Today I had the opportunity to to spend some time down at Heritage State Park and attend "The Coalition for Responsible Sighting of LNG.
The weather couldn't have been nicer and I was able to mingle amongst the crowd enjoying the perfect day, some very good live music and the picturesque surroundings of Heritage State Park and Battleship Cove.
To no surprise there were several candidates for office in attendance, including candidates for city council and both mayoral candidates, Bob Correia and Dave Sullivan. Perhaps the highlight of the festivities was when the band played "LNG Blues" calling out to the crowd to come in front of the stage to participate. Representative Bob Correia had left the event fairly early but Dave Sullivan was still in attendance and was called on to take the stage and participate, which to his credit he did. Various people in attendance were quite vocal in appreciation for all the effort Dave Sullivan has put into fighting the Weaver's Cove proposal and at the end of the number he was asked to address the crowd, which he did to an enthusiastic response. It really was the point where everyone seemed to be having a tremendous amount of fun.
A great day, a great event and congratulations to all the people who made it possible.
Lefty's view: just wanted to make the some observations that really don't fit into the blog post. First, it was interesting to hear various people talk about the LNG fight and how much effort different elected officials have put into this. There was a lot of praise for Dave Sullivan but I didn't hear one person mention Bob Correia. I'm not making a judgement here, I'm simply reporting my observation, and that is that the people closest to this issue were generous in their praise of David Sullivan but literally said nothing, NOTHING about Bob Correia. I find that a little shocking and perhaps a little telling.
Secondly, for those who couldn't get down there today, I suggest you keep an eye on Fall River Local Access Channel 95. I observed Jason Caminiti, who is hosting "The Fall River Show", a new program on Ch. 95, filming the band and taping some interviews and I can only imagine that some of what he filmed will show up in a future show.