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Threatened turtles keep Samaritans, town road crews busy

Town of Wilton Highway Department employees Dave Coffinger and Tony Santiago, set up turtle crossing signs along Ruggles Road in Wilton.
Town of Wilton Highway Department employees Dave Coffinger and Tony Santiago, set up turtle crossing signs along Ruggles Road in Wilton.
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When Skip Holmes of Delmar rides his bike at this time of the year, he’s on high alert for obstacles. In addition to the occasional rough pavement or fallen branch, the president of the Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club has his eyes peeled for slow-moving reptiles during May and June. It’s mating season for turtles, and often they can be spotted plodding across back roads, to and from nesting sites, with the unlucky ones crushed by cars ...


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