To the Editor:
There is a debate in Woodbury whether to repeal the zoning regulation(s) regarding political signs, modify them or keep the zoning political sign regulation(s) as is.
I agree with , which advocates keeping the Woodbury zoning political sign regulation in place.
I also noticed comments by someone called on the August 17th Woodbury-Middlebury Patch, which was favorable to Ms. Templeton and Ms. Fuller's letter.
"I could not agree with these two ladies more! The physical beauty of this little town — its quaint New England charm and beautiful old homes lining Main Street — is probably its greatest "draw" far new businesses, new residents, even fall foliage visitors. Take that away ... line Main Street with ugly billboards promoting candidates or personal vendettas, then leave them up through the seasons until they are faded and peeling... and suddenly Woodbury looks a lot like a whole lot of other "bust" towns, littered with the equivalent of urban graffiti. What a shame that would be. It's time for those who genuinely care about Woodbury — not a political agenda, but the TOWN — to wake up and speak out. I just wish those who self-righteously wave the First Amendment in people's faces over this would take the time to study up on American history (paying special attention to the concept of the "common good" throughout this nation's exceptional history). "Government is instituted for the common good;for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men..." (John Adams, "Thoughts on Government," 1776)
Ms. Templeton, Ms. Fuller and "Woodburian" have said what many in Woodbury are thinking. Plan now to attend the at 7:30 p.m. and let your voice be heard.