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Newspapers need to be better protected

Reading The Union while eating breakfast is a pleasant start of the day. But not when the pages are too wet to read!

The 40 houses in this development do not have the curbside The Union tubes to keep the papers dry. They are thrown onto the driveways, skidding across the rough cement, and the plastic bags are torn enough that rainwater seeps in.

The orange bags used are very thin plastic and can’t hold up. Please, either use much thicker bags for the areas that don’t have The Union tubes, double bag the papers, or have the carrier put the paper on the porch, which would put a hardship on her.

I realize that I can call your circulation desk and a dry paper will be delivered. This does not seem fair to the carrier when the problem is not her fault. However, the wet pages stick together, are so limp they tear easily, and turn too dark to read anything except the headlines.

You can use this in the “Letters to the Editor” if you want and see if others like Morgan Ranch have the same problem.

Patricia Maule

Grass Valley

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