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Feb 17, 2016 2:10 PM

Pedestrian's death along I-393 sparks sidewalk plow debate between NH and Concord officials

CONCORD - An icy sidewalk along Interstate 393 is still under fire after a disabled homeless man died as a result of a crash there three weeks ago.

According to the Concord Monitor, neither the city nor the state plans to plow the city sidewalk that acts as a pathway for the homeless to the Friendly kitchen.

This has sparked much debate among city officials regarding city street winter maintenance.

The city owns and plows the sidewalk on nearby North Main Street but the walkway along I-393 is state-owned, leaving the area off-limits for the city.

Gene Parker, 52 of Concord, was hit and killed on Jan. 28.

Mayor Jim Bouley, and City Manager Tom Aspell told the paper that the state was free to work out an agreement with the Friendly Kitchen, but that it was out of their jurisdiction.

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