Letter: Different Reading of Dorchester Email
To the Editor:
It continues to amaze me that people can read the same email and interpret the words in so many different ways. I, too, received the email announcement from Artie Burdette that so offended John Franz. I saw none of the information Franz related in his letter published March 14 (“Improper Use of Email”). This email neither “heaps praise on Selectman Hallock” nor “denigrates others who served in the past.” The email begins “Good News! Our Town has been notified by NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Division of Public Safety, that the project that we, the town, described and submitted for review has been determined to be eligible for the HSEM Hazardous Mitigation program.” It then goes on to give more details about the specifics of the grant and level of funding. It ends with, “This, of course, is a team effort. Special thanks must go to Steve Iacuzzi of LiTech, NH Senator Jeanne Forrester and our Select Board Chairman Sherman Hallock for their exceptional leadership and performance. Keep up the good work.”
I found this perfectly appropriate, as I know that these three had worked with the Dorchester Emergency Management Team headed by Artie Burdette to get this grant to this level of approval. I am sorry that Franz regarded this as promoting Sherman Hallock’s bid for re-election or in any way “denigrating others who served in the past” but just cannot agree with his conclusions.
Elizabeth A Trought