Bill Thoms

Rango: Municipal Avenger Mga Puntong Sibiko: 580
  • Tree Issues Inilagay sa Artsibo
    1120 Washington St Gloucester, MA, 01930, USA - Gloucester
  • Tree Issues Inilagay sa Artsibo
    1120 Washington St Gloucester, MA, 01930, USA - Gloucester
    At the corner of Emerald and Washington Streets is a large nearly dead ash tree. It is a public shade with dead limbs endangering foot and vehicular traffic as wells as utility lines. It should be scheduled for removal.
  • Animal Issues Inilagay sa Artsibo
    1063 Washington St Gloucester, MA, 01930, USA - Gloucester
  • Animal Issues Inilagay sa Artsibo
    1063 Washington St Gloucester, MA, 01930, USA - Gloucester

    Today, Monday, May 27, 2019, my wife and I were out for a walk through Lanesville streets. As we passed 1056 Washington Street and passed by the entrance to the Lane’s Cove Cemetery a dog appeared alone and unleashed on the sidewalk ahead. It charged at us, barking and snarling, preventing us from continuing our walk on the public sidewalk.

    After snarling, baring its teeth and bluff charging me several times - my elderly wife having already fled in the other direction - the dog made one last threat charge at me, turned and ran across Washington Street in front of a passing auto, almost getting hit and causing the motorist to swerve and hit his brakes. It then disappeared into the back yard of 1063 Washington Street, at the corner of Young Ave. My wife spoke with a neighbor across the street and described the dog and the incident to her. She offered the opinion that the dog may belong to the residents of a cottage at 1063R Washington Street and related that she’d heard that the dog had bitten someone. See photo of the offending animal that I took during the standoff.

    In a densely populated neighborhood this kind of behavior by an unleashed dog is dangerous and completely unacceptable. I request that Gloucester’s Animal Control Officer visit 1063 and 1063R Washington Street at the corner of Young Ave and identify this animal and its owner. At the least, a warning should be issued to the owner to keep the dog leashed.

    Bill Thoms
    1174 Washington St
    978-283-0350

  • Damage to roadway Route 127A Inilagay sa Artsibo
    1202 Wahington Gloucester, Massachusetts - Gloucester
    A vehicle accident at the intersection of Washington & Langsford has not only damaged the guardrail but more importantly has knocked large stones out of the granite wall supporting to roadside. This will lead to a collapse of the roadway in the future. The large granite blocks are also partially blocking the outflow from the swamp where there have been chronic flooding problems in the past.
  • Grant Circle Gloucester, Massachusetts - Gloucester
    Aggressive Driver: I was passed on the right and nearly sideswiped in Grant Circle today, 06/12/18, at around 11:00 am by a black Dodge Ram pickup with four young men in it. Plate # USN707. See photos. I entered Grant Circle from 128 Northbound, headed to Washington Street northbound when, abreast of the northerly side of the rotary and exiting toward Annisquam, the truck zoomed by me on the right just as I was bearing to the right. I swerved to avoid a collision as he sped past me in the rotary. Somebody ought to give that young man (see photo) a call and advise him not to drive recklessly. Bill Thoms, 1174 Washington St. 978-283-0350