Readers comment on use of herbicide on playing fields
left, Robert Lynch and Richard Hopkins run irrigation pipe for a sprinkler system in the Northampton recreation fields off Spring street. They both are employees of Lawhorn Irrigation from Burlington Ma. CAROL LOLLIS Purchase photo reprints »
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we present nine letters from readers about the disputed use of the herbicide Roundup on new athletic fields in Florence. The herbicide was applied Tuesday.
Last week, some people questioned the wisdom of using the product near gardens and farms. Mayor David Narkewicz postponed the application in order to review the issue, but then last week approved its use.