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Trolley woes

January 9, 2014
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

We at the Greenwood understand an attempt is being made to improve trolley service for all. With any change, there can be kinks to work out.

We have the chart and know when we are to be picked up. We have only eight since the 1:08 was canceled. Many other places have hourly pick-ups.

The problem is, how do we get home? If we are picked up at Hannaford or Price Chopper, the trolley office tells me we have to ride an hour to the ski jumps and then an hour back to be dropped off. I was informed we can be dropped off first "only if the driver has time." This is unfair to the disabled and seniors at the Greenwood. Many have constant pain and cannot sit that long, besides groceries melting, etc.

I was told in the past we have abused the trolley and used it as a taxi service. I disagree, as it was up to the trolley driver to say, "No, my boss doesn't allow that." It seems we now are being punished for our past "misdeeds."

Two of our people were dropped a block away with heavy bags and had to walk. We at the Greenwood sure do hope these kinks can be worked out and made fair. The chart speaks for itself. People here are very upset and discouraged. We old-sters and disabled deserve better. The drivers deserve better, too.


Shirley Hessel

Lake Placid



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