Taub’s column ‘vicious, mean-spirited, uninformed

I would like to commend your staff for giving us a lot of local news, and most of the paper is a pleasure to read; however, I do not feel that way about your Op-Ed contributors.

I stopped subscribing to the Island Packet because its editorial content was totally from one perspective only. I agree with the readers who wrote to you that you need new voices, especially ones that are not so entrenched in their views that they leave no room for other thoughts and ideas.

Mr. Taub’s column of July 29 was vicious, mean-spirited, uninformed and typical of those who “drank the Kool-aid.”

I would like you to consider presenting other thoughts, ideas, opinions and I challenge you to be above the lamestream media and have the courage to allow other takes on the news of the day.

Thank you for your consideration.

– Elaine Lust

Mayor Taub’s article ‘terrific and timely’

(Mayor Taub’s) article in (the Aug. 19) edition of The Island News, entitled “An evolutionary truth: There is safety in numbers,” is terrific and timely. This information is so badly needed to be distributed by every means possible, including newspaper, magazine, newsletter, radio, television, public announcements, billboards and more.

To put it mildly, it is mind boggling and disappointing that so many Americans are vaccination illiterate and endangering the entire world. I am so worried about my school age grandchildren and my fellow Americans – and brothers and sisters the world over.

Thank you for such a provocative, accurate, helpful, compassionate, and timely article.

Sincerely and respectfully,

– Lt. Col. W. Larry Dandridge, 
U.S. Army, Ret.

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