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WORCESTER: WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?

Wrong to dismiss an entire community

March 29, 2011

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I WAS born in Worcester and attended college there, so I understand that the city is not perfect, just as Brian McGrory learned after a whole four hours (“Wowed in Worcester,’’ Metro, March 23). However, McGrory seems to dismiss every suggestion given to him that might change his preconceived notions.

The city does have excellent restaurants, world-class colleges, and a surging biotech industry. Although it does have some “potholes, warehouses, and a transmission shop,’’ I am pretty confident that I have run into those in my time spent in New York City and Boston.

Maybe the next time McGrory is in Worcester, he could actually try a meal or explore the city’s other virtues.

The most egregious offense is his nonchalance toward condemning a city that nearly 200,000 people call home. Many of these people continue to read your paper. Maybe McGrory could take a little time to respect these readers if he wants our patronage to continue.

Rory Harrity, Auburn