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Letter: Trash problem is growing

Troy Haskell re litter

Published on September 29, 2017 12:01AM


On my way down Williamsport Road to a Fishermen football game recently, I saw an old oak table on the downhill side and thought, “The lack of respect people have for our community and nature sure is getting bad. I’ll pick it up after the game. I can at least burn it.”

So, stopping for the broken table, I grabbed a flashlight and became thoroughly disgusted to see a trailer-worth of garbage going down the hillside. A mattress, rags, bags, more broken furniture.

Over the last few months I have noticed an increase in “oops” roadside trash, i.e. plastic bags, candy wrappers, soda cups. Some of this I can point to tourism for the blame, but the increase of broken furniture, toilets, tubs and unwanted items unfortunately seems to be growing.

I know your time and effort are valuable, but to disrespect nature, your community and your own children, let alone breaking the law has to stop. Please.

Troy J. Haskell

Astoria



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