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When I saw the Watetown Daily Times on Feb. 4, and the online version, I couldn’t believe it. Urban Hirschey’s picture was on the front page along with a story about proposed solar panels on his property — in the top half no less, what an honor.

Wow, overnight there must not have been any floods, protests, wars, earthquakes, election recalls, political demonstrations or any other happening to deserve front page coverage. The world must have been calm and peaceful. Just think: This will be seen all over the world in the Middle East by the soldiers from Fort Drum and in the southern states by the snow birds.

My one regret is that it is not exactly accurate.

The headline implied that the Planning Board and Zoning Board changed the specifications to accommodate my project. That is not the case. Also, there were other statements in the article that would lead people to incorrect assumptions. But that is journalis — changing perceptions, at least in my opinion.

Oh, how I wish this letter could be on the front page.

Urban Hirschey

Cape Vincent

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