Last week’s Forecaster reported on Yarmouth planning officials working hard to evaluate different Route 1 bridge designs for achieving a more Wiscasset-like pace of traffic. If the goal is to restore the look and speed of the past, why turn to space-age engineering?
The town should hire a flock of sheep to graze along Route 1. Sheep would not only maintain roadside grass at little cost, but also encourage carloads of visitors to slow, linger and explore. Periodic meanderings across the public way would regulate traffic in a friendly, charming and organic manner.