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October 1, 2012

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Live with it
I’m outraged about the sound barriers being put up on Interstate 93 North. Excuse me, the highway was there first. If those people decided to build their houses there, then they should just adjust to the noise. I lived right near there for many years. You get used to it. It’s a waste of money. The money should be spent elsewhere. I’m disgusted.

Corbett Street blues
I see in the paper that they’re putting in a sound barrier in Andover. They don’t know what sound is unless they live on Corbett Street in Andover, where one side is Interstate 495 24 hours a day. Corbett Street itself is nothing but a raceway for people coming back and forth into Lawrence over the bridge. It’s an absolute disgrace.

Reason to fire 
We pay President Obama’s salary. He supposedly works for us. When an employee fails in industry, they are put on a performance plan. Eventually, they are laid off or fired. Obama has failed. We are wrong to allow him four more years of failure. He has already proven he is incapable of doing the job. He needs to go.

Needs more help
People getting help with food allotments need to call their federal representatives and urge the passage of a farm bill now rather than after the election. They may also want to talk with these representatives about current food prices and food stamp allotments that will be set in the coming months. I realize that there’s a lot of negativity on the part of the general public toward this kind of help. However, as a senior citizen on Social Security alone, I’m pushed to the wall. I need all of the help I can get.

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