Laurie A. Rowell

Family: ‘Jerome treated the residents of Holton Home with love, compassion, and respect’

I am submitting the following letter at the request of, and on behalf of, the family of the resident referenced in the front-page article on July 25 in the Brattleboro Reformer, “Residential facilities correct their wrongs.”

The article begins with a detailed accounting of contributions to Holton Home over a five-year period by a resident there.

The resident's family wishes to remain anonymous; their letter follows:

“We wish to express our dismay and sense of violation when we read the article which ran on the front page of the Reformer about our aunt, a Holton Home resident, and Cindy Jerome [then-executive director and now a candidate for the state Legislature].

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