Conflict of interests are a major issue in the controversial development aspirations of Matt Reale, a locally elected zoning official. Many people are concerned where these conflicts could lead and what other problems could develop from this. Unfortunately, it’s gotten worse. What we are seeing now is a deeper dive into town ethics code violations with a clear breach of the public trust. Preferential treatment and unfair advantage have been given to Reale’s Moorefield Farms development group by town staff and commissioners.
At issue now is the circumvention of Wetlands Commission review and approvals with regard to the interpretation of the ARHZ regulations (60-plus age restricted). In proceedings and public hearings earlier, their site plan was found to have many serious issues.