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I had to share my feelings about this because I had such a strong reaction to this when I opened my paper today!

As I commented online: “I’m glad he’s OK, but I am HORRIFIED and disgusted that you would publish such a gory picture! It says “courtesy photo.” It’s anything but!

Please don’t ever put that kind of image in the middle of my news again. I had to tape paper over the picture (forcing me to see it twice!) just so I could endure reading the rest of the paper. And I certainly don’t want my kids to see something that gross. I am truly shocked and feel a bit ill, just before a family BBQ I have lost my appetite.”

I am a subscriber and enjoy your paper (usually). But that super up close picture of human carnage was in extraordinary poor taste!

I can’t possibly be the only one who feels this way. I have never written a letter to the editor before now. I hope you reconsider your policy on these images in the future.

Pepperell