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Opinion

February 7, 2014

Sound Off

Mental health

There was a time when those with psychotic mental health issues who were diagnosed as being a threat to society and themselves and could not function outside of a mental health facility. The new theory is to release them and hand them some medications that they should take regularly. The bottom line is that there are thousands of time bombs walking the streets and waiting to do harm to some innocent people.

Commuter rail

Plaistow citizens said a definite “no” to a commuter rail service study. So against a majority of citizens’ wishes, a Plaistow selectman has appointed himself as the only Plaistow representative on the feasibility study committee. And by his own admission, he is for rail service. People, there is no reason to vote because your representatives do not care. They will do whatever they want.

Settle this

Gee, the city of Methuen and Chief Solomon still haven’t reached a settlement. Chief Solomon will be retired before a settlement is reached. It would be nice if the two sides would stop butting heads and settle. Pick a number, any number, and settle!

Make work

No jobs? Get creative! Buy a used chain saw. Place a sign in your car window: “Will cut the deadwood on your property and take it away.” The sign should also say: “Firewood for sale — a lot cheaper than the other guy.” In the spring buy a used lawnmower. Put another sign in your window: “Have lawnmower, will travel. There are companies that are willing to train you to learn a new skill. The first step is to get off of your couch and get up at bat.

Enough

What is all the applause for the Archdiocese of Boston developing another Haverhill project for Section 8 tenants? Enough is enough. Do we have any responsible leaders left in the city?

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