Overcrowding is upsetting

Published 9:59 pm Monday, March 9, 2020

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To the editor:

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor titled “Overcrowding in Suffolk,” published in your newspaper on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. I would like to start by saying that it is quite upsetting to witness the agricultural beauty that Suffolk is well known for being taken over by an increase in residential areas and other industries. Although, this is fairly understandable since Suffolk is known for having the largest landmass in Virginia. If you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, you will notice that this is occurring more and more all throughout the United States and even other countries. We have advanced dramatically as a society in the past years, and that will most likely not be slowing down anytime soon.

It is important to understand that an increase in modernization in Suffolk will begin to help increase its economy. In time, this will allow Suffolk to see benefits in bettering our school systems, such as fixing the overcrowding issue by potentially building new schools and investing more time and money into them. An increase in modernization over time can also create more job opportunities in Suffolk. Overall this would result in the fact that we would begin to see more and more opportunities for children in Suffolk to live better lives than their parents before them.

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Noah Colyer