Why are you even commenting about the musings of others on here if you are asserting that it is gossip?Several of you are gossiping about something you ASSUME or IMAGINE.
Your allegations don't hit the papers that you speak of because what you say is not truthful.
Our Mayor, the Chamber, our Main Street work very hard. Topix Critics that have not performed the work they complain about are not worth the space they take on these threads.
A cynical former business owner and his wife, a mislead minister and his sidekick spend endless time carrying on about Kim Stevens. What you have ultimately done is wear out a topic to the point that the truth is so much less interesting then your Conspiracy Theory that it began to bore the readers and no one was interested. You damned yourself. Marketing lesson #1...don't over sell a story. It became a non-story. Let it die. Get your own dignity back by focusing on yourself and not obsessing about another.
You say that some people posting on here are gossiping about things they do not know about. If that is indeed the case, one cannot help but wonder why those posts of "gossip" disappear whilst comments like yours continue to remain here.
Perhaps you could enlighten us with some factual material in which to refute those things that are being "gossiped" about, if that is indeed your stance.
In a court of law, pieces are not simply "removed" just because one person does not wish to have something hidden. There is a process in which rules, statutes, and rulings given by other courts are utilized to arrive at a fair and equitable decision for the situation.
Logic dictates that removal of posts time and time again is most likely due to a medium to high percentage of accuracy to what has or is being posted. Logic also indicates that whatever or whomever is being mentioned in said posts (or their support system) do not want this potential truth to be distributed through a media where there seems to be more freedom to express one's self than within local media outlets which have, time and time again, chosen to leave stones unturned.
Nowhere, in this particular post, has anyone said that the aforementioned Mayor, Chamber, and or Main Street do not work hard. They merely have pointed out what they perceive as errors in the ways in which they have conducted business or made decisions. That is called criticism.
Criticisms, or more specifically Critics, have been in existence since the beginning of time as we know it. They will also exist until such time that human life ceases to exist. In most instances, critics help keep the world accountable. They spend time trying to expose those around them to ideas that those people might not have been privy to. Edward Snowden immediately comes to mind. Millions of Americans have had their eyes opened to what has been done against them as well as those whom reside outside of the United States of America. Whether or not if one agrees with what he did, he made sure to have evidence intact to prove his allegations and critics have been outspoken against him with their pieces of evidence.
As mentioned above, if you believe that people who post or respond to posts on here are bolstering a "Conspiracy Theory" in regards to this particular "What is next" forum, then perhaps you could provide evidence to the contrary. That is what good lawyers, reporters, and Mr Snowden would do. Anything less would be a tragedy for whom you defend.