Once again, Sun Journal editors let a small pond journalist dictate the tone and message that impugns the integrity of the publication. I refer to the June 5 "Talk of the town” column scribed by Mark LaFlamme.
It is quite apparent that LaFlamme has a specific disdain for his hometown, given his constant disparagement of all things Lewiston. Perhaps he should think about moving to a larger pond where his editorial parlance might be better appreciated, or where he may feel less culturally depleted.
In any event, I am left wondering how much time and energy LaFlamme spends on making his community a better place to live and work. My guess is not a whole lot, given his propensity to rant about nonsense.
I know many people who work hard at improving the image of their communities every day. These same people spend thousands of dollars in the belief that advertising in the Sun Journal will help showcase the benefits they all provide for the image of their community. It seems inconsistent that these folks would continue to spend money if the area were as culturally depleted as noted in LaFlamme's column.
I am not advocating censoring LaFlamme, merely relegating him to the editorial page where he would fall under the caveat of views that aren’t necessarily supported by the paper.
Maybe the comics section; wait, much too ill of an attempt at humor.
A short leash wouldn’t hurt, but a ticket to Portland might be better.
Paul Landry, Wales