I was pleasantly surprised to see that New Lodnon Mayor Finizio has taken a stance against panhandling, "New London mayor announces anti-panhandling campaign," (May 8). I recently had a rather unpleasant encounter with one of these so-called panhandlers recently in a neighboring town. After witnessing a Good Samaritan offering work to this person, his response was why would he do that when it was much more lucrative to continue what he was doing. It really did appear that he was insulted by the fact that someone actually wanted him to become a productive member of society. Time for our community leaders to follow suit and put an end to this.