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School race should not be moved

To the Editor:

I am very disturbed by the recent news articles concerning the closing of Church Street for the Windsor High School 5K run and the controversy that closing Church Street has caused.

When the town council talks about moving the venue of the school’s 5K they need to consider all other events that close Duke and/or Church streets: the July 4th celebration, the Woman’s Club 5K, the school’s homecoming parade and the Christmas parade. Council members cannot make one event the scapegoat when all the other events require street closings also.

There are not many activities that draw people to spend time in Windsor, and the above-mentioned events bring visitors and locals together, so how would our town look if all the events are shut down?   That would put a dark blotch on our image and our history. Written notification mailed to the affected town residents, with notices posted in the post office and local library, should be sufficient and will give residents ample time to make plans and appointments accordingly.

I have lived on the corner of Duke and Church streets for 49 years, and there have been many, many street closings during this time. There has been only once that I have not been able to access my residence during an event, and that was due to my poor planning during one July 4th celebration.

Sincerely,

Lorene Johnson

Windsor