Mr. Levante has once again made himself out to be the victim and attacked numerous people in the process.  His latest social media antics lashed out against current council members, council candidates and TAPInto Newton.  With this considered, I have a few comments for him:

First, you have indeed facilitated some positive changes in Newton.  I have not found many people dispute that.  I have even commended your efforts in the past.

Second, anyone with an iota of common sense understands that you have Freedom of Speech.  However, you still seem to lack the comprehension that your freedom to say as you please does not equate to being free from criticism. Quite the contrary. You are an elected public official.  What you say or do will always be under a microscope, whether you find it fair or not.  The Free Press is the cornerstone of democracy and it is appalling to once again see you attack it.  This is the second instance in a short time span that you have done so.  Also, I recommend you reevaluate what your perception of “Fake News” is.  Just because something hurts your feelings or does not portray you in a favorable light does not mean it is “fake.”

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Lastly,  you bemoan the fact that people are “unfairly” attacking you while touting that Newton could not function without you.  It can, and it will.  People are tired of your pettiness, arrogance, and condescending attitude over the last year. Many feel as though your accomplishments have become negated and tainted due to your pattern of showing a lack of character and composure.  Please back away from your online rants and give some decorum to the time you have left in your elected position.

Danielle Zito

Editors Note: Wayne Levante has retracted his accusations against TAPinto Newton