Letters to the Editor

Cary vote on Habitat project a chance to show compassion

Some Cary residents are opposed to a plan by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build homes on Trimble Avenue.
Some Cary residents are opposed to a plan by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build homes on Trimble Avenue. hgargan@newsobserver.com

According to the May 9 news article “Neighbors organize to block Habitat plan to build in Cary,” the Town of Cary planning board voted last month to not recommend approval of a Habitat for Humanity of Wake County project next to Scottish Hills neighborhood despite Habitat drastically reducing the number of homes for the purchased property.

The article stated that only 1 percent of the housing supply in Cary is publicly assisted.

I guess to some people, status is more important than compassion and fear is easier than diversity. The Cary Town Council plans a final vote on the Habitat project May 25. In the face of an affordable housing shortage, we’ll see if Cary remains a bloodless stereotype.

Jennifer Eichenberger

Cary

Hypocrisy of Democrats evident

Regarding the May 10 news article “Comey dismissed as head of FBI”: Anyone who actually tries to compare the firing of FBI Director James Comey to President Richard Nixon and Watergate is historically illiterate.

Comey’s firing brought the hypocrisy of the left to the forefront. The same Democrats who were screaming earlier for Comey to resign are the same ones coming out now and criticizing President Donald Trump for firing him.

Watching the implosion of the left from this situation is quite entertaining.

Nicholas Hall

Fayetteville

Bill seems to limit voters

Regarding the April 28 Under the Dome article “Extra voting hours”: The passage by the North Carolina Senate of Bill 486 seemed designed actually to limit voting in any precinct that has an equipment malfunction or another problem. The bill now goes to the House.

The requirement that all other precincts in the state also agree to extend voting hours, even if they have encountered no equipment malfunction or other problem, would most likely lead to no extension of voting hours. The lack of extended voting hours would limit voting.

I thought the legislature was supposed to make it as easy as possible for registered voters to avail themselves of their constitutional right. Why isn’t the decision to extend voting hours not left to the local election board?

Larry Wolf

Garner

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