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Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

In response to the letter “Reps unresponsive” : I have had the opposite experience.

I have contacted state Rep. Tim Krieger's office on several occasions. He and his staff have always replied and assisted me. Krieger has balanced his local responsibilities with those in Harrisburg well.

I have spoken with Krieger about Speedway's plans to operate in Delmont. I know others who have also. This development in the planned location will dramatically, negatively affect the quality of life for local residents. As a citizen of Delmont, Krieger has expressed his concerns but has no authority to insert himself into the process of local government or in matters of the court.

The zoning board followed the laws by permitting the development, but also ruled to protect the safety of our residents by denying traffic access from West Pittsburgh Street. Many accidents and fatalities have occurred at the intersection of West Pittsburgh and Route 66. Large numbers of cars and trucks entering and exiting there will greatly increase danger and will cause gridlock.

Speedway has appealed our zoning board's decision. Now it is up to the courts to decide.

Donna Duke


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