Regarding Milton Selectman Denis Keohane’s odd comments in last Thursday’s Globe South (“Board to revote Mearn’s contract”), “Everyone who runs this town was born and raised in this town,” I ask: Will Mr. Keohane be saying, “If you were born or raised in Milton, please do not bother to apply?’”
While Mr. Keohane’s appreciation of an individual who was born and raised in Milton appears to be pretty narrow, restrictive, and highly discriminatory, he should note that during the tenure of native-born Town Administrator Kevin Mearn, town costs were held in check and no override has been presented to the voters since 2009.
At the same time, Money magazine declared recently that Milton was the second-best place to live in the entire United States of America. Not a bad accomplishment for someone who in Mr. Keohane’s view is limited because he was born in Milton.
I would hope Denis Keohane would consider retracting his insulting remarks. It does not fit the title of the position he currently serves and is a slap in the face to the citizens who pay his salary and contribute to his benefit package as a Milton public employee.