One resident writes, "I wish to enjoy my land, for which I pay taxes, with my horse without fear of being shot."
Wednesday, February 27
The following letter was submitted to Ward 4 City Councilor Jonathan Weydt by Ward 4 resident Dyanne Spatcher. It references additional letters from her and her neighbor Joseph Palermo. Those letters are attached. The submission of these letters was announced at last week's City Council meeting, and the matter was referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Emergency Management, chaired by Councilor Mark Cooper. Dear Mr. Weydt: As my Ward 4 councilman and chairman of the Committee on Zoning and Land Use, I am writing to express my support of Linda Chilson's proposal that the council adopt an ordinance similar to that of the town of Norfolk requiring hunters to get written permission from landowners before hunting on private property. In…
Linda Chilson says she hears gunshots almost every day of hunting season and is afraid to walk her dog in the woods.
Wednesday, February 6
Neighborhood fear and daily sounds of gunfire were among the features of a letter recently submitted to the Attleboro City Council about local hunting by Linda Chilson, a resident who lives on Pike Street. The full text of her letter can be found below: I am writing to you because I am very concerned about hunting safety violations in our city. My property and the properties of my immediate neighbors are posted against hunting. However, the hunters are ignoring our signs, and in some cases, even tearing the signs down. I hear gunshots on almost every day of hunting season. Such willful disregard for the safety and rights of homeowners could result in tragedy. Because of the carelessness of some hunters, I am afraid to walk my dog in the …