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  • Anonymous

    People, it’s a DIRT road… deal with it.

    • Anonymous

      HMMMM. I understand its a dirt road, but the picture doesnt show what it looked like for almost a month. You couldnt walk up it, nevermind drive.Having a son with special needs, and yes I live on the road, the smaller bus cannot make it up the road….all of his therapist ( pt, community support) also cannot make it up the road. So everyone has to walk! I understand its a dirt road and I we live in Maine, but this road is  impassable for weeks.Not to mention all the water that drains down the hill into your yard, WE have a small pond every year for month, everything went under water in the garage last year. We lost $1000s of dollars of items in there.The water has no place to go, there is no culvert under martin stream road that would allow water to cotinue to  STREAM(martin).The water was 3 feet deep this year that came fom melting snow, ice, and rain.Next year I plan On taking pictres of everything. I took a few this year of all the water but no place to upload them. Not to mention I watched elderly people stumble and trying to walk throught the mud..Also 3/4 mile down the road there i sperson with health issues, no way if anyonef needed ambulance or fire truck could they ever get to anyone of them. Thats the sad part!

      • Anonymous

        I still don’t understand how you can do anything but move.
        Was it a dirt road when you moved there?
        How did the town become responsible for your dirt road as opposed to my really long dirt driveway?
        How can I make the town pave my driveway while we’re at it?

        • Anonymous

          Nobody is asking the town to be responsible for personal property. I do believe it’s not unreasonable to expect to get too and from your residence when you pay the same taxes as everyone else in the town. The road is better this date, for now. All the people on the road want is for the town, whichever town is supposed to be responsible for it, to fix it properly when they can so it does not lead to personal property being damaged or prevent someone from getting emergency assistance when needed. The same as anyone else would expect that may live on a paved road. Just because the road is dirt does not mean I should just accept the conditions, when there are things that could be done to prevent it. Anyone who choses to live there life being passive because they are afraid to stand up for themselves can live on they’re so called “dirt road” and deal with it by keeping there mouths closed. I will not just accept it, and I hope your house doesn’t burn down because you didn’t stand up for yourselves.

  • Anonymous

    The VA parking  has not been fixed.  I go there a lot and I always have to circle the lot hoping for a space to open up……..if not then I have to park very far away and walk a very far distance which is not easy.

  • Anonymous

    400 new spaces?  Where?  Did they fill in the duck pond or something?

  • Anonymous

    I live on a dirt road.  I expect my road to be kept in a condition where I can drive my car on it no matter what time of year it is.  There are naysayers out there that think that when you live on a dirt road you should just shut up and say nothing if your road turns into a goat trail.  Not me.  I pay the same taxes as the people who live on paved roads, and I want the same amount of attention paid to my road that the paved roads get.

    No, I don’t expect my road to be as smooth as the turnpike, but I do expect it to be in a condition that allows fire and ambulance services to be able to get to my home in an emergency, that my mail person can drive on to deliver my mail, and that I can drive my car down without destroying it. 

  • Anonymous

    Slow down and you wont beat your vehicle to death..

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