July 5, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 26

Skateboarding a healthy activity

I’m writing this letter in support of skateboarders.

As long as they stay away from the busy downtown area, I see nothing wrong with them enjoying their sport (activity). I think it’s a good, healthy way to spend their time. It’s better than sitting in the house all day playing with iPads and other electronics. It’s summer. Kids are supposed to be outside having fun!

Last week in the police blotter there was a complaint about the noise from the skate park! It would seem the police have better things to do with their time than respond to petty complaints by people with nothing else better to do. I realize the police have to respond to all complaints, but it’s getting to be bordering on harassment.

If the boarders aren’t endangering anyone, then let them alone!

Dixie Hayes