Landscape damaged at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Superintendent said buses sometimes clip the corner of their island in the rotary

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A veteran at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke wrote to 22News about how the PVTA has damaged the Soldiers Home landscape.

Soldiers Home Superintendent Bennet Walsh told 22News the buses sometimes clip the corner of their island in the rotary, taking out grass and landscaping work. He said a stone was knocked out of place.

Walsh just wants to remind all drivers to go slow and take your time; “We don’t think it’s intentional, but there’s just a lot of traffic here on a daily basis, and we just hope people remember we’re a soldiers home. There’s a lot of veterans and employees walking around on a daily basis and we’re just asking them to drive safe.”

The PVTA told 22News they weren’t aware of the issue, but they’ll review footage from their bus cameras to see what happened.