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Trashed Bus Shelters Have Residents Seeing Red

Some say public officials aren't responding to concerns.

Trashed Bus Shelters Have Residents Seeing Red Trashed Bus Shelters Have Residents Seeing Red

Dangerous piles of broken glass at two vandalized bus shelters in Riverside and Flanders have some residents crying out for help from public officials.

According to Brad Bender, president of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Civic Association, two bus shelters in Riverside and Flanders were trashed two weeks ago, leaving shards of broken glass and dangerous conditions.

While the glass surrounding the Flanders shelter was cleaned up either Friday or Saturday, Bender said the Riverside shelter remains in ruins, unsafe for bus patrons in front of the child care center. "Play with the broken glass while Mommy waits for the bus. This is just blatant neglect," Bender said. "The town does nothing to protect the public from a hazardous condition."

Bender said he has called both Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and Southampton Town Director of Transportation Tom Neely, with no response.

Throne-Holst and Neely did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Have you noticed similar problems and potentially dangerous quality of life concerns in the Riverside and Flanders area? Are you satisfied with Southampton Town's response? Tell us how you feel in the comments section.

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