Opinion

County residents help each other through storms

Big hats off to our city and state transportation department workers. These women and men have not slept for most of the winter here in The County and around the state. Hats off to our local fire department, rescue and police department workers who have worked hard rescuing stranded drivers and those in crashes because of this bad weather.

Snow and wind have kept them busy, especially recently with drifts bigger than a house. When one can shovel their roof off by standing on a snowbank and not need a ladder, the snow beast has been busy.

Let us not forget all the local farmers as well and neighbors who have heavy machinery and snow blowers that have helped many of their neighbors clean up this snow and set them free from the snow walls surrounding their homes.

Talk about needing walls on our borders, we have plenty up here in Aroostook County — and nature provided them for free. We are surrounded by the beautiful country of Canada on three sides and not one wall has been needed. Why can’t it be the same with all countries that surround America? Sad but very true.

But this is not about the walls, it’s about good-hearted people and neighbors helping one another through such storms as these. We know this here in The County because we have such neighbors. Once again, big hats off and a big thank you to all these wonderful, caring hard workers. May sleep come soon — or even spring, if that is possible.

Eugene Allen

New Sweden

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