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A wish for Carbondale

Dear Editor:

We have all shared the many reasons why we have chosen to live and/or work in Carbondale. Bottom line is it’s for the passion of the place and the people. The small town joy of when you walk down the street, go to an event or pop into a store and say “hi!” to someone you know.

Whether you are for or against the Village at Crystal River, it is about your caring for your community that is driving your passion. Please don’t continue to give dirty looks, make nasty comments or expand the divisiveness to your fellow Carbondalians. Take this time to smile, say “happy holidays” or “happy new year” and realize we are all working from a perspective of caring.

It may not match your opinion, but it deserves the respect and cordiality that comes from neighbors in a small community. Work toward the betterment of your community. Say “thank you” to your board of trustees, whether you agree with them or not, and to your mayor, who works tirelessly on your behalf to find the best solution for Carbondale while balancing work and family.

That is my wish for Carbondale for 2012. Work toward a time of healing and don’t destroy the very thing you love about Carbondale – the diverse nature of everyone who lives and works here.

Regardless of the outcome of this initiative, we need to remember to work together for a shared future.

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Debbie Patrick

Carbondale

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