Like Barry Wells, who wrote last week, I’m also dismayed by the mayor’s suggestion that we add 12 parking places to our busy Main Street by sacrificing 10 trees. As a part-time resident of this street (front apartment over the Silver Spoon), who enjoys and depends upon one of those trees for necessary shade all summer long, I’m especially opposed to this idea, but the big picture is the main issue here: 10 fewer trees is 10 times less the shade, charm, and attractiveness for all Cold Springers — residents and visitors alike. Why bother to add parking if we’re at the same time turning the place into a concrete wasteland that no one would want to spend time in anyway?
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