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Challenging decision

June 30, 2013
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

I'd like to challenge the recent decision by our city leadership to remove the basketball rims at Memorial Park, and offer an alternative solution. I understand the reason for the action drug use, vandalism and unruly behavior are unacceptable in any context. Furthermore, we have a fine Streets and Parks Department who work hard to keep our community in good shape, and it's less than ideal for the added clean-up to be on their plate. I don't dispute that the situation demands a response, but I think the decision to remove the basketball rims was a huge air ball.



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