all due respect - show us the story...or acknowledge that you have failed to cover it. The People are simply asking that you cover all newsworthy stories without bias...is that asking for too much?