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Weeds said to mar beauty of Harrisburg riverfront

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Harrisburg is said to be "in the weeds" financially. However, many people are complaining the city is facing that literally.

Around this time of year, the mighty Susquehanna River has millions of sparkles dancing on the water. However, when Nanette Kolva takes her daily stroll along the banks, she notices a big problem.

"There's a lot of bushes, weeds and trees in the way," she said.

Joe Marter, who also frequents Front Street, said when he takes a break at a park bench the weeds blind everything.

"You can't see," said Marter. "You have to stand up!"

Overgrown and wild weeds have become the ugly outfit hiding Mother Nature's elegance, according to many. Some weeds are more than 12 feet tall.

City workers spent Tuesday morning manicuring the grass and blowing away all the clippings, but did nothing with the weeds along the banks.

Kolva said she would like to see workers go one step further.

"Cut em' down," she said, "so everyone could see and enjoy the river."

Marter chalked up the weed issues to perhaps more financial woes for the city.

"It's probably systematic of the city's problems," he said. "The weeds along the bank are part of their problems."


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