We’re sick of it too.

Waterville Mayor Karen Heck made a statement about the recent shooting saying “We’re sick of it.” Then Heck, and city councilors, should act.

The names of two well-known establishments appear in the police blog frequently for patrons fighting. In many cities, if an establishment continually has problems such as they do, the city would suspend their right to serve alcohol.

I’m sure the owners of these establishments would smarten up if they were hit in their pockets. Perhaps having better, properly trained servers pouring drinks might help solve some issues.

Business owners should be held accountable if their servers are giving drinks to someone who obviously has had enough. And if a business serving food late at night is attracting problems, police should close them down or force them to change their hours.

Rick Pullen


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