I am saddened and frustrated by what is happening in Putney. It certainly never has been an ideal community, but I have always felt, as both a resident and a past Selectboard member, that despite differences there was a level of respect and neighborliness.
But that seems to have changed.
There are rumors and accusations that people are terrorists, that they are connected to organized crime, that the housing projects are simply money laundering schemes, that “those people” will bring more crime and drugs, that Putney should remain unchanged, that if there is housing built it should be for people who are only from Putney.
I ask my neighbors: Please think about this.