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Sunday's Letters to the Editor

Crumbling road

EDITOR: I wonder why Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa South is in such disrepair ("Uneven roads," Wednesday")? It has been this way for decades, and yet the road's deplorable condition remains unaddressed.

My car's shocks are in bad condition because I must travel this road every day as I live in southwest Santa Rosa. The road is full of potholes and uneven pavement. Furthermore, there are basically no sidewalks for pedestrians. This is a very dangerous situation in a densely populated area.

My question to Supervisor Shirlee Zane is this: Why is the county ignoring a main thoroughfare between Rohnert Park, Cotati and Petaluma? Stony Point Road has been a main commuting network for many years. Is it that southwest Santa Rosa is ignored because its populace lacks the financial clout that other areas possess?

This is shameful.

PAMELAR SVETLIK

Santa Rosa

A Russian winter

EDITOR: As the leaders of the West agonize over how to react to Vladimir Putin's grab of Crimea and Sen. John McCain starts to beat the drum beat of aggression, some accuse President Barack Obama of being weak. We need to review our options. Should we increase sanctions on Putin's cronies? Or perhaps send arms to the remainder of Ukraine? Make the G-8 a G-7 again and/or change the G-20 to a G-19? I suggest we just need to be patient. It won't be long beforel the people of Crimea start suffering from their first long Russian winter since 1992, and then they'll surely vote to rejoin Ukraine.

LAURENCE STERLING


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