Very sorry to read of Chris Stach’s passing (“Brookfield loses Chris Stach, village’s ‘greatest historian,'” News Aug. 17). We moved into Brookfield a dozen years ago, and came to know the village through Chris’ regular stories in the Landmark. 

One can’t really belong to a place without knowing — or living — its history. Chris supplied a living, breathing history of our new town. While out walking I once ran into him at Eight Corners, wouldn’t you know, where he was taking photos for the archives. 

I was glad to have the chance to thank him for his work. While I rue the circumstances for this second chance, thanks again, Chris.

Bob Chicoine