Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

March 13, 2014

Fix roads before tragedy strikes

Why is West Virginia so far behind in the 21st century. Take a long hard look at our back roads — they are very dangerous, narrow and have no guard rails. You complain only to get told, “no money.” I am going to ask you to please look at the vehicles with West Virginia licenses and West Virginia inspection stickers (which is a joke). But still yet, “no money.”

It’s time to fix these roads. I live on a back road on a sharp curve and two school buses run this route. People drive this road entirely too fast and one of these days something is going to happen — someone is going to get hurt. I know there is only so much you can do, but you can widen the turns.

Enough about the back roads. Why can’t we get public water and sewer? Taxes are raised every time you turn around. Where does it go? Not for public water or sewer.

We the people of West Virginia are just as good as the people that live on main roads. We pay taxes too. Lets just call in the Environmental Protection Agency to do a study on the Bluestone river and see how contaminated it is.

In closing, remember the Bluestone empties into the New River and is pumped back to a lot of families.

Ron Bailey

Rock

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