To the Editor:

I live on Green Pond Road in Sherman, where speeding drivers regularly pilot their vehicles in excess of 50 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone.

For years, I've tried to get the state troopers and my local tax district to institute regular traffic patrols, but to no avail.

In an attempt to bring to the attention of drivers the simple fact that both people and animals cross the road and are in danger from speeding vehicles, last year I had made two custom animal crossing signs (pictured here).

I was hoping they would bring some small measure of protection to a beloved, aging and vision-impaired pet.

Some drivers, at least, actually took heed.

But on the evening of Friday, Sept. 3 or the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 4, at the start of Labor Day weekend, thieves stole the signs and the sawhorse to which they were bolted.

This was an act of pure maliciousness, as the signs can have value to no one else.

I'm asking you, my neighbors, to please keep eyes open and ears peeled for these signs, and to please call (860) 248-0559 if they are found or if you have any information about the thieves.

I am offering a cash reward for the name(s) of the perpetrator(s).

Amy Ziffer

Sherman