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Sound Off, Jan. 8, 2013

Published 9:03pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

Can someone explain to me what pleasure people get out of getting a dog and then leaving it tied in a small area to do nothing to bark for maybe food, attention or maybe exercise? I would really like to understand this.

My seat belt has fallen apart. Is there anyone in town that does such repairs? If I get stopped by a trooper, I’ll get a ticket. I can’t afford a new car. So who would I take it to to get it fixed?

So now we’re going to enhance tourism by attracting recreational boaters? Let’s be serious here. We need a downtown to attract to outsiders and tourists and even the locals. We have maybe enough restaurants to go to at the moment, but they go out of business as fast as they put up the sign that they’re open. But from what I understand, another business, as of Jan. 31, is closing its doors. So before you start deciding putting in all these restrooms and showers and a dock master’s station to attract boaters. What are they going to do when they get here? We need foot traffic. We need these people thinking of what they’re going to do for the downtown before you start worrying about more bathrooms for boaters and laundry facilities.

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