Silver creek: Assurance haunts village

Will anyone be able to hear the Silver Creek mayor the next time he wants to reassure his constituents since his foot is still stuck in his mouth?

Last month, embattled Kurt Lindstrom reported to the Village Board that he had spoken with a county legislator regarding Petri Baking Products. That legislator had reached out to ConAgra, which purchased Ralcorp, and Lindstrom reported the contact was good news.

“(ConAgra) made this acquisition to expand their product lines and they are thrilled to have a cookie manufacturer,” the mayor reported Dec. 3 after hearing some concerns regarding the future of the facility.

Ed Newman, former mayor and possible candidate for next village election, jumped right aboard the Lindstrom bandwagon: “We need to be frugal and wise and not sit back and cover our eyes and ears,” he said then.

Too late. On Thursday, our area and the work force got the bad news. Petri’s was closing.

When we called the mayor for comment, he was out of town and not available for comment. How convenient.