Erie readers take a look at the Northeast, the Kahkwa Bridge and vaccines

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Northeastern business owner grateful for support after fire

After the year-and-a-half challenges of COVID-19, I thought I had seen it all. But on September 7, another disaster struck, and I had the horrible experience of seeing my business, that of Valone, catch fire. But they say something bad comes good.

Well the business is not back online just yet, but the best I have experienced has been the outpouring of love and support I have received from my wonderful North East community. In addition, the prompt and professional response of the local emergency services made me thankful that the North East is my home.

Thank you to the following stakeholders: North East Police, Fuller Hose Company, Crescent Hose Co., Brookside Fire Co., and East Erie County Emergency Medical Services.

Like I said, we haven’t come back yet. But we will, and I have every intention of getting back to serving great food to the wonderful people of the Northeast.

Rita Valone, North East

The plans for the Kahkwa bridge don’t make sense

Wow ! Not that way! If you want to get from Kahkwa Boulevard to South Shore Drive, there is no bridge on the Yacht Club Road.

Following:Final stage of demolition begins at Kahkwa Bridge on Ravine Drive in Erie

They’ll tear down the concrete bridge first, then figure out how to reopen the road.

They will probably add a few two-by-fours and open it up to horse and buggy traffic. It would be in line with the rest of Erie’s infrastructure!

John Baker, Erie

Unvaccinated people hamper COVID fight

I haven’t written a letter to the editor for a very long time. I thought that after the election of President Joe Biden and the removal of the chief liar, this country would return to a semblance of decency and order. Well, the “big lie” still exists and the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We have vaccines! But the unvaccinated continue to struggle with the fact that the vaccine is harmful and that their “constitutional rights” are violated. But in the meantime, little school-aged children are forced to go to their school unmasked by their lost parents. The vaccine and the masks are our only chance to fight COVID-19.

Following:As COVID-19 cases increase in Erie County, herd immunity may depend on higher vaccination rate

I am fully vaccinated, but because of the delta variant, I mask myself every time I leave my house. I have family members that I haven’t seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, not because I don’t miss them, but because they too are misguided and will not get done. vaccinate. This existence is lonely, and luckily I have my husband by my side, but what about lonely people in nursing homes without visitors?

The selfishness of the unvaccinated is astounding; because of them, we are still fighting to stay alive. They use hospital beds and curse doctors and nurses for not treating them with a horse dewormer called Ivermectin instead of being fully vaccinated with the vaccine approved by the Federal Drug Administration. God help us all.

Mary Wier, Harborcreek


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