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Letter to the Editor: Main Street businesses deserve better

by | Sep 22, 2021 | Letter to Editor

Yesterday, my attempt to access downtown was thwarted by the stationary line of traffic on Wood Street. Today was not bad, I think it only took one cycle of the lights to get through and on my way to a Main Street business.

I asked the owner how they were doing. He noted that about every customer [who] manages to reach them is complaining. I remembered how, in a Select Board meeting two years ago, there was a lengthy soliloquy by a [Select Board member] expressing concern for Main Street businesses, potential for lost sales, and how that needs to be taken care of. I asked if said party, or anyone from the town, had been by to see how this project was impacting their business. “No, I guess he’s stuck in traffic,” was the response.

One of my father’s quotes seems appropriate here: “Talk’s cheap, it takes money to buy booze.”

— Ed Harrow, Hopkinton

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