Portage is no different!

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As a former resident of Portage-du-Fort for half of my 68 years, I was happy to see the headline of the article in your August 25 edition “Over 50 reasons to love Portage.” But my happiness didn’t last long and after reading the first paragraph, I was upset.

As a former resident of Portage-du-Fort for half of my 68 years, I was happy to see the headline of the article in your August 25 edition “Over 50 reasons to love Portage.” But my happiness didn’t last long and after reading the first paragraph, I was upset. The paragraph finished by saying the people renovating their property had “received a lot of negative comments from outsiders, friends and old co-workers about the history and drinking stories of the village.”
I’ve lived my whole life in the Pontiac and know that Portage doesn’t have any more “drinking stories” than any other town in the Pontiac. I know my friends in all these towns will agree. The author of the article and the Pontiac Journal owe the people of Portage and former residents an apology. I finished reading the article and agreed with all of the reasons to love Portage, except for #16, “good drinking water.” I can’t agree with that one with all the crap dumped into the lagoons at the old mill site. But that’s a story for another day!

Dwight Tanguay
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