A couple little stories demanded attention today.
Bow WOW -- New Hartford is spending $28,000 to create a "Bark Park" where dogs can run free.
New Hartford resident Lou Nagy questioned whether the town should be spending money on non-essential items such as the park, given the town's other needs, such as fixing stormwater problems.I would not even say it is a good idea. Dogs do bite, and they can fight ... What about potential liabilities? If dogs want to be unleashed, what happened to fencing in one's yard? -- Oh, NO -- can't let Poochie poop up our professionally pampered lawns, can we? A New Hartford theme is appearing? This looks like the Town's well connected elite class taking care of their own personal needs at all taxpayers' expense.
"It is a good idea but a waste of public money," Nagy said.
Nonsense - Meanwhile, in Utica, the Kernan Kids are having a Fun Day . . . literally, an all-day carnival in the middle of exam week. Again, there is a lack of attending to the task of learning, and encouraging distractions from learning. I feel especially sorry for the kids who still have exams, and have now had a study day taken from them. Again, it's Kernan School we hear about. The fact that the goings on at Kernan are NOT viewed by the Board of Education as an embarrassment should tell Uticans all they need to know about the folks they have put in charge.