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Perspective - June 26, 2009

New Vets Hall plans: What happened to "quaint"?

by Linda Stolow

Articles on the Vets Hall renovation have omitted a significant change for downtown: the removal of all the trees on the property to be replaced with new landscaping. The decision to remove every tree from the property comes as no surprise. The fact that they are mostly redwood trees, a species just recently been removed from the town's protected list, and just as much part of our downtown as the building itself, makes one wonder if we are trying to preserve anything of our past. Certainly the two trees closest to the corner would not be affected by construction since the front portion of the building's exterior is going to be maintained though there will be some changes.

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