Friday, June 22, 2012

Should Wellfleet Eliminate the Marina Benches?

What!, I hear you cry with indignation. Why in the world would Wellfleet consider removal of the marvelous memorial benches that line the marina walk? The answer, according to yesterday's P-town Banner, is someone sued. Someone managed to trip while walking (clumsy!) and fell into a bench. Therefore, everyone else, including the infirm and the elderly who love the marina walk, may be deprived of a place to sit and watch shellfisherman at low tide, birds, and boats. The Banner will be conducting a poll to ask readers whether the town should keep or remove the benches. I hope you will be numerous to vote in favor of the benches. I called Town Hall this morning and was told removal is highly unlikely. But anyone who feels strongly about this can send a letter to the Board of Selectmen.