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June 24, 2013

Parking meters will change shopping habits

Regarding the “Meters are here to stay” article on Page 1 of the June 11 paper:

We believe that these meters will hurt some businesses in Cooperstown. The other day we urgently needed vertigo pills, called CVS who said they had them, thought about parking, called Church & Scott Pharmacy who had them and proceeded to Church & Scott because of parking on Main Street.

Every Sunday we go out for breakfast at the Doubleday Cafe and then walk across the street to CVS to pick up the New York Times and other items. If we get up before 9 a.m., we will do this; if it is later we will go to “the Emmons” for breakfast and paper.

We like the food at the Alex & Ika and Nicoletta’s Italian Cafe, but now we will only go there after 6 p.m. My wife likes to shop at Ellsworth & Sill for clothing and in this one case we will park somewhere where you don’t have to pay and walk there.

Jim and Marie Murray

Hartwick

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