Years ago, the Bridge Street Bridge was renamed to honor William F. Cribari.
“Crobar” spent many years as the ever-smiling, often-dancing, always-vigilant traffic cop at the intersection of Bridge Street and Riverside Avenue.
But that was not his only post.
He was equally effective — though with less choreography — at the heavily trafficked Post Road/Main Street crossing.
This was a typical scene around 1985. Ships restaurant (now Tiffany) drew a steady crowd. So did the rest of downtown.
But Crobar was clearly in charge.