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SOUND OFF June 26, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

For those individuals concerned about the welfare of Harding Square: it’s important to practice the Golden Rule. Given the fact that no one is perfect, forgiveness must also be practiced. Free Harding Square from hostility. Practice the Golden Rule.

There are too many people in Washington. Too many people, too many cars, too many children, too many outsiders, too many chattering voices like monkeys. My God, I hate what Washington has become. Stereotypical tourism town, Southern tourism trap. I do not like a lot of people, and I may be in the minority, but we’re out there. So, I will leave you with this: there are too many people in Washington. It’s time to pull in the welcome mat and put out an unwelcome mat before we are a God-awful tourist trap.

I really do miss Old Tar Hill Sausage. Does anyone know if it plans to rebuild or not? I really hope it does.

Festival Park area and the useless two pavilions were pushed and led by Water Street residents who did not want a hotel to block their riverview and without any concern for what could have been a big financial boost for downtown. Now, the city rents and blocks off Water Street for weddings and music gatherings, causing businesses to lose customers and money that pays the city taxes, business licenses and other expenses. It’s not right. Plus, rainwater is curb-high every time it rains.

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