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Letter: Poor Decision to Publish Photo

To the Editor:

I want to take the Valley News to task for publishing a photo in the Sept. 24 paper of Corey Fernandes practicing with his double compound bow in Windsor near houses. This kind of hunting bow is extremely powerful and meant to bring down large game, including deer and bear. It should never be used for target practice near houses, possibly endangering people in the area.

The publication of the photo with its headline and caption calls into question the judgment of Valley News editors when deciding what to publish and whether the newspaper is worthy of its reputation for fine, accurate reporting.

Lorraine Zigman

Perkinsville

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Corey Fernandes, of Woodstock, practices shooting his bow at a relative’s home in Windsor while his girlfriend, Heather Lewis, of Woodstock, talks on the phone last week. Fernandes was preparing for the upcoming archery season for deer, which starts on Oct. 5 in Vermont. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …