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The New York Times had an article about nasty online forums in rural communities. The Times missed Speak Your Piece, an important part of each week’s Mountain Eagle newspaper, Whitesburg, KY. SYP has become an important way for the community to talk about itself and the anonymous comments phoned or emailed to the paper often contain real news. Years ago, state police made a case against local officials based originally on material taken from Speak Your Piece. Here is a piece of the September 14 edition.

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