By all accounts, it appears that a major snowstorm is bearing down on us.
After the last storm, more than 300 tickets were given out for failure to remove snow from sidewalks and pathways.
We urge city officials to give strict instructions to those given the power to ticket that mercy should be shown for older people unable to shovel or who cannot afford to hire others to shovel for them.
For run of the mill scofflaws, who are both able but unwilling, tickets should be written.
It costs enough living in Lynn in general without a snowstorm driving up the cost further.
Ticketing is required but above all things, ticketing must be fair and reasoned.