, Gloucester, MA

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April 12, 2013

Letter: Scout heartened by community response

To the editor:

I want to thank the Times for your attention and support for my Eagle Scout project in Gloucester, known as “Digital Dogtown.”

As a result of your article and editorial there have been a great many offers of support, including ideas, materials, labor and funds. It is nice to know that the community stands behind me and wants to see the project repaired or even improved. It is good to know that while there may be a few destructive individuals, there are a lot more good people who want to build up and improve our community and environment.

I have been in touch with Gloucester’s Open Space manager, Mr. Steve Winslow, and consulting with knowledgeable people to find the best way to replace the guideposts in Dogtown, to make them less vulnerable to vandals. I am also in the process of creating a proper account and system for accepting financial donations to assist in replacing or improving the posts.

In the meantime, I am asking anyone interested in helping with ideas, materials, labor or funds to send me a message at so that I can begin to coordinate this community support.

Again thank you for drawing the community’s attention to this project, and thanks to all the people among your readers who have spoken up in support.



Gloucester High School student




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