Weekly Feature

2009-07-08 / Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor's note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. Callers do not have to identify themselves and no callers' names will be used. In the interest of fairness and good taste, The Bee will not publish derogatory or insulting comments. All comments are by our readers and are subject to editing.

.Your Bee building remodeling looks great. I love the design and colors. Keep up the good work.

.For the young boys who walk around with the tight-fitting baseball hats all the time, do they realize that there's a good chance they will lose their hair when they are quite young?

.On more than one occasion The Bee has reported that only eight to 12 officers per shift patrol the entire town. With an average of 10 officers per shift and three shifts per day, we stand at simply 30 officers on the road per day. With the entire force listed at 154, the question becomes where are the other 124 officers and what are they doing?

.Thanks for remodeling history in the village. The Bee looks good. Thanks for putting the money in our village.

.The gardens in the village, like Main and Garrison, look great. Trustee Geary, keep up the good work. The hanging flowers along Main Street look beautiful. Nice job.

.It seems the biggest problem with putting a Wegmans on Transit in the proposed location is the location of Transit Middle School. Amherst and Clarence residents have long tried to get a crossing guard but have not been able to agree on that. Perhaps as a mark of good faith, Wegmans might consider putting some type of walkway across Transit so the kids from Clarence could cross over to Transit Middle safely.

.I am sophomore class president at Amherst High School and have a 3.9 GPA. Last week's comment about skateboarding makes no sense. You are stereotyping skateboarders. You don't want a skate park but you don't think it's acceptable for kids to skateboard in the streets. Well, then a skate park makes perfect sense.

.In the municipal parking lot behind the Williamsville Library and village hall, why does the library get preferential treatment and have specific spots only for the library? What about the public who comes into town hall and village hall? They don't get preferential treatment. Why do library readers have to be so close to the books?

.I walk my dog through the cemetery on Main Street, and I would never be disrespectful to the dead. We remain in the driveway and there is no disrespect ever.

.It's great to see all the prom pictures every year; it brings back a lot of memories.

.I fail to see how dogs walking through a cemetery are disrespectful to the dead. The only disrespect, if you want to use that word, would come from the human owners not cleaning up after their dogs, and that is disrespectful to the living. I'll bet a lot of the town's dead loved ones had dogs they dearly loved. When I'm gone, any dog that wants to can visit me and even sit a while. I suggest the caller imagine how comforting it might be for someone to walk with a dog to visit the dead; it may even be the dead person's beloved dog.

.Since the public-sector unions are such believers in big government and the private sector doesn't provide free health care, free retirement programs and other free benefits, I respectfully suggest that the socialized free government health care experiment be mandatory for the public sector.

.I want to thank the contract workers who pick up green garbage. Yesterday was my garbage day, and they didn't pick it up the second time this month. I tried to call the town this morning and got a recording, so I drove it to the compost facility, but they were closed. This is Friday, July 3, and no one told me the town is not working.

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