Residents on lost street in South Attleboro want to be found
By Abbey Niezgoda
People who live on Colvin Street South Attleboro say they have a problem, no one can find where they live and GPS does not help. The street breaks off and then starts back up again and the numbers start back up again too.
"I cant believe it I can't find this place," James McCracken said. "Nobody can find it."
McCracken has lived on Colvin Street for over 15 years, but he still has a hard time giving directions to anyone trying to find it.
"Get outta there, go there, turn there and go that way," McCracken explains.
It is a response the people who live on Colvin Street have to tell pretty much everyone, from family friends to the pizza delivery man. There is not even a street sign.
"I ordered a pizza and two hours later they call me and tell me they've been looking and can't find my home," McCracken said. "After awhile it's like nevermind the pizza. I didn't want it anyway."
More important than calling for pizza is when they have to call for help.
"I had to call 911 and they had no idea where it was," one neighbor said.
"I've had to tell the police department or the fire department how to even get in here," Joyce Magliette said.
It is something that has become a growing concern for a street filled with retirees. Some of they say they cannot get their medications through the mail because even the post office cannot seem to find them.
"I never get any mail here. I don't even open the box anymore," McCracken said.
Part of the problem is that the street straddles the line between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, so they say no one really knows whose responsible for it, or for that matter, how to get there.
"It's just lost," McCracken said. "It's a lost street."