Officials examine life without Vilas

Officials examine life without Vilas

There are 12 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from May 30, 2009, titled Officials examine life without Vilas. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Now that it is clear that the Vilas Bridge is going to be closed for a long time, officials in the village are trying to figure out how to survive without the historic Connecticut River crossing.

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Cecil

Manchester, NH

#1 May 30, 2009
Sorry that the bridge was left to fall into disrepair and closed as it posed a grave danger to the public. NH really dropped the ball here and still does.

The traffic jams at times are very brutal and should at quiting time at least have a police officer direct traffic in Bellows Falls to ease up congestion.

As far as the Red Light in North Walpole goes maybe just put the light on flash and see if that might ease up the jams in NH. People are getting hot under the collar about the traffic jams and many are using the bridge south of BF.

That's my 2 cents whats yours ?
BF citizen

Bellows Falls, VT

#2 May 30, 2009
"we want to become accustomed too." Also?

We need a light on the BF end of the bridge now. Somehow, NH should pay for that.
foolish idea

Underhill, VT

#3 May 30, 2009
BF citizen wrote:
"we want to become accustomed too." Also?
We need a light on the BF end of the bridge now. Somehow, NH should pay for that.
thats the dumbest proposal ive read on this website in weeks. Absolutely foolish. why dont you start a fundraiser if your so concerned about the bridge. there is no reason you cannot drive a quarter mile to the next bridge
Villager

Killington, VT

#4 May 30, 2009
"Mr.Foolish": He said we need a traffic light there because people use the bridge. Plain and simple it is a dangerous intersection. I've seen many near misses there with cars coming off not even looking to the right as they do.
Kevin

Manchester, NH

#5 May 30, 2009
I think If I lived in Bellows Falls I would be more worried about having a grocery store, or any other kind of store where the elderly people could shop. The Vilas Bridge is a nice shortcut to drive through BF because there is no where to shop there, your so worried about it give NH the money to fix the bridge.
flat lander

United States

#6 May 31, 2009
I only miss the bridge when I want to get out of fellow balls but I'm glad it takes longer to get there. no rush getting in since the drug dealers get up late. the word VILAS is french for [ bridge to hell]
hoo boy

South Hadley, MA

#7 Jun 1, 2009
Vermont gave up rights to the major portion of the river (and connecting bridges) because it didn't want the cost (passed off to NH). This is what you now get. Deal with it. We waited a time in Brat for the 119 bridges to be fixed but much faster because they needed to keep Wal Mart humming.
theodore

Montpelier, VT

#8 Jun 1, 2009
Yes, it sure makes sense to me that we in New Hampshire should spend our tax dollars to fix the bridge so that Vermonters can use it and our roads for free to shop tax free. Not.
Cecil

Moretown, VT

#9 Jun 1, 2009
Well HOO Boy you are very right and we all know that people are rushing to our trendy stores to shop till they drop just like Walmart.

The only people making money here are the drug dealers and section 8 landlords. Oh and yes a couple of stores that lawnder their money.
Edit Or

Tijuana, Mexico

#10 Jun 1, 2009
Cecil wrote:
Well HOO Boy you are very right and we all know that people are rushing to our trendy stores to shop till they drop just like Walmart.
The only people making money here are the drug dealers and section 8 landlords. Oh and yes a couple of stores that lawnder their money.
Ooh, a new word, "lawnder!" I'm thinking they bury their kabillions under their lawns?
Cecil

Moretown, VT

#11 Jun 1, 2009
I had to get my boy off to school and caught that mistake Launder but it made me think of a subject that was brougt at dinner by my oldest who along with 2 others told about a product that a new man sold years ago.

Lets see GRASS, WEED OR LAWN PRODUCTS. I have also found out that like others Snow in summer is also available for private use.
Champ

Burlington, VT

#12 Jun 1, 2009
What's the future for BF? The bridge is a beautiful reminder of a time when form was regarded as highly as function. Beautiful old homes are no more, chopped up into appartments. By gone days are gone for good in BF. What does the phrase, "Good enough for BF mean anymore"? The reality is that with limmited money for such projects the bridge should be abandoned and the existing new bridge at the old Arch Bridge location should be the only bridge to service VT NH traffic.

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