The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

June 8, 2014

You Said It: About a dam, the condition of Shadyside Park and a tragic car crash

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Citizens coalition organized a 'Paddle Protest' to oppose a plan to build a dam along the White River. (Article published June 1)

• "I think there needs to be more studies. There are positives and negatives on both sides. I think they are horribly off on the cost, it will be more like a billion dollars. Anderson needs it, but do not kid yourself, it is not going to be another Geist. Also, think what could be done in this city with $400 million. All roads repaved, a great percentage of the abandoned houses torn down, a huge change in the look of our town."

• "Anderson is dead. This lake wouldn't hurt it any. And most likely change Anderson for the better! What about all those houses on Scatterfield that were bought out because of business? Didn't hear very many people bitching about that!"

THB: Change is hard for some, but without change there is just stagnation. Anderson needs a huge kick-start, why can't this be it?

A letter to the editor opined that the city has neglected Shadyside Park and it badly needs some cleanup. (May 31)

• "To me, a relatively new resident, I think that the city has been working hard on opening new parks, planting new trees and opening the White River trail that just opened this weekend. Perhaps the park people have been working so much on that project, that Shadyside now needs work. Give them a chance and I feel it will be up to par soon. "

• "I know of several groups and private organizations that have done days to help clean up the parks. Madison Park has hosted a "Do Something" week with several other churches in the area and Operation Foundation, which is made up of AU students, has poured hours into the community cleaning it up as well. I'm sure there are others as well. We all need to do our part and participate when we can. Let's have some community pride."

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