The following was written by Dedham resident Ann Kavanagh.
On Saturday, January 14, 2012, abutters erected a tall wooden fence across the entire width of Morse Avenue which blocked all access from Morse Avenue to Whiting Avenue. How can this be legal? How can this be right?
For at least 97 years Morse Ave while designated a private way, has acted as the
access point, either by car or by foot, to Whiting Ave for the residents of the area called “Whiting Park,” and for many other Town residents. Especially impacted are those students of Dedham High School and Middle School who walk to school each day from this area. Their travel time has been greatly extended and in the winter time made more dangerous when they have to walk on more snow covered streets.
Can a few people choose to turn a road shown on all Dedham maps as a thru way into a dead end road by simply building a fence?
Ann F. Kavanagh
121 Whiting Ave, Dedham