Police right about shooting near school

In an article published on the front page of The Cabinet recently, it was reported that Milford Police Chief Michael Viola and Police Capt. Craig Fyre were at the Board of Selectmen Jan. 30 meeting. They asked for an ordinance to prohibit shooting on the town-owned land close to the Heron Pond Elementary School in Milford.

It appears that there have been numerous complaints about the noise and the danger from school staff, parents and neighbors. According to the police, some of the people shooting in the open pit do not even know there is a school in the area.

Because I wanted to understand the problem better, I decided to visit the site last week. I am not a native of New Hampshire and was only somewhat familiar with the area. When I arrived at the entry of the pit, I got out of my car and read a sign that said: No Vehicles Beyond This Point. The sign is riddled with bullet holes. Bullets that could have hit children walking to or from school, or school buses or parents driving to and from school. Furthermore, there are plans to establish soccer fields in the immediate vicinity.

I put my money on the police. They got it right!

Jeanne G. Emmick