Comments by newyorker65
Posted on January 10 at 3:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
BTW, that website is www.511ny.org... and they still don't have anything about Glenridge Road... same as I reported yesterday.
Posted on January 10 at 3:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I really don't know what the big deal is... there are a gazillion other roads one can take! Whatever will these people do this summer when there is a proposed 3 month closure??
Posted on January 9 at 12:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
To David E. Hine... in my estimation, in order for schools to be safer if teachers/administrators/janitors/etc. had guns would mean that those guns would have to be at-the-ready... meaning they'd have to be loaded, ready to shoot, holstered on the person, or on a desk or somewhere handy... certainly not locked up in a safe-room where the teachers/administrator couldn't get to them in a crisis. That being said, teachers are notorious for leaving things laying around... pocketbooks, money, keys, laptop computers... which are then picked up by students. I would not be comfortable giving a teacher a gun so they can just lay that somewhere for a student to pick up and start shooting! And that's exactly what would happen! And who's going to train all these school personnel in how to load and shoot a gun? School is no place for weapons. The best we can hope for is that schools wake up and lock their doors. If someone is trying to break in, call the police... they are the ones who are trained to deal with situations like armed gunmen... not the teachers or other school personnel! Unfortunately nothing could have prevented the tragedy in Newtown, but it should be a wake-up call to school the world over... lock your doors and don't let anyone in who hasn't been invited!
Posted on January 9 at 8:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I heard a story from someone who took driving lessons years ago... the first time out, the trainer took him to the Latham Circle and said if you can master a traffic circle, you can drive anywhere! So maybe traffic circles are good things in that they will help people navigate the roadways better. Let's hope, 'cause the driving habits today are just awful!
Posted on January 8 at 8:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You can't have it both ways... you can't demand more police protection and then cut the funding for more police officers! I think we need more officers and maybe if we hired more we could eliminate some of the overtime. For "birmy" who asked if teachers make more money than cops... well... duh... of course they do because they only work 9 months a year compared to the 12 months a year police officers work.
Posted on January 8 at 7:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There is nothing on 511ny.org that shows any work being done on Glenridge Road. There is, however, lots of other information for the area and is probably a good tool when traveling, but you'd get stuck at the construction on Glenridge Road if you were relying on this particular website to help you out.
Posted on December 22 at 5:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Oh, ok, on refreshing the website, I find the word tame has been changed to game... I wondered...
Posted on December 22 at 5:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What's a "tame?"
Posted on December 22 at 5:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Who doesn't already know this? Many years ago (and I mean like 30 years ago!) it was reported that only 16% of the money donated to charities through organizations like United Way, Salvation Army, Red Cross, and a myriad of these new pop-up organizations, actually make it to the charity the donation was intended for! Nothing has changed in all these years! People would be well advised to donate to a local charity directly instead of going through any "organization." Wake up people and stop throwing your money away and lining the pockets of these organizations! Walk up to a homeless shelter and donate a bag of groceries, buy some warm winter scarves for children in shelters, find a Home For Humanities work site and bring the workers lunch (they're VOLUNTEERS!)... and don't forget Toys For Tots... the Marines make sure these toys go to children in need... think instead of just writing a check to an obscure organization.
Posted on December 14 at 9:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I thought it was Van Antwerp Middle School that they were considering closing... not Iroquois. I wonder if they have considered closing one of the elementary schools instead... would it be easier to merge the lower grades into the remaining 4 elementary schools instead of relocating all of one middle school students to the one remaining middle school?