Water Trap

The Times explores Chelsea Piers co-founder Roland Betts’ fight with neighbors over a proposed golf course–in northwestern Connecticut. Along with charges that it will bring in undesirables (memberships would cost $150,000), blue-collar locals say the course’s irrigation needs will deplete the water table.

Instead of looking down, opponents should look up. Betts promises, “If a spotted owl is discovered, I’ll drop the whole thing.”

–Matthew Schuerman Water Trap