Imagine my susprise when Writer Anne Hilbert sent me this e-mail:
“So you thought you lived in a free country, with freedom of speech, well think again.
A call from the Mayor’s office to the Whipple center (senior center) was placed the other day to remove all the Tinytown Gazettes from the building. I guess the Mayor was disturbed, this being an election year, she did not want these people know what she is really about.
But that’s OK, we have people who are spreading the news by photo copies through out town.
Town Council to receive 100 percent pay raise, Mayor to receive 40 percent Mayor places call to have all the TTGs destroyed.”
I sent this letter to Mayor Kay late Thursday afternoon:
Ms. Sue Kay
Mayor of Weymouth, Massachusetts
Dear Mayor Kay:
Please contact me regarding your order to destroy copies of my newspaper, the Tinytown Gazette, at City Hall and the Whipple Center. Also, advise if you have had my newspaper destroyed at any other Weymouth locations. We have been dropping papers at these two locations for 18 years.
I would have appreciated a call from you before you destroyed my product, which I manufacture twice a month for the edification and enjoyment of readers.
Very truly yours,