To the Editor,
I was appalled at the responses to my recent article about intrusive development in New Baltimore. The vitriol from some Brookside men was astonishing. Hate? Hypocrisy? Demonization? Insults? Falsehoods? White Sheets???—when do the death threats start?
Those writers need to get a grip. Brookside developers sell their homes with these descriptors: “a better place to live, living exclusively, supreme lifestyle, splendor and beauty, estate homes.” Surely they saw the brochures and the advertisements. Surely they read the newsletter which continues the aggrandizements. And surely they are pleased that all these wonderful things are for the exclusive use of residents and future residents. (Excepting three state-of-the-art schools which must be shared with the locals who, by the way, built and paid for them.)
And surely if they had read my letter carefully, they would have read correctly: “bring in the people who will be demanding” cultural changes in the county. Future progressive tense. I didn’t think those people had arrived yet, but—after the response I got—maybe I was wrong.
Rachel Hill New Baltimore