Washington considers paving Killearn Road


WASHINGTON — There was an animated public discussion on Killearn Road — who wants it paved and who doesn’t — at the Washington Town Board meeting on Thursday, March  9. 

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How dare local residents complain about a road being impassable! As Mr. Kirby + company basically alluded to, if they can't afford the necessary transportation (e.g., Range Rover, thoroughbred, etc.) to traverse the "scenic" road during times of snow or mud, oh well, it's their problem, should have thought of that before. We all know weekenders love how "quaint" and "rustic" Millbrook is. Interestingly enough, locals enjoy that aspect too, that's why we've been here for so long. But we also know how Hilltoppers shun the conveniences of modern life, like cell phone towers and paved roads, but only when it might affect their country home - they certainly want 5th Avenue paved and good cell reception in the Upper East Side. I have no dog in this fight either way - I can see and respect both points of view. What I do not like is the hypocrisy, the "not-in-my-backyard" and "we know better" attitude of our weekend friends. After all, who else can afford an attorney on retainer to write letters to the Town Board?

Peter F. Doro
Millbrook, NY
(914) 456-6355