Wishes for Freyne

I may have missed this in the print edition over the holidays, but Seven Days has a great piece checking up on Peter Freyne, the much-missed political columnist at the weekly newspaper.

Peter stepped down from his job earlier this year after succesfully beating cancer. That tends to change a person's life – and Peter clearly was looking to open up a new chapter.

But it sounds like Peter's health problems are not over.

Here's one telling moment from the story:

We tried to imagine Freyne on an exotic trip, or having a wild love affair. But in fact he’d already been transported to Fletcher Allen — with a massive strep infection that had spread to his brain.

Peter is now recovering at a nursing center. We wish him the best of luck. I always loved seeing him at the Statehouse and he always made those press conferences much, much, much more interesting.

-Dan Barlow

One Response to Wishes for Freyne

  1. When you folks at the Vermont Press Bureau are meeting with the Governor and other officials, you might want to ask yourselves “What would Peter ask?” Someone needs to push them, now that he’s not there to do it for all of you.