- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire and Concord officials are battling over whether to plow a stretch of state-owned sidewalk along Interstate 393 less than a month after a disabled homeless man was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle in the road’s shoulder.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/1Kq122U ) neither the state nor the city plan to plow the icy sidewalk that links The Friendly Kitchen and downtown Concord. The interstate is the most direct route; when there’s ice and snow, people often work in the eastbound shoulder next to the curb.

Fifty-two-year-old Gene Parker was traveling along the shoulder in his wheelchair when he was hit and killed last month.

A Transportation Department spokesman says the agency doesn’t maintain sidewalks.

Mayor Jim Bouley says the city would be trespassing on the sidewalk if it tried to maintain it.


Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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