August 14, 2022

Letters: Basketball Center Bad Location

To The Editor:

The last thing we need near an emergency facility and high power lines is a basketball court.  I can not believe that anyone with a clear mind would wish this to be placed there.  I do not object to a court, but not there.  And, what is wrong with using the gym at the elementary school to which we all pay our taxes to support?

When there is a fire emergency, the firemen move very fast to the firehouse and then just as quickly out of the building, the driveway and down the road.  Someone surely will be injured at some point in the future.  Essex does not need another lawsuit?

Let’s find another means to accomplish the goal of the Park & Rec.


Melanie Phoenix,