Letter to the editor 1, Jan 15, 2015

Dear Editor,

One of our family’s weekly pleasures is reading Your Local Journal. It is not only during the holiday season that we come away uplifted with the community spirit. After a hectic week of baking, shopping, and cooking, I was pleasantly surprised to discover your Special year-end edition.

Although the paper was taking a look back at 2014, I knew it would contain not only serious subjects, but its usual lighthearted and cleverly written articles that would make me walk away smiling. In this season of charity and good will, I was sad to see a Letter to the Editor, verbally abusing a previous writer by saying their December 18th letter had “fascist overtones,” and then continued by adding the venomous statement (and I quote, with the exception of the writer’s name) that ‘any “like minded” citizen should leave town immediately if you asked me.’

In my opinion, no one would ever ask. This wonderful letters column should not be used for such negativity. Hopefully the December 23rd letter will not discourage others from voicing their concerns nor should this column be monopolized by those unable to respectfully consider the opinion of others.

Elaine Mallory

Hudson

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