Letters to the Editor are submitted by readers and do not reflect the opinions of The Suburban Times.
School zone speed limit
The new Lakewood school zone speed limits have be posted recently without any apparent advanced published notice and I see several people being caught up in in the change. I have not seen anything advising the change was coming and I haven’t talked with anyone that has. Lots of tickets being issued and I’m not sure, fairly. The school zone signs without flashers say for 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. That’s it. Does it also apply on weekends and holidays? Why are the speeds in those zones with flashers the posted speed when the lights are not flashing. While I ‘m certainly not disagreeing we need to slow traffic in school zones and on our streets in general, and I think it would help to have it explained.
Editor’s Note: See related story.
Congressman Adam Smith to host Town Hall Meeting
Throughout the course of the year, Congressman Adam Smith hosts a series of town hall meetings to discuss the latest happenings in Congress with constituents of the 9th District. The next town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. The meeting will be held at DuPont City Hall, located at 303 Barksdale Avenue in DuPont.
These are a great opportunity to speak directly with Adam on a wide range of issues. To RSVP, please call his district office at (253) 896-3775.
Deputy District Director
Congressman Adam Smith
Lakewood Theater heartbreaking
As a 40-year resident of Lakewood, it breaks my heart seeing the Lakewood Theater disintegrate year after year before my very eyes. While I realize this edifice is in desperate need of repair and building code upgrades, I do not understand why the citizens of Lakewood haven’t rallied together in order to save such an important part of our local history. Surely, the Norton Clapp family who opened the Lakewood Center in 1937 is as saddened as I am watching this historically significant structure deteriorate.
There are many families who have resided in Lakewood as long as I who have the financial means to contribute toward such a worthy cause, and even though many of us less fortunate souls struggle to make ends meet, individually we could each find a few dollars to spare in an effort to save our wonderful theater. Look how popular the Grand Cinema has become in the last few years; it is refreshing to see unusual movies not normally shown at the “big box” chains. We, too, could have our own version of The Grand Cinema–one that would help revitalize our Colonial Center and give our city a “heart” once again.