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Today’s LTE

The “Weekend” front page of the Brunswick News is truly a euphemistic feast. A euphemism, of course, is a word or phrase designed to make something sound better than it is. So, for example, when Mel Baxter, the interim director of the Brunswick and Glynn Development Authority, touts the economic development achievements of 2015, he’s really talking about turning dirt into dollars, as evidenced by the thousands of truckloads of sand mined off Route 17 and dumped on the 40 acres at the corner of Canal Road and the Spur. From Mother Nature’s perspective, paving over the Canal Crossing site with concrete and asphalt represents the replacement of an oxygen generator with a heat sump. Moreover, unlike the 70 acre solar farm further up the road, those acres won’t even be distributing additional electricity to the grid.
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