Orange residents protest Stew Leonard's opening

A group opposed to a proposed Stew Leonard?s supermarket has sent thousands of letters to people in town asking for donations to help pay for legal costs. Some residents are questioning whether letters

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2007, 11:33 PM

Updated 6,159 days ago

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Orange residents protest Stew Leonard's opening
A group opposed to a proposed Stew Leonard?s supermarket has sent thousands of letters to people in town asking for donations to help pay for legal costs.
Some residents are questioning whether letters sent out by those opposed to the store mean the group is running out of money. Jane Opper is one resident who hopes the fight is coming to an end.
?It would be a nice thought to think that they are going broke,? Opper said. She hopes that any residents who receive a letter asking for a donation will ?tear them up and throw them out.?
But organizers with Save our Neighborhood, the group that sent out the letters, say it's unlikely they'll run out of money. Over the last few years they've raised more than $150,000 to pay for studies. They say they're confident they'll continue getting the cash to win the fight.
?We're not penniless, I don't know what we have right now $15,000, $18,000 in the bank and we're figuring this next battle will cost us about $30,000,? Clem Evangeliste, a member of Save our Neighborhood says. He says this case isn?t a concern to the organization, and that he is certain the organization will raise the money.


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