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New Garden, East Marlborough cheapskates

03/20/2017 03:26PM ● By Randy

It appears that the New Garden Supervisors have joined East Marlborough Supervisors as traffic cheapskates.

New Garden spends no money on the safety problem on Newark Road, while East Marlborough refuses to spend a dime on Route 82 in Unionville. There are devices available now that are less expensive than traffic lights. There are many other mobile lighting devices that can be moved by each township's police force, as well as cameras that can be installed to catch speeding and reckless drivers. Larger signs may work in some areas.

The safety of local roads is the responsibility of the Board of Supervisors, not PennDOT or state police. Why wait until a fatal collision or avoidable accident when you can act NOW?

Uncle Irvin has found that local school boards can't spend enough money and are always looking for new spending ideas; whereas township supervisors and borough councils have their heads in the sand.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)

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