More on the Apponaug roundabout


To the Editor:

June Flori sent a letter to the Beacon about the difficulties in using the roundabout, which she mistakenly calls a rotary. A roundabout calls for reduced speeds due to the smaller diameter than a rotary.

This is so typical of people in this state to resist changes from anything from what they have had. She also said that a driver got confused in the roundabout and ended up in Burrillville. The driver couldn’t read road signs or had no knowledge of our roads? The facts are that the DOT gave out early info on what was planned and how it worked in newspapers and the website, and Warwick City Hall had posted plans, too.

Perhaps if more drivers would pay attention to their driving and not be speeding, driving distracted by cell phones, passengers and tailgating and show a little road courtesy driving would be more pleasant.

Just to note, I’m 82 years old, driving since I was 15 and have driven well in excess of a million miles in construction work, pleasure and the military without an accident or tickets, and I do drive speeds allowed by law. I drive through Apponaug seven to eight times a week, and most times it is very smooth, only at rush hours are things a little slow.

So stop complaining and be happy that our state is repairing and rebuilding our roads and bridges, which is a big job long delayed.

Richard Russell



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I think the real reason June wrote her letter was to explain to Warwick her excuse for missing Fr. Matt Glover's homily at St. Rose & Clements. Where there is also a lot of change occurring that folks are not happy about.

Friday, August 11, 2017

If you can't take the heat in the roundabouts/rotary, stay out of the kitchen. The Beacon should explain to the drivers that are complaining how they can avoid the roundabouts altogether by going south or north of them and backtracking. Do some community service and keep these timid folks out of the area so the rest of us can drive safely.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017