To the editor:
A job well done to Bill Gomes for the work he has been accomplishing in downtown Lewistown. I walk the length of Third Street, Market Street, and Chestnut Street daily and I quickly learned that when I am walking in those places I need to continually look down in order to avoid tripping over broken or uneven sidewalks.
When there are some in the area who would appear more interested in building a gateway to the far end of Lewistown like the St. Louis Arch or building shrines to themselves like the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Mr. Gomes has been able to recognize the importance of the infrastructure in the town. Two semi-local places that I visit regularly are Bellefonte and Lock Haven. Each town has what appears to be a thriving downtown with the support of the local communities. In addition, they, like Mr. Gomes, are putting money into building the towns instead of building some sort of legacy to be remembered by.
Again, Mr. Gomes, well done. When people like yourself are out for the good of the community, the community as a whole benefits. This is something sorely needed in the area.