Costello criticized for controversial budget amendment » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA.
1. The money behind the oyster farm amendment is from Charles “Chuck” Clough, Jr. a Boston stock picker who lives in Concord but who has a starter castle on the Popponesset waterfront. Your standard yellow-power tie wearing Master of the Universe. Oh, and a recipient of the Myra Kraft Award for his good works. He’s also Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Boston College (leave it to a Jesuit to figure out a midnight budget amendment). Guess I’m not getting an invite to next summer’s oyster-free clambake at the Clough estate.
2. Rep. Costello says its all about the “environment.” Really:
“Costello argues that the proposal seeks to protect a salt marsh that serves as an environmentally sensitive habitat for sea birds. The area, he said, is “much like my district in Newburyport. Quite frankly, I think this is a state issue,” Costello said. “The state has a vested interest in making sure that those waterways remain as open space and undeveloped.”
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In my cynical judgement, the choice of Rep. Costello was simply a mater of “find a guy who’s not running for re-election.”
This is the very tip of the iceberg. If we knew as much information about all the other matters on Beacon Hill, we would all leave the state for another, less corrupt one. And that would be . . . . . . what? Rhode Island?