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June 16, 2014

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Smart meters

I just had a smart water meter installed in my home and I feel great! It sends a small RF transmission once a day from outside the house — smaller than an average text message. It improves reporting accuracy and eliminates having the liability of a person on my property. I am hoping it may cut overhead costs associated with having extra town employees as meter readers. If I were concerned about its tiny RF transmission, I would also have to consider getting rid of my TV, cell phone, microwave, laptop, wifi, baby monitor, etc., all with considerably more RF, and think about buying a tin-foil cap.

Casino vote

I think it is a tragedy that the Garcia sisters continue to vote down the proposed casino bills. Their votes are a slap in the face to the 80 percent of Salem voters who want to keep the “Rock” alive. If a casino and horse racing is not brought back to Rockingham Park, that will indeed be the end to one of America’s beloved historical landmarks. It will turn into apartments, commercial buildings, and who knows what! That will also be a tragedy! If anyone wants to know how a racing facility and a casino can look like in Salem, look no further that Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Springs is one of the most beautiful communities in the Northeast, safe, clean, close to Lake George, and Six Flags! It appears that Melinda Garcia is becoming like every other politician who does not give a flip about the will of the people. We do not need any more of them in Washington!

Short light

When the construction begins on the old Woolworth building in Haverhill, Merrimack Street will be closed. It’s a no-brainer. All traffic will be diverted to Ginty Boulevard. Now, maybe, the powers that be will change the three-second green light there.

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