Call it "a series of unfortunate events" or whatever you want to. Your obviously one of the board members that are in that little circle of your own "Lunenburgopoly"."corruption", "greased-palms", "backdoor politics"..... you people should stop watching all that prime-time TV and living in your Robert Ludlum worlds. I have never heard such BS in my life!
The business is closing for the simple fact that they didn't get enough customer traffic to keep it going. It is nothing that the Planning Board or the Board of Selectmen did to cause that. And it is certainly not anything Marion Benson DID. Nor is there is anything that anyone else (not even the "great" (you're kidding me, right?) Joe Bilotta) could've done....except maybe go there more often.
Sure, it was unfortunate about the liquor license, but the Selectmen have corrected that with the new application procedures. In any event, that license is not what forced it to close. Neither is the passed-over zoning change. Low volume did, plain and simple. It is a sad fact of life, but businesses fail.
The store was a wonderful place, with great food and fabuluous staff. I am sorry to see it go, but don't falsely put the blame on some "there-must-be-something- going-on-behind-the-scenes " plot because it is simply not true.
Go ahead and take your cheap shots at Joe Bilotta...make fun of his weight...I'd expect it from a small mind from a small town. Bottom line is...he stood for what is called LEADERSHIP...something Lunenburg wouldn't know much about. You people crack me up. You go around with the conspiracy theory that Unitil caused the ice storm.(too bad if your conveniences were interrupted for a few days...if you had used your heads...maybe you've been prepared.) Then round up a petition!!! Well that's a great idea!! Maybe the residents should round up a petition to get Marion Benson out along with her short sighted entourage and get some people that will run the town right...not run it into the ground. Marion doesn't have the credentials to make decisions in this town and she will be called to the carpet very soon. perhaps she should retire while she still feels important.(another small mind dream)
The politics in Lunenburg are pathetic and you should be embarrassed to admit you even live there!! But I guess if "Mediocre is good enough" for you...I'm sure you'll be very happy there.