Editorial was a disgrace
Smithfield firefighters deserve better than to have their actions regarding a town survey labeled as troubling. Do we really want town employees to go blindly about their duties just because someone in a position of authority tells them to? If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
We need to be clear about what we expect from those we depend on to keep us safe. They didn’t fail to respond to a house on fire; they only rejected the idea of taking away earned benefits.
The saddest part of your editorial is that it cannot be removed and our firefighters will read it. Be ashamed.
If anything, firefighters and law enforcement deserve to have their salaries tripled and their benefits increased. The survey was almost as disgraceful as your editorial.