Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mayor Lloyd Beachy in the Saga of the, "Little Pink House"

"Little Pink House" by Jeff Benedict. Grand Central Publishing.
The turning point in the saga comes when New London's pragmatic mayor, LLOYD BEACHY, gathers together the feuding parties and nearly engineers an amicable settlement. A pair of activists, John and Sarah Steffian, have become so disillusioned by Gaudiani and her enterprise that they thwart a compromise by refusing to drop a series of obstructionist lawsuits. Acrimony prevails, and the Fort Trumbull project is consigned to a long slog of litigation and hard feelings that one resident compares to a seven-year prostate exam.“Little Pink House” is a great achievement as a piece of local reporting. Click to read the review about this interesting book in The Day-New London, CT. by Kate Moran editor and reporter for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.