Backtalk: 3/20/2009

Backtalk: 3/20/2009

There are 9 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Backtalk: 3/20/2009. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

DOUBLE WHAMMY?: Why is Tyngsboro going to start charging a trash fee when we are already paying for it in our taxes? Is it the Board of Health asking us to pay for this in these hard economic times? Tyngsboro LOST IN TRANSLATION: As I head out to vote to take three days pay away from myself, I challenge Chris Scott, and all the rest of the overpaid ...

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Beverly, MA

#1 Mar 20, 2009
Don't tax me anymore. I am already paying for my trash collection in my tax bill. Cut spending.
Dear Moneymaker

Lowell, MA

#2 Mar 20, 2009
You want all the speeders on Rt 3 ticketed? Have you ever driven even one MPH over the limit? The real winner of the speeding ticket money is the insurance companies, not the state. The fact is everyone speeds. By writing more tickets we are rewarding the insurance companies, and their lobbyists. I have a better suggestion, everyone slow down a bit. The blatant speeders will still get caught and we will all get better gas mileage.
tired tyngsboro taxpayer

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Mar 20, 2009
I guess I will have to start bringing my trash to the town hall and leaving it there to be picked up
A Tax Payer

Nutting Lake, MA

#4 Mar 20, 2009
Tyngsboro wants to charge for trash pick up now, I know they aren't using the money for road work, have you driven thru the town lately, you can't get from one street to the next without hitting a pothole. But thanks for the orange cones warning us the hole is there, would it be too much work to fill it

Boston, MA

#5 Mar 20, 2009
Instant Surplus - Bull

Chelmsford, MA

#6 Mar 20, 2009
Chelmsford selling of surplus vehicles in all departments - Bull. Did you hear about the new truck they just got $45k, and what about all these black extended cab - decked out pick-ups with pin striping on them - are all these vehicles being taken home? Where is the motor pool located - I haven't been able to find it.
Ugly Beauty

Lowell, MA

#7 Mar 21, 2009
I've seen those black trucks with personalized tailgates and pin striping. Got my head scratching.

But the new truck I won't gripe about if replaces an old one no longer making sense to keep in service.
Ugly Beauty

Lowell, MA

#8 Mar 21, 2009
On Route 3 "speeders"- I think 55mph is absurdly low. This isn't the old rt3 with two narrow lanes, poor sight-lines, and short exit ramps. This is a new highway with a 4th lane ready to go if needed.

On mileage - if you want to spend more for gas, that's your choice. Nobody is forcing you to keep your house at 60 degrees (unless you're strapped). If you want to drive a fuel-sucking vehicle, go ahead. Just don't complain about the cost.

I agree though, that it is the insurance companies that benefit more than anything.

I wish we posted speed limits that weren't artificially low by 10mph. Post the real limit and enforce it. Then nobody can complain. Europe is far less ambiguous in that regard.
Instant Surplus - Bull

Chelmsford, MA

#9 Mar 22, 2009
Ugly Beauty wrote:
I've seen those black trucks with personalized tailgates and pin striping. Got my head scratching.
But the new truck I won't gripe about if replaces an old one no longer making sense to keep in service.
I agree - but - is this another decked out F-350 with pin striping - go down to Drum Hill and pick them up daily for $27k without the extended cab. I have only seen 1 person per truck

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