Recently, I posted an article about the arrest of a local man for his involvement in the shipping of marijuana to an address in Attleboro.
In that article, I originally made the mistake of reporting that the man who was arrested lives at 75 Potter St. He actually lives at 74 Potter St.
A resident of 75 Potter St. kindly informed me of the error and I fixed the original article.
But apparently, not everyone made note of the correction. This morning, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were called "bad people" by neighbors and children were not allowed to stand near the 7-year-old at the bus stop, even though they had nothing to do with the incident. It appears that some people did not see the corrected article and are mistakenly under the impression that the residents at 75 Potter St. were involved.
They were not.
I regret the original mistake and hope this post can help clear any confusion in the neighborhood.
This post was made upon request. I'm not sure if other media outlets would bother to post a correction like this. I could easily have said that I corrected the original article and neighborhood issues are not my concern. But because Cranston Patch is supposed to service the community, I felt it was my responsibility to clear up the situation if I had a part in making things worse.
To the parents who live at 75 Potter St. — I apologize for the confusion. And for the parents who called the residents "bad people" and embarassed a 7-year-old girl at the bus stop, I think you owe them an apology too.
- Mark Schieldrop
Cranston Patch editor.