SANDOWN – Earl Metzler, superintendent of the Timberlane Regional School District, has come to a decision on what should be done about a reportedly dangerous bus stop at the intersection of Lakeview Avenue and Main Street, an issue raised at a selectmen’s meeting in town in mid-September.
Sandown is one the four towns in the Timberlane District – the others are Danville, Plaistow and Atkinson.
There have long been problems and concerns at the stop, which reached a head recently when Police Chief Joe Gordon forced the district’s hand by enforcing a town rule that prohibits parking on town roads. Lakeview is a relatively narrow road, and its intersection with Main Street has seen many accidents in recent years. Gordon said he thought the bus stop was at an unsafe spot for students, especially those waiting alongside a restricted roadway made worse by parked parent cars, but he’d been unsuccessful in past years getting any movement from the district to change it. Continue reading