EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


January 12, 2013

Sound Off

True to form

I see the Methuen City Council rejected the privatization of its IT Department which would have saved the city close to a million dollars. What bothers me is that everybody already knew which councilors were going to vote for and against the proposal. The councilors held true to form, regardless of the public spotlight on them. The ones that were voted in by the unions will always vote with the unions regardless of the cost to the taxpayers. Methuen is just a microcosm of what’s wrong with this country. You can only fleece the taxpayers for so much money. Eventually, something has to give.


This is to all my neighbors in Methuen who put out their recyclables on Wednesday morning for a Thursday pick up. Your paper and plastics end up in my yard. Why do you feel the need to put these things out a day ahead of time? The wind always blows them out of the containers. Please have some consideration for your neighbors. You can put them out before your leave in the morning. I’m tired of picking up what you discard.


A recent meeting of the Sanborn Regional school committees showed how rude, selfish and ungrateful some of our young parents are today. The board members are all volunteers working to keep down property taxes for senior citizens, who have no, or have never had children in the educational system and are having difficulties hanging on to their homes, while at the same time not neglecting the children in our towns, who are given everything. Some of the members of the boards were verbally abused and degraded by younger people in the audience. It’s no longer “What can I do for my country?” but “What can my country do for me and my kids?” New Hampshire needs to start looking elsewhere for tax dollars for education.

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