The Brits got it right
If Norman Rockwell were alive and working today he could use Amherst as a model for a fifth freedom: "The Freedom From Controversy."
Only he would use Amherst as an example of how not to go about it.
Last August 27 the Amherst Select Board pocket vetoed flying the 29 commemorative flags on 9/11. Within days it made news in both the Gazette and Springfield Republican and our local TV stations.
The Republican/MassLive article was picked up and prominently displayed on New York based September 11th Families' Association website where it was spotted by Fox News, which led to an appearance on their highly rated "Fox and Friends" a week before the sad anniversary.
This year, apparently, they are not taking any chances:
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