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2012-09-19 / Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think it’s time for the Erie County Legislature to take steps to reduce the serious issue of the use and abuse of alcoholic beverages. It is well known that in Western New York we experience a large number of fatalities and life-crippling injuries as a result of drunk driving. We know that the county legislature recently banned smoking in county parks, but they have never said anything about reducing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. They could reduce the hours for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, not only in stores but in restaurants and taverns. This might be a step in the right direction.

.I agree with the comments about RVs and trucks being parked in driveways, but is there a town code for the weight or length of the vehicle? Is there a limit? If so, the town needs to enforce the code. If there is no code, I believe one should be initiated.

.Our inconsiderate neighbors stored their new 54-foot motor home in their driveway. At a block party, we all asked them to store it off site. They refused. We then organized our response and daily parked cars and trucks in front of their home. They now store their motor home off site. Fighting fire with fire.

.Well, once again the staff and volunteers have been unable to control the lewd behavior at yet another Clarence High School dance. They thought the announcement in school forbidding freak dancing would change things. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and the provocative behavior and lewd acts were rampant again on Friday night. The lights were brightened but still the students circled the staff, laughing and taunting them then throwing water all over everyone, causing students to slip and hurt themselves. Let’s face it, people, today’s kids are inundated with music videos and YouTube and are no longer dancing face to face; the boys back up against the girls. Maybe it’s time to say goodbye to high school dances.

.It’s not a good idea for a group of cyclists to ride down Greiner Road during evening rush hour. The sides of the road are very narrow, and a two-lane road leaves little room for error. Clarence has miles of bike path they could use and not have to worry about being hit by a car.

.The zoning board in Clarence has guidelines for RVs that state no more than one recreation vehicle may be stored on any residential zoned lot, meaning we can store them here as long as we follow the guidelines about location and screening. We are allowed to have an RV on our property, and I’m sorry if other people don’t like it.

.Why is heavy equipment allowed to park at Bodine and Schurr roads?

.What an improvement of the old hotel at Salt and Main. Forget the naysayers; most of us are filled with gratitude.

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