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While I'm no fan of complimenting journalists for doing their job, your first entry in the UPMC series ("Forging a Giant Footprint," Sept. 23) was a real eye opener. I was shocked about how much property this company has been acquiring across the region (not to mention what they're paying for it). I think Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said it best when he called it a "mixed bag."
It's up to individual communities to decide whether UPMC's growing presence is worth the tax-exempt trade off. Your informative work will certainly help residents come to grounded, informed decisions and hopefully proceed through the right legislative channels to enact change as necessary.
First Published September 25, 2012 12:00 am