From online story comments and Facebook
On residents’ Christmas light displays: There are some people that can’t enjoy things like this. There are some people that have epilepsy or seizure disorders, and the flashing lights set off terrible, long seizure episodes. During this season, these people seldom leave their houses at night because everyone has flashing lights outside their houses. It’s not fair for them. Yet all anyone can comment on is how great the lights are.
—Pam Long Cochran
There is always the other perspective, which people need to start taking into consideration. Christmas lights, although an inconvenience to you, also bring great joy to many others with different conditions. They cheer those who suffer with depression and shut-ins who can’t do anything but peer outside.
Wow, can’t please everybody. Christmas happens “once a year.” Geez.
On record attendance for Rotary Gardens light show: We went early Tuesday evening. No crowd, which was great. Had the place to ourselves in the 1-degree weather. Other years, almost too crowded. So go on a bitter cold night!
—Eileen McElligott Ahlstrom
On Friday editorial, “Milton’s live-streaming solution helps nobody”: This doesn’t seem like just an absurd reaction to a complaint in Michigan that might one day be repeated here. It seems to be more an excuse to exclude as much of the public as the school board can while it reconfigures for its next attempt to pass a referendum. They obviously feel that closing off some access will help them control the referendum narrative better than they have the last two times when it failed.
You know, before we accuse the school board of deceit and automatically bash every decision the district and its leadership makes, perhaps we should consider some things. These are local folks, our friends and neighbors, who are devoting many hours to an unpaid and often thankless job. They deserve better than automatic suspicion of motives for their every move.
On new state law for EMT workers: This would have helped my sister when she last dislocated her hip and the EMTs couldn’t give her anything for pain during the trip to the hospital. The EMTs said they would use her as an example for why the law is needed.
On Dec. 21 robbery of Janesville payday lender: Well, that’s a change. They’re usually the ones doing the robbing!