As a concerned citizen of Newcomerstown, I would like to voice an opinion or concern as to city-wide refuse disposal.

I feel that we still live in a country that is free. It is not right for any form of government to dictate whom we pay for any service. I do not want my garbage fees added to my water bill. It is my right to choose who I would like to contract as a refuse hauler.

We, the people, need to stand up and say "enough is enough."

Like our country, Newcomerstown is being run by government. Mayor Friel and our council members have a responsibility to speak for the people, not dictate to the people. The citizens of our community need to wake up and speak up at our council meetings before we lose the freedom of choice. Without free enterprise, we lose our options.

Goldie Abbuhl