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Letter: Another Jab at Evil Hanover

To the Editor:

Jim Kenyon, there you go again. Your May 5 column (“Community Reflections”) offers more proof that there’s not much that doesn’t warrant a jab at the evil town of Hanover. In this case, you picked an obvious target: a Hanover high school student who I don’t know but who, by most accounts, is one of the most accomplished students in the history of Hanover High School. How outrageous that the school superintendent would want to celebrate her extraordinary academic accomplishments. We owe you debt of gratitude for pointing that out, Jim.

Readers would be grateful if you also pointed out your enduring grudge against Hanover High for the fact that your son was accused of playing a role in the 2007 cheating scandal, his subsequent acquittal on criminal charges and your family’s decision to transfer him to an elite private school. It doesn’t take Sigmund Freud to wonder whether those events influenced your column belittling the accomplishments of Katherine Chen.

Hal Manning

Hanover

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