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    LETTER: A look next door might have foretold issues

    I have fond memories of searching for a home with my husband almost 20 years ago. We looked all over Sharon and finally saw a wonderful house that we thought would be a great fit for us and our future family.

    A quick ride around the area revealed that the home was just a short distance from a working dairy farm, though, so we decided not to buy, as we could well imagine what a hot summer day may smell like. We soon found another, equally lovely, house that we’ve lived quite happily in ever since.

    How is it that Rowe and Johenning — and, frankly, the [Milton] Zoning Board — were unable to foresee such issues related to the operation of an existing nursery? (“Nursery dispute escalates into social media,” Feb. 2.) Surely the board should have considered this when granting permits for the building that went on around the nursery.


    Thayer Nursery is not running a meth lab or adult video shop — it is operating a business that benefits the community through the taxes it pays to the town and the beauty its products create. It has demonstrated a clear willingness to adjust to the neighbors’ complaints and should now be left alone to continue its work without further harassment.

    Elizabeth W. Davis