Tree-cutting will leave scar | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

Tree-cutting will leave scar 

Tree-cutting will leave scar

I was glad to see that the meeting of citizens, Urban Forestry, and Duke Energy representatives concerning Duke Energy's plans for cutting under the Green Street transmission lines was reported in the Independent ("Trees and power lines conflict along Durham's Green and Watts streets," Oct. 10). However, the transmission lines do not only go through Trinity Park. They start near Dacian and run along the Ellerbe Creek Watershed, turning to follow Green Street through Trinity Park and Trinity Heights, pass within two blocks of Watts-Hillandale, brush Old West Durham, and pass over the Crest Street neighborhood.

If the project is carried out as planned by Duke Energy, it will leave an ugly scar through our city, destroying the leafy cover and shade as well as reducing property values. While we appreciate [Duke Energy representatives] Phil Ray and Ken Kernodle meeting with us, we have heard nothing from the people at Duke Energy who can make decisions, and we are waiting to talk to those people.

Cavett French
Durham


Movie comments biased

I just reviewed the write-up for the movie Why Did I Get Married (Film Calendar, Oct. 10) and was a bit bothered, though not surprised, by the unintelligent, biased and prejudiced comments regarding this movie. Your comments—"under-the-radar hits" and "deep-fried slapstick"—only demonstrate how individuals like this person refuse to acknowledge that a person like Tyler Perry can produce anything that "all people" would enjoy and how you repeatedly try to discredit efforts from people like Perry with asinine remarks like this review.This movie stars major industry people with a serious story line, and the best you could come up with was this lame and insulting review. This review was quite ignorant, and gives insight to the limited cultural and diversity environment at the Independent.

Kelly Paylor
Durham

Editor's note: The Oct. 10 write-up was an unstarred preview. A regular review appears in this week's film calendar.

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Letters to the Editor



Twitter Activity

Comments

Who are these people who behave so badly and dare anyone to comment on them in public? Are they relatively …

by MickeyNotMouse on Mob Rule (Letters to the Editor)

Julian Baddy's comment about or "fear" of an "idea" from the south is ridiculous.
Bigotry is not an "idea". Hate …

by George Greene on Monumental Debates (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

  1. De-Districting (Peripheral Visions)
  2. Blind Attack (Letters to the Editor)

Most Recent Comments

Who are these people who behave so badly and dare anyone to comment on them in public? Are they relatively …

by MickeyNotMouse on Mob Rule (Letters to the Editor)

Julian Baddy's comment about or "fear" of an "idea" from the south is ridiculous.
Bigotry is not an "idea". Hate …

by George Greene on Monumental Debates (Letters to the Editor)

Why exactly does anyone think Edwin Yoder is credible when he says that listeners would be appalled by Julian Carr's …

by George Greene on Monumental Debates (Letters to the Editor)

I want to echo the sentiments of Ellen and Jessica and state that the way that we treat animals, in …

by ammi on What About the Pigs? (Letters to the Editor)

As the owner of Surf Club I wanted to respond to Chris Allens letter. Surf Club received a noise complaint …

by surfclub on Bang the Drum Softly (Letters to the Editor)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation