Many readers will miss Esmonde’s commentary
When I saw the headline on the front page of Sunday’s News, it stunned me that Donn Esmonde could be retiring. Denial took over and I assumed he was talking about someone else. Darn! His thoughtful and dedicated message has profoundly and constructively influenced our region’s discussion. In a time when freedom of the press has stood out as the saving grace in American democracy (to see what happens without it, check out what is happening in Turkey), Esmonde has demonstrated the value of even one free caring voice.