Live Chat with the Chief: Give Us Your Questions

Patch sits down with Northborough Police Chief, who fields all sorts of questions, including those from our readers.

Log on at 1 p.m. on Wedneday, June 6, to shoot your questions to Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy.

Leahy sits down with Northborough Patch to talk about issues, policies and anything else that comes up in a day's work as head of our local squad.

Submit your questions in our comments section below now, or log on at 1 p.m. on Thursday to ask your questions of the chief.

Join us, won't you? Now's your chance to ask.

ET June 06, 2012 at 03:27 PM
My question: With all the police enforcement on Rt 20 for the construction; how many officers are ready to patrol and respond to residents real problems?
Craig June 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Northborough Crossing North Entrance I live on Avalon Dr. and run daily through the neighborhoods near Tomblin Hill Rd. Between my daily run and commuting I use the north entrance to Northborough Crossing several times a day. The speed limit through that section of southwest cutoff is still 50 miles an hour. At key times during the day and weekends the traffic is fairly thick trying to enter or exit that north entrance as there is no traffic light there. While running on southwest cut-off, cars, construction truck, tracker trailer etc. all go whizzing by that entrance at speeds in excess of 50 miles an hour. With schools letting out, I'm sure kids will be walking from nearby neighborhoods to go to Northborough Crossing. I'm hoping there will be no vehicle or pedestrian accidents around that entrance with a 50 mile an hour speed limit and no traffic light. IMO, the speed limit in that section of southwest cutoff should be reevaluated and lower to 40 MPH. I would encourage the police department to take a pro-active approach to this potential – accident waiting to happen - Craig.cgc@gmail.com
Charlene Arsenault June 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM
We are experiencing technical difficulties and will begin, hopefully, momentarily.
Holly June 06, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I understand you don't want to fill the neighborhood with stop signs but the amount of accidents that almost happen on Valentine Rd and Fay Ln due to no stop signs and people not using common sense to stop should be a safety concern for you. I do think at least a stop sign at the end of Valentine coming on to Fay Ln would be helpful. There is a bus stop on that corner and it is dangerous the way the cars come speeding off of Valentine onto Fay even with the buses yellow light flashing as the bus prepares to stop.
Charlene Arsenault June 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Hope you were able to "tune in." If not, please check out our interview, which addresses traffic issues, staffing issues and that nature of being a chief in a town such as Northborough.


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