Library Director Marie Gandron publicly stated that the kid who won the Hudson Falls summer reading award for five straight years was a "hog" earlier this year. The library adopted a new way to count awards and prizes. But another librarian dared speak up for the kid and stated that in her opinion, awards ought be given out by merit. Hum. Oh, budget cut, bla bla, staff reconfiguration, whatever. She's canned.
I could see limiting a major prize win to once per child. Or even reconfiguring prizes. I mean, really... who cares. But calling a kid a "hog" for the media is uncalled for. So is firing someone for disagreeing over a stupid library award. Wow.