To the editor:
What an insult to the intelligence of the Gloucester voters!
I am writing this after just returning from voting at East Gloucester Elementary School.
I found, of course, that the Fuller referendum question asked voters to pick their preferred use with just these choices: A.) offices; 2.) commercial site; 3.) A mix of uses — but without the option of reopening it as a school.
Adding insult to injury, there was no referendum write in line, as provided for candidates.
All of this reminded me of the story of a teacher returning to her classroom only to hear a loud cacophony of noise in an out-of-control classroom.
As soon as the class saw the teacher, the kids immediately quieted down. The teacher scolded the class and asked: “What kind of punishment should I give you for misbehaving and being out of control?”
The children gave several suggestions — until the teacher heard the disciplinary punishment and got the answer she had in mind all along.