Make them pay

Make them pay

To the Editor:

Stop & Shop thinks it can buy its way into the proposed project. Fine, let it.  This process seems to happen a lot on the Island. For Stop & Shop, it’s just far too few dollars.

Stop & Shop is a multi-billion dollar corporation. They write million dollar checks every minute of every day. Their attitude is, no one ever turns down a million bucks. Personally, I think $10 million has a better ring to it.

The $1.2 million should become a yearly payment, and just to show they may really care about what going on, fully funding six new high school teachers shouldn’t come as too much of an additional burden. The ice arena needs help as well.

The current store, although dirty and worn, works just fine. Leave it the way it is or be prepared to mitigate the burden a mega-store will cause to all.

Chip Mitchell

Oak Bluffs