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Open Letter to Sam Hoyt on the Threat of Demolition for the Peace Bridge Plaza

Dear Sam,

A job is a job. A boss is a boss. But, I would ask you to recall when you helped the people of my neighborhood as we were under assault from lawless criminals. Well, it is happening again and this time you are helping them. This time they are economic and environmental thugs. I suppose you might argue they are business people. But, we both know often, the worst injustices happen at the hands of “business people” or politicians. Of course, I must extrapolate this intended Prospect Hill Preservation Massacre to the governor’s desire to frack New York’s air, water, and land, which will include our food supply. We will not let you.

Sam, this is not political. It is existential. A new title or position doesn’t make your kids immune to frack water poisoning or dirty air or toxic food. Here in Prospect Hill our good efforts or intentions may not keep us safe either. But, do you think we will let you get away with this? If, so you have learned little about your hometown.

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