Bright & Brief
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) _ Snow-plow crews have gotten the city into a scrape by doing their job too thoroughly.
The Chamber of Commerce has complained to the City Council that bare pavement is driving away tourists who want snow-packed streets in the town that bills itself as the Snowmobile Capital of the World.
The streets are snowpacked most of the winter, but are plowed bare when the spring thaw begins. And bare pavement means that snowmobilers can ruin their machines trying to get from motels and restaurants to the snow-covered trails in the nearby Gallatin National Forest, Chamber of Commerce President Lorraine Stoops said.
Stoops and Chamber board member Glen Loomis asked the City Council last week to develop a snow removal policy that leaves some snow on the streets and in alleys.
The council agreed to consider leaving some streets snowpacked.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Two youngsters found out that when People’s Bank says, ″If you think it’s important, we do, too,″ it means it - even when it comes to lollipops.
Jessica, 5, and Shannon Fuhr, 3, of Simsbury decided to take the bank up on its advertising slogan after tellers stopped handing out free lollipops in January. The bank eliminated the $12,000 spent on the lollipops each year as part of bankwide cost reductions.
The sisters, with the help of their father, Alan, wrote a letter March 7, telling bank President David Carson the lollipops were important from their perspective.
Carson asked employees ″to do something about this,″ said spokeswoman Jane Sharpe.
Last week, bank officials found $5,000 in various department budgets, enough to bring the treats back to People’s 74 branches in Connecticut, beginning Tuesday.