Dear Editor:

Thank you to Ed Fincher, SUN reporter, for doing a great job. As he reports, we have now lost another great opportunity to enhance our downtown area with a new upscale restaurant and adjacent adequate parking lot on Lewis Street.

The Historical Preservation Board and the town seem to engage in the same behavior year after year — intransigence and no sensible compromises. The town couldn’t work successfully with David Brown (who gave so much to this community), and now we have three to four empty lots at the east end of town. The HPB couldn’t work with Harold Kelley, Realtor, regarding purchase and reuse of old downtown Pinewood Inn property that the owner desperately wanted to sell.

Do we ever learn?

Phyl Daleske

This story was posted on November 28, 2012.