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August 30, 2013

Brooks' pollutes; doesn't deserve grant

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The Daily Star

---- — What a disgrace that Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q’s would apply for and get a $100,000 grant from the state. The highly successful business does not need the money! I am sure there are many businesses not as successful that could put that money to good use! 

All I see is Brooks’ polluting the air. 

Just because Brooks has been polluting the air for years doesn’t make it right today. Years ago, businesses built tall smokestacks as the thinking was it would help take the smoke away. Wrong! The so-called grandfather clause should not apply today because of our knowledge of pollutants in the atmosphere.

I wouldn’t want to live near there!

Mike Walls

East Meredith