Claremont Insider: Andy Winnick Channels Distant Relative

Friday, December 14, 2007

Andy Winnick Channels Distant Relative

Yesterday's post mentioned Andy Winnick, a distinguished member of the Claremont Human Services Commission. You may recall that on December 1, 2007, Mr. Winnick unburdened himself of a letter to the Courier on the affordable housing issue. It is online at this link.

In our relentless researches to understand the minds of such people, we have found an interesting letter from a 1939 number of the Bronx Times Reporter. It is by a Mr. Morris Samuel Winnick, a distant relative of Andy Winnick. We would never accuse Professor Winnick of plagiarism. We believe that channeling relatives qualifies as fair use.

We believe moreover that the discovery of this letter will inform the debate here in Claremont on the issue of health hazards at the Baseline site for the proposed affordable housing development, and we make it available as a public service.

Here is Andy Winnick's December 1, 2007 letter side-by-side with Morris Samuel Winnick's July 4, 1939 letter.

Click on the images to enlarge and to read. Or click on image below for a larger, more readable copy of the antique Morris Winnick letter. Best to print them or open two windows to compare them side-by-side.