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Crackdown on illegal ATV use sought in Lunenburg - Sentinel & Enter...

There are 57 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jun 2, 2010, titled Crackdown on illegal ATV use sought in Lunenburg - Sentinel & Enter.... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Police Chief Daniel Bourgeois and members of the Conservation Commission are trying to crack down on people damaging the town's conservation trails by illegally riding their ATVs on the land.

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Lunenburg

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Jun 2, 2010
Things must be slow in Lunenburg? We better rush right out and buy the Police their own brand new racing ATVs and M16s to catch these dangerous people....What a laugh.
consistently stupid

AOL

#3 Jun 2, 2010
Keep posting nonsense Looney-not suggested anywhere that your imaginary/inflammatory steps be taken.
How about instead people show some damned respect for the trails and their neighbors and not tear them up.
How about a no tax whiner like you understand these riders cost us taxpayers a couple hundred grand in repairs to the landfill cap a few years back and are spreading their destruction to our public land elsewhere.
Grow up you silly punk.
walnuts

Leominster, MA

#4 Jun 2, 2010
you think benson is going to let her meetings be televised? she prefers to scre w people behind closed doors
unbelievable

Grafton, MA

#5 Jun 2, 2010
i totally agree about benson.. she needs to go

Lunenburg

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#6 Jun 2, 2010
consistently stupid wrote:
Keep posting nonsense Looney-not suggested anywhere that your imaginary/inflammatory steps be taken.
How about instead people show some damned respect for the trails and their neighbors and not tear them up.
How about a no tax whiner like you understand these riders cost us taxpayers a couple hundred grand in repairs to the landfill cap a few years back and are spreading their destruction to our public land elsewhere.
Grow up you silly punk.
Did you drink a little too much Geritol there Gramps?? A little on the incoherent side...
unbelievable

Grafton, MA

#7 Jun 2, 2010
Benson has said she would never have the planning board televised.. then the townspeople would see how much they rubber stamp her work and how she does no good for the town. hell when you attend their meetings, they talk softly to each other and look at the audience like they are intruding.. Benson has also said that mitigation is not legal in this state yet the zba is negotiating mitigation for the latest 40B. many towns including framingham have received much in the way of mitigation even as far as new athletic fields at the high school.. so benson is making her own rules again.. she has never seen a project in whalom she would not support and no projects in her area of town are approved.. must be nice to take a volunteer position, make it a paid position and still not know a thing. mark my words, as long as she is around, there will be no televised planning board meetings.
ItsComplicated

Auburn, MA

#8 Jun 2, 2010
Ms. Benson has never said mitigation is not legal. She has repeated pointed out that it is legal, and in fact, the Planning Board routinely requires mitigation. What she has repeated said is that Impact Fees, something totally different, are illegal, which under present State law, is true.
And I was not aware that Ms. Benson was on record as supporting the Hollis Hills project.
You seem to have it in for Ms. Benson, but you do not have your facts correct.
Off road advocate

Madison Lake, MN

#9 Jun 2, 2010
typical response, instead of looking for the root cause they look at symptoms. maybe people need areas set aside for recreational ATV use? the town fails at its job of providing land use for ALL. id rather kids be riding ATV's and dirtbikes than hanging out doing drugs.
Lunenburger with Cheese

Leominster, MA

#10 Jun 2, 2010
While the problems in the conservation areas ARE something to look at, what about more pressing issues of an enforcement nature, such as the Wallis Park basketball court problems??? All day (except rain and winter)- loud music or loud swearing by fools who believe THEY should be in the NBA and drop F bombs when they miss shot after shot. And when they have to "relieve themselves" they just walk to the nearby trees - NOT into the woods but "sorta close" and take a leak, not caring if little kids or anyone else is around. Trash left, kids smoking weed and dealing from their cars (police have documented this, btw)... and when you call the police and ask them to get the non-residents at least to leave (there IS a sign that says Lunenburg residents only) we're told because "federal money" was used to put up the hoops, "local authorities" have no right to kick non-residents out. So the scum of Fitchburg wheel in with car steros blasting, swearing in languages other than English, and us residents are told nothing can be done. I'd say this is a little more important than the ATV issue.
your time coming

Fitchburg, MA

#11 Jun 2, 2010
It's not gonna be slow when Low incoming housing is up and running in Lunenburg. It's gonna be PR's not ATV's that you should be worried about!!!!
walnuts

Leominster, MA

#12 Jun 2, 2010
let's see if the BOS get that hag benson to come clean and televise her secret meets
friend of Lunenburg

Leominster, MA

#14 Jun 2, 2010
Off road advocate wrote:
typical response, instead of looking for the root cause they look at symptoms. maybe people need areas set aside for recreational ATV use? the town fails at its job of providing land use for ALL. id rather kids be riding ATV's and dirtbikes than hanging out doing drugs.
If you don't have a place to ride, you shouldn't buy the ATV.
Leominster Resident

Fitchburg, MA

#15 Jun 2, 2010
I think the Leominster police ought to get cracking on this. And before you say it isn't a big problem, it so is. I live near Monsterland and those kids are huge pains in the butt. Not to mention they aren't licensed or insured, so what happens when they crack their WT-mobiles up? Get a life, people.
go go juice

Clinton, MA

#16 Jun 2, 2010
I'll ride my wheeler up your a$$!!!
fine

Fitchburg, MA

#17 Jun 2, 2010
here's the thing.....in the state of MA you MUST register your atv like any other vehicle. However, you are only allowed to ride it on private land with permission. There are VERY few places (a couple in western MA and one or two down near the Cape) where riding IS legal on public land but even then, sport quads are not allowed or are not able to ride on the trails provided. And they're constantly being closed down due to weather or other issues. The fine for getting caught......$175 trespassing fine I believe.(it was 3 years ago.)
But good luck catching anyone. The Lunenburg PD has now let people know that it is better to flee and disregard SAFETY than deal with, and I quote here, "they will be dealt with...within the law.". Why the pause Chief? Sounds like you'd like to do things OUTSIDE the law but can't. Would make any reasonable individual try to flee in fear for their safety from the PD right? Who's the liability for THAT statement fall on when someone gets injured or killed trying to avoid those "three dots" in your statement?
Solution: 1) don't register your atv's. No plate for the to "run". 2.) ALWAYS wear your helmet. For safety, yes. But also because the PD aren't superheroes. They can't SEE through the helmet to IDENTIFY the rider. And there are a LOT of atv's that look a alike in Lunenburg. And 3.) IF you actually get stopped by a cruiser, be sure to pull up to the driver's door. It's respectful to show the officer that you are aware of his/her presence. It's safer because he/she will KNOW where you are and can't run you down, but, most of all, they he/she won't be able to OPEN THEIR door to beat you stupid. When they ask you to turn of the engine or move the atv, that's your que to screw people.
And finally, NONE of what I've written should be followed.(C.M.A.). You should FIRST ask your local atv dealer WHERE you can legally ride then question WHY should you even buy one if there's no place to ride it. Welcome to MA.... new state slogan "If it ain't an illegal immigrant, it's illegal here"

Lunenburg

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#18 Jun 3, 2010
fine wrote:
here's the thing.....in the state of MA you MUST register your atv like any other vehicle. However, you are only allowed to ride it on private land with permission. There are VERY few places (a couple in western MA and one or two down near the Cape) where riding IS legal on public land but even then, sport quads are not allowed or are not able to ride on the trails provided. And they're constantly being closed down due to weather or other issues. The fine for getting caught......$175 trespassing fine I believe.(it was 3 years ago.)
But good luck catching anyone. The Lunenburg PD has now let people know that it is better to flee and disregard SAFETY than deal with, and I quote here, "they will be dealt with...within the law.". Why the pause Chief? Sounds like you'd like to do things OUTSIDE the law but can't. Would make any reasonable individual try to flee in fear for their safety from the PD right? Who's the liability for THAT statement fall on when someone gets injured or killed trying to avoid those "three dots" in your statement?
Solution: 1) don't register your atv's. No plate for the to "run". 2.) ALWAYS wear your helmet. For safety, yes. But also because the PD aren't superheroes. They can't SEE through the helmet to IDENTIFY the rider. And there are a LOT of atv's that look a alike in Lunenburg. And 3.) IF you actually get stopped by a cruiser, be sure to pull up to the driver's door. It's respectful to show the officer that you are aware of his/her presence. It's safer because he/she will KNOW where you are and can't run you down, but, most of all, they he/she won't be able to OPEN THEIR door to beat you stupid. When they ask you to turn of the engine or move the atv, that's your que to **** people.
And finally, NONE of what I've written should be followed.(C.M.A.). You should FIRST ask your local atv dealer WHERE you can legally ride then question WHY should you even buy one if there's no place to ride it. Welcome to MA.... new state slogan "If it ain't an illegal immigrant, it's illegal here"
Your last statement is the loophole for these riders. If caught tell them you are an illegal immigrant and they will let you go for fear of being called racists!!
Ban Lunenburg

Marlborough, MA

#19 Jun 3, 2010
Lunenburg wrote:
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Your last statement is the loophole for these riders. If caught tell them you are an illegal immigrant and they will let you go for fear of being called racists!!
Typical Looney rants. Degrade people, degrade their life partners, degrade their country of origin, degrade their skin color. A super lowbrow!

Lunenburg

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#20 Jun 3, 2010
Ban Lunenburg wrote:
<quoted text> Typical Looney rants. Degrade people, degrade their life partners, degrade their country of origin, degrade their skin color. A super lowbrow!
I consider the source when this loser posts... Does it ever have anything to say about the topic?? It will now post under some of its other screen names to make itself feel wanted and loved.
Discrimination

United States

#21 Jun 3, 2010
According to state law, conservation commissions are required to develop passive recreation.

Word has it members on Lunenburg's Convservation commision are advid horse back riders.

One has to wonder? Has horse back riders been handed 100% of this passive recreation at the expense of motorized summer sports?

Hoof damage creates the same damage to soil as ATV's.

This is nothing more than discrimation by those holding town positions.
Off road advocate

Madison Lake, MN

#22 Jun 3, 2010
who ever said if you dont have place to ride you shouldnt buy a ATV is missing the point. As a 50 Year old tax payer i disagree. Its form of recreation that is wholesome. just like everything in life there are bad people in ATV ing too.
Im saying is if Mass like other more progressive states used the amazing amount af tax dollars they collect to ADD recreation and activity instead of spending it on useless law enforcement and BS, then the syptoms would lessen. I in no way think people should tear up conservation land, thats just dumb. regarding the post about Monsterland, sorry but we wheeled there for years back to the 70's, if you moved near there in the last 30 years your a dumbass if you dont like off roading. regarding the BB courts thats typical Lunenburg BS. The PD has every right to toss them out on their ass, they are just afraid the gang members will get their number. Fed funds for a specific reason (IE:town of lunenburg rec)does not mean its for everyone cause its Fed money. unless the grant specifed that requirement. People need to stop believing what you hear. If the people bother you at the BB court you shoudl go there yourself and make them feel unwanted.

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