Two weeks ago, we shared our opinion on this page that we felt negotiations between the City of West Point and Cuming County Agricultural Society would have been better handled in open session pertaining to the city acquiring land for an easement it needs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work on the city levee’s berm.

We said in that editorial that we preferred board-to-board negotiations rather than attorney-to-attorney. The key sentence in that commentary was this: “In this case we feel dialogue in open session would be beneficial.”

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