Dexter Credit Union clarifies details of property use during Scituate Art Festival

Dexter Credit Union clarifies details of property use during Scituate Art Festival

Credit union takes exception to statements made during a recent Scituate Town Council meeting as reported in The Valley Breeze & Observer

SCITUATE – In a press release Friday, Sept. 20, Dexter Credit Union, which operates a branch office at 135 Danielson Pike in Scituate, has taken exception to statements that were made during a recent Scituate Town Council meeting, which were reported in the Valley Breeze & Observer newspaper in its September 19-25, 2013, edition.

Stephen J. Angell, Esq., president and chief executive officer of Dexter Credit Union, said that the statements that were made did not accurately represent the credit union’s involvement in the Scituate Art Festival, particularly as it pertained to vendor participation and the dispute with Del’s Lemonade.

“There were a number of statements contained in the newspaper article that were misleading and did not represent the true position of our organization,” said Angell. “We’re a big supporter of the Scituate Art Festival and the community at large, and we want to make sure that the residents of Scituate know the facts of this situation as it pertains to our organization.”

Angell provided these details to correct what was reported:

· The parking lot at the Dexter office at 135 Danielson Pike was used during the 2012 Scituate Art Festival, as the organization made it available for handicapped parking. It was reported that it was not used during the festival due to construction at the time.

· Dexter does not “control” eight food vendor spots. The organization never applied for any licenses, nor does it intend to. Dexter does, however, control the branch office property and the use of that property by outside organizations. Angell said: “We intend to again make it available for handicapped parking during this year’s festival.”

· Prior to the Town Council meeting, Dexter had not been contacted by Del’s Lemonade or their representatives on this matter.

“We have made a substantial investment in the town of Scituate by building a new state-of-the-art branch office that fits the neighborhood aesthetically,” said Angell. “We realize that the art festival is important to the community and feel that we best can support the event by providing access to those who need special accommodations to attend.”

• Dexter Credit Union was established in 1948 and offers a full menu of financial products and services. It is headquartered in Central Falls, Rhode Island, at 934 Dexter Street and operates a branch office at 135 Danielson Pike in Scituate. Deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Dexter Credit Union is an equal housing lender.