There’s a tiny patch of land adjacent to Mansion Clam House and Bridge Street.
Most of us never notice it. But alert “06880” reader Scott Witkin was eating lunch at Rizzuto’s, and happened to glance over.
He watched in amazement as a 4-person DOT crew methodically rolled out a 60-inch mower, 2 weed whackers and a backpack blower — all to cut what Scott figures is less than 100 square feet of grass.
Oh, yeah: The entire time they were parked in the right-hand turn lane from Bridge to Riverside.
“It took more time to load and unload that Lorax of a machine than to cut the actual grass — by a factor of 15X,” Scott says.
He adds a PS: “And why the state can’t bid that out to a local landscaper?”