Editor, Daily News

I have enjoyed many of Allen Young’s recent columns, especially the last one about Puerto Rico, which included ways in which we could meaningfully contribute to help alleviate its current devastation and desperation. However, I cannot agree with Allen’s unwillingness to hold Stan Rosenberg responsible for his husband’s repeated sexual abuse of others.

Even before their marriage, Bryon Hefner was claiming to others that he could curry favors with the Senator because of their close relationship. This was made public and Stan Rosenberg claimed, “I’ll take care of it.” Not only did he not take care of it, he married the guy.

Allen questions “why anonymity is being granted….” In the same article in which you use legalize, you appear to be unaware that anonymity is always granted to a victim unless s/he agrees to go forward in a legal suit. In this situation, it appears that the victims feel vulnerable in both their personal and professional lives. Can you not understand that?

You write about all that Mr. Rosenberg has done for the North Quabbin region. He? Alone? Absolutely not! Our state representatives have contributed greatly, including our own Suzie Whipps. Much of the money that comes to this area has to do with grant writing. Stan Rosenberg does not write grants. Unfortunately, my town of Orange fails at grant writing, but most surrounding towns do not because we are a very poor area.

Stan Rosenberg MUST STEP DOWN, not temporarily, but permanently as Senate President. It is the right thing to do.

Constance Pike


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