Once again I find myself wondering when the bus back to my dimension leaves. The article about the damage on South Main Street has me looking for it. Again.
If there is anyone in this valley deserving of town help, it’s Ray and Mary Jane Finnegan. They have helped so many with little or no fanfare. You know it. I know it. We know it. I know for sure they helped me and Ida when we were looking for an apartment.
Let’s face it, Twice Blessed wouldn’t be, but for Mary Jane. And there’s quite a few of us around the valley can’t afford even the designer labels at Wally-world.
On top of which, could anyone explain to me exactly how this will be less expensive to repair as the damage grows? I sense a Nobel Prize in Economics coming on. For a change, Cliff Duncan and I are in agreement. It needs fixed now! If indeed, this is causing things to deteriorate on the east side of South Main, there must be things that can be done to correct the situation. But, likely need to be done immediately, not after being studied and proposed and budgeted over a two or three year period. And this cannot be good for the bridge, either.
The state does not want cement in the river. How does the state feel about oil-based macadam? Or shingles? Maybe the state likes mold in the water? Or painted wood? Nails? Telephone poles?
People, this time it’s not really about helping business owners. It’s really all about keeping Wilmington Village a viable community. That’s a whole lot of town tax money going down to the reservoir.
We’ve sunk a lot of money into this hiking thing. My question now is, how do you market walking through a modern New England Ghost Town?
Thank you for your consideration. I’ll keep looking for my bus.