Promptly after the hearing closed, and before any decision or even hint of decision was announced, CPW attacked “the behavior of the Supervisor and his allies” and issued a press release calling the Supervisor “petrified,” “pathetic” and “partisan.” In doing so, CPW followed its usual practice of questioning, in advance and with no evidence, the motives of those who might dare to oppose it and making false claims and personal attacks.

Although the proponents of incorporation have dressed up their petition as one which seeks to “create a more responsive and representative government, and control over local zoning and development”, a clear-eyed analysis of their website, public statements and their bought-and-paid-for financial projections reveals that the incorporation of Wainscott offers no long term benefit to Wainscott taxpayers, but would impose permanent costs on all of us.