Kristine Cobb: Leeds residents ‘deserve answers’

  • People come from all over to swim in the Mill River in Leeds. Residents complain about the noise and garbage left behind. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Published: 7/14/2020 12:08:02 PM
Leeds residents ‘deserve answers’

Dirty diapers. Hypodermic needles. Used tampons. Beer bottles. Soda cans. Plastic bags. Wrappers. Empty nips. These are some of the things I pick up daily in front of our property in Leeds. Not to mention the many cars and crowds of people. How many people would be okay with this, all in front of their residence?

Some of a recent article, “Reaching ‘a boiling point’ at Leeds swimming hole,” is offensive. The only reason local residents are not happy with the popularity of the swimming holes in the area are for the reasons list above. Leeds is a lovely, welcoming community. I know this firsthand. My husband and I bought a property here two years ago. Since that time, we have met more kind and friendly people than  I can name. This wonderful area has been a draw for many visitors. The questions now are … How do we handle the trash that is generated? How do we control the noise level for the townspeople that live here? How do we handle the parking? The residents of Leeds deserve answers and solutions to these questions. As a gentleman in the article says, “… let people live.”

Kristine Cobb



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