, Salem, MA


November 6, 2012

Letter: Annette's Climb reaches a milestone


If it is true that “everything you know, you learned by the first grade,” then it stands to reason that bullying and abusive behavior may be part of that same learning process. Schools everywhere are incorporating anti-bullying programs in an effort to stem this growing tide of bad behavior, and there has been more media coverage of late. Of course, for years, there has been media coverage. In the weekly paper’s police blotters, “officer responds to domestic dispute” has very often been code for “person gets beaten up.” If this altercation occurred in a downtown eatery, it might be front-page news. Sadly, these assaults mostly stay out of sight and, therefore, out of mind.

So let’s all try to be part of the solution and help make a difference in the lives of both adult and child victims of abuse. If you would like to get involved, the 2013 Annette’s Climb to Tuckerman Ravine will be held April 26 through 28.

Go to for details.

Widge Merrill

Board of directors,

past president

Annette’s Climb Inc.

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