Till death do us part

I thought Mayor Jason West was crying, but that’s only because I was. “Allergies are awful this year,” he said. “My eyes are killing me. The contact lenses only make it worse.”

Through my tears I told him that a frost was expected that very night and he would get some relief by morning. That’s about as personal as our conversation got, although I tried to pry answers from him to my questions. “I don’t discuss my emotional or private life with anyone,” he said. “That’s my policy.”

At 4:30 p.m. this past Thursday . . .

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