To the editor,

I live on Franklin Avenue in the city of Oswego. It is a long block between state Route 104 and George Washington Boulevard, right by SUNY Oswego. I am in my 70s and handicapped.

In August, our street light went out leaving it very dark. We called the power company and were told it would be fixed in 10 to 14 days. My neighbor and I have each called four times since then I have called and so has my neighbor. We were told to call the town. So we did. No light yet.

A lot of people walk here — neighbors, students, and we don’t understand why it has taken more than two months to change a light bulb. It is very unsettling to not see when strangers pass near my house, and it leaves me feeling very vulnerable.

Diana Gordon


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This is a simple misunderstanding; a failure to communicate.

The writer thinks that politicians exist to help constituents. Politicians think that keeping constituents in the dark is in their best interest.

Near the Nine Mile Point Nuclear stations, there used to be a small church with a sign that read "The REAL source of power and light". Maybe it's time to start praying?

Seriously, for a moment, Ms. Gordon, I hope some one in City Hall can take the time to light a fire under the responsible person(s) and get your street lights working. TODAY.

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