Thursday, June 30, 2011
1981:FORMER MAYOR JACK RAFFERTY WRITES ABOUT KUSER FARM
In the early 1970's, Mrs. Edna Kuser, contacted former Mayor Maurice "Maury" Perilli, a fellow Democrat and a member of the Hamilton Democratic Organization. Edna and Fred Kuser were getting to the point where they were no longer capable of giving the attention necessary to maintain the property. Mrs Kuser didn't want the property to be turned into a housing development which would be a very negative change for the citizens who lived in close proximity to the farm. Maury referred Mrs Kuser to Mayor Jack Rafferty, and thankfully then Mayor Rafferty lost not time in working with the Green Acres authorities, and purchased the land for the enjoyment of future generations. Jack Rafferty has proved to be an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of local history.