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Persistence to make school intersection safer finally pays off

July 27, 2018 03:57 PM

SCOTIA - Sacandaga Road in Scotia is one busy road. Big trucks, cars, Jeeps, and SUVs all come whizzing by. The problem is the road sits just in front of Scotia-Glenville High School. That caused problems for Marina Onderdonk-Milne, a student in a wheelchair, who for years has just wanted to get to school in one piece. In fact, she acknowledges she almost got hit a few times.

At the ripe old age of 13, Milne decided to wage war. She began writing Scotia town officials, Glenville town officials and even the state. She wanted them to install flashing lights on the sometimes dangerous road.

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Some days, it took Milne 10 minutes of just waiting at the crosswalk, hoping cars would just stop.

Years went by with nothing. Finally, after the fifth year, something good happened. Two flashing lights that Milne worked so hard to get were finally here.

It's a little late -- she graduated this year. However, the experience taught her a lesson to last a lifetime.

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Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff

Copyright 2018 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

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