2007-02-15 / Letters to the Editor

Show gratitude not greediness

Mr. Salvatore's letter to the editor was amazing and so sad.

At first, I hoped it could be tongue in cheek but was dismayed when I realized it could not be. Mr. Mc- Donough's editorial gave all the good reasons for this housing, and I will not reiterate them. I would only like to add that the wealth in a community is not in the money owned by the residents but in the diversity of its people. We are a small community - not a gated one - and affordable housing is a very important ingredient here. This letter smacks of the idea that someone is poor because they deserve to be. Please put me down as a resident grateful for the new housing planned on Southwest Avenue and as a backer of the lighthouse on Beavertail being affordable for a young family.

To Mr. Salvatore I would say, So, you worked hard all your life to get where you are. So what! You should get down on your hands and knees every night and be thankful that you were able to work hard all your life. Not everyone gets that opportunity, and you should be showing gratitude not greediness. If we are not on the Earth to help each other out, why are we here?

Diane C. Caswell,

Jamestown

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