On Saturday I had some free time while my tires were being repaired at Sullivan Tire, which will always be Haley’s to me.
I headed out the back door to Leavitt & Sons, where I enjoyed an edamame salad at a picnic table. I then walked along Route 1 and used the new pedestrian island to cross over. Cars stopped immediately. I pretended I was a truck and got in line at Key Bank, the only way to use the ATM. Then it was coffee at Starbucks, another safe crossing at Route 1, and back to Haley’s.
It was a pleasant hour in the village, the kind of pedestrian experience the Town Council envisioned and the voters approved. The street lamps are classy, the flags make me proud, and yes, there are too many signs. Unfortunately, they’re required by the Maine Department of Transportation.
So when’s the party to celebrate our “Main Street?”