Lucky to hear the noise of our youth at play

BRATTLEBORO — I live near an elementary school in Brattleboro, where daily I hear screaming, hollering, clapping cheering and, if I am lucky, music. Not to mention the sound of basketballs sometimes late into the night. I treasure the sounds of our youth at play.

Does Barry Adams [“Opposes not a skatepark, but a plan,” Letters, Sept. 28] think that we should abolish outdoor activities at our schools, as well?

I might also point out that many old-growth trees survive being planted along highways, which surely must provide significantly more stress than skateboard surfaces.

Opposing the BASIC plan opposes providing our youth with a safe place to gather.

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