To the Editor:
OK, so call me a Luddite, then! Mc Donald's, Dunkin' Donuts, then Subway and now Starbucks? What is the Planning Board thinking? As for me, buy local, support local! Sure, it's a little inconvenient to drive to Rutland or Bennington to patronize when necessary Home Depot or WalMart but I'll happily live with that to preserve our village!

David Nichols
Dorset