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Keep it local

Dear Editor:

I am a resident of downtown Carbon­dale and I do not want any flavor of big­box development in my town. I just want­ed to make this very clear and I want to encourage others that feel this way to write something short and sweet. Our town rep­resentatives are currently being lobbied by very strong opposition to this viewpoint and I sense a lot of teeter-tottering right now.

I’ve seen plenty of editorial letters dis­cussing this and that from those three options, but it all smells plastic and intan­gible to me. If a House Depot (a home is more personal) is voted down then I fear a very similar set of “green” plans for a very similar structure will be presented at a public meeting and the wheel goes around again. People come to Carbondale because we don’t have developments like this.

Places like the Village Smithy have grit and grits. I will leave the details up to the detailers, but I’ve seen this happen all over the Midwest and this place is way too beautiful to throw in the towel now!

As folk musician Greg Brown elo­quently states … “got another boomtown; it’ll boom just as long as the boom has room.”

Keep it local.

Jason White


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