Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A back-to-school letter from Interim Wenham Police Chief Thomas Perkins.
To the Editor: As “Back to School” rapidly approaches, the Wenham Police Department would like to remind motorists to be extra cautious on the roadways as summer winds down. As a continuing part of “Operation Safety Net,” patrols have been directed to be highly visible in areas surrounding local schools and will be strictly enforcing violations in an effort to protect young children on foot and bicycles heading to and from school. Parents of young children can play an important role as well. You can help reinforce the importance of when walking; always use crosswalks and looking both ways before crossing. Remind them that when biking, to always walk their bikes across the crosswalks, and to always wear a helmet. Children involved in the …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Tell us which crosswalk in the two towns do you find is the most difficult to use?
Traffic safety has been on a lot of people's mind in recent week. A few weeks ago there was a hearty discussion about speeding, and the Wenham Police Department and Highway Department recently unveiled "Operation Safety Net" to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety. And children will be headed back to school in just a few weeks. As a walker, runner or bicyclist, which crosswalk in Hamilton and Wenham do you find the most treacherous? Tell us why in the comments section. We've left out a list of specific crosswalks since there are so many - from Main Street in Wenham in front of the Post Office to Bay Road in Hamilton in front of Talbots - to many of the other crosswalks near schools or outside of town.