Good plow guy
Thank you to the VERY nice plow driver on Old Ferry Road Saturday in the black truck who shifted his blade just a tiny bit to spare the two senior citizens and their younger neighbor extra work. It did not go unnoticed, but we were not able to thank you. You are a kind man, and God bless.
Bad plow guy
Thanks to the Methuen DPW contractor for leaving seven feet of snow off the edge of the road in Pleasant Valley. I do not mind shoveling one to two feet to give access to mail delivery. However, I do not want to shovel the entire roadway. After three calls to the DPW yard, Saturday through Monday morning, I was told they would send a plow to correct the situation. A city plow and backhoe came back and scraped only the middle of the road. I am now going outside to shovel the job the DPW will not do. Maybe I should be paid for shoveling the road.
Not my problem
I’m tired of listening to towns and cities telling homeowners to clear the snow from sidewalks in front of their homes, with threats of fines. Sidewalks belong to the towns and cities. I notice that whatever the season, most of the people I see walking are walking in the streets. Sidewalks in my neighborhood get very little use.
Help the strays
With the mounds of snow we just inherited, do not forget the outdoor animals. Stray cats or wildlife around your home may have gotten trapped under your porch or deck. There are abandoned pets left outdoors that may have become entrapped where they sought shelter in the storm. With this amount of snow they may not be able to exit or dig out. Please check areas around your home if you believe there may be a stray cat or any wildlife stuck under a porch, deck or shed. Any area that you think an animal sought shelter and could freeze or starve to death. Anyone who owns cats and leaves them outdoors should be fined and jailed for such cruelty.
The Lawrence DPW refuses to plow the handicapped space in front of our home. Instead, the DPW plays favorites and plows out all the residents of our street and deliberately puts all the snow in the handicapped space in front of our home. They bury it! The DPW is selective about the streets they plow and play favorites with their buddies.
When did Americans turn into such copycats? Marketers have brainwashed us into trends to keep up with the Joneses, have bigger and better, be the first on your block to have. And with all this technology today, we speak in initials and numbers What happened to naming cars with full names? I loved the Mustang and Impala. Now we have Rav4, A6, XYZ 123! Why are cell phones iPhones, G4’s? The English language has been slaughtered. Everything is so surreal, omg, lol, lmao. Well, gotta go, bbl.
Boys to men
Congratulations to the North Andover football players and supporters for helping to get Coach Rafferty rehired. You were well dressed, well spoken and had dignity and respect. Your parents. family, supporters, coaches, teachers and town are very proud of you. I know Coach Raff is glad to have you on his team. He taught you to be men off and on the field. You stood up for what you believed in. You did it the right way - no fighting, angry words or guns. You talked - and listened. This was a lesson in life. A “wrong” was made “right”.
The traffic congestion that would result from a business/apartment building on
the Bradstreet School property in North Andover would be disastrous. Why not use Community Preservation money to raze the school and make a park with grass, trees and benches? We need a nice “green” area downtown. It would also be a great place for the “Minute Man” statue. Keep our town beautiful.