EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


December 13, 2012

Sound Off

Free stuff

So let me get this straight. According to a recent Sound Off comment, a person who is wealthy has so much money he should pay more taxes than he already pays now! What’s next? Should people who have too big a home have to take in the homeless? All this so the government can give other people, many of whom are in the USA illegally, more entitlements like free housing, free food, free cell phones, free education, free health care, unemployment, EBT cards — the list goes on. Well what this person who said he lived through the Depression needs to realize is this is not the same USA as then. Now liberals will give you the shirt off your back.

Missing in action

Where is our fearless phantom president? Everything is falling apart and he’s still not in action. We still can’t find him. He’s the worst president we’ve ever had.

Worker fired

I really do feel for Tom Sapienza, the fired DPW laborer. But it seems to me that the city has done all it can for this man. They’ve allowed him to use his sick time, vacation and personal leave time. You can’t just hold somebody’s job forever. There’s work that needs to be done. He should be able to find a family member who can stay with her for the eight hours while he’s at work. I see no wrongdoing here on the city’s part at all.


Any city or town that designates a spot for medical marijuana is really ridiculous. Federal law trumps state law and local law. Federal law still says it’s illegal. No one could sue you and go to court and win. It would have to go to federal court, which would throw the suit out. It’s a ridiculous matter.

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