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A Letter to the Editor – Unpublished….

I am not sure if this will get published, but I decided to put it out there anyway…

Yes, another one of my views and how I see it…

Ahh…freedom of expression!

This is a Letter to the Editor.

It has been to my understanding for quite some time now, that during the “Election Season” people are allowed to make endorsements for the candidates, however, any negative comments or attacks on candidates would not be allowed.

Why then does the Southbridge Evening News allow Mr. Marketti’s attacks against two of our local candidates be allowed in the News Paper? The two cartoons I refer to are those of Dr. O’Leary, who is running for re-election on our School Committee, and Catherine Nikolla, who is running for re-election for Town Council.

This appears to a “double standard” as the election is less than two weeks away now. Are there a different set of rules for our local cartoon artist, or should the same set of rules apply to him as well?


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A little about me…well, I am a happily married and have six wonderful children, one daughter in-law and two future daughter in-law’s!  (Where does the time go!)  I live in Southbridge, MA and became involved with the town after a Crack House “popped” up on my street.  This problem is now gone, and shall ever will be, but only on my street.  After this I realized the issues this town faced, not only with drugs, but also with domestic violence, teen pregnancy, and a town government, that surely needed some help…still does!  It is up to the people of Southbridge to ensure that our government runs in a democratic way, the way it is intended, not abused.

I love Southbridge and am very proud to have chosen this town to live, although it is not the town I knew back in the 70’s, it reamins in my heart that things will change and we will once again be known as the “Eye of the Commonwealth”.