Opinion: Town’s zoning line can be a positive

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Our position on Zionsville’s zoning line in the sand on big-box retail is this: It makes sense, mostly, but we do believe there are ways to accommodate the giants on the outskirts without sacrificing what the mom-and-pops have established. From the “bricks” to Boone Village and elsewhere, there are one-offs aplenty, and that only serves to enhance Zionsville’s charm. But the taxes that would come the town’s way with big-box entry can come the same way through logistics and other categories. We don’t want to see the downfall of a single local enterprise, but we believe responsible growth can happen without compromising what we have here. The FedEx and Hat World projects are, in our opinion, examples of the way to go. There is room for growth, and that sort of development would pay off nicely for the town over the long haul.

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Inside today’s paper you’ll find our annual Summer Camps guide. We sincerely hope it will be of good use to you. Attendant to that is Current Kids’ Day at the Center for the Performing Arts on March 1. It will be a family centric day loaded with activities and performances, some fee-based, others free. We urge you to attend and visit with a number of exhibitors you’ll find in the lobbies of the Palladium and the Booth Tarkington Theatre. For more information, please visit www.thecenterpresents.org.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week conducted his 100th town meeting. Some governors don’t have one in four years. Now, before you go thinking it’s all about the 2016 campaign, think again. He has brought about REAL change (as a Republican, no less!) in a state that previously had shown a certain restraint for such. He says he cares, and he shows he cares. Maybe he actually will be the one to sideswipe Hillary Clinton and gain the presidency.

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