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Opinion

August 20, 2013

Money decides NRA's massive waterfront mall

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There are two elephants in the development room. The 70,000-square-foot buildings gobbling up existing parking requires 431 additional spaces. The second elephant is 62 new units generating $300,000 in new taxes, which equals $22 a year per resident. Who would not pay $ 22 yearly for the pleasures of a free-open waterfront park?

The loss forever of our historic waterfront to three massive, privately owned buildings will harm everyone and cost us taxpayers. Smoke and mirrors with false dollar signs.

JOANIE PURINTON

COW member, Newbury

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