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Maintaining rural character

December 13, 2009


Torch Lake Township, like much of the touristed North Country, is obsessed with maintaining Rural Character.  I am generally in favor of this, as rural areas are where the food is grown, and we all know how I feel about that.  Still, I was surprised when Babs Young told me she had seen a cow […]

Who’s a rural character?

March 27, 2009


We’re engaged in a great debate in the Township about who we want to be.  We’re pretty sure we want to “maintain our rural character,” and as the designated Character of suburban Eastport, I am glad to hear it.  But what does that mean exactly?  A community of lakefront retreats?  An agricultural horn o’ plenty?  An […]