Letter to editor: Stop signs requested in Shrewsbury


Letter to editor: Stop signs requested in ShrewsburyTo the editor: ?

Shrewsbury neighborhood panel appears on TV show to fight for stop signs

Edgewood Road neighbors taped a Shrewsbury 28 TV panel show advocating for 2 stop signs at the intersection of Edgewood and Kenilworth. They testified to the dangerous conditions existing for their children due to drivers using Edgewood and Kenilworth to bypass the traffic lights at Main Street and ?Grafton Street and Maple Ave and West Main.? The intersection is particularly dangerous when parents and children wait for school buses.? In the winter, with snow-banks blocking drivers” views and icy conditions, parents and children are forced to stand in the street.

Mary Courtmanche's 10 year-old daughter, Anna, read a letter she wrote and sent along with a neighborhood petition to the Selectmen, requesting the stop signs which are estimated to cost less than $200.? Julie Ann Dowd and Shannon Michalowski live across from each other on Edgewood at the intersection.? They have six children under six years old between them and live in constant fear of a tragedy. They spoke of accidents and close calls at the intersection and are hoping the Selectmen will vote to erect the stop signs.

The 15-minute show appears as the first half of the Shrewsbury For Responsible Taxation (SRT) program. You can watch the stop sign show on demand on your computer by going to the Shrewsbury Media Connection Channel 28 schedule.? Regular broadcast times are Wednesdays (August 1,8,15) at 1:00 p.m., Thursdays (August 2,9,16) at 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. and Fridays(August? 3,10,17) at 5:00 a.m. and ?10:30 a.m.

Benjamin Tartaglia, Shrewsbury