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Here we go again! More accusations of sour grapes when, in fact, Mr. Rab's statement, "Ms. Arnold would feel better about the whole thing if she were designated as exclusive agent for Mill Pond Acres," the name of senior housing development proposed for the 41 Acres, is simply ludicrous! If you had read my letter more carefully Mr. Rab, you would have seen I do not wish for the site to be developed at all under its present proposal, and obviously if denied, would leave nothing for any realtor to market.

Why Mr. Rab, do you wish to impugn my character? I am consistently clear about my loyalty to this town. If you have ever read any of my prior letters to the editor, you would know this to be true.

And no, Mr. Rab, I won't be "... attempting to pass a law restricting procreation so new families won't move into Port North." This embarrassing statement of yours comes entirely from your own head. One can only wonder.

You cite this development is not going to be "luxury condos", because (as you state), "no one would call living in a $200,000 unit living in the lap of luxury." What constitutes luxury? Will there be guards at this gated community? Will there be an indoor and outdoor pool facility and gym? Will there be a clubhouse? Most importantly, having gone to the meetings proposing this development, it would be more accurate to quote a figure in the high $200,000s to low $300,000s based upon the unit one chooses.

I have listed and sold over 25 homes in Port North, and joyfully welcome families with young children. My point (once again if you had read more carefully), is that there are many, many young seniors in Port North (yes, all with probably two cars per household), and in their 60s, who would welcome this development. If en masse 25, 30, or even 40 homes were to be sold at once, we could have a sudden influx of many young families entering the community and our schools.

Thank you for your letter to the editor, Mr. Rab, but no thanks, I am not interested in the job.

Carol Arnold


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