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Fun for all

As recent newcomers to Nevada County we have witnessed an increasing amount of partisanship creeping into the scene locally – and are disturbed by it.

Upon reading the “Other Voices” Oct. 5 commentary (George Rebane: “The time is now to walk together”) we felt a certain “Whew – finally somebody’s got it right!”

This was a well thought out, reasonable response to an activity (movement perhaps?) to divide this pristine area into two (or more) political camps that can do nothing but create a divisive reaction locally. If allowed to continue it would turn any ordinary public gathering into warring factions, thus displaying our differences rather than the “longstanding bonds” (as per Mr. Rebane’s article) which band us together.

Whether this disharmony emanates from the left or right of the political spectrum it has no place in our community. (We thought we had gotten away from partisan acrimony when we left the Bay Area two years ago).

Before it becomes too late, let us hope we can “come together” to halt this dangerous trend before we have to think twice about attending any future public function. After all, a community parade should be fun for all, shouldn’t it?

Don and Linda Denton

Penn Valley

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