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Letter to the Editor:

Although the [Oct. 13 candidates] debate was at least a constructive start, there is still a long, long way to go in restoring direct voter contact and opinions openly presented.

Soliciting questions, then editing them and ignoring them is not the way small-town democracy works. Having pre-submitted mine on the condition of Botsford Road is a good example. 

Then having registered attendees sit in the dark behind a broadcast school control panel and a Zoom Big Tech Sound Center is hardly effective or balanced. Thankfully, the candidates hinted at this, making plain their need for this broader input. 

For nearly a year, we’ve responded to the KGTD’s re-establishment funding effort. If ya ask this old vet journalist, “On line? Lotta whine.” We now should have more “bang for our buck.”

David Sturges

Unit 4A1 Kent Hills,

80 N. Main Street, Kent

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