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Letter: Selective sight

Inevitably these days, when I attend an event in Hawley that Tedd White, one of our selectboard members, is involved in, biblical scripture comes to mind — the same line every time:

“Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”

You see, people don’t act like Tedd White thinks they should, inside government or in everyday life. Nothing is ever perfect enough for him and he has long taken to lecturing us about it, ad nauseam at times.

Recently he has decided he wants to be selectboard chair. The December death of our third selectboard member has made this goal impossible, however, so instead Tedd has decided to simply obstruct the functioning of the board. He now pontificates away at the start of each meeting, mainly about shortcomings he perceives (and often invents) in others, and then stalks off so that no actual business can be conducted.

In Hawley we’ve learned only too well how “the perfect is the enemy of the good.”

SUSAN OLSON

Hawley

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