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Louisa is a boring place to live

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

What do under 21-year-olds do in this town anyway, besides loiter in the Micky-D’s parking lot late at night? Even the adults I speak to tell me the same thing, “If you want to do something, drive to a city.” So now I’m left with an hour commute to and from the city late on a Friday night. I find this alternative unacceptable. Louisa is growing, that’s a fact. We’ve

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