1/14/13 Second Public Statement Regarding False Accusations Made By Selectman Candidate Roland Van Liew

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  • 1. Second  Public  Statement  Regarding   False  Accusations  Made  By   Selectman  Candidate  Roland  Van  Liew    Selectman  Candidate  Roland  Van  Liew  has  issued  a  second  Better  Not  Bigger  Chelmsford  email  blast  in  which  he  continues  to  berate  my  husband,  Phil  Stanway,  for  not  answering  his  questions  related  to  selective  logging  at  the  66-­‐acre  Oak  Hill  parcel  in  North  Chelmsford.    Now  he  is  trying  to  discredit  me  for  serving  as  Phil’s  spokesperson.    To  set  the  record  straight:    -­‐                    Phil,  who  serves  as  a  Committee  member  on  the  Oak  Hill  Study  Committee,  has  no  knowledge  about  any  side  deals  related  to  selective  logging  of  valuable  hardwood  at  Oak  Hill.    As  such,  he  chose  to  not  answer  Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew’s  questions  and  referred  him  to  the  Committee  Chair,  Sue  Carter.    -­‐                    When  Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew  continued  to  press  him  in  a  second  email,  he  wrote,  “Im  asking  YOU  what  YOU  are  doing  and  why.”        -­‐                    Phil  chose  to  have  me,  a  professional  public  relations  consultant  and  publicity  steward  for  his  volunteer  organization,  the  Chelmsford  Open  Space  Stewardship,  be  the  one  to  respond  on  his  behalf  because  of  Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew’s  habit  to  spewing  misinformation  and  trying  to  force  people  to  defend  themselves  when  there  is  nothing  to  defend.    -­‐                    It’s  no  secret  that  I  do  not  want  Van  Liew  to  be  elected  as  a  selectman.    It’s  not  because  he  asks  questions  and  it’s  not  even  that  he  always  has  bad  ideas.    I  don’t  want  him  to  be  elected  selectman  because  he  is  a  bully.    He  accuses  people  of  things  that  are  untrue,  he  thinks  everyone  in  town  is  corrupt,  he  beats  dead  horse  issues  senseless,  he  twists  information  to  confuse  issues,  and  he  uses  his  big  bankroll  to  distribute  he  own  brand  of  propaganda.    -­‐                    He  claims  to  be  honest  and  to  have  integrity,  but  I’ve  never  seen  it.    He  is  a  massive  contradiction  of  everything  he  states  publicly  in  his  ridiculous  mailings.    In  his  Better  Not  Bigger  Chelmsford  email  distributed  today,  Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew  quoted  me  as  saying  in  an  email  chain,  "keep  it  up  for  all  I  care  because  I  can  play  all  through  election  day."    That  is  100%  correct.    I  also  asked  him  multiple  times  to  substantiate  the  allegations  he  made  against  my  husband  –      “It  appears  that  Oak  Hill  Study  Committee  member  Phil  Stanway  (the  "lead  steward"  of  the  Chelmsford  Open  Space  Stewards)  has  been  working  quietly  with  a  selectman  to  set  up  a  deal  
  • 2. for  selective  logging  of  valuable  hardwood  at  Oak  Hill,  supposedly  in  order  to  create  revenue  for  the  Town.”    As  far  as  I’m  concerned,  THAT’S  the  story.    Not  that  Phil  chose  not  to  dance  with  him,  but  that  Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew  has  made  a  serious  allegation  of  impropriety  –  not  only  by  Phil,  but  my  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Selectman.    However,  he  refuses  to  reveal  his  source,  the  name  of  the  selectman  or  the  name  of  the  logging  company.    Don’t  you  want  to  know?    I,  for  one,  feel  the  Ethics  Commission  should  investigate.    If  Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew  is  correct,  then  deal-­‐making,  in  which  a  selectman  and  a  prominent  town  volunteer  stand  to  profit,  needs  to  be  nipped  in  the  bud  now.    Selectman  Candidate  Van  Liew  calls  my  sparring  with  him  a  “political  parlor  game.”    But  it’s  not  to  withhold  information  as  he  stated.    It’s  to  make  sure  the  voters  see  him  for  who  he  is  –  as  they  did  during  his  recall  attempt,  his  last  bid  to  be  a  selectman,  his  multiple  failed  lawsuits  against  the  town  and  private  citizens,  and  so  forth.    I  can  be  reached  at  jstanway@comcast.net  or  978-­‐273-­‐1473  if  you  wish  further  comment.    Joanne  Stanway  January  14,  2013