Letter Box

There are 4 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Jul 20, 2010, titled Letter Box. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Although there is some truth in the headline in Saturday's Reformer : "Partridge, Obuchowski will face off for House seat" and in the ensuing articles, they give an extremely biased picture of the situation.

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#1 Jul 20, 2010
In response to Leah Stuart's letter.........I am not a small, or tall woman, I did hear the comments she mentioned on the radio that day and I wasn't offended, in the least. I just chalked it up to two men having opinions and a public conversation. I don't believe that it was an attack on women of size, or deliberatley said to offend. What really bothers me is when people admit to praying for the death of President Obama, now that is offensive, and unforgivable. I believe that death wishes are far more intolerable than the conversation Fish and Mr West were having. It is too bad that some might be offended by this conversation, but considering it was said in May, and an apology was made, then it should be put to rest. If we are looking for offence, we could probably find it most anywhere. Old sores should be left to heal.


#2 Jul 20, 2010
I would like to say this. My husband passed away two weeks ago. I put the same obit in the Brattleboro and Greenfield papers. It was exactly the same obit in each. The cost in Brattleboro was 3 times the cost in Greenfield. I know the Reformer is in financial trouble, but do they have to make it up off dead people?


#3 Jul 21, 2010
I agree the cost of obituaries is over the top. I wrote and hand delivered both my parents obits with pictures, to the Reformer, this is within the past seven years. Each obit was about $35.00 to print. When another realitive passed this June, I submitted the obit according to the directions for doing it online. What I submitted was $255.00. Each line is $3.50 and if a photo is included it is considered 6 lines. I remember when obits were free. I wonder how people with hardships financially, can afford to honor their loved ones in an obit, keeping in mind that they have to limit words, for the sake of cost.It's all about the $$ even when the deceased are concerned. SAD

Bratislava, Slovakia

#4 Jul 21, 2010
Here's an idea: stop reading the Brattleboro Reformer. Stop prolonging the necessary death of an archaic business model.

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