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Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Cellucci — independence and courage

Thursday was a day to mourn and remember Paul Cellucci, who rose from Hudson selectman to Massachusetts legislator to lieutenant governor to governor to ambassador, and who through it all remained an all-around good guy.

Those who memorialized Cellucci at the State House service spoke movingly about his character, his compassion, his commitment, his decency, his accomplishments, his twinkle-in-the-eye humor. But Cellucci leaves another important legacy that deserves to be recalled and honored because it’s increasingly rare in politics: his admirable independence of mind.

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