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A Letter from Local Business Owner, Barry Steinberg

I own Direct Tire and Auto Service and have been a Watertown business since 1974. I am involved with the folks at Sustainable Watertown and I am very concerned with the potential of a Walmart coming to Watertown on Arsenal Street. I have a number of issues.  Read More >>

Oct 24th Meeting on Walmart

On Monday, October 24, at 7PM, at the Watertown Free Public Library, Sustainable Watertown will be holding a forum to discuss the proposed Walmart store near Arsenal and Irving Streets.  Join labor activists, town councilors and fellow Watertown residents as we discuss the potential impact on our community.  Read More >>

Letter to Tab: Economic expansion has high costs

"WCSD stands behind the research of scholars—economists, historians, sociologists, and city planners—who document the detrimental effect of big box stores on the towns and cities where they are built."
Read the letter from Marjorie Feld to the Watertown Tab regarding Watertown's Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development and how the Town is handling it..

Source material for our Walmart flyer

Find out the facts behind the statements made in our Walmart flyer and notice for our October 23th meeting at the Library.  Read More >>

Views from a Watertown Resident and Business Owner:

The prospect of Walmart in Watertown is disturbing on many levels. I appreciate the need for low-priced goods, but the price tag for those exceeds the so-called savings the consumers might experience.  Read More >>

What's Next

Dear Sustainable Watertowners,

Thanks to all who attended the town council meeting for the vote on the Strategic Framework for Economic Development. Resident Michael Fein read a beautifully worded statement on behalf of Sustainable Watertown in support of the Framework , and presented the idea that planning based on this Framework should prevent the likes of Walmart from planting stores here, and allow us to attract more suitable and acceptable development in our town.


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