A WORD WITH THE PUBLISHER: Watch those barbecues




By Lisa Pezzolla

As you drive down the street, you see folks out enjoying the weather, taking brisk walks or riding motorcycles and bicycles. Camping season is also in full swing, as are barbecues. Unfortunately, we have not had much rain and the dry ground increases the risk of brush fires. Lately, we have seen much fire damage locally and nationally. Unfortunately once these fires start they are difficult to control, especially when the wind shifts or changes direction. Enjoy the great weather but think safety; don’t leave fires and barbecues unattended. Keep your cigarettes to yourself, don’t throw them out the window of your vehicle. You never know where they might land and what they will fuel.