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It there’s a hydrant on your street, shovel it out!

With all the snow we’ve been getting this winter, I’ve noticed one thing that shows that there aren’t a lot of good neighbors around.

Consider fire hydrants and sewers. Most people just figure if they don’t have a fire hydrant or sewer right adjoining their property, they don’t have any responsibility.

But what if that fire hydrant two houses down the street is covered in ice and your house starts on fire. Or when the snow starts to melt and there is nowhere for the runoff to go because no one dug out the sewer ... leave it to the old people who live there, it’s their responsibility. If our house burns down we will just yell at them.

Come on people, let’s be good neighbors. If there’s a sewer or fire hydrant on your street, please take turns helping clear it out. You don’t have to do the whole thing, just several shovels full will help the 80-year-old man who shovels it every time the plow comes by.

Let’s all be good neighbors — everyone’s happier, everyone’s safer, and people smile a lot more.

Paul Little

Kenosha

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