Thanks for sharing the article — feedback is welcome! After doing the research for this story (and seeing the sinkhole filled in within a few hours of interviewing the DPW) I learned that most of the parties involved in that area plan to keep that path open. But, it’s important to keep in mind, as someone else already mentioned, that the sinkhole is only temporarily fixed. Taking a look at the timeline of events: it was filled in March of 2012 with similar gravel; it was filled again about six months later. So it’s likely the sinkhole will continue to ‘reappear’ until the sewer, owned by The Ellis School, is removed or repaired.