Pittsfield deficient in clearing sidewalks

To the editor:

I would like to point out how many homes and businesses do not clear their sidewalks. I have lived here in Pittsfield for a few years now and have slipped a couple times on ice or compacted snow in front of people's homes.

I see people walking in the street with baby carriages and others in wheelchairs. Besides the obvious danger, it is the law (Papadopoulos v. Target Corp.) to shovel, sand and salt sidewalks, and I would like to see this law enforced.

John Despard, Pittsfield