I recall a season when the grass became so brown and dry it made a crunching sound when walked on, but the well presented no problem during this episode of little rain.
The plumber said that there is a law which provides for the protection of one's property if damaged by an irresponsible act of another party.
I present this matter to those who are responsible for issuing the permits for the drilling of new wells. I ask if there is legal recourse for those who might find themselves without water due to over-drilling in the county. It further seems to me that there should be financial assistance to replace the well in this case.
It might be claimed however that when preparing to drill, one does not know exactly where the water will come from, so therefore the driller is not responsible for the outcome of his actions.
It does seem to me that there is a measure of responsibility to be shared by those who issue the permits for these new wells.
To persons who are dependent on wells for supplying water to their homes and farms, I ask you to become aware of the severity of this matter. Write your concerns and suggestion for resolution of this situation to the office responsible for protecting the natural resources of Berkeley County.
Russell C. Cook
A happy beginning
To the editor:
The Antrim House Restaurant of Hagerstown has been a fixture in Fountainhead Plaza since it was built. On Nov. 11, 2003, the restaurant was sold and purchased by the former daytime hostess, of four and a half years, Elaine and her husband Bill Hutchinson.
Elaine met Bill at the restaurant as he came in every morning, after being laid off from Corning in Martinsburg. Some of the patrons kidded Elaine, telling her Bill would make a great husband for her. They were married June 22, 2002, and now they own the Antietam Family House Restaurant, formerly the Antrim House.
Spare the petrol
To the editor:
As I sit here in the comfort of my home bored and with a bad case of cabin fever I wonder about the $1.65 per gallon I just spent at the gas station. I realize there are few alternatives to gas powered automobiles. I also realize there are many alternatives to home heating oil.
If these alternatives were used, wouldn't that mean more oil to be refined for gasoline and wouldn't that bring the price of gas down? Better put some more wood in the stove. Are you heating with an alternative fuel or just paying that $1.65 at the pump and sucking it up?