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Letter: Quechee: Prepare for a Siege

To the Editor:

Having lived in resort areas for much of my life, I’ve had lots of opportunities to observe the strategies and personalities of “developers,” and Scott Milne seems to fit the general profile: hyper-aggressive, utterly insensitive to context, dismissive of any opposition no matter how reasonable, and with an inflated and unrealistic opinion of the value of his proposed development in Quechee. The main danger of these men (I’ve never seen a female developer) to their targeted communities is, in my opinion, their absolute refusal to give up. I would advise resisters to prepare their defenses for a relentless siege, and encourage them to hold out — our small towns are much too precious to allow themselves to be compromised in this way.

Nan Bourne

Woodstock