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No intent to violate Wetlands Act

09/25/2008

To The Editor:

I was amazed that the Department of Water Resources was starting enforcement action against Charlie Hosford and Fred Viens for discharge into the wetlands. These gentlemen responded in an emergency to prevent damage to adjoining property by carefully lowering the pond level. They did so without any intent to violate the Wetlands Act and I understand that only water was discharged into the wetlands!

I wrote to the enforcement division suggesting that under the circumstances a discussion with Charlie and Fred would be sufficient and that no punishment be exacted. I urge other citizens of The Valley to write to the governor or to the agency in their support. Will citizens of The Valley be willing to step forward to participate in local government when the reward for good faith action is a threat to fine? I, for one, would certainly think twice?

To the ramparts!

Al Raphael

Warren

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