To The Editor:

Reading about the town of Warren’s deliberations about rules reminds me of the past issue of smoking in restaurants. At first, restaurant owners were in an uproar over any restrictions. A compromise resulted in smoking in limited parts of a restaurant. That didn’t last long and, soon after, smoking was not allowed in any restaurants. Since the law prohibiting restaurant smoking was enacted, they seem to have done very, very well. Today, I wonder how well a business would do if they were to allow smoking.

I hope that the need for masks will be over soon. They are not a good or happy way of living, but until the virus is under control, I would not go into a place where masks are an option. Accommodating the choice of a few over the health of the many does not look like a good business plan.

Norman Abend

Wayland, MA, and Warren, VT