In response to a recent article regarding Depot Square in Ayer:
Just because Roy Pastor thinks handicapped folks won’t ever access the Ayer Station platform does not make it true. Phil Berry told me the same story years ago.
Handicapped people have access at Ayer Station. It isn’t easy, but they make do. Roy’s statements are ridiculous. If Phil Berry really wanted to make things easier for handicapped people he’d come to the table and help. But he does not.
Clearly, this is not at all about access for handicapped people. It is about how many parking spaces Phil Berry has promised to his tenants, despite any careful consideration of the covenants included in the deed to his family’s property. Mistakes have been made. Phil Berry has offered parking spaces to his tenants at Depot Square that he did not have to offer in the first place.
Access has been provided to commuters across Depot Square for more than 100 years. Regional planning calls for Ayer Station to be an integral part of transportation for the region. Phil Berry is in the way of our region’s growth.
Do we really want Phil Berry to be in charge of our regional transportation plans? Of course not. Tell your elected officials to say NO to the Berry family. The town of Ayer has had enough.