The following Letter to the Editor was sent in by Doran Ward:
Is the 1692 witch hunt mentality alive and well in 2012 Marblehead? I have loved and visited Marblehead for 22 years and even dream of living there, though now that I have the Marblehead Patch emailed to me every day I'm hiding my black cat and staying put in another state.
An elderly gang? Seriously? What are they doing, keying innocent citizen's walkers? Using Fixodent for evil instead of good?
A bus blocking someone's view? Move your entitled bottom a little to the left, though I guess it's just easier to bother the police, after all you pay their salaries right?
Someone parked their car and got out for a walk with hand weights? That's suspicious all right. It might even be considered terrorist activity.
My big question is "How do the police stand it?" They must line up to volunteer to be exchange cops with the NYPD. A week in the Bronx would be a vacation from annoyance. A few murder cases would be well worth the R&R gained from it.
Closed mindedness and suspicious of everyone? That just reeks of 1692! Hasn't the DNA of the North Shore evolved at all in over 300 years?
I know I'm taking a chance writing this (if it even gets published) but please don't show up at my door with flaming torches.
I'll always love Marblehead, but find this behavior shocking.