Sunday, March 12, 2006

What matters most...

A while ago, The Sun started a weekly feature called "Resident Speakout!" that solicits letters from the community on different topics. With targeted questions often meant to prompt controversy, it seems like a ploy to get more people writing.

The topics that are discussed in Speakout are often of significant interest and importance to the county -- affordable housing, county budget and tax policies, rural preservation, etc. There are often intelligent, thoughtful responses to these questions, though the number of writers is usually small. Certainly, these level of participation with these topics is nothing compared to the response generated this week when the question was about the prospect of The Biggest Grocery Store Ever coming to our little town.

It is all a matter of priorities, I guess.

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