I read and re-read the front-page headline article about the Raft Island bridge replacement project (Gateway, Jan. 9).
I must be missing something because I cannot understand how the reporting of one person criticizing how the bridge replacement is being handled turns into the headline of “Bridge replacement splitting Raft Island.”
An overwhelming majority (80 percent) of us Raft Island residents voted “yes” to replace the bridge. What was the purpose of the article in the first place?
It is mildly interesting but mostly seems to serve as a debate platform for Tim Whitmore to make his grievances public, and then it allows Richard Swenson the opportunity to defend the process.
The sensationalized headline was not deserving.
Raft Island is a gem of a community, and our residents (at least 80 percent, anyway) are united and looking forward to the new bridge.
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