To the editor of THE EAGLE:

In response to Sue Barnes’ letter of July 2 ("Board fails Dalton on pipeline,") I am sorry you are ashamed of the town of Dalton and its select board, elected by the people. I think the board just wanted both sides of the story before granting permission. You never know, some good news may come out of a transparent, accurate survey, not a one-sided story that the letter writer is advocating.

I have to believe that a select board with a lot more than 15 years of residency will be honest and have the good of all the community in its thoughts and actions.

JIM GALLIHER

Dalton