Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
A Pelham woman cited for 10 violations of the village code appeared in court Wednesday, and Town Justice John Gardner is expected to rule July 11. Neighbors say her yard is a mess and there are holes in the 83-year-old woman’s home. How LoHud.com readers are reacting:
This is not about property rights, it’s about the fact that you can’t do what you want with your property if it hurts other people. She does need help, not a trial, but she is refusing to clean up her property and has refused all help. That is not rational.”
— Denise Lippolis Callahan
I hope that the complaining neighbors offered to help her clean up what they saw as unsightly and dangerous, and at least spoke with her before calling authorities. Sounds as if she needs help, not a trial.”
— Lucy Carney
I invite you to come and see the condition of her property … . I offered to help her several times (in a kindly manner). I know that all of this sounds so harsh to the outsider, but it has been difficult trying to make this situation better. Not getting help from her family forced the nearby residents to approach the town for help. I am convinced that you would have done the same thing.”
— Brian Callahan
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