Track owner not addressing concerns
Harpersfield town board, do you fully understand what you did to the people living around the race track that is being built on Zimmerman Road?
It is NOT a safety track. It is being promoted as a race track on the company's own website (check it out). Since the website has been changed a few times, it could be different by the time this letter is published.
I love my home and property. My husband has lived his whole life on Parker Schoolhouse Road. We farm (third generation) and are invested in this community for the long haul. We do not want to live next to a race track with a bunch of people on screaming superbikes looking for a thrill (as advertised).
About 20 to 30 angry residents attended a Harpersfield town board meeting on July 10. One question to Jim Eisel (Harpersfield supervisor) was "Would you have allowed this if it was being built next to your property?"
An honest and surprising answer was: "No, probably not."
The approval for this race track was not voted on by the town board, only the plann ing board. Why? Local politics seems to operate just like politics at all other levels.
This racetrack has been and continues to be misrepresented since day one. The race track owner has tried to mislead the general public through his comments in an article in the Mountain Eagle edition of July 19. But there are people who have the facts, uncovered through research and the Freedom of Information Act.
The owner was asked to meet with concerned citizens but apparently chooses not to speak with us.
This race track has affected the people in two towns, not one. My way of life (and quality) has gone down and is now changed forever.
Kitty L. Ballard
Let homosexuals form their own group
A recent Daily Star editorial bemoaned the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to join the inclusion bandwagon by allowing homosexuals to participate in this private organization.
Is there no freedom of association any longer in this country? Does aberrant behavior have to invade every aspect of society? I was born after 1928 and even I think homosexuality has no place in the BSA.
Why not let people of that persuasion form their own group, the LGBT Scouts of America (LGBTSA). The Girl Scouts, who you identify as a hip, cool organization (no 1928 thinkers there) can join the LGBTSA.
This new organization can carry on the Girl Scouts' primary missions: (1) making the Obamanation's favorite cookie and (2) contributing to Planned Deathood, ensuring that in future generations there will be fewer women.
In any event, The Star should not wring its hands too much. After all, everyone born in 1928 or before is 84 years or older and should be dead soon, and those of us born after 1928 with pre-1928 mind-sets should be snuffed out fairly soon by the Obamacare death panels.
Then the Star will be able to rejoice as heterosexuals are reduced in number, the birth rate drops precipitously and the human race gradually vanishes off the face of the earth.
Stone roads can be dangerous for some
I understand the county has to repair our roads. That's fine, but I drive a motorcycle and I am sure there are a lot more motorcyclists out there who are concerned about the way they put pea stone down; that is not safe for us. Can't they do a better job, maybe roll it?