By Clem Nilan, General Manager
The Onion River Co-op staff and members were saddened, shocked and heartbroken by the tragic event on August 9 that took the life of Brattleboro Co-op’s Michael Martin.
On behalf of all of our City Market members, we extend our love, concern and sympathy to Michael’s familyand the families of all involved as well as the Brattleboro Co-op’s staff and the greater Brattleboro community. On behalf of our staff and members, we are honoring the request of Michael Martin’s family to donate a memorial gift to the Waterbury Area Food Shelf.
Despite the tragedy in Brattleboro, we reaffirm our belief in cooperation, that by working together we can make this world a better place. While we cannot insulate ourselves from setbacks, grief and hardship, I’ll share with you sage advice from my friend, Gail Graham, who is General Manager of Mississippi Market in Minnesota. Gail says, “After the events of last week, the best we can do to regain our center is hug our partner, our cat, our dog just a little tighter, and let people in our lives know we love them.”