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After several years of fits and starts, the North Main Streetscaping Project is adding curbing and landscaping to make the gateway to the area more appealing. That’s the most visible evidence that changes are starting. A look at what else community leaders say needs to be done:

 Clean out vacant lots and trim back overgrown trees and underbrush

 Open more stores and restaurants within walking distance of neighborhoods

 Drum up more private investment

 Complete streetscaping to Fairfield Road

 Target abandoned and neglecting houses, and fine the owners

 Reinstitute community policing

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