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Sound Off - 7/23/14

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• “Greg Wilsbach: Now that you are no longer employed by …

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Sound Off - 7/23/14

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Click here to publish a Sound Off!

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

 

• “Greg Wilsbach: Now that you are no longer employed by the borough, will you please consider running for council? P.S., I’m sorry to see you go. I only met you once, but your reputation is sterling. (I’m sure you got it from your mother and father. I do know them from your mom babysitting my son, and I think the world of both of them).”

 

• “I’ve heard it about town and have read it in the Press And Journal’s Sound Off, ‘Middletown doesn’t have a parking problem ... we have a people problem.’ This wasn’t any more evident than late afternoon this past Saturday during the Seven Sorrows Community Festival. To watch several residents jockeying and positioning their vehicles to take up as much space as possible as to not allow other vehicles to park in front of their houses – three cars taking up five spaces – and then to watch as these “grown-ups” scampered back into their homes snickering all the way… My friends from out of town drive around and around looking for a place to park to go to the fair with their children for just an hour or two. I and several other residents witnessed this first-hand and have seen it the past several years. It’s embarrassing to be neighbors of people who act this way.”

 

• “I saw that the Middletown American Legion baseball team forfeited a playoff game and had to withdraw from the playoffs. How does that happen?”

 

• “I don’t know if it’s funny or sad that the illegal immigrant children that are showing up at the border are better immunized than Texas kids. It just goes to show that ignorance is pervading this country at an astonishing rate.”

 

• “Bob Dinneen’s ethanol column shows his stupidity and obviously influence from the ethanol lobbyist. Ethanol gives your vehicle less mileage. It corrodes small engines. It coagulates during cold winters. It costs more to make the ethanol than it’s worth. And since wheat farmers switched to corn to get that federal government money, wheat prices skyrocketed and the regular turning of the crops is polluting our ground water worse than ever. Keep believing your ethanol garbage, Mr. Dinneen. Corn is for food, not fuel!”

 

• “Just got finished with this week’s Press And Journal, and I guess I should not be surprised that it took two months to inform the public of a stolen car and many other vehicles broken into in May in the Oak Hills neighborhood. Honestly, how is the community supposed to be vigilant when it takes TWO MONTHS to inform Middletown residents what is happening right in their own neighborhood? I would hope that with the new mayor this will be corrected immediately. Our police force is already trimmed down to the bare bones. PLEASE inform the public in a timely manner about incidents that will affect us! The police cannot be everywhere.”

 

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