Post-Star Publisher Robert Forcey was served Monday with seven counts of “throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands” in connection with delivery of the weekly paper This Week to residents in Queensbury who complained about it.
I haven’t gone so far as to call the local PD to complain, but I have called the offices of several fee weekly newspapers to tell them to stop delivering to my driveway.
Responses have ranged from, “Sure. No Problem,” to “We can’t do that.” Thankfully the latter has since gone out of business.
Some local free newspapers I want to read, others, well, let’s just say that I’m just the middle man between the carrier and the recycle bin.
It doesn’t help that the people who throw these, at least on my street, don’t seem to be aiming anywhere in particular, with newspapers even ending in the middle of the road.
True confession time. For one brief summer in my early teens, I threw the free Fountain Valley (Colo.) Times. Back then I think it may have been the Fountain Valley Advertiser. And, I seem to always hit the koi pond bullseye at one particular house every single week.
Got caught and yelled at once. I’m glad the homeowner never called the cops on me!