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DON’T FORGET THE NORTH END
From my apartment, in one of the last historic buildings left downtown on North Main Street, I have a very unique view of the rest of downtown and the river.
Although I feel fortunate to have such a view, and be in walking distance of the library, post office, grocery store, and pharmacy, I cannot help but feel that my sanctuary is being threatened.
In the four years I have lived here, I have watched the surrounding area be either torn down or burned down. I have watched the transformation of the old Central School out my window and the demolition of the flood-ravaged buildings across the street.
As I travel down south of the bridge, it is exciting to see all the renovations and improvements going on, along with the new construction happening at Marathon. But yet, at the same time, I am disturbed at the lack of excitement and enthusiasm being initiated toward the north end.
The parking lot below me has become a drop-off point for abandoned vehicles while the used clothing drop-off boxes are multiplying. The “parking lot,” which according to a county commissioner is not considered a parking ... More Letters for this date...