To the editor of THE EAGLE:
The rate of crime in North Adams has drastically increased in the past few years, and for this reason along with a other problems like pay raises we need a change in the leadership of the this city. We need Bob Moulton in the corner office and we need police back on patrols in the neighborhoods.
Also, we need derelict houses cleaned up. The street that I moved to in 1992 was a great street. However in the past few years it has deteriorated to sub-standard conditions. Today we have a couple of houses that I have reported as total blight and city officials have done absolutely nothing about the situation. People go in and out of those abandoned houses at all hours.
Garbage is left thrown out the doors and left out front of one for all to see and smell. It used to be this city enforced heath codes but that seems to have disappeared in areas that are not connected to Main Street where out-of-town landlord’s own business properties. Those are the same properties for which the present administration wants to cut the tax rate while raising yet again the rate for residential home owners.
By the way, the bridges on State Road were a state project and not as claimed the doings of the city government or its present mayor.
PHILIP D CARBIN