Town Square, Sept. 9, 2020

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Blackwater National Wildlife Reserve announced the closure of Key Wallace Drive Causeway to parking. Many anglers congregated there in recent months.

NO SURPRISE: The causeway is not a natural landmass, most likely never should have been there in the first place. I’ve witnessed one repair after another within my lifetime, much less adding the daily, all-day-long usage factor of today. Erosion 101.

NEXT MOVE: This is a great idea and needed! Next is to stop the fishing from the bridge portion of the road. It’s barely wide enough for two vehicles now and people are setting up chairs, umbrellas and everything else on the bridge/road to where it is unpassable for two vehicles at the same time. I have traveled this road nearly every day for the last couple months going to work and there is no reason traffic should have to stop and let someone pass the opposite direction because of someone fishing with their gear in the roadway.

CAN BARELY WALK: Come on people, I am a disabled veteran 100% and I’ve had 10 knee surgeries and two complete knee replacements. Let’s use our heads. Some days I can barely walk. If I want to go fishing and I can’t park on the side of the road, I’m going to have someone drop me off with my gear and they can walk.

The State Board of Public Works decided not to shut down Maryland State Police’s Trooper 6 medivac helicopter.
PRAISE: Good job, Peter Franchot!

One of the most unique combinations of law enforcement and emergency medical care in the entire country. State of the art aircraft utilized for assistance to the citizens who live and travel thru Maryland supported by state government. Home of one of the only dedicated shock trauma centers in the entire country and one of the first to do so. Congrats to Maryland for this support to its’ residents and visitors!

Gov. Larry Hogan last week announced that Maryland would begin Stage 3 of the COVID-19 recovery.
NEED A WAY BACK TO NORMAL: Small businesses get no relief from your recent move to Stage 3 because of the limitations. Which means employees can’t come back to work, therefore many folks are still hurting. Governor could you provide Maryland residents with your road map out of phase 3 and back to normal life. We deserve to know.

BETTER THAN FEDS: An organized plan. Too bad our federal government has no idea.

BUT SCHOOLS STILL CLOSED: Children are paying the price of schools being closed, especially the special needs children.

SACRIFICE IS NECESSARY: I will not contribute to the death of even one American, unlike so many of you, despite the opinions of our careless leaders or those in our communities who are more concerned about how they will educate their kids (like a parent should) or live without all of their shiny toys (identify true needs vs. wants). Sacrifice for country is necessary and should not go without unity and communities coming together to help neighbors through this. Find a way. Be stronger than this. Do what you need to do to make a difference without contributing to the problem.

Town Square – your public forum – is moderated by Dorchester Banner Editor Dave Ryan. Email your comments to dryan@newszap.com.

NO SURPRISE: The causeway is not a natural landmass, most likely never should have been there in the first place. I’ve witnessed one repair after another within my lifetime, much less adding the daily, all-day-long usage factor of today. Erosion 101.

NEXT MOVE: This is a great idea and needed! Next is to stop the fishing from the bridge portion of the road. It’s barely wide enough for two vehicles now and people are setting up chairs, umbrellas and everything else on the bridge/road to where it is unpassable for two vehicles at the same time. I have traveled this road nearly every day for the last couple months going to work and there is no reason traffic should have to stop and let someone pass the opposite direction because of someone fishing with their gear in the roadway.

CAN BARELY WALK: Come on people, I am a disabled veteran 100% and I’ve had 10 knee surgeries and two complete knee replacements. Let’s use our heads. Some days I can barely walk. If I want to go fishing and I can’t park on the side of the road, I’m going to have someone drop me off with my gear and they can walk.

The State Board of Public Works decided not to shut down Maryland State Police’s Trooper 6 medivac helicopter.
PRAISE: Good job, Peter Franchot!

One of the most unique combinations of law enforcement and emergency medical care in the entire country. State of the art aircraft utilized for assistance to the citizens who live and travel thru Maryland supported by state government. Home of one of the only dedicated shock trauma centers in the entire country and one of the first to do so. Congrats to Maryland for this support to its’ residents and visitors!

Gov. Larry Hogan last week announced that Maryland would begin Stage 3 of the COVID-19 recovery.
NEED A WAY BACK TO NORMAL: Small businesses get no relief from your recent move to Stage 3 because of the limitations. Which means employees can’t come back to work, therefore many folks are still hurting. Governor could you provide Maryland residents with your road map out of phase 3 and back to normal life. We deserve to know.

BETTER THAN FEDS: An organized plan. Too bad our federal government has no idea.

BUT SCHOOLS STILL CLOSED: Children are paying the price of schools being closed, especially the special needs children.

SACRIFICE IS NECESSARY: I will not contribute to the death of even one American, unlike so many of you, despite the opinions of our careless leaders or those in our communities who are more concerned about how they will educate their kids (like a parent should) or live without all of their shiny toys (identify true needs vs. wants). Sacrifice for country is necessary and should not go without unity and communities coming together to help neighbors through this. Find a way. Be stronger than this. Do what you need to do to make a difference without contributing to the problem.

Town Square – your public forum – is moderated by Dorchester Banner Editor Dave Ryan. Email your comments to dryan@newszap.com.