You can't make this stuff up. Birdsall engineering which was indicted for pay to play contracts totaling tens of millions of dollars. Their highest legally listed donor is Bob Singer. Bob Singer was in turn integral in getting them all the contracts for the town against protests from the builders that they ripped off with exhorbitant fees. Now it seems they in turn gave" thanks"by sponsoring the Strand theater, a multi million dollar money losing pet project that has brought little benefit to the town.
In fairness there seems to be a new management (the third in two years) that is trying to make the Strand profitable. But now that the main donor has filed for bankruptcy and the president of the company is indicted, it will be a harder task.