I admire our neighbor Rich Yurewicz for apologizing for his actions on Saturday. His message struck me as heartfelt and genuine. I hope everyone in Hopkinton will join me in applauding his statement and supporting him and his family going forward. On a personal note, as a 9/11 widow whose son lost his father at age 3, I would like to express my gratitude for Rich’s late father’s service in the military, and for the sacrifices that all veterans and their families make in protecting our freedoms. Building a cohesive community of people from diverse backgrounds can be hard and messy at times. But I believe it is the most patriotic of pursuits.
— Sheila Zarba-Campbell, Hopkinton
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