Winter isn't over and mud season hasn't quite started, but each year at about this time, potholes bring joy/panic to drivers as they swerve and swing to avoid the challenges before them.
The first official potholes in Brattleboro began shortly after the first paving in town and continue to this day. They are caused by wear and tear (fatigue) of the pavement, but we see the extra effects caused by freezing water that expands and does additional damage. As vehicles drive over these, they knock more pieces loose. Water can also wash away even more and we end up with our obstacle courses of pitted pavement.
Which brings us to the matter at hand: Please nominate and campaign for your nominee for Pothole of the Year. List the location, and any special memories you have for the missing chunks of roadway. No wagering, please.