Country Road, take me home ...
One of my sagacious readers who drives daily through North Amherst (not to be confused with the Historic Village of Cushman) wonders why the speed limit sign I photographed last month laying on its side in front of Watroba's, a victim of vandalism, has now been replaced with a new one at a much higher speed limit?
Turns out the DPW is now trying to replace signs with what the venerable Amherst Select Board actually approved, and way back when -- for this particular road -- it was 45 MPH. But at some point that one was replaced, and the only one available at the time was a 30 MPH, so they went with it.
The Select Board never actually voted 30 MPH thus the new one is now back to what apparently it always should have been, 45 MPH. Although the nearest sign facing the other direction is still 30 MPH.
Neighbors, however, who walk that stretch of road like the idea of 30 MPH a lot better than 45 MPH. Or as Simon and Garfunkel once observed, "Slow down, you move to fast ..."