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The Closing of My Life's Dream

May 15, 2008

Crotonblog: Letters to the Editor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520
To the editor:

My heart is broken. My friends, my family, and my Croton came to support the closing of my life’s dream. I can’t even begin to tell all of you how much the past 20 years have meant to me. I’ve watched your children come into the world and now, am welcoming them home as they begin their own adult lives in this awesome community, starting their own families and re-establishing their roots.

We’ve been blessed and touched by the love we’ve felt and friendships we’ve made here in this village. It’s never been about doing business, it’s been about living a life and providing a service to our community and giving back to that community. You have all been great, and we wish that we could keep it going. The pencil must hit the paper and as much as I have tried to throw the pencil out, it keeps placing itself in my hand.

We have had many years of success and we’ll focus on that. We wish you all the best and in our hearts, Croton will always be home…

— Donald and Scott

On May 16, 2008 11:30 AM, Concerned said:

First and foremost, thank you Donald & Scott for providing us all with so much joy over the years.

As such longstanding merchants in COH and one of the few stores in Croton that actually gave residents in neighboring communities a reason to shop in Croton, your collective knowledge and experience would be invaluable and unique as we, as a town, try and figure out how to actually grow our commercial base in COH. in particular, it would be wonderful if you could share information on what governmental actions helped/hurt over the past 20 years, what are five things you would change to make COH more suited to commerce, and suggestions and tips to aspiring COH merchants.

Crotonblog may not be the best forum for this. perhaps a trustee reading this will offer to invite you in to a work session to thank you for years of service and glean some of this information. Given that you don’t have any ‘axes to grind’, your thoughts would be certainly worth more than any expensive ‘consultant’ report.


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