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By Cheri Harris

Take some responsibility


To the Editor:

I read with interest the letters to the editor on June 8 and 15 regarding the shabby condition of Goldendale. While I agree that the city is responsible for the upkeep of city-owned buildings, streets and parks and could do a better job making the entrances to our town more attractive and inviting, I would like to point out that the city is not responsible for the shabby condition of private lands, homes, and businesses.

When I look around town I see hundreds of homes in need of paint, scores of yards and parking strips with trash and tall weeds, and businesses that need remodeling, cleaning, and fresh paint. Many of the business buildings on Broadway, Columbus, and Main s...

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