To the Editor:
We are often quick to criticize, slow to correct misinformation in today’s world of social media. Such was the case from one Hull resident and her complaint to the Anti-Defamation League concerning the scheduling of the annual town meeting on a Saturday in May, Saturday being the Jewish Sabbath.
Kudos to Selectman John Reilly and town counsel for their adroit and sensitive handling of the misinformation and with a respectful correction of the matter directly to the ADL, as handled by town counsel with truth and Selectman John Reilly from the heart.
To quote Reilly, also the Board of Selectmen’s veterans’ services representative, along with being a devoted Hull resident, he was “shocked that the resident [who contacted the ADL] chose to link the town to terms such as ‘anti-Semitism’ and ‘bigotry’ because Hull has always been welcoming and a haven for nationalities and lifestyles … regardless of economic status.” There is nothing more to say, do, or correct here. Thank you, John Reilly.
Stay safe on the journey in this, our pandemic moment. Mask up; vax up; social distance (on all of our available “platforms”). Be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. (Max Ehrmann, 1948).