Letter: Trash is an issue around the Mermaid Lane Acme

Posted 2/24/22

Soon after Acme started selling alcohol, trash on Mermaid Lane, Ardleigh and other surrounding streets quadrupled.

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Letter: Trash is an issue around the Mermaid Lane Acme

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Soon after Acme started selling alcohol, trash on Mermaid Lane, Ardleigh and other surrounding streets quadrupled. I've seen people parked in the Market Square lot, on both sides of the train station and along the tracks eating, drinking and smoking things, and then upon leaving the area, flinging accumulated garbage out of their car windows onto our pavements, stoops and yards. 

These things include but are not limited to: soiled diapers, bottles of urine, sacks of half-eaten food, glass containers and plastic bags of vomit. Disgusting. 

Do we have to tolerate this just because we live near the Acme? I know there are not enough police to go around and they have more serious offenses to deal with. But are people really allowed to get drunk in their cars and then drive away? Isn't there some rule about that? If they are prevented from doing that, we wouldn't have as big a problem.

Also, I urge residents to pick up trash outside their homes. I know you didn't put it there but do you have to leave it there? Please don't wait for someone like me to come along and pick it up for you.

Mary Wilson

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