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Letters to the Editor


October 15, 2020

Time for tougher garbage requirements

To the Editor:

Every fall, it's the same story: bears wandering around town and getting into garbage. It's time for the borough to adopt tougher requirements to keep bears and garbage separate.

Common sense and personal responsibility clearly aren't working. Ditto the existing wimpy ordinance on garbage cans. (You must make a "reasonable effort" to keep garbage cans inaccessible to animals. A reasonable effort includes securing a can with a bungee cord, no challenge for a bear.) How about keeping your garbage, in the can or not, in a fully enclo...

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