Comments by biwemple
Posted on September 12 at 11:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Solid wall on western side is already proving to be a nice canvas for the graffiti.
Posted on September 11 at 1:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There has got to be a database of all these dog licenses managed by the State Ag & Markets where municipalities have access to it. Why is the expense of a separate census requested except to waste taxpayer money, get information that already exists, and repeat the info that is not actively used it seems. If someone calls the city clerk and inquires about a dog's owner and a search of the database comes up with no dog license at that address, then mail a summons to that address and give XX days for the owner to produce a valid license, prove ownership or lack thereof, or pay a sizable fine in addition to licensing the dogs else the animals be seized. As with many censuses the information in them becomes obsolete quicker than a set of encyclopedias, so it needs to be an active database because owners change addresses so often. Give residents a 30 day amnesty period from a certain date to license existing dogs, then lower the boom on those who fail to comply. The process to do this should also be self-funding by those who pay fines for not complying with the law and the reporting system could be a relatively simple voice-mailbox at the clerk's office.
Posted on August 27 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What'd they get, a stern talking to or disciplinary letter? How about a flat-out dismissal for the whole lot of them?
Posted on August 27 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great. This kid had access to classified material, while studying to run naval nuclear reactors on submarines, and he is out robbing drugstores for ritalin? Time for some more serious pre-screening of these sailors by the Navy I think is in order.
Posted on August 22 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Perhaps its time to do some bass culling on Saratoga lake (and others) so the competition for food will lessen and remaining fish get a chance to grow larger. If you don't want to eat them, bury the fish in your garden for fertilizer.
Posted on August 19 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
These bigger inflatable pools can hold a LOT of water. If they are set up in close quarters to someone else's house and rupture for some reason, they can easily flood a basement or low-level apartment. Not sure if there are codes that prevent someone from setting up one of these temporary pools on a small lot or if there are any setback requirements, etc.
Posted on August 19 at 3:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
One of those larger inflatable pools holds a LOT of water. If I lived in real close quarters with a neighbor who installed one and it ruptured, their pool could easily flood a basement or below grade apartment and do a lot of damage. They need to be regulated like a normal above ground pool for that reason as well as these safety issues.
Posted on August 15 at 9:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
All you might want to know about the Emerald Ash Borer: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html
And look out for the Giant Hogweed plant while you're at it - nasty burns from the sap.
Posted on August 15 at 9:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
That's an $800 fence? I think I spent less than a $100 to do the same size fence around my garden.
Posted on August 12 at 2:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I do a bit of hiking myself and I think it would be kind of boring hiking along an old rail bed that has little or no elevation and direction change. I've been on several of these abandoned tracks in the north woods and they don't look all that appealing for a hike either. Is it really hiking\skiing they (whoever they are) want to promote, or exclusion of people who might want to travel to these remote locations by rail? Rail travel would be a lot better to use than cars which produce only congestion, air pollution, and other headaches. You can move a few hundred people through an area by rail several times a day and probably not notice a lot of impact, but try and move that many people by individual cars through an area, and it becomes a traffic bottleneck. If these Adk towns want more tourist dollars, it would only benefit them by getting more people there easily by a nice scenic train ride instead of autos which often have trouble just finding a parking spot in these small towns.