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Holding pen of letters

April 2, 2013

This letter is to the mayor of Williamsport. It’s appalling on how he has let the streets of Williamsport go to the dogs....

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gavinf56

Apr-02-13 5:23 AM

Maybe an individual from Montoursville should worry about the problems in Montoursville and their dictatorial council and let Williamsports problems to their citizens.

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CarlHiller

Apr-02-13 6:02 AM

All the locales in the area have issues with street maintenance. I'll defend this womens right to voice her opinion on Williamsport's streets, since city government wants to attract people to Williamsport so that it can grow and thrive. If your streets*****and crime is viewed as an issue why should anyone come into the city and spend money?

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eriklatranyi

Apr-02-13 6:14 AM

The comparison to the streets in Philadelphia falls flat for me.

Philadelphia's streets are far, far worse.

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idiottwo

Apr-02-13 7:26 AM

wow, Peggy, how often are you in Philly and how many roads in Philly do you travel? You lost me in the comparison, there is no comparison. Maybe you could go to a City Council meeting or see the Mayor to provide input or send them a polite letter do you think this approach is better?

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rick424

Apr-02-13 7:40 AM

Boom Town. Must be growing pains...somewhere.

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SteelerFan

Apr-02-13 8:27 AM

There always seems to be enough money to tear up the streets, but never enough to repair them properly. In South Side, we got brand new paving on Southern and Route 15 and the first thing they did was start digging holes and repairing them badly.

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spike2

Apr-02-13 8:42 AM

Bobbie, perhaps the reassessment will help Newberry pay there own way, kinda like the "Philly trash". Why should we pay huge taxes to fix an area completely unusable to us. Newberry is a Tea Party stronghold, get a pick, a shovel, some gravel and paving concrete and fix the holes. Wasn't this a ridiculous statement? I just wanted to keep the same tone as most comments in the SG.

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jeff33

Apr-02-13 8:53 AM

Williamsports in the concert promotion business, forget about the streets!

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CMReeder

Apr-02-13 9:12 AM

We want cuts! Less government, less government workers, less spending!

Hey why are my roads not getting fix??? Where is that private contractor? Get a shovel and fix it yourself.

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gavinf56

Apr-02-13 9:33 AM

..or we could tax the rich and businesses some more so that they move outside the city limits.

Oh wait. That has already happened.

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CMReeder

Apr-02-13 10:59 AM

Not really, they still have their tax breaks and pay nothing.

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gavinf56

Apr-02-13 11:10 AM

Maybe you should ask your employer how much in local taxes he pays and what kind of deductions are allowed. It may open your eyes a bit.

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Ritty77

Apr-02-13 4:38 PM

" We want cuts! Less government, less government workers, less spending! Hey why are my roads not getting fix??? Where is that private contractor? Get a shovel and fix it yourself."

Actually, road maintenance is a basic function of government and supported by those who want smaller, more efficient government. The problem is they spend and overspend money on nonsense (like supporting the lazy) then there's no money for roadwork.

A pretty simple concept really, but, alas, not simple enough for some.

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BubbaZanetti

Apr-02-13 9:18 PM

Peggy, the holes are provided by the city as a place to hide during the gun fights that even 100 police can't stop. Think of them as craters at The Battle of Passchendaele.

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prouddad

Apr-02-13 9:55 PM

What the heck does the headline on this letter mean? (I didn't see the print edition, so maybe the contest is clearer there.)

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prouddad

Apr-02-13 9:56 PM

The "context," too, I suppose!

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