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Patrick’s push to clear roads was protection, not ‘overreach’

Governor Patrick’s threat of imprisonment and a fine was necessary to keep roads clear of unnessary traffic during the storm so that public works crews could do their job quickly and safely (“We didn’t need threat of prison to stay off roads,” Letters, Feb. 12). One only has to see what happened in New York and Connecticut, where highways were littered with stranded cars and people who needed to be rescued, impeding highway personnel from doing their work.

Some people, like children, need a stiff punishment when they break rules.

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Patrick’s move was for everyone’s benefit, and he should be praised, not accused of “overreaching.”

Marsha Simmler


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