Posted by Greg as a comment on http://www.bridgewaterva.com/newbuzz/history/:
I would like to suggest that anyone who has old photos of Bridgewater prior to the 1960s–showing street scenes, businesses and storefronts, residences, special events, etc.–scan their photos and submit them via email to the webmaster, who then can post them on the town’s website or on Facebook. The goal is to obtain vintage photos from personal collections that never before have been seen by the pubic, but would be enjoyed by many as a trip down memory lane to the Bridgewater of yesteryear.
Joyce asked: “Do you know if the post office has stopped Saturday mail delivery for Bridgewater?” and I think the answer is no, there’s still a lot more legislating to do before that would happen. (See http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/30/pm-post-office-estimates-10-billion-loss/?refid=0). But I have noticed that Saturday delivery is more variable than it used to be, sometimes very early and sometimes late.
Anybody know more about this?
Years ago (late 1960’s) a whole lotta money was spent to convert Dinkel Ave. from a a very narrow street to a nice wide blvd. Now they are turning the nice wide blvd back into a very narrow street. The idea behind this “traffic calming” effort is that people drive slower if they perceive the street as narrow.
Seems to me an increased police presence there would have worked just as well and the money spent 40 years ago wouldn’t have been wasted.
hi webmaster i am glad the buzz is back. i notice we have hardware choices now in bridgewater. the new randys do it best and the newly renovated bridgewater ace hardware. if the prices are good i wont go to lowes or home depot nearly as much.
After a short time for maintenance we’re back up and running, with this site now combining the best of www.bridgewaterva.com and the Bridgewater Buzz bulletin board. In our outage a lot of old posts were lost . . . they’ll be recovered as time permits. Welcome back to all from your (volunteer, hobbyist) webmaster!
Posted by mousie on September 14:
was i the last person to hear. that el charro will be remodeling the old hardees at dinkel and main. to open a new location for its own style of mexican food. if so i wish them well. great food and they have experience opening in former fast food locations.
Posted by mcgill on September 6
Why do weather reporters feel they need to stand outside in rain/wind storms to report the weather? Why do Channel 3 weather reporters stand outside, on the porch, to tell us it’s cold in the winter?