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This reader is amused

To the Editor:
Thank you for February’s edition of the Mid-county Memo. I greatly enjoyed Ygal Kaufman’s article about the crime problems on Sandy Boulevard, in which he seemed to identify the area’s homeless people with prehistoric cavemen. Most amusing.

Thanks a lot.

Nathan Meads
Maywood Park