Build new park, put dummy light there
Change is based on need and follows current circumstances. Do we need the dummy light?
Does Canajoharie suffer now that the light is out of commission? Currently the 4-way stop signs are taking care of the traffic.
Whether that set up is enough is the real question and one thing I have noticed is that there is no parking within 30 feet of each approach except from the south so that sight lines are clear.
Several times people have asked if the intersection sans the light is causing accidents and the answer is no more than any other intersection with any other form of traffic control device.
Canajoharie is indeed a lovely place to live, as is St. Johnsville and Fort Plain.
But Canajoharie is lacking one feature (not the light) that those other two villages have. A usable park. One that can be enjoyed by citizens and visitors alike.
What a wonderful place to place the light in perpetuity.
Where would I put this park?
Right across the street from our lovely library and museum where I would hope we will see another change:
The removal of most of the Beech-Nut facility and the proposed baby Riverwalk being proposed as an additional feature of the bike path.
One thing about change is that it is rarely singular and affects many aspects of a community.
Bridge racial divide and work together
Stop creating racial divide.
Our very own vice president stated that FEMA funds should be distributed to minorities to make it more equitable.
I have a friend who lives in Cape Coral, Fla. He and his neighbors rode out the storm. The aftermath was expected with this type of hurricane.
After they checked in with neighbors, they got to work. No power, with trees down everywhere, they’ve been working together.
He told me about four Hispanic men, two who spoke broken English, an Italian lady and three White guys. All eight worked together cutting up trees most would hire a tree cutting service to do.
But together they worked for each other and cleared their neighborhood.
When they finished, they all had a beer together and each went home for a long cold shower (no power).
The point, most of America is like that and doesn’t judge people by the color or ethnicity of a person. It’s their character and their obligation to the common good in people.
It seems around election time one side calls out the other and they talk about equality. The haves and have nots.
Ironically these same elite politicians are the same rich “haves.” They say one thing, but they are what they preach against.
Now we see it in our own City Council.
How about we hold our political figures accountable for the division and elect people regardless of party, but by character and their commitment to serve We the people of the United States.