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WRITING A column that may or may or may not reach readers before Christmas day poses certain problems, the first of which is timeliness. As I have no doubt mentioned in this space before, after years of writing a weekly piece it is hard to avoid repetition of either subject or content.

With that in mind, I will beg readers’ indulgence if I report some recent news about my daughter Sally, who has flown down from her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., along with her husband Paul and their son, Tucker, to spend Christmas with me.

THE FOLLOWING letter to the editor was written by Tom Jensen in 2011:

“Amid all the excitement about the results of this year’s Town Council race it’s also important for us to take a step back and reflect on what we are losing: during the past eight years .

“Sally Greene has been everything you could ever ask for in a public servant. She has been extremely hard working, meticulous in understanding the pros and cons of everything that comes before the council, and always responsive to her constituents.

“Most importantly though Sally has been an extremely principled leader and what she said she would do when she first ran in 2003 she has done: we have better affordable housing requirements, better neighborhood protection guidelines, and stronger environmental policies now than we did eight years ago as a result. I think the results of last Tuesday’s election sent a message that those things continue to be the top priorities of Chapel Hill voters, and Sally’s leadership has been integral regarding all three of them.

“I’m very excited by Lee Storrow’s election to the Town Council and think he will be a tremendous progressive leader in our community for years to come. But there’s no replacing Sally - all of us in Chapel Hill owe her a great debt of gratitude for her service to our town, and we can only hope that she’ll stay involved even if it’s not at the council table.”

TO THE satisfaction of Tom Jensen and, no doubt, many others, Sally was reelected to the Chapel Hill Town Council last month after having been appointed to a vacancy on the council in January.
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