Saving Sampson

I drive in the city of Newburyport. One day, I saw a beautiful brown dog running loose on Merrimac Street, dodging between cars. I stopped my van and whistled. He immediately jumped in my van. He had all his, tags and he was such a good and obedient little guy, I called Newburyport police, and the dispatcher was so nice. Anyhow, she sent the animal controller to help me, who was just as nice! Now, may I know that Sampson’s owners came to pick him up? And, if they did, I would like a nice thank you.

Haverhill rising?

If your thinking about buying a home in Haverhill, better do it now. Look around the city. Some folks have already done it. The city is being resurrected. Drug dealers out. Gangs out. Great people in.

Backhanded compliment

I have always liked Scott Brown. He makes a nice appearance and is a good model for a politician. It’s a shame he ran as a conservative; he would have had a future in politics otherwise.

Voters the losers

Losing a presidential election doesn’t mean you’re loser. In Mitt Romney’s case it only means the voters are losers in more ways than one, as we stand in the unemployment line, scream for better pay for jobs that were summer jobs for kids and now possibly enter into another Cold War. As an adult, I don’t think it is hysterical at all, just very sad.

Double standard

“The country is still digging out the debris left over from this warmonger president who started the mess and just walked away for Obama to clean up.” This is just one of many, many insults written about president Bush by a person who then turns around and chastises anyone who dares say a negative thing about Obama. Double standard at its finest.

Over his head?

If Charlotte Golar Richie gets in the treasurer’s race, the end will be at hand for the political career of Barry Finegold. Unless, of course, Finegold turns tail and tries to run back to his Senate seat. Looks like he has gotten in a little over his head.

Delayed news

How come Salem, N.H., town officials waited until after the election to announce it may cost thousands of dollars to clean up the contaminated water treatment plant? Were they afraid that voters would not approve all of the warrant articles and the high school renovation program if they knew of this impending expenditure?

Wood for water

I was wondering if the City of Haverhill has considered going into the wood pellet business. With all the trees being clearcut in Winnekenni Park the city could produce and sell tons and tons of wood pellets. This would be a new revenue source for the city and help reduce the increase in water-wastewater bills. It makes perfect sense. Well, at least as much sense as planting new trees along roadways while at the same time cutting them down in the parks.

Mystic rooster

I had to stop and let the Mystic Street, Methuen, rooster cross the road twice this winter. Funniest thing ever! If the owner makes his part of the night pen with the roof just low enough to stop him from raising his head up high, he won’t be able to cock-a-doodle-doo!

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