".......Do I detect a bias in favor of the incumbent candidates?......." You might detect a bias toward the incumbents, RT calls it a bias toward the truth. Did you read the post with information about Gil Frank when he taunted a resident on the Richfield Village Face Book page via an anonymous face book page or that he is the person hiding behind "No Sewer". That is a fact not a bias. Sometimes the truth hurts. Bill Meyers has written derogatory remarks in the Daily News.
The incumbents have spoken what can be termed a verified truth. The incumbents do not write attack letters to the editor. No scare tactics such as sewer and water or trashing former elected officials. RT has detected a possible bias in your questions that makes one wonder if your comments have been prompted by certain political action groups or candidates in town. But perhaps they are just your personal comments.
".......What exactly do you expect a candidate to accomplish by attending board meetings when his attendance will have zero impact on the outcome of said meetings?......." Historically Richfield residents who are interested in village business attend, Town now, Village meetings to learn pertinent information. Village board meeting minutes, unlike a court transcript, do not contain every word spoken. If someone doesn't listen to the discussion one may not have any idea what prompts each trustee to vote either for or against a particular motion. One can ask for a recording of the meeting. Has that been done over the past 6-12 months?
By attending meetings residents get to know each other and can begin to determine who might be a potential trustworthy elected official. It is not just for the potential elected official to learn village business but for residents to know who they might want to vote for in the future. Why run for office if one does not want to attend meetings and meet potential constituents?
"........I'd actually consider returning to this site if it provided an unbiased discussion of the present and future issues facing residents of Richfield. Based on the lack of comments to your postings, it appears others may be of the same opinion..."
As most blog readers know, a blog is not like a newspaper that is supposed to just present the facts. Nevertheless RT is committed to the facts and truth and then let everyone, who reads it, decide for themselves whether they like this or that side of things. A blog by its very nature is a personal forum and RT looks forward to more personal opinion comments from you and other readers.
RT hopes you return to learn more factual information about Richfield. While many people, who visit the web site, chose not to comment as they are afraid they will be a target by some political action groups, RT is glad that is not a concern of yours.
RT is happy with the statistics which show a recent daily visit variance between 83 visits on March 6 to a high on March 28 of 642 visits. Thanks for your comments and keep them coming.