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Written by Evelyn Lock   

Dear Editor,

It surprised me and made me sad when I saw that the Family Dollar Store was allowed to come to Holyoke.

It seems to me we should support and encourage our hometown people and businesses such as Randy and Jackie’s Simple Spending. Things are very reasonably priced and they have continued to build the variety and inventory.

The Family Dollar is a chain store, not a family business store.

I for one will not patronize them and encourage others to also support Simple Spending and all other “hometown people” stores.

Yes, occasionally I go out of town to purchase products not available here. Yes, prices are a little higher; however, friendliness costly travel means something too.

There, I said my piece and feelings.

By the way, the letter from Luke Goldenstein concerning and supporting Donna Lutze and the city truck. He is “right on.” Are we getting so “law abiding” that we can’t be compassionate. We aren’t Denver or New York, but a family town.

Thank you,

Evelyn Lock

Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 23, 2012