To the Editor:
I was thinking about “Crapponaug” the other day. For those of you who do not have to brave the area between West Shore Road or Post Road or Veteran’s Memorial Drive, this is the area previously known as Apponaug and you may be asking why it has not so affectionately been renamed. Well, any of us who have to trek between Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich or even Cranston will tell you why. It has been, and continues to be, the topic of much discussion. But what I was wondering was why it was done in the first place. The conclusion that I came up with is “Aha, City Hall is in its midst.” Yes, City Hall is set off beautifully by this “improvement.” They even provided a “bike path” for about 50 feet at the end of Centerville leading to the bridge – and I might add the bike path seems to lead nowhere but into oncoming traffic.
In the meantime, I know of at least one business who has “bit the dust” due to these “improvements.” There have been well over 100 accidents. Daily I see people getting ticketed for confusion in not knowing which way to go (maybe there is a motive there as well.) I even saw an out-of-towner stop right in the middle of the circle oncoming traffic in utter dismay. So it was probably basically a bureaucratic decision made to aid other bureaucrats. Isn’t that how all decisions are made today? The heck with the little people like you and me. In the meantime, the rest of West Shore Road and Sandy Lane look like “Burma Road.” I even lost a transmission in my car to the roughness of Sandy Lane. How about helping your constituents for a change? Instead of spending a ton of money on illegals, help us.
Trump is earmarking a lot of money for infrastructure and wants to cut the current 10-year waiting time on roads to one year. Why don’t you Democrats work with him and get us some decent roads?