To the editor:

It’s been many years since I last felt a need to write a letter to the editor of this paper.

I’ve written comments on William Marvel’s missives and compared and contrasted select boards, but I was saddened by the front-page article about Jamie Gemetti’s retirement from the position of news photographer.

I’ve known Jamie for many years, first meeting him when I was providing a science and math component to Jackson Rec’s summer program. Jamie took a picture of the kids launching their handmade rockets into the sky for The Mountain Ear.

Later on, I had his daughter, Sophia, as one of the cast for two of my productions of “A Christmas Carol” at the Eastern Slope Theatre. It was for my second production that I cast Sophia as Christmas Present, the foil to Scrooge played by Michael Murphy.

Jamie’s support of my productions as a cast photographer is greatly appreciated. I wish him success in his future endeavors and hope that he will find time to occasionally share a picture with all of us who have taken inspiration from his wonderful photographs.

Roger Clemons


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