Yesterday, we ran an article about the town’s displeasure with the missing signs for Tessa Lehane.
In response, Dennis Lehane wrote: "I can see the town of Brookline's point. And there's no reason we should expect preferential or selective treatment because of my last name. If this is their policy then we will abide by it and take the signs down. The town of Brookline and the city of Boston have been nothing but supportive during this situation and we thank them wholeheartedly."
A few readers responded to this:
Bill Davidson: "Oh, Brookline, you love to rain on a parade, don't you? Don't ever change."
Carol Post Pfaelzer: "Unbelievable! Their arrogance is unmet by other communities trying to BE a community of people helping one another.Why don't the town officials concentrate on parking meters and the mess they made with their ideas.Idiots!"
MoonBeamWatcher: "We are fortunate to be loosing one of our "Selectman Carpetbaggers" to the state, now if Obamas palls can find something for our other idiots to do!?
As a native, Born in Brookline, baptized and married at St. Aidans this kind of poor stewardship had me wanting to relocate to the city of Newton for over 45 years! If it wasn't for my wife . . . this letter would be from Newton instead of the Peoples Republic of Brookline! Where is the shame to have proposed this Scrooge like proposal to my neighbors!? Decency and common sense is missing from this "TOWN!" "IDIOTS" is an upgrade to my way of thinking!"
But what do you think? Should people be able to canvas the town with missing dog signs? Are they a nuisance? Are they effective? What would you do if your dog went missing?
Please use the comments section to voice your opinion. Let’s keep the conversation civil.