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Usher in spring with litter-free sidewalks

Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons, with flowers blooming and trees starting to leaf out. It seems that everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather since the snow has melted.

Unfortunately, there is a serious problem that I have noticed this spring in terms of litter and trash on our streets. It is unfathomable why anyone would drop garbage and other debris in the streets, especially when we are lucky enough to live in such a great area. This problem, however, seems to be on the increase, especially in front of some local businesses.

I hope the city Sanitation Department will continue to do its job of keeping our streets clean, but it is up to each of us to dispose of our litter and trash properly. This includes dog waste. It is particularly irksome when people do not pick up after their pets and leave dog poop on the grass or the sidewalk.

We all need to do our part to ensure that our communities remain beautiful and desirable areas in which to live. It really does not take a lot of effort if we all pitch in to keep our neighborhoods neat, clean and green.

Henry Euler

Bayside

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