To The Editor:
The other day our beloved cat was killed by a speeding car through the village of Moretown. Two days later our neighbor's cat was seriously injured and rushed to the animal hospital.
The speed limit through the village is 30 mph. The other day my husband witnessed a car pass another car right in front of our house! Speeding traffic is an issue the villagers have been battling for years.
Back in 1840, when our houses were new, the road was a buggy path and probably not a big concern. Now most of the homes on Main Street sit about 20 feet off the road with cars passing at 50-plus mph. Speeding not only puts our children at risk, it kills our animals and creates excessive dust and noise.
I made some signs reminding people to slow down and put them out at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and by 10:30 p.m. three had been stolen. I thwarted the efforts on the fourth sign by yelling at the thieves. I will make more signs and continue the fight because it is a matter of quality of life. One sign was taken right off our lawn. It was very disturbing when we heard a car door slam and tires speeding away at 10:30 p.m.
Please see the attached picture of what the signs look like and feel free to call us at 496-4575 or my cell number is 233-8712.
Rebecca Sykes and Gary Butler