If you can’t fix it, don’t mix it

To the Editor:

As a longtime member of the Hilltown community, I must say, I feel we need to give Joel Willsey his own little flier, to be inserted in The Enterprise. Therefore we have the opportunity to dispose of it. His continuous negativity towards people and things that will better the town and community are repulsive.

As for Cheryl Baitsholts, who has gone above and beyond with the animals and her own personal time, she is more than any community could wish for [“Willsey torpedoes Berne DCO appointment over proposed pay,” The Altamont Enterprise, Aug. 17, 2021]. Especially under the scrutiny she’s had to deal with.

Is it in the best interest of our community or his personal agendas? Has he stepped up to the plate to do the job? Or is his time full of finding fault wherever he can? That does seem to be his claim to shame. Nothing is perfect. Let us please do best for our community; if you can’t fix it, don’t mix it.

Lonne Blodgett


Editor’s note: Cheryl Baitsholts told The Enterprise last week that she supported Berne Councilman Joel Willsey’s vote against her employment as dog-control officer, which would have been at a pay-rate substantially less than what she earned before she was removed from office in 2020.  

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