The news from Winthrop is good.

After years of neglect and thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles, the railroad crossing on Main Street has been repaired.

It took two days.

I suppose I should accept the “better late than never” attitude.

We do now hear that the Department of Transportation is planning to spend some half-million dollars extra on the bridge projects in Carrabasset Valley so that it will be done in time for the ski folks.

Apparently the old saying, haste makes waste, isn’t true anymore.

I wonder, if the town of Winthrop had developed the Gilmore Hill Ski Area some years ago, would we be a little higher on the DOT rapid-response list?

Ezra Smith


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