Nothin' like a front-row seat:
A little slice of heaven right there on a Wednesday morning. It does a heart good. The new lines are in, the shop is open… hopefully it won't be too long before the road is open, too.
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Our community is in mourning following the devastating loss on Tuesday of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a school bus on the way home from school; he died at the hospital a short while later. Details of the accident have not yet been made public. It's heartbreaking. And very frustrating, as traffic flow/management is a real issue in our small city right now, and I feel that it was likely a huge factor in this accident — however it actually played out. A river runs through it — and a canal. There used to be three thoroughfares to cross those waterways. A few years ago, an application for state funding was missed for one of those spans, and it was replaced with a "pedestrian" bridge… which sort of made sense once, when the library was right there, but it largely unused these days. A second bridge has been closed much of the summer for maintenance, and will be for yet a few more months, leaving only the third bridge open… one thoroughfare in a small city of nearly 16,000. The middle school sits on an island right between the second & third bridges…