Comments by robbump
Posted on April 1 at 3:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A ticket (that does not attach "points" to the owner's driving record) is not unfair at all. We fine the owners of vehicles illegally parked or parked beyond the time on the meter.
Those who permit use of their vehicles to scofflaws should pay the penalty and seek restitution from the culprit they loaned their car to.
And while the cameras might not routinely be used to apply points, they just might very well capture a "good enough" photo of a scumbag like Gallo who fled, allowing his or her capture. The driver who hits your child might not have an ex-girlfriend ready to turn him in.
Similarly to the position of the op-ed piece, towns that want a 15mph speed limit in their downtown shopping district should be allowed to have it, without state approval. We scream about not having federal government telling states what to do, but that's no different than the state dictating to communities.
Driving is a privilege, not a right.
Posted on March 23 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why should taxpayers (through MetroTax) have to subsidize new sidewalks?
Most of the sidewalks in that area are SERIOUSLY below code. Owners of the buildings are responsible for keeping sidewalks to certain standards, and they should be forced to do so.
I remember the poor sidewalks when I went to SCCC fulltime in 1994 and would walk up to the main downtown area for lunch. I think the only place to have done any sidewalk improvements since that time is ARC and the law firm ("Massarati & Capasso"??)
Ans speaking of sidewalks, what's with trucks and SUV's owned by Focus Construction doing parked daily on the sidewalk below the train overpass? There's a perfectly good parking lot right across the street.
Posted on March 23 at 3:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
#387,000,000 give-back / 3000 jobs = $129,000 per job.
damn good bit of corporate welfare. And WILL they deliver the 3000 jobs?
I maintain that the promised "man hours" of the "new jobs" be calculated, and any give-backs be done on a monthly basis instead of these Multi-million gift-boxes.
I'd bet a LOT of existing employers would create good jobs if someone gave our existing employers a $129k subsidy!
Posted on March 18 at 6:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If one took the bus from Schenectady (only $1.50; you can't purchase the GAS for that!) you wouldn't need a parking space, whether disabled or not. Buses run hourly from early morning untii 9:35 northbound. I think the last southbound is about midnight.
Why worry if visitors can't find free lots? They'll pay, and residents (already supporting parking with their taxes) can get first dibs on the free spaces.
Posted on March 7 at 4:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Schools should get out of the transportation business, and turn the job over the transportation companies ... such as CDTA.
Posted on March 7 at 4:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Have loved some of the non-skiing summer events they've had there ... the blue-grass festival, for one. More! More!
Posted on March 7 at 4:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I see a problem.
The story reads: "Northbound and southbound traffic will be separated by concrete barriers, which will begin to be put in place by construction crews today."
Didn't we have NYS DOT tearing out TREES in the median of the northway because they were "hazards" to the driving public? Are these concrete barriers less dangerous than trees, or did DOT sell us "the Brooklyn Bridge" several years ago? Carl Strock, where are you?
Posted on March 7 at 3:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
One more good reason not to use a cell phone while driving!
Posted on March 4 at 5:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why don't you blame the Nigro Company, who is the one who has acquired the property and is doing the demolition?
Do you think that if Nigro Group had not sold Golub into this that they would not have gotton Shop Rite, Hanneford, or Walmart?
Posted on March 4 at 5:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Maybe the schools should regulate what time we put the kids to bed too!
This is insanity. Parents gotta grow backbones.