After providing winter thrills to over three decades of neighborhood children, the Gallagher Road sledding hill is closed. Anne Swanson called me yesterday and requested this website posting to explain the action.
For over thirty years the Swansons carried liability insurance to cover any accident that may occur on their adjacent vacant parcel. This year their insurance company required a dramatic increase in liability coverage, to be accompanied by an equally dramatic increase in premiums. Anne deeply regrets that it is no longer feasible to carry that special coverage, and as a result children are not permitted to sled down Swanson Hill. She hopes that her neighbors will understand the unwelcome decision that the Swansons had to make. Any children who arrive at the hill will be asked to leave.