Well stated. You should defnitely have qualifications to run for this office. Maybe history shows someone who did not and was able to do a good job with their crew who knew what to do. I do not have that much history to say either way. The current salary is not out of the question if you are qualified. It is a position that you take a lot of opinions from the public. Hey like I said has the YELLOW Paint been on backorder for 4 years? View Comment
@have it - I was just being poilite. Posted by: haveityourway is just as good as saying posted by annonymous. I said it was "surprising" announcement. Please don't take it in any way as an endorsement for Dave Pagnelli for highway superintendent. I said the people will be smart enough to make the right choice. Voting for that is where we should make a judgement, and it is not for us to judge one's motives when it comes to charity. Yes , write off etc. A way to bring in clients, yes. Good for his restaurant, yes. Good for the charities using his restaurant, yes. Running a business not easy no matter what it is, especially these days. One one person knows what is really in the person's heart and intentions. Dave knows Dave, You know you, and I know me. View Comment
This was a surprising announcement to me. The voters I hope are smart enough to vote in a qualified person. I do know that Mr. Bernard and Mr. Gardner have been looking to be elected to this position for a long time now. I know of Mr. Pagnelli's fine outreach to the community with charity events he hosted at his restaurant, but I do not know his ability and experience when it comes to being the head of the highway department. Time will tell. I do feel that road maintenance has been put on the back burner for the past 5-6 years. One reason I guess is the cost of oil that affects the cost of blacktop. (That is a national discussion of consequences when there is no intelligent national energy policy)
There was a certain energy that was put into the Yorktown roadways back in 2001. Traffic bumps (love them or hate them), Flashing Stop signs at accident prone intersections, grooved warning pavement on yellow lines. Whether you agree or disagree with these attempts, at least there was perceived effort and energy. MY MAIN BEEF: Roads that have Double Yellow Lines. Do you see how worn out and barely visible they are, especially at night and when it is raining? This is a big safety issue. We could use strategically placed in ground reflectors in between the yellow lines and maybe the white lines on the right side road edge in selected locations. The only roads painted in the last 4 years have been the short strips of newly paved roads that had to be paved because they were so bad, like on Gomer and Ridge. On a positive note, I will say that the town’s snow removal has and continues to be EXCELLENT.
Let's Please make an effort to paint the Double Yellow Lines where they are all faded. Ridge , Gomer etc. This is a safety issue when people drive at night or in the rain. I have noticed that only newly paved roads after a construction job etc., seem to get a minimal "temp" painting.
Make it one way for now using paint. It is only a short stretch of road. So once in a while you get stuck behind a truck. How many injuries and lives will be affected in the next 5 years if it stays as is? One lane in each direction, while not perfect will also allow for longer exit and entrance approaches via pain.
Another question, can anyone tell me why most of the double yellow line roads in our area are all faded and have not been painted in a few years? Is this a new crazy environmental issue? It is unsafe they way most of the roads are especially at night. The only roads painted seem to be those that were newly paved.
Try Ridge, Stony, or Main St in Shrub Oak just to name a few. Can somebody step up and get this done? View Comment
My heart goes out to all who have been injured or killed. Those who lost a friend or relative on this road. To clear things up for some, this Bear Mountain State Parkway starts on Rt. 202/35 in Cortlandt Manor heading northwest and runs to where you can head onto 9 south or 9 north near Peekskill Bay. This road is dangerous. In some areas it is a four lane road with absolutely no divider. The road is not pitched in certain places for easy driving and at night it is even worse. Some of the exits have very short off and on ramps. I am not sure of the posted limit but people tend to move pretty fast. It is not like the “goat trail, dangerous enough, but people tend not to drive as fast because of the constant sharp turns.
As a resident of Queens for most of my younger life, I lost a few friends on the Interboro Parkway, now call the Jackie Robinson Parkway. It was two lanes each way, with a cosmetic divider only that was about 1 foot high. There were Head-Ons all the time, until FINALLY the put up the Jersey Barriers saving who knows how many lives and hardship. Can you imagine RT 6 as you are heading down to route 17 and the thruway without those dividers?
Let’s start by making this road ONE LANE EACH WAY. This will extend these short on and off ramps. So once in a while you get stuck behind a person going under the limit, a small price to pay. That would save lives because you will not have as many cutoffs from two cars going in the same direction. There is absolutely no room for error if you are (blind faith) driving in the left lane and something goes wrong. This is common sense! You can not prevent every accident but you can curtail the amount of serious accidents. On another note the last few years I have noticed that the painting on the local roads with double yellow lines seems not to be getting done on a timely basis. Properly bright painted roads and night and in wet conditions is a huge help to drivers. I heard that it possibly might be an environmental issue with the way the paint is being applied. Is this true? Can anyone add to this?
Ms. Crier seems to only be pointing to problems of a partisanship as she puts it, caused by the Republicans or those on the right. This article or what she gave you to write for this article seems to me an attempt to blame the Republicans for the problems. She says she blames both sides but does not offer any specific issues that the Democrats focus on like need I say raising taxes. She mentions only the things normally associated with the Republicans and their beliefs. The Founding Fathers, the Constitution, The Tea Party, and the Intellectualism remark to make fun of people who believe in Creationism and do not believe this whole Human caused Global Warming.
I think she accidentally slipped and described the country correctly as the Republic which it is, instead of the word Democracy, preferred by most on the left. Hopefully there are more details in her book pointing out the ills of the left too. Maybe Ms. Crier should do a book on why the cost of education has gone through the roof, far higher than inflation rates. That will take some intellectualism I guess. View Comment