A Bridge to Somewhere
Tonight’s Tiverton Town Council meeting will almost entirely — excepting the closed executive session, of course — be taken up with a presentation concerning some proposed changes to the New Sakonnet Bridge from Tiverton to Portsmouth. I will say this: comparing the before and (proposed) after pictures really gives one a sense of what government funds ought to be used to accomplish.
The new bridge will certainly be an improvement, not the least because it will allow for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It doesn’t take much to improve quality of life incrementally.
It’s also been edifying to note that this “special meeting” (and the multimillion dollar project that it addresses) is of sufficient import to bring out my state-level representatives. Hopefully, they’re having similar thoughts to mine with respect to worthwhile and appropriate government expenditures (beyond, you know, the rub-and-tug political benefits).
Unfortunately, I decided to start bringing my laptop to these things, rather than relying on my stealth bloggerware, and all of the meeting setup has put all of the important people behind me, so they can all plainly see that I’m spending most of the time reading the Corner etc.