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Letter: Wake up, Spencer

Yesterday, I was looking for the Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop in Spencer. I wondered why the banners and sandwich board were not out front helping customers find the shop, and was told by the owner that someone had complained about the advertisements and she had to remove them.

Spencer is such a neat small town and we need new businesses to be successful. The more businesses we have in town, the better our little historic town will be

I am amazed that someone who just wants to cause trouble can complain about something as harmless as a sandwich board or flying streamers in front of a business and that business has to remove those things because of some ignorant, complaining troublemaker. As I drive down Salisbury Avenue toward Salisbury, I see old, broken-down lawnmowers, vacuum cleaners, banners, tables and chairs, and other kinds of advertising things to draw attention to businesses, and yet when a new bakery comes to town, a very good one I might add, someone complains and the advertising has to be removed.

None of this makes sense. Spencer has so many vacant businesses in town, and this is the reason why. How can anything grow with such animosity shown? Somehow this has to stop.

I have lived in Spencer long enough to appreciate its history, and we must ignore those who would like to cause trouble, and allow our sweet little town to grow.

Please allow the banners and sandwich board to be used at the Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop so people can be drawn to this great little bakery, and the business can be successful. Whoever is responsible, get a life and take pride in our little town and its future.

— Priscilla Smith

Spencer

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