Sorry, no dog I have ever owned has or would never have reacted the way Oliver the pit bull mix did. Unfortunately some breeds like the pit bull react more aggressively to perceived attacks than other more docile breeds. Don’t start blaming the little kid or her family! She should be able to play in her own neighborhood without fear of being bitten. The owner seems to have known their dog had an issue with biting and should have taken more precautions. It is like blaming a child for shooting someone with an unattended gun! I say do not necessarily euthanize but leave it to the child’s parents and authorities to decide what type of retraining and mandatory restraint is necessary by the owners to insure this could never happen again.
Methuen Councilor Lisa Ferry probably said more at the secret Starbucks meeting than she has in over a year at the City Council public sessions. I hope the voters remember her role as a key architect of the huge solicitor search fiasco that has so embarrassed Methuen.
Pine Speedway is alive and well — they just relocated it to Salem Street in Bradford. Morning, noon or night, it’s open and the only car you won’t see is anything black and white!
Leave it alone
Hopefully, Winnekenni Park will not be turned into a giant adult playground, or even worse, some type of hideous sports park. Mother Nature has provided us a beautiful place from which to escape the ordinary and experience the beautiful — in peace and quiet. It doesn’t need any improvements; just the regular maintenance that any park requires. Why do these politicians always feel that they have to leave their mark — and many times, their name — on everything? It is already something of which every resident of Haverhill can be proud. Leave it alone, please!
The NRA’s special interests lost out in a stunning Connecticut legislative victory that placed the gun issues to bed. The NRA’s constant battle against any and all sensible regulations makes it the enabler of mindless massacres and daily shootings all over America. It’s ironic that a right to bear arms, which is to be used in self-defense, causes more deaths than saved lives.
Banks can learn a lot from stores like Wal-Mart. There is more security at Wal-Mart than there is at banks. There is always someone standing right at the door to greet customers and then the customers are on TV as they walk in.
I’ve been working in the high tech field for over 20 years now. Over that time, the attitude towards engineers has shifted from highly valued “smart-guys” to replaceable throw-away cogs. Meanwhile, an engineering degree is a very difficult thing to achieve. What kid in their right mind would go to school and take the most difficult route, just to be poor and struggle their whole life? The biggest problem is that the foreigners are actually lowering the standard and making it less likely for any American-born student to pursue a STEM career. They tend to be willing to work for less and accept a lower degree of lifestyle, accept lower salaries, and aren’t necessarily any smarter than Americans that are instead all in finance and sales.