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Letter: Focus on Issues

— To the Editor:

I have been trying to follow the pros and cons of the debate on the Westgrove off-leash dog park. Both sides seems to have merit: Dog lovers want the county to provide a place where they can exercise their dogs. Others are advocating that Westgrove be restored to enhance a largely natural corridor from Mount Vernon District Park to the Potomac River, a rare opportunity in our area.

Repeated letters from one person attacking individuals and offering misleading facts does not help readers understand the public policy issues at stake. Every week the Gazette invites readers to send "views on any public issue." It is more informative to read letters addressing the issues, not individuals. I hope to see more letters like that from a range of writers in our newspaper.

Adrienne G. Cannon