Chris Andres

Protestors who tie up traffic risk alienating their audience

This is a note about the demonstration last Saturday to demand that the U.S. president disclose his tax returns.

I happened by at that time getting a couple things at the Brattleboro Food Co-op. A friend from western Mass. was in the group, and it was nice to catch up with her after.

But when I went into the Co-op, I encountered another friend, a worker there, who was a bit upset. She had been trying to get to work from Hinsdale and was held back by the throng of people blocking traffic as they wandered across the street to get to the park.

Why do the people who lead and take part in these demonstrations believe that they are entitled to further tie up traffic at Malfunction Junction?...

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Has the change come?

I am feeling uncomfortable with the statement that I made in my comments on the stories Joyce Marcel collected about the slaying of Michael Martin by Richard Gagnon at the Brattleboro Coop two years ago [“I miss my arrogant friend,” Letters, July 24]. I said I also felt (as...

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I miss my arrogant friend

RE: “Visions, values, and tragedy” [Special Focus, July 17]: I came to the computer to thank The Commons and Joyce Marcel for this excellent, well-researched, rounded, honest look at the events at the Brattleboro Food Co-op of a couple years ago. Thanks, Joyce - yours is still the best...

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