Letter: Teamwork key to dredging success
John Rie, the Chairman of the Westbrook Harbor Commission, highlights the important role that teamwork played in Joe’s efforts to secure key dredging work for Westbrook’s Patchogue River. Joe worked with federal, state and local officials to get this long-stalled project moving.
Mr. Rie writes:
The long-awaited dredging of the Patchogue River entrance channel is almost completed. The completion of the project is the result of teamwork and cooperation among members of the local government, state government, and federal government of both political parties.
The Westbrook Harbor Commission, Board of Selectmen, and Board of Finance could not have been more helpful in getting their jobs done and, best of all, they all left their political affiliations at the door and worked together, in contrast to our representatives in D.C. Our state representatives and senator of both parties worked together, as did Congressman Joe Courtney’s office, to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in to dredge both our channel and Clinton’s entrance channel.