Letter to the editor

Sirs, 

Applause for your February 1 editorial, "Keep it Local."   Millerton

cannot support two large supermarkets.    A second will result in one

of the two eventually going dark, the kind of blight we have generally

been spared in our area.  Jobs will migrate between the two stores but

there will be only insignificant long term net gain.  You have

reported that local businessmen who run a fine market in Amenia are

looking to refresh the existing Grand Union facility. Common sense

says this would be a better outcome for the village as a whole. 

John Forelle 

This letter appeared in the February 15 issue of the paper.