15 Sep 2014
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Letter: Storm Prep, Restoration Effort Overstated

A Darien Patch user said Wednesday that what he saw on the streets in town didn't match what he'd been hearing from officials.

Letter: Storm Prep, Restoration Effort Overstated Letter: Storm Prep, Restoration Effort Overstated

[Editor's Note: This letter was submitted to Darien Patch at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. To upload your own letter, click here.]

I find it incredible that we still don't have certain major roads such as Mansfield Avenue, to mention one, clear. We have town workers putting sand back on the beaches as opposed to clearing a few trees on Mansfield Avenue and I am sure elsewhere. I also find it odd that there is no police presence throughout the town. I occassionally see a DPD car pass, but there is no traffic control at all.

I don't understand why there isn't a stronger (if at all) police presence and how we can't clear a couple of trees to get certain roadways clear. I, along with two neighbors, could easily clear these trees with a chainsaw. Did it at two homes yesterday with wires and yet today nothing is happening. The politicians here in Darien (CLNP included) are saying how well prepared we are yet I dont see any visible progress. They are patting themselves on their back but no real progress on certain major roads has been made where it matters in my opinion. Many agree with this opinion. One tree on Brookside as another example could easily be clear but yet the town has done nothing (except put some sand back on the beach) and people are driving all over the lawn at Cherry Lawn Park causing much damage.

Im not talking about many trees either -- one at the end of Overbrook Lane and Mansfield and another by Saint Nicholas for example to clear much of Mansfield.

CT Light and Power is also still assessing -- seriously?

Just an opinion and we should be asking these questions.

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