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Op-ed column: Losing touch

Modern disconnect, just not caring, hurts more than vandalism

Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
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Let me tell you a story. I live in a rural area between Perth and West Galway. I’ve lived there my whole life. It used to be a quiet place. I fished a lot. But then the sprawl reached us. Fields that once supported grazing Holsteins now support modular homes and McMansions. And with the sprawl came more people. I know, nothing stays the same. That’s progress. But something else changed. People. It’s hard to ...

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December 14, 2009
3:26 p.m.

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I grew up and live here also and watch the planes buzz the houses, people speed down Rt.132 like I am a target when I get the paper or mail. Now every week someones mailbox is on the ground.But I remember my father saying the same things! Do we see clearer as we get older? It would be nice for people to care, but things don't seem to change.

January 23, 2010
8:50 a.m.

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well written and heart felt.