Honestly, I feel like just repeating the word “shitshow” over and over and over again all over this page. Dan Freitas’s sensibilities are so hurt by it (see page 4).
So, because his sensitive skin is hurt, Mr. Freitas wants to move the legal notices which are paid ads, from the Neighb News to the other weekly, which has almost no circulation. They didn’t vote on it because Mr. Espindola made a logical case and Mr. Silvia said he wanted more information.
Mr. Freitas said while they are at it find out if the other paper, the conglomerate across the river, ever used the word “shitshow.” My friend (just for giggles) did a search. Guess what? It came up 382 times. Go figure.
The ruse was that people are not seeing the legal ads in my paper because no one reads it anymore because I’m mean to people in my editorial and this is just a gossip sheet. NOT!
The straw that supposedly broke the camel’s back was the story about the wedding at Mr. DeTerra’s house (10/1/20 page 6). Mr. Freitas said that I went after someone’s child and that crossed a line. Well, last time I looked, children do not get married in America, only adults do. And for the record, I never named her and I did not use any of the pictures I had. This is not about her, it is about the sitting Board of Health chair person holding a large gathering at his home in the middle of a pandemic. He should have to answer to the public for that. Maybe the public does not care. That is not for me to say. What IS my responsibility is to tell people what we know, what we can confirm, and what we are trying to confirm. Mr. DeTerra, unfortunately, has stopped taking my calls.
Mr. Freitas has been trying to put me out of business for at least two years. This is nothing new. It’s just sad that a sitting Selectboard member can’t see past his own petty little gripes to do what is right for the town.
We still have a much larger readership than the other weekly, and the daily is too expensive to use. Although…who knows. It’s not money out of their pocket, right?
If you want to see the meeting, it’s available online. Get your popcorn popped, and jump to the end until you see my cheery face.
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Until next week then…see ya (from a distance)
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