Halfway through reading the brilliant article associated with the following link, I began imagining that its author would be very impressed with your free speech efforts in Ridgewood generally, and the impact and effectiveness of this blog in particular.
Before you managed to kick into high gear the process of subjecting elected public officials and other local public employees of importance to your particular brand of scrutiny and accountability, there was literally nothing that an ordinary Ridgewood resident could do to peek behind the curtain and get some sense of what was really going on in town with the ‘powers that be’.
The fact that things are different now is a result rightly to be cheered. Some who are new to this format may get squeamish, or hung up on the notion (quite overblown, IMHO) that there is an overall or prevailing ‘air of negativity’, but for every one of these people who successfully resolve never to visit this blog again for that reason, there has to be nine or ten who break that pledge in time and are drawn right back in.
Let’s face it–for the time being at least, you are the only game in town. If they don’t like your style or that of your regular commenters, they can start their own blog for heaven’s sake. (Let’s just hope that at least some of them have the guts to put a face behind the blog like you do, rather than offering up some goofball image of anonymity like someone wearing a paper sack on their head with holes cut out to see through, reminiscent of the possibly late, and certainly unlamented, “Unknown Comic.”)
Anyway, in this high political season I just wanted to wish continued good luck to you. Please keep up the great work that you are doing, and we will all keep reading and chiming in like usual.