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Cannot end

To The Editor:

I am a fortunate Waterbury Village resident. Fortunate, not because I was unaffected by the flood, but because as compared to many the damage to my house was not as severe, and I was able to witness firsthand the generosity and compassion of town and village residents who turned out in scores to help those in need.

Although I have been an official Waterbury resident for three years, I have worked at the state office complex for over 20. The changes in the village over those years have been remarkable. I make it a point to stop at Ben & Jerry's for a free cone in April. I invested in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in part on the word of a couple of employees who picked me up hitchhiking. I watched the Alchemist become an instant success and social hub. I spent many fun lunchtimes and evenings at the ice rink. The lawn in front of the state offices was the venue for midday Frisbee, evening soccer and once a year the Agency of Natural Resources Science on the Green event. Rusty Parker is a great little park that comes alive every summer Thursday with the farmers’ market and concert.

Waterbury is a community success story that cannot be allowed to end. Although I and my colleagues in state government will adjust to our new temporary spaces, we are looking forward to returning to Waterbury to work, shop and play. Please make it so.

Brian Woods

Waterbury, VT


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