For many years there has been a group of concerned citizens working to try to make Chocorua Village a safer place for drivers and pedestrians alike. Beginning June 1st those plans will begin to be put into reality. There will be sidewalks, crosswalks, street lights and an improvement in the traffic pattern. Hopefully these improvements will make it safer for the walking public and Route 16 traffic will realize they are going through a village and MUST slow down. In the summer this area is hazardous for cars and pedestrians alike, with visitors to the Dam Ice Cream Shop, the U.S. Post Office, the Chocorua Library, Runnells Hall and other businesses in the village, needing to cross the road. I will do my best to keep up with reports on this much needed project.