Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Opinion: Close Minds Preventing Open Hearts

Powerful piece to share from the Buffalo News.

I wish I had heard about the respite facility for developmentally disabled youths planned for a Town of Tonawanda neighborhood before the neighbors did. Maybe I could have prevented what’s happening. At least I would have tried.

I would have told them not to gather petition signatures to present to the Town Board objecting to the facility under the theory that it will cost tax revenue, increase traffic and compromise the safety of their own children, because all those reasons are a thin facade for the truth that everyone but they care to admit: fear of the unknown.

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