Aretha was right: It’s about respect

Last week’s town hall meeting, put on by Sheriff Brian Wolfe, was notable for its strong turnout – 400 folks would be a good crowd in a much larger community.

But the event was as notable for its respectful tone, which allowed the straightforward sharing of views and questions in an open forum. Respect – among friends, neighbors, colleagues, and even political foes – is an important ingredient in any functional community.

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