Whit Blauvelt

Property lines meet at the center of the road

Your article mentions a complaint by Laura Campbell about "WWHT's 'startling' characterization of lots on opposite sides of Carol Brown Way as 'contiguous,' when they touch at no point; rather, the lots are separated by a busy thoroughfare owned and maintained by the town of Putney."

Ms. Campbell may be ignorant of the standard relationship of property lines to town roads in Vermont: each lot has its boundary at the street's center. Two lots on opposite sides of a street do touch there.

As a point of fact under Vermont law, Ms. Campbell's claim appears false.

This Voices Letters from readers was submitted to The Commons.

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