Your Views for April 23

Regarding trailers

I just read the article on the trailer problem at transfer stations (Tribune-Herald, April 22).

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I only have experience with the Hilo transfer station, but I don’t see why one drop-off space to the left of the row of drop-off stations can’t be allowed exclusively for trailers.

It’s out of the way, and it seems to me there is enough room to maneuver without impeding other traffic.

It may be possible to do the same at other transfer stations.

Karen Cooper

Hilo

Limiting access

Like others, I am frustrated by the decision regarding no trailers at the transfer stations (Tribune-Herald, April 22). Just another instance where the county taketh away! We are getting less and less for our tax dollars.

We can barely even recycle anything anymore unless we use private services. I have a neighbor who gave up and just dumps everything in her trash — cans, bottles, plastic containers, paper, etc. Not sure I blame her!

The COVID crisis also reminded me how quick the county is to limit services.

Example: Did you dare try to go to the DMV or Department of Water Supply during COVID? Access is slightly better lately, but those departments have been locked down tighter than the U.S. Mint for much of the past year. Why? Those workers must really be precious! How special!

Everything else has been open with few restrictions (only masks, sanitize, etc) for months and months and months and months. Even my bank — which ironically does have a vault, like the U.S. Mint — has been far more accessible than some county departments. I guess they aren’t so precious.

Nick Henderson

Keaau

‘Bad news’

News is news — basically, to update us with reality. This gives us knowledge and information. We are keeping up with the virus and the basics of Hawaii.

But what isn’t important is the endless repeating of who was killed and why. We gain nothing from that. I think it gives the wrong people a thought to do the same thing in revenge.

We’re all sitting on pins and needles with the endless news on a daily basis. If bad news is another reality, so be it. But let’s not dwell on it.

Let’s make gratitude everyone’s attitude.

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Lynise Tarring

Hilo

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