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Sound Off - 6/3/14

Posted 6/3/14


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• “Since when is it the responsibility of the public to paint …

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Sound Off - 6/3/14


Click here to publish a Sound Off!


Submissions to Sound Off appear as written. The Press And Journal edits only for clarity and punctuation.


• “Since when is it the responsibility of the public to paint the yellow ‘no parking’ on the curbs at street corners? This is a guy at North Catherine and West Water who believes he can paint the curb yellow and not follow the ordinance for the distance from the corner back. He paints one curb approximately 20 to 25 feet and the other corner only 10 to 15 feet so he can park both of his cars on the North Catherine Street side of his house and block just about everyone from parking in the front of his house, which is on West Water. Let me know if this is true so I can paint my curbs any length I want so I can get better parking. I think we need a little code enforcement here, don’t you?”


• “So glad to read Ed O’Connor’s ‘Having a nice time: Wish you were here?’ column in the May 21 edition of the Press And Journal. I only knew Olga because she worked at the Thrift Shop here in town, which I frequented weekly. I was wondering how things were going in their new location since our daughter was a teacher in Quito, Ecuador for three years until 2011 and she just loved the people and climate down there. Hope to hear more of their adventures through the Press And Journal. Pat Sherick Middletown, Pa.”


• “Every year on every summer holiday, there is someone in Oak Hills near Aspen Street who shoots off fireworks. Although the display is nice, I think it should not be allowed, especially after 10 p.m. I got woken up and I am sure many others, especially babies and kids who have school the next day, were also. I also wonder if it is an accident waiting to happen by having those heavy-duty fireworks ignited in a residential area. There have been many deadly and damaging incidents with fireworks. I would hold the Middletown police responsible because this happens several times every year. They have to be aware of it. If not, what town are they serving? I guess they will wait until a few houses burn down and someone gets seriously hurt from an unlawful activity within the town limits and an ordinance violation. The police could at least ask the person to take it somewhere safer and not subject the rest of the neighborhood to this inconsiderate and illegal act. Nice, but please, not here. Do the right thing.


• “I wish they would get off this ‘healthy meals at schools for kids.’ It’s not the meals making them fat, it’s being on the p.c. and playing video games all the time. They get no exercise. When I was in school I ate all the junk food and never got fat. And another thing: no food is healthy if it has chemicals in them. So are all these so-called healthy meals chemical free?”


• “We hear all the sad stories about the post office losing money, but I have had mail in my mail box for three days now for them to pick up – they put mail in it but don’t take it. They should fire people who don’t do their job right. And by the way, I live in Harborton Place.”


• “If I go up to a gay person and say I don’t like you or what you stand for it’s not harassment. It’s called free speech.”


• “Putting these codes in to say something on Sound Off is a turn off and it should doom that part of the paper. Half the time you punch the code in and it says it not right.”


• “‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014).”


• “Have you hurt anyone’s feelings?”


• “I don’t know the reason the craft show location was changed last year from Hoffer Park to the Ferry House, but I didn’t enjoy the new location near as much. I was hoping it was a one-time deal but I guess not. Hoffer Park has plenty of shade along with parking and it’s a lot easier to get around for people who have a hard time. I also think there were more vendors that participated when it was held at the park. I’ve attended this event for many years but I don’t think I’ll be going this year. I think it should be put back at Hoffer Park.”


• “Today is May 28, and the red car is still sitting in Lower Swatara Twp. since at least the middle of December. The police either don’t care or can’t find it. I’m going with the former, since they were called in January and told about it. In case it’s the latter, it’s on the street near (not on) the Penn State campus.”


• “Lower Swatara, you need to cut that grass, bank-owned or not!! Fine the bank – but you can’t expect others to live beside that and have it infesting their yards with potential rodent problems! Mountain View and Brentwood – take action!”


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