Cynthia A. Kochan: Crosswalk should not have been painted
KEVIN GUTTING John Burk, left, of Northampton gets a glimpse of the final color of a new "rainbow" crosswalk being painted onto Main Street Tuesday by Northampton Department of Public Works employees Mark Scheel, top, Superintendent of Streets Richard Parasiliti and Fred Pirog, right. The crew started late Monday night painting the white stripes and were still busy applying the 12 stripes of color (two of each) here at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »
To the editor:
I do not support painting a rainbow flag on a crosswalk on Northampton’s Main Street at Thornes Marketplace. This was done Tuesday.
We are fortunate to reside in a community where all the citizens are on equal footing. Therefore, special attention to any particular segment of the population is no longer necessary. Besides, Northampton is well known for the diverse population in residence here thus painting a blaring “label” across Main Street is redundant.
Cynthia A. Kochan