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Give it a rest!

RE: “Still searching for democracy at Putney Food Co-op” [Letters, Feb. 11]:

At this point it appears to me and many others that Mimi Yahn has some axe to grind. Not only is this installment of hers completely divisive, but it is also antagonistic and distasteful, too.

The Putney Food Co-op board and members who attend the meetings all want to create the best set of bylaws. To do so, we all need a modicum of respect and restraint. So stacking the board is completely counterproductive in this instance: The board is comprised of members and, from what I see, they are very receptive to all of the suggestions voiced at the meeting — even Mimi’s.

So I am dumbfounded that these attacks persist.

I think it is the responsibility of The Commons to fact-check articles and accurately report on these interesting events, not to provide a platform for hateful speech that undermines a truly beneficial democratic process.

I request that this be the last contribution accepted from Mimi on this subject. We have lots of work to do, and some healing in our community is in order.

Daniel Hoviss
Putney

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Originally published in The Commons issue #294 (Wednesday, February 25, 2015). This story appeared on page D3.

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