Re: “Arundel aims to become seasonal destination with cottage project” (Sept. 30):

I would like to add that we citizens in Arundel are extremely proud of what developer Joe Paolini is doing. The model home is beautiful. He and marketing director Kim White are doing a superb job, to say the least.

But I was more than upset when I got to the second paragraph and read that this project is on “a tree-lined street” with “a gas station, a couple of used car lots, a flea market and a few car repair shops.”

Oh, please! Our town must be new to you for sure! One quarter-mile south, next to the flea market that you mention, are two antique malls that people all over the country come to visit.

Another eighth-mile past them are two first-class, top-of-the-line Ford and GMC/Buick auto dealerships, which employ nearly 80 people. Not to mention that the GMC/Buick dealership has been there for over 50 years. It is by no means a used car lot.

Another quarter-mile south is the Lobster Co., which ships lobster products to customers all over the world. Have you even eaten at the Seafood Center, across the street from the Lobster Co.? Great seafood, too!

Oh, and just down from that is the Arundel Market, a store that has been serving the local community for over 75 years.

C’mon! Rise up early tomorrow, grab a hot cup of coffee and take another ride to Arundel, as there is a lot more to see than what you describe.

Joanne Dewitt

a proud citizen of Arundel