After watching two parades pass through Jay and Livermore Falls for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, I could not believe the number of men and women who did not remove their hats when the flag passed by and when the Star Spangled Banner was played AND when taps was played. Being a veteran, I am proud to stand and remove my hat. To those of you who don’t want to show respect — get the hell out of the country I love.
— Doug in Jay
It’s bad enough recycling is every other week now (in Auburn), leaving a big pile of recyclables in several boxes. But now I see they leave the box of cardboard for the trash men. I wouldn’t have separated it all, broken down the boxes, and left a distinctive  space between the recycling and the trash if I’d known how lazy they’d gotten. Also, my cardboard was neat and dry.
— Anonymous

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