- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Seeking new history: Centurion Development buys former Woolworth building at 1 N. Main St. (7/28/16)5
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Cape resident gets seven years in prison for shooting at man (7/26/16)1
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Burglary of trailer leaves its residents homeless (7/27/16)4
- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)11
- Police: Child's video revealed stepfather's abuse of sibling (7/28/16)3
- Foot plots provide habitats and nutrition to attract wildlife, grow populations (7/18/16)
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
Preserve downtown Cape's history
To the editor:
In response to "Two-way Main Street discussed": Has anyone given any thought to not allowing any traffic at all on Main Street? Main Street is narrow to begin with, and the removal of the clock would be detrimental to the area. Set up a parking lot for tourists and residents, and bus them to the area. This would be especially beneficial to seniors like myself who don't get around too well.
The downtown area has the makings of a great representation of old Cape Girardeau, which should be preserved before everything that made Cape a great town to grow up in and live is gone forever. I've seen this done in many towns, and it seems to draw people to the shops and stores.
I've been dying to visit the brewery that now occupies the old Buckner Ragsdale Store where my mom used to take me to shop back in the 1940s.
Main Street has great potential. Please don't destroy it with parked cars and traffic.
LARRY SWANN, Kimberling City, Mo.