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There needs to be room for everyone downtown

I want to first say a big thank you for a really good local paper! I am often in Plymouth, and I am enjoying reading local news again – finally! I’d like to comment on Tatum Stewart’s vision for downtown Plymouth (Mark Pothier’s piece in 12/3/23). So far in Plymouth, there’s pretty much room for everyone to enjoy themselves, whatever their budget. But what seems to be Tatum Stewart’s vision is one I’m worried about: new high-priced housing, boomers and young professionals  (“the people are young,…

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