LETTERS: Apartment plan reduces St. Mary’s hill to real estate deal

To Ozaukee Press:

High atop the hill the bells of St. Mary’s Church ring in the dawn of each day and remind us hour by hour of the passage of time.

Towering over the inland sea, the town below, the countryside and highways, its steeple shines as a beacon of light from on high.

Adjacent to the church there stands the school.

Those who arrived in quest of the new world recognized that if they were to survive they would have to not only draw knowledge and skills from the civilization they had distanced themselves from, but continue to push open the horizon, remain curious, invent, create, collaborate, grow.

In order to create a sustainable community, it was essential to make education a key plank in its foundation.  

It is disheartening to reduce this holy hill to a real estate deal.

More apartments? Really? Trading a priceless heritage for 30 pieces of silver?  

It is especially incomprehensible when an amazing alternative is awaiting to be brought to life.

It is written-in the ancestor's blueprint.

Should the keeper of the keys be open to engage in conversation with me and others interested in reviewing the plans, I will arrange the gathering.

June Eastvold
Port Washington



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