Matawan's Grave Robber - William H. Sutphin was Mayor of Matawan from 1915-1916 and 1921-1926. He was a professional politician and a respected Mayor of Matawan as per Wikipedia. The man DIED in 1972. The reason for this little bit of history is an anonymous person, claiming to be "Bill" Sutphin is using his name to pen disparaging, perhaps libellous remarks on a blog. This person is contacting this Blog and expects us to publish his comments. First of all, this is not a forum for vicious untrue remarks. If this person is concerned with Matawan's best interests he/she would delve into matters that would improve the Borough.
There are various reasons people wish to remain anonymous. People who don't want their neighbors, family, friends, etc. to know their thoughts or opinions. Good, non-vindictive reasons. We can respect their wishes. What we can't respect is someone who uses a respected dead Mayor's voice, from the grave, to create a platform for his/her own self interests. That said, whoever is claiming to be William "Bill" Sutphin, please do not contact this blog any longer. We are sure if Mr. Sutphin has any living family members they do not want his name besmirched in such a self-serving manner. This is not what this man represented to the people of Matawan. The right thing is to let a man who prided himself on civic responsibility to be allowed to rest in peace.