Tell the truth, print the truth

I am writing in response to two serious breaches.

The first was a completely made up story, falsely accusing me of leading a group of children onto private property (“Sharing the beach a matter of respect,” April 4). The second was how the matter was handled by The Beachcomber.

I appreciate the apologies made by the person who falsely accused me and by The Beachcomber for failing to fact check directly with me. However, as someone who has devoted her life work to children, I was deeply offended that I was blamed for something I would never do, and I was equally offended that this utterly deceptive letter would appear in our local paper.

Please let’s keep our disagreements based on fact and mutual respect.

— Merna Ann Hech

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