Comments by robbump
Posted on December 4 at 2:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Something should be done about the lack of sidewalk on the east side of S Church St between State and Liberty. It is all being used as motor vehicle parking. Owners seem to think that if they pave over sidewalk with blacktop, that the public right-of-way now becomes private parking.
Posted on December 4 at 1:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)
But didn't Koetzle come before the voters just a few months ago, hat in hand, asking them to "hire" him at that job AND AT THAT PAY? Maybe he should have applied for an "operations director" job at Glenville, or elsewhere, at a higher wage, if that's what he really wants to do.
Don't change horses in mid-stream!
Posted on December 4 at 1:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Aren't the reservations supposed to enjoy sovereignty (the quality of having independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory)?
Then requiring them to collect NYS taxes should be akin to requiring Pennsylvania stores to collect it - which is absurd.
If - and only if - the smuggling is so bad, then why doesn't the state place "customs stations" outside the reservations, requiring non-Indians to "declare" their purchases - much as we experience returning to the US from Canada?
After all, it IS the smugglers breaking the law, not the Indians who (legally) sold the tobacco.
Posted on December 4 at 12:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
But he WAS ready to rid himself of the Chevrolet after all, it appears.
What good is a 3 year contract if one can walk away after 2 years?
Shouldn't his job be "at will", just as custodians? Do away with contracts if they mean nothing anyway, or keep him until September as he's contracted to do!
Posted on November 23 at 3:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Right on! If you don't like abortion, don't have one!
But now on holiday trees ... the word is formed of "holy" + "day", so what's the problem. I can remember non-Christians who would get angry when greeted with "Merry Christmas", or "have a Merry Christmas" ... and knowing that no one said that to antagonize the recipient of the greeting though the complainer to be ..well, a "d"-bag. Now I feel that those who let their nose get bent out of shape by a "happy holiday" greeting are no better.
Considering the stress of the season, I think I'm lucky to receive any pleasent greeting at all!
Posted on November 23 at 3:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't disagree that there are SOME people who don't like the president because of race. But most don't like him because of his effectiveness and qualifications.
I say this as someone who voted for him his first run, but he failed to show himself worthy of anymore votes. Some may say race is the reason for many of the GOP and others not liking him ... but I'd wager that were some other QUALIFIED black person sitting in that office, such as Colin Powell, Kane, or Condellisa (sp?) Rice that most of those same currently opposing would be supporting.
Posted on November 23 at 2:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I see a Mohawk Ambulance parked in the lot of the Senior Center, plugged into the town power.
Why is the TOWN paying for power for a PRIVATE company's vehicle?
Why is the town furnishing a parking space for a private company's vehicle?
Obviously, Mohawk WANTS to be the ambulence "of choice" in Rotterdam, as does REMS. So why should the town just "give" away that endorsement? What other company would maybe like to be the "on-call" Rotterdam ambulance?
The town should accept BIDS to see what company or organization is willing to PAY for the privilege of being the "town ambulance".
May the highest bidder win.
Posted on November 23 at 2:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
How about giving CURRENT residents of NYS an INCENTIVE to STAY here?
Stop with the corporate welfare. And if you give corporate welfare, dole it out by the month (where you can better control fraud and broken promises) instead of offering big lump sum give-aways.
The reason the park’s nonprofit corporate owner is being driven into insolvency is because the concept was A BAD IDEA. It should have been built somewhere where this was already a supply of water, electricity, nearby roads ... like the Schenectady G.E. plant ... instead of building a new city in the country.
Enough with the giveaways. Give me a reason to stay!
Posted on November 23 at 2:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Gee, if the girl was in foster care, I'm sure social services would have covered any needed dental care, it would not have cost Walker anything. w-t-f is wrong with Walker? agree w/ "safny" on this.
Posted on November 12 at 4:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Yes, the Thanksgiving Day paper is a lot bigger and heavier --- due to the ads.
So shouldn't those advertising be the ones to pay any added costs of that day's paper>