To the editor:
Whenever I read or hear what a wonderful town Lawrence is for retirees, I laugh. Lawrence is not even a walkable town — poorly maintained or, often, no sidewalks at all, pitch dark streets and, at least in the Deerfield neighborhood, roaming dogs.
Three times in the last two weeks, I have encountered unleashed, unattended dogs let out for the day by owners too lazy to walk them under control. Animal control has been wonderfully responsive but cannot patrol everywhere all the time. So now, even a therapeutic morning walk is not a safe option where I live. So much for retiree heaven!