Progress unaware of mayor’s look
To illustrate a this morning's story about the mayor's efforts to educate immigrants, the Daily Progress published a photograph not of the mayor but of a developer who died last year in a fiery plane crash.
The error appears to be a case of name confusion. Both the mayor and the late developer share the same name: David Brown. The mayor (pictured at right) is a chiropractor and member of the Democratic party who's in the middle of his second two-year term.
The late David Ingalls Brown had a daughter at UVA at the time of the crash and was descended from the Ingalls family that owned the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs for much of the 20th century. He resided, however, in West Hartford, Connecticut and served that town as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The June 14 accident rocked several communities because it also claimed the life of his passenger, Qroe Farm Development founder Robert H. Baldwin, a leader in the concept of developing farms without consuming all the land.
The two men had made multiple trips from the vicinity of Qroe headquarters in Derry, New Hampshire to the grassy runway at 2,300-acre Bundoran Farm before the fateful rainy day.