Unsung Heroes #285

Longtime Westporter and Saugatuck activist Carolanne Curry writes:

Life has not been easy for neighbors on Hiawatha Lane Extension. For 20 years we’ve fought a developer, to keep away his 187 “market rate” apartments.

And for the past year the Connecticut Department of Transportation has sent massive dump trucks, long tractor trailers and huge backhoes here, creating dangerous and damaging potholes.

Hiawatha Lane pothole. (Photo/Carolanne Curry)

After enduring this punishment for several months, today I found the potholes filled.

I don’t know who did it, or how.

But to the unsung hero out there: Our whole road says “thank you.”

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3 responses to “Unsung Heroes #285

  1. John & Kathy Brandt

    Carolanne, my guess it was the Westport Highway Department. They’ve been responsive to every request I’ve made for 50 years. We should be proud that Westport government knows who they work for and do their best to make Westport better than any of us expect or appreciate. Bravo.

  2. Just to mention, I learned that back in late April one of the residents in the neighborhood who was concerned about potholes phoned over to Pete Romano at LANDTECH, a nearby engineering firm working on this project. Pete contacted AJ Penna & Son, an excavating contractor here in Westport. The following day the potholes were taken care of.

  3. Carl Addison Swanson, Wrecker, '66.

    You are welcome. Thanks Pete.

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