To the relief of local street sign paperwork investigators, RIDOT has claimed responsibility for about a third of the signs. The other 400 stop signs remain somewhat of a mystery. However, a Federal Highway Administration official assured Cranston residents that there was no reason to panic.
“Reports of large numbers of stop signs are not uncommon, especially in places where roads intersect other roads,” reaffirmed the official. “This time of year we occasionally see mass-migrations of the red signs, which start from summer intersections in Boston and make the slow trek to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. They could be here for another week, maybe more…”
A stop sign is a red octagon about 30 inches across, with a three-quarter inch white border around it. The white uppercase letters stand almost 10 inches tall and read “stop” – which, according to local custom, is just a suggestion. Cranston city administrators urged residents to approach the feral signs cautiously.
In related news, rumors that a local conservative Democrat was sponsoring a bill to deport the undocumented signs are untrue.
As reported in Vogue, Elle UK, The Telegraph and dozens of other news sites and blogs, Cranston was recently selected as Kate Middleton’s wedding gown designer. A city of 80,000 people located just south of Providence, Rhode Island, Cranston has long been known for its printed fabrics industry, making it a... more
The news of Cranston’s undocumented stop signs found a wider audience today. To the relief of local street sign paperwork investigators, RIDOT has claimed responsibility for about a third of the signs. The other 400 stop signs remain somewhat of a mystery. However, a Federal Highway Administration official assured Cranston... more
The Office of the Secretary of State maintains a website where you can find your polling place, registration information, and your sample ballot. It’s time to pick up that squeeky, dry black pen, make some tough choices, and shove it back into place. From the Office: To avoid delays on Nov.... more
State representatives Peter Palumbo and Robert Jacquard slacked on environmental issues, according to a report card from the Environment Council of Rhode Island. The Council, a collection of diverse environmental groups including Save the Bay and the Sierra Club, issued their 2010 Green Report Cards for the General Assembly. Grades... more
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation recently issued cash rebates to 36 Rhode Island cities and towns based on their recycling rates. Of the total $681,014, Cranston received $59,492. In spite of the No Bin No Barrel policy enacted a year ago, Cranston’s recycling rate has increased by less than... more