An alert — and very concerned — “06880” reader sent this photo. It shows Main Street, as of an hour or so ago:
The reader says:
More than a few retailers routinely fail to remove snow from the sidewalk in front of their stores. With another snowstorm (or two) on the way, this creates a public safety hazard. Personally, it bugs me more than when certain retailers keep their doors open during hot summer weather!
The reader is not just bitching and moaning. Here’s the town policy:
SIDEWALKS – Per town ordinance, businesses are responsible for keeping all sidewalks along their property clear of snow and ice.
There are 2 reasons our cops shouldn’t have to enforce sidewalk clearing regulations.
- They’ve got enough to do anyways.
- It’s more than the law for businesses to clear sidewalks. It’s simple, common courtesy.