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Letter: Too Much, Too Late

To the Editor:

Last Sunday, the largest and most prominent story in your paper was a hard-hitting exposé detailing the bankruptcy of a local auto dealer (“Left in Bankruptcy’s Wake”). In 2007. Please check your calendar; mine says “2013.” Your writer appears to have approached this assignment with a level of investigative zeal appropriate for covering Whitey Bulger or the Rwandan genocide. Perhaps a little better sense of proportion would be in order.

David Gelhar

White River Junction

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