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Friday, February 3, 2012


What's the big deal about waterfront property? Who cares about views of Rockland Harbor, the Owls Head peninsula with the lighthouse at the end, the breakwater with its lighthouse at the end, the romantic islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven in the distance? So I imagine the following establishments saying, which occupy a few hundred yards of what one might have thought was very expensive land:

*a Baptist church
*an auto parts store
*an oil-change franchise
*a car wash
*a parking lot
*an insurance agency

Not only are these hardly high-rent. They also turn their backs on a great view, in favor of the commerce on Route 1.

Long live Rockland and its unpretentiousness.

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