I read with interest your recent article on the effort by the Gosnold Treatment Center to potentially locate a 100-bed treatment facility in the Falmouth Technology Park off Thomas B. Landers Road. I was very surprised in comments by Representative David Vieira (R-Falmouth) in other publications that he would strongly oppose this possible location, opting for expansion of the current treatment facility near Falmouth Hospital.
I am not a proponent of either option. But I would think an elected representative from our fair town would consider all options, have a full understanding of the pros and cons of locating the treatment center in the technology park versus expanding its current location, listen to constituents on the issue at a public forum, and then make an informed decision based on all the information available. It seems premature for one of our elected officials to “jump the gun” and take such a position before all of the facts and information are made public.
Making statements prior to all relevant facts, data and public comments are known clouds the issue and sends warning signals to others. I heartily suggest our public servants bear this in mind and conduct open and constructive public discussions on this important and sensitive issue.
Kevin M. Brown