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Let’s take a breather

Dear Editor:For the last few years I have been living on South Aspen Street across from what was, in those halcyon days, the Limelite Lodge. It is now a construction site or war zone depending on your point of view. Trucks come up and down our street from morning until night, and the sound of the jackhammer is heard on the land. When this is supposed to end, I have no idea. Maybe once they have it up they will tear it down and start over.But now an even more humongous project is in the offing at the base of Aspen Mountain, and once again South Aspen Street is implicated. Enough dirt is, if this is approved, going to be moved the erect a small Swiss Alp. Hundreds of truck loads are contemplated. I will not comment here on the merits of this enterprise. It has been, and is, being debated ad nauseum at the City Council. I only ask that if this is approved a condition is attached that it does not begin until at least a year after the present project is completed. This will give time for the dust to settle, literally and figuratively, on our street. We deserve it.Jeremy Bernstein, Ph.D.Aspen

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