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May 30, 2010
  • The entrance to Longmeadow Shopping Center near Columbia Bank and the Pennsylvania Dutch Market is pitted with potholes.
Heather Keels, Staff Writer

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The problem: The entrance to Longmeadow Shopping Center near Columbia Bank and the Pennsylvania Dutch Market is pitted with potholes that nearby resident Ellis Duffey described as "so deep you could bust springs in your car if you didn't take your time."

The potholes have gone unaddressed for months amid road work on Longmeadow Pike and construction at the shopping center, Duffey said.

Traffic turning into the shopping center slows to such a crawl while crossing the potholes that it can hold up the rest of the intersection, he said.

"Seems to me like it shouldn't take much blacktop to fix 'em," Duffey said.

Who could fix it: RD Management, which owns the shopping center

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What they say: On Friday, Debra Hunt, the center's marketing director, provided a statement on behalf of the owners: "RD Management is aware of the problem. It is part of the construction and they're working on getting it resolved."

--Compiled by Heather Keels

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