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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Mayor Skibitsky Breathes a Sigh of Relief.....For Now

 Republicans sweep Westfield Town Council election.

1st Ward  Frank Arena

3rd Ward  Mark LoGrippo

4th Ward  Jim Foerst



  1. The voters have spoken. Hardly anyone gives respect to Kasko. Glad it's finally over.

  2. Mr. Kasko- The simple fact that you received more then one vote is proof that people have listened to much of what you have said and agreed with some part or perhaps all. I voted for you and I'm not alone.

    I give you a lot of credit for trying. I hope you maintain doing the work you have started here. The underdog can always prevail.

  3. This is a sad day for Westfield. See you tomorrow night council members.

  4. I want to not only thank those voters that cast a vote in my favor, but also those that did not, because they exercised their right to vote.

    The election is over, however The Fact of The Matter will continue to bring to it's readers information not readily available to the public.

    This site has changed the way town officials operate. They know they are being watched by not only the taxpayer, but from within. This site has been able to obtain it's information from a wide variety of sources and those channels of communication still remain open.

    Westfield is a great town and I know that the residents are what make it great, not a monthly publication that says so.

    Westfield residents should be proud of their town and continue to make it better.

    TFoTM certainly will.

  5. NOW WHAT?...................Perhaps your site can be used for information, instead of bashing department heads. I have been following the site, and your dander seems to get up when certain persons are mentioned. Take the " I " out of the equation.

  6. The Fact of The MatterWednesday, November 09, 2011

    This site will always be used for information. You may not always agree with the way the information is disseminated or whom the information is about. When a department head (police chief) allows the theft of time by one of his supervisors and looks the other way, or another (DPW Supt.) allows an alcohol fueled Christmas Party on town property where an underaged attendee is served alcohol and then gets into an accident, TFoTM will provide information. Thats's not "bashing".

    This site has become a populsr destination for those looking for another source of information other than local newspapers or other online sources. The manner in which the information is disseminated will not please everyone all of the time.

    Thank you for your advice. TFoTM will take the "I" out of the equation as we see fit, however blogs are a combination of personal experience and other avenues of information.

    We believe that the reader will pick and choose that which they want to believe. The intention of this blogsite is not to provide false information and anytime that has been the case the information has been corrected.

    You have a right to disagree with how facts and information are presented here.

  7. Thank you Mr. Kasko for all that you do. I look forward to your blog stories and hope you will continue your site despite the election results. You have opened a lot of eyes in Westfield. Its very difficult to win a council seat as an Independent and I credit you for trying. Keep up the good work and hold the Mayor and Council accountable.

  8. "Westfielder 12:45pm" said what I wanted to say better than I could. I'll simply echo the sentiment. Thanks for all you do, Mr. Kasko. -NR9.