To the editor of THE EAGLE:

We the people are guaranteed freedom of speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. From all that I’ve heard, the select board in the town of Hinsdale seems to be oblivious of this right. I recently read a line on Facebook which should become the impetus for all residents of Hinsdale to take a more active role to get life back to normal there. The line: Take back your town!

It is with some trepidation that I submit this letter. I have heard reports of retaliation against townspeople who have dared to speak out at Hinsdale town meetings. I thank my lucky stars that I live in Dalton, but feel for my nearby neighbors and friends in Hinsdale. I hope things improve soon before the chaos gets totally out of control.

SUE BARNES

Dalton