To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to ask everyone to join me in asking for all the personal attacks against members of our community to stop.

It has come to my attention that the electronic social networking age is allowing Mr. and Ms. Anonymous to say things about other people they would never say in person.

Unfortunately, this negativity is hurtful and very contagious and we all must do everything possible to avoid it and the "anonymous" individuals who participate.

A good healthy debate about an issue can help spark creativity and cooperation -- something our country has been built upon.

I ask everyone to remember to treat each other with respect and dignity even when we don't agree.

I sincerely like to think we all participate to make New Milford a better place.

Pat Murphy


New Milford