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By Jerilyn Lester


April 23, 2008

Regarding Stephanie Scott's letter, here is a really good reason. When the Airport was built on Gravina Island instead of Revillagagedo Island we were promised a bridge to get there and that was 30 years ago. The money was here for the bridge until the down-southers and some from up here got wind of it and the earmarks were taken off and Palin took it and spent 199 million before the ink was dry to take the earmarks off. How about the fact that the remaining 34 million was spent on the mainland and didn't even fill a pothole here.

I don't know about you but I think a Promise is a Promise and we have been lied to by the state for 30 years about this and then they stole the money that was supposed to build our bridge?

Those are some pretty good reasons for OUR Mayor to complain about the fact that we don't have any money to build our bridge. Oh yes, I see that the mainland is getting a bridge maybe two and I wonder where that money came from?

Jerilyn Lester
Ketchikan, AK

Received April 22, 2008 - Published April 23, 2008


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