Emails stoke conflict in Middletown (New Jersey)

From The Asbury Park Press:  Township Public Library Director Susan O’Neal zipped off a quick email to township government critic and library supporter Linda Baum on April 18, suggesting that she request a copy of the audio recording from the library meeting the prior night.

The tape, she assured, would show that two library trustees claimed the library wasn’t needed and another trustee making accusations back.

“Pretty hot stuff, which reinforces my opinion that ‘they’ are not through dismantling the MTPL,” she wrote after proclaiming that Baum missed “major fireworks.”

Nearly three months later, the exchanges catching the public’s attention are not between library trustees, but the emails, nearly 1½ year’s worth, between O’Neal and Baum.