Pothole complaint near Gov. Patrick's Berkshire home gets rapid response | News
WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. - As potholes go, they weren't all that bad.
"What do you see, like 5 or 6 potholes," asked resident Michael Costerisan. "I drive around them."
it's the rapidity of the repair that got people's attention.
Just hours after the West Stockbridge town administrator got word second hand from his Richmond counterpart that a staffer with the Governor's office said Deval Patrick would like the potholes fixed on the road leading to his Sweet P Farm, it was done.
"I did not vote for the President but there's a certain amount of respect that has to be held for the office," explained West Stockbridge Town Administrator Mark Webber, who ordered the prompt pothole repair.
First Lady Michelle Obama is said to be coming in a couple of weeks for a 20-thousand dollar a plate political fund raiser at Governor Patrick's Richmond retreat, so the need was fairly immediate.
Can't have the White House limo and the rich donors bouncing around on their rich Corinthian leather seats.
"If they need the work they might as well just do it," said West Stockbridge resident Elliott Weisberger. "I mean I'm no great fan of the Obama family but I just think that in this particular case, potholes are potholes."
You could wonder how smooth a ride Governor Patrick has a right to expect since the part of Furnace Road that connects with his driveway is dirt, as is the driveway itself, but a couple hundred yards down the road it's a low grade paving called oil and stone.
That's the stuff that is prone to the potholes, now filled in.