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Mary Upset By Cherry Hill Purchase

Predictably, Mary Souza is upset that the Coeur d'Alene City Council is trying to move the American Legion Baseball field from the McEuen Field. Seems Mary thinks they have squatter's rights one of the most highly valued pieces of real estate on the Lake Coeur d'Alene waterfront. In her weakly newsletter, Mary does bring up one good point. The council has promised all along that the Legion wouldn't be moved until Coeur d'Alene could find a ballfield of equal value. The key here is whether or not the viewscape and location are figured in. Constructing a ballfield of equal value wouldn't be hard or that expensive. Constructing one on land as valuable as the McEuen site would be. Mary, of course, opposes the purchase of 5 acres on Cherry Hill for the ballfield. Which would be a wise move whether or not a ballfield is built there. The price tag is $550,000. Fumes Mary: "We'll see how that all turns out because the city can't afford to buy it right now; they don't have enough money in their Parks fund. The city will vote on the purchase Tuesday night.

Question: Do you support the purchase of the Cherry Hill site for possible relocation of the American Legion Baseball diamond?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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