Comment: ‘All This Suing, At What Cost?’
Patch highlights reader comments from Howard County.
Howard County Patch readers weren’t shy about weighing in on the news this week. The stories that created the most buzz were about a restaurant closing in Columbia, break-ins around the area, and Allen Dyer’s decision to sue school board members.
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Suspects Smash Business Windows in Four Break-ins in Five Hours “So you two think that, even with the aid of speed cameras, we have sufficent police to 24-hour monitor every business in the county? To be everywhere at all times? That's not political lies, that's a totally naive and unrealistic fantasy. We've become a nation of whiners, blaming everything on the politicians.” Linda Hayes
Dyer Sues Board Members “This one’s suing that one, that one’s suing this one…….all this suing and at what cost? So this is where my tax money is spent? Not on my children’s education, but on the petty squabbles of immature individuals. Here’s a thought: how about we add, ‘resolving conflicts’ to the school curriculum. Frankly I don’t think see how all this suing serves the Board of Education. - Sarah
Donna's in Columbia Closed Suddenly After 10 Years “I'm so saddened to learn that Donna's has closed their doors! Donna's was a very special place to me and my husband. He proposed to me on a beautiful September (15th) evening at an outdoor table beside Donna's herb garden. We loved their special Saturday evening menus with the paired wines for each course. Where will we go now for special celebrations?? Love you Donna!!” - Lynda McGuire
Developers Provide Comprehensive Look at Metropolitan Downtown Columbia “I have to agree with the others: no more affordable housing. If you can't afford to pay the going price for a Columbia residence, then you can't afford to live here. I didn't crawl my way out of PG County and spend 15% above the national average for a ~townhouse~ just to have someone else come in here and live on the cheap (or worse, on government assistance).” - Brook
Poll: What's Your Vision for Race Road? “How about a community pool? If you've got 300 homes within a 1/4 mile, why not something that serves the community? Maybe a nature center that partners with the local schools to promote ecological awareness. I realize that these are not profit makers for cash-happy HoCo lawmakers, but it sure would be good PR.” - Matt Ruzicka