Last week, I walked to Bug Light Park. The afternoon was sunny, with the 4:30 p.m. sun shining from the west and lighting an amazing collection of cars being displayed on the grounds of the park. What a beautiful open space the park provides for such events and for sitting on a bench and looking out over the water.

At the same time, I couldn’t help having a very disturbing thought. What if this special space were to be marred by the construction of four 18-story buildings as envisioned by the Yard South project? Such tall buildings would take away the wonderful feeling of wide-open space, with its sense of getting away from the bustle of everyday life. My feeling of refuge would be completely gone.

Bug Light Park is a treasure just the way it is and should not be ruined by overdevelopment next door.

Charles Higgins
South Portland

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