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Letter: Less development, fewer schools

Forest Park Elementary School is one of the

Forest Park Elementary School is one of the elementary schools in the Half Hollow Hills school district. (Jan. 25, 2012) Credit: Alessandra Malito

How ironic that parents in the Half Hollow Hills school district are upset about the closing of schools ["School closures need to generate real savings," Editorial, Nov. 14].

District residents have lobbied strenuously to prevent construction of affordable homes and apartments with more than one bedroom. They argued that allowing two and three bedrooms would add children and cause school crowding and additional expense.

Amazingly, opposition to rental development continues. Seen through the lens of school closings, isn't this irrational? Perhaps the upset parents should question why their neighbors fight development that would add children.

Frances Wittelsey, Huntington

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