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Feeding Hills residents fed up with potholes on Ralph and Park St.

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A serious pothole problem in one Feeding Hills neighborhood is attracting attention.

The conditions along Ralph and Park Streets have homeowners frustrated, and they turned to Western Mass News for answers.
"The road conditions started deteriorating three plus years ago," said Feeding Hills resident Sally Griffin Lavalley. 
Broken, crumbling pavement down the stretch of Ralph and Park Street ever since residents said construction started for a water line a couple years back.

"They were putting in very large, Earth-moving vehicles traveling up and down the street everyday. That gave a certain amount of wear and tear," said Lavalley. 

Western Mass News reached out to the department of public works Tuesday, and by \Wednesday many of the holes were patched up, but residents said that was only a band aid.
"Yes the other streets on the list, they do need repairs, but I think ours is dire," Lavalley continued. 
While residents we spoke to said this area did not make the list of upcoming projects, the town said they do have a plan.

Mayor William Sappelli told Western Mass News that the residents have legitimate concerns, and added that street is on the short list for roads that need a complete reclamation.

Sappelli said he hopes to start the project this fall, but it may be pushed until next spring.

"It’s beyond despair, actually, we’re tired of this. Neighbors are tired of having to deal with this on a daily basis," said Lavalley. 

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