To the Editor:

That was one of the best and gutsiest opinions I’ve read in ages. (“When dereliction of duty is a public official’s best defense, you know constituents are in trouble,” Aug. 26)

All over the world, it seems local governments are representing out-of-town developers more and local people less. I’m coming to believe that so-called NIMBYism may be the truest form of patriotism — trying to keep communities and ecosystems alive when both are under attack as never before. Keep it up!

Van Howell

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