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NCPR story looks at Delehanty email
February 27, 2013 - Jessica Collier
NCPR has a story today going into Jack Delehanty's email.
Delehanty says he wrote an email to his hunting club friends jesting about putting in an offer to buy the Lawsons' property, since it's being foreclosed on. He has been a relatively vocal opponent of the resort, which would be built near his home.
The hunting club is expected to be removed once ACR developers buy the property, which is currently owned by the OWD Trust but under contract to the ACR.
Dan McClelland in his Tupper Lake Free Press editorial last week accused Delehanty of making anti-semetic slurs aimed at Susan Lawson and Mike Foxman. Several other resort supporters have made similar assumptions and accusations.
Delehanty says that wasn't what he meant. He says that the phrase "The Nearly-Hassidic One" was a reference to a close friend and hunting club member, and that's how that group of friends tends to talk to each other. He told NCPR (and the Enterprise) that he isn't prejudice and that he feels bad for taking "a little too much pleasure perhaps, but nevertheless I did take some, and I'm guilty of that, in finding out that my neighbors were coming upon difficult financial times."
Here's a scanned copy of a printout of the email, which a resort supporter shared with the Enterprise after it became controversial:
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