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Thanks for those who keep park beautiful

Jonathan Haddon and Joe Colaluca are but two of the people doing good things in and for New London. That is why it was important that their efforts at Williams Memorial Park were recognized by reporter Greg Smith, "Local New London guys pitching in at Williams Park," (Nov. 27).

My wife and I visit the park regularly to resupply the Little Free Library placed there by the New London Rotary Club and have noticed in recent months improvement in the appearance of the historically significant green space on Broad Street.

When we began placing books at the Rotary Club’s free library, the park had a shabby look, grass that needed to be cut, trees and shrubs that needed to be trimmed and empty planters that needed to be filled with colorful plantings. And then there was the litter that dotted the ground. That has all changed thanks largely to Messrs Haddon and Colaluca, and possibly others. My wife wrote a letter to the city and the grass was mowed by the next time we arrived with our books.

The park is a beautiful urban expanse and deserves to be kept up. Kudos to all who have had a hand in doing that, including the city.

Bruce MacDonald

New London

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