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To the editor:

I'm adding my thanks to [recently retired Eagle editorial page editor] Bill Everhart, not only for his long-standing editorial expertise, but also for reaching out to the community to discuss the key issue of freedom of speech.

It was just about a year ago, when, at my invitation, Bill graciously came down to the West Stockbridge Historic Town Hall for an evening gathering to discuss what to do about "fake news" and the First Amendment.

We are grateful to him and to Fred Rutberg and others at The Eagle for your willingness to participate in these kinds of informative events.

Carolyn Kay Brancato,

Richmond

The author is a writer who covers freedom of speech issues.


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