LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘$80,000 for a glorified assistant is outrageous’


As a Johnston resident I was shocked to hear about a recent appointment that current Mayor Joe Polisena Jr. had announced.

The mayor appointed a former local TV Newsperson to his staff as Deputy Chief of Staff at an annual salary of $80,000 — $80,000 for a glorified assistant is outrageous.

I am sure there are others who feel this way.

Johnston Town Council President Robert Russo did not seem to object to the annual salary this person is getting.

I am sure the new assistant, who was among several on-air talent at WLNE-TV, a station that continues to loose its employees, is qualified, but not at this price.

Edward Collins, Johnston

To read the story that inspired this letter, click here:

Johnston Mayor hires Deputy Chief-of-Staff


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