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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mixed message

November 14, 2013

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To the editor:

Lawrence is a place of contradictions. On the one hand, it claims it is eager to attract retirees. On the other, it persistently promotes projects which have negative consequences for the “mature” Lawrencian, like brick streets and sidewalks.

Even the fleet of foot have to tread carefully to avoid bumps and cracks; the less nimble and the handicapped are well advised to stay at home. I appreciate the “historic” aspects of the brick surfaces, but this is not the horse-and-buggy era, but the 21st century. A few scattered stretches of loose bricks, north-south or east-west, will not bring back the past.

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Keith Richards 5 months ago

How many streets and sidewalks in Lawrence are brick? 2%??

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Matthew Herbert 5 months ago

We consistently make the mistake of equating "old" with "historic" in this community. Not everything from days before needs saved. Doing so creates a cultural hoarding problem wherein we stunt progress to preserve the old ways and traditions.

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