EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


June 25, 2013

Sound Off

Keep it down!

Neighbor, I love to hear your children laughing when they are swimming in your pool or playing in your yard. However, when they and their friends and the parents, too, screech, scream, shout, it really is unbearable. It is so loud that I cannot sit in my own yard and enjoy a lovely day reading a book. I cannot invite a friend over for lunch on the porch or patio since it is so noisy. I cannot enjoy the quiet of a few hours outside. Would you kindly teach your children that there are people who live close by who want to enjoy their own yards, too, and that screeching, screaming, shouting by both children and their parents is not polite and not fair to the nearby neighbors?

You go, Mow this!

To the writer of “Mow this” in the Saturday Sound Offs. Thank you so much for a great laugh! I was visiting my mother, and we read your comment. We laughed so much! We agree with you 100 percent. People should help their neighbors if their lawns bother them so much. Hopefully, we won’t see you in a wheelchair mowing yours!

Send a message

Massachusetts voters have a chance to send a powerful message in the special senatorial election. You can tell every politician in Washington that they are on notice and should be worried about keeping their jobs. Or you can tell them that all of the scandals like IRS abuses, Fast and Furious and the death of four Americans in Benghazi are no big deal. A vote for Markey will tell every politician: Don’t worry, the abuses are nothing. A vote for Gomez will tell them you are angry and they better start thinking about a career after their public service.

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