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Stop coddling the next generation

Editor:

I was dismayed to read the “Shocking” front page story in the Journal last week. Springville is a farm community. The farm in question has never looked so good as in the last few years with the new owners. It is an asset to the village and perfectly placed. The electric fencing is necessary to keep the beautiful and well cared for livestock safe and contained.

Complaining about the electric fence is just another example of how kids are coddled and not held responsible for their own actions these days. When I was a kid, I learned to listen to my parents. They taught me a lot of good life lessons. One such lesson was “Don’t touch that fence.”

The issue at hand is being disguised as zoning, but it sounds like just another excuse to blame society when children aren’t brought up to respect rules and boundaries. I think there should be some more electric fences put up in and around Springville.

Elise Able

East Concord
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