We want to make sure that what Stewart’s proposes will not be harmful to our community

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to the owners of Stewart’s.

My husband and I moved to Voorheesville about nine-and-a-half years ago. We have never regretted it. It is a nice village with lots of nice people and has a real community feeling. Now I am disheartened with the way Stewart’s Shops is behaving towards us.

For many years, I have been stopping in to Stewart’s. It always felt like a local shop with local service staff. It was always handy to get that extra quart of milk and stock up on delicious ice cream. It was fun to take the grandkids in for an ice cream cone.

I no longer feel the same about Stewart’s.

Stewart’s has purchased property next to the Vly Creek and our elementary school and is threatening to sue our village because we are being cautious. We want to make sure that what Stewart’s proposes will not be harmful to our community.

I am so upset with the attitude of Stewart’s. It feels like the company is saying: “Who cares whether it is safe for your people and children if we install gas pumps?” “Who cares if increased traffic presents a danger to your children and people?”

I’ll tell you who cares. Me! And as much as I like your store, I will not step foot in it again unless your attitude and actions change toward our village and our people.

I am not the only one who feels this way. Many of my neighbors have expressed that they feel the same way and are willing to add their names, below mine, to this letter.

Rose Lawson

Ivan Lawson

Rosemary McGowan

Janice Link

Linda Casale

Margaret Negus

Jane Brennan

 

Voorheesville