On August 5, 2015

Vermont’s vanishing landscape

Dear Editor,

Concrete and asphalt do not constitute progress. Progress is having the vision to reserve fertile and open land for any number of agricultural purposes. Progress is assisting former vibrant downtowns to become healthy again by focusing economic activity and workers and customers in these already existing downtown centers. Think Randolph and Bethel. Progress is not feeling the pain of someone like Mr. Sammis who invests with an agenda in the Vermont landscape so he can someday turn a dollar by plowing under the landscape.

Mr. Sammis, why do I think that you cannot see the beauty of Vermont beyond the beauty of your golf course in Randolph and that you truly have a skewed view of progress in 2015? Sincerely yours,

Sara Widness, Barnard

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