Gentlemen, start your engines. The Lower Lane Speedway is open.
Since late April, I lay in my bed and listen to cars racing by like I'm sleeping on I-84. There is an ongoing problem with speeders on Lower Lane, usually starting around 9:30 to 10 p.m. on the weekend.
There is the occasional nitwit who will fly down Lower Lane during the day when children are outside, which prompts my neighbor to scream “slow down!” She has two young children.
A few weeks ago my daughter saw four cars racing down Lower Lane using both lanes. This was at approximately 11:30 p.m.
I can hear drivers leave the stop sign at the Hudson Street intersection, coming out of there like they're coming out of the hole at Indy. By the time they pass my house they have to be doing 60 miles-per-hour or better.
Please don't race in a residential neighborhood where there are walkers, children, pets, and other animals. Just because there is a double yellow line on the road doesn't mean that 60-80-mph is a safe speed. Something mechanical can happen to your car in the blink of an eye and you could kill somebody.
Lucy PajorHeartwarming event
I want to thank all of our Berlin community members that celebrated the Berlin High School Class of 2020 during our car parade on Sunday, June 21. It was heartwarming to see our students drive through town and come through the high school in their caps and gowns with big smiles on their faces.
Thank you to all the community members that took time out on Father’s Day to line the streets and school parking lots. It meant so much to us as a school community, the families of our seniors and the students themselves.
It has been a difficult year for our senior students, but seeing our district staff, families and community members come together to cheer them on clearly meant so much to them. It was an amazing demonstration of support on the part of the entire community!
Special thanks to the Berlin Police Department, particularly Officer Tom Bobok. Without their careful planning and support and Officer Bobok’s leadership, this event would not have been possible. It was a wonderful collaborative event which fills me with great pride for Berlin High School.
Thank you, again! It was certainly a celebration that the Class of 2020 will remember for years to come.
Eileen H. Eustis, Berlin High School principal