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Opinion

December 19, 2013

Sound Off

Walk the gauntlet

It’s that time of year when those of us who do not drive have to take our lives into our own hands and walk the gauntlet in order to purchase food. I live in North Andover and I walk down Waverly Road to get to Market Basket. When it snows, the sidewalks are only plowed as far as Main Street and you have to walk in the street the rest of the way to the market. To say this is dangerous it to make light of death itself. It is a borderline suicide attempt. I would like to force the town manager, public works and the Police Department to partake in this death-defying yearly ritual so that they could appreciate the risks involved.

Need security

When are retailers going to learn to put security by the doors? I mean seriously, shoplifting is in excess during the holidays. They should all do what BJ’s and Sam’s Clubs do.

Union support

I saw the Sound Off comment about Methuen City Council Chairman Sean Fountain and his continued loyalty to his “brothers”. It’s amazing how obvious it is that he would never, ever, ever, vote in favor of anything that would take money out of his fellow firefighters’ pockets. Under any and all circumstances, he will continue to vote in favor of his buddies. Wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air for some of these union puppets to do what’s best for the city they represent, rather than line the pockets of his friends? You’d think he would at least try and make it look good every now and then with a meaningless token vote against these public unions. It wouldn’t matter. There are more puppets than there are those that really care about the city.

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