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As I read The Times last night, my mind thought back to the early 2000s. We were a grass-roots conservative group that fought a large lake subdivision in our neighborhood. They were going to pump sewage a mile up the road in our rural area. We were not against the subdivision per se, but didn’t want the sewage and water.

The plan was to hold off on building until the infrastructure was in place and we had skilled jobs to support the larger homes. It sounded good to me.

We now have empty subdivisions on every corner with the apartments filling up with people who have lost their homes. In January, we have Frank Norton Jr. telling us when we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. In February, we will have the groundhog telling us when spring will be.

Mildred Dougherty
Gainesville

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