Dec 10, 2015 8:44 PM

Christmas controversy cooling down in Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH- A Christmas controversy is cooling down in Marlborough, after tempers were high last week.

John Fletcher, also known around town as Santa Claus, wanted to pass out fliers for the town's annual Christmas tree lighting to students in the schools. Citing school policy, the superintendent asked that he remove the word Christmas.

READ: School Official called to remove 'Christmas from tree lighting flier

Fletcher was upset and refuses to change the name of the event. He says the superintendent has since apologized.

“We've agreed to work together and he's been very forward about that and I'm very forward about that and I don't hold a grudge, we shook hands and we will work,” Fletcher said.

At Thursday’s school board meeting, one resident spoke in support of Fletcher. It's unclear if any changes will be made to the policy.

Fletcher did not attend the meeting as he was playing Santa in Keene.


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