He Really Needs To Find Another Place To Go. He Treats People Here Terribly’: Martha’s Vineyarders Want Obamas The Hell Off Their Island
Aug 7, 2013 5 Comments Jack FlashExcerpted from The Weekly Standard: Some of the local newspapers on Martha’s Vineyard report that island goers “can expect extraordinary and lengthy up-Island detours, after President Barack Obama and his family arrive Saturday.”
The Secret Service will close South Road to all vehicle traffic near the president’s vacation compound on Snail Road beginning about 2 pm, Saturday afternoon.
Only abutters and emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass through security check points between Meeting House Road to the east and Wooton Bassett Road to the west, for the duration of the Obamas’ vacation, from August 10 to 18.
In a telephone conversation with The Times late Tuesday, Chilmark Police Chief Brian Cioffi confirmed the planned closing. Chief Cioffi said online message boards and signs will be used to redirect traffic.
One commenter responds, “He really needs to find another place to go. He treats people here terribly.”
The Vineyard Gazette also writes about Obama’s upcoming visit:
A portion of South Road in Chilmark is slated to be closed to traffic during President Obama’s visit to the Island, the Chilmark selectmen learned on Tuesday.
News of the road closure was met with sharp criticism by selectman and chairman of the board Warren Doty.
“My response to this is we’ve had the president come to our town three times and it’s been very cordial and there’s been very little disruption and we love to have him,” he said. “This would change that approach . . . and be very disruptive. Read the whole thing