We should be ashamed

BELLOWS FALLS — RE: “Bellows Falls winter shelter without a home,” Dec. 7.

What's most telling is that the three members of the zoning board agreed that the claimed impact on traffic should be a real concern.

That's claimed impact:

• on the main road through downtown.

• that is already below normal traffic levels because the bridge from downtown to New Hampshire is closed, and will be for a few years.

• on additional traffic consisting of perhaps one or two vehicles dropping off or picking up shelter users in a day.

This is so transparently a false concern that “heartless” is too tame a word for these people. They are people who embrace even the most transparent lie to excuse their inhumanity.

We should be ashamed, as a town and village, to have any such people in positions of responsibility.

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