Once again, I am extremely disappointed in the Wise County Messenger. I am referring to the news article dated Aug. 25, “Residents want playground equipment returned to park.”
No one who lives in Newark has to drive to Rhome or Haslet or anywhere else to find a place for their children to play. There is a very nice playground located at the Newark Town Square Park, 209 Hudson St.
Your reporter walks right past this playground at least once a month when he attends our city council meetings, but he omits this important fact from his piece. Instead, he paints a picture of the poor little children of Newark with nothing to do except ride their bicycles in circles.
This is just the latest in a long series of one-sided and unfair articles the Messenger has published about our city. It seems to me that the Wise County Messenger is far more interested in “making news” than it is in “reporting the news.”
Mary Ann Wells
EDITOR’S NOTE: It was not our reporter, but Newark residents who raised the issue of returning playground equipment to the park. They are quoted accurately in the story.