Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Somers allows a person to keep 6 chickens — and no roosters whatsoever — but But Dr. Richard Klein and his wife, Caryn, have 13 chickens and 2 roosters. The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals is taking up the issue Tuesday, when Richard Klein asks for an exception, and LoHud.com readers have the issue today:
I’ve had to put up with crowing roosters on and off for the past 45 years, and believe me, it can drive you crazy at times. Not only do they [crow] at the crack of dawn, they crow all day long and sometimes even at night. As for the chickens, expect to see an invasion of rats into your neighborhood. But of course, so many people could care less about respecting their neighbors.”
— Ray Mainiero
Chickens aren’t the problem; it’s the roosters that crow at the crack of dawn and disturb the neighbors. Let’s be fair and considerate of our neighbors.”
— Rosalie Meli Cicogna
Teachers in East Ramapo agreed to limits on raises and temporary salary freezes for some in a new five-year contract. What one LoHud.com reader said:
‘If the unions don’t want to sacrifice, why should we?’ Excuse me? The teachers are already sacrificing as half the teachers are gone, but there are just as many students. If half the workers are laid off and all the work remains, you as a worker are making a sacrifice, a big one. And by the way, the students are sacrificing their education.”
— James Foley
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