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By Sallie Skakel

Grand old Library trees must stay

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

I am utterly appalled by the news that, according to the City of Goldendale, the Library trees will be cut down for “safety.” I ask the mayor and the city council: are you crazy?!

Our Carnegie Library and its noble row of street trees is the only gracious amenity that this town has. Driving down that block in the heat of summer, I never fail to delight in the Library’s majestic shade trees, and I am always grateful if I have the good luck to park in the shade while I am at the Library. Mayor Baze attempted to deflect the public’s attention by claiming the trees would have to be cut down to increase parking. Take a moment and imagine that you have a balance scale bef...

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