Comments by robbump
Posted on November 12 at 4:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
John Parisella - I wish you had divulged the name of the doctor dumping the trash. Fear of public shame is what keeps a lot of people honest.
Posted on October 31 at 8:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Sharon Trumpler ("Median project will just add to mess on Washington Ave.") thinks it would be a good idea to waste lots of money on an elevated pedestrian crossing over Washington Ave.
She should take a count of how many people use the OTHER pedestrian bridge over Rt 5 compared to those who walk across at street level. NO ONE, or very few, are going to take the time and effort to walk up a stairway, to cross and walk back down.
As far as requiring students to use it ... well this is still a free country and we have this thing called "freedom of movement". If anyone (car driver, pedestrian, bicyclist) disobeys a traffic device, then by all means, ticket them. But don't try limiting my freedom "for my own protection", unless you're ready to be confined within your own home "for your protection" - because that becomes the eventual outcome of such nanny-state measures.
BTW, I own a business downtown, walk, drive, take a bus, and at age 60+ attend SCCC as well.
Posted on October 31 at 7:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)
But how much did the domolition cost taxpayers?
-and playing devils' advocate: stories made it sould as if this sign alone was responsible for all the business in Johnstown. If that was true, then would it be true that no traffic from points east and south of the sign, where there are no similar signs, came to the Glove Cities?
Posted on October 31 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The map incorrectly positions the Cafe on the west side of N. Ferry, and on the wrong block.
The Cafe is on the EAST (right) side of S. Ferry St, mid-block between Liberty and Union, 1.5 blocks north of State and S. Ferry.
From: Moon & River Cafe
Posted on October 28 at 4:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
will1960: (maybe the article has been revised since your post) The article reads "Coming early in 2014, after the completion of an extensive renovation project, new owners Mark Young and Lori Selden will open up Mexican Radio, a restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine".
Wish them well too. Seems like a BIG building.
Posted on October 26 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Now how can they do something about the many people who walk right out into traffic AT the crosswalk, without a care in the world and expecting traffic to stop?
It's past the time to station a cop a few hours each week issuing tickets for "failure to obey a traffic device".
Posted on October 22 at 2:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Isn't the REAL purpose of meters supposed to be to insure turnover of parking spaces?
If so, keep the current rate, but LIMIT parking to one hour. Maybe 90 minutes, but no longer - even during paid-parking hours. That way, SHOPPERS needing a space to pick up an article, or lunch have a space, even those stopping to purchase tickets have a space -- but those "camping in for the evening" can be "herded" to a long-term facility.
Posted on October 22 at 2:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In other words, HAVING MONEY lessens the chance that one is a security risk???
Subject everyone to similar screening.
Posted on October 22 at 2:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Saratoga County HAD the #409 that ran between Broadway (Saratoga) to The Crossings (Clifton Park). Of the 6 times I rode it (riding up from Schenectady then back down to my dentist in CP), 4 times I was the only passenger. Seems Saratoga residents weren't all that interested.
In fairness, I think that had the #409 continued all the way to Albany, or at least to Latham Farms, maybe it would have been better embraced by those in Sara county.
Re the article: there is nothing "special" about the BusPlus vehicles, other than wifi - and half the time I don't seem to be able to connect.
CDTA should charge a premium for Express Bus service too. The #531 only takes half an hour from Schenectady to downtown Albany (even faster than the BusPlus) yet only costs $1.50. From it's starting point, stop#3 is Madison St/Empire Plazs. How's THAT for premium service?
Posted on October 16 at 3:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Agree with Councilman Carl Erikson about having a short-term parking with well enforced limits. The fee remains (up to) $1/hour but those planning on a show will have to park elsewhere. People can get into a place for a meal or especially for picking up food.
Just WHY should the city have to pay $100 per new meter's price changes? As a computer programmer, I find that odd. Imagine Price Chopper having to pay their POS vendor $100 for each price change. The manufacturers of the new meters are gouging with after-the-sale add-ons.