LETTER: A bipartisan dinner at Kingston restaurant

Daily Freeman-1 year before

I am writing to express my feelings about the recent visit to my restaurant, Frank Guido's Little Italy in Kingston, by U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado and former Rep. Chris Gibson.

Delgado is a Democrat from Rhinebeck. Gibson is a Republican from Kinderhook, who served the same 19th Congressional District that Delgado now represents. Seeing the two enjoy dinner together was refreshing, especially in this day and age, when civility between the two major political parties is hard to find.

It's difficult to watch TV news or read the paper these days because of all the animosity and...bitterness. It did my heart good to see these two distinguished men and their wives, Lacey Delgado and Mary Jo Gibson, breaking bread together publicly. It made me proud to be an American. It made me realize that civility still exists.

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