The River St project..... Why?
Just because the college wants it, is not a reason to make this a major bottleneck. River St is a major route for ambulances going to General Hospital. By restricting the street, and with the major delays this will cause, lives will be put at risk. All so students can cross the street without walking to an intersection. $12 million wasted.
Coal St widening project...... Why?
Leighton shows he understands property values almost as badly as he does ethics.
Beside making Coal St into a speedway with Interfaith Apts within spitting distance (Wait, the little children at Interfaith are safe with a 5 lane speedway, but the young adults at the colleges are unsafe with a 4 lane road!!?), There is the loss of parking spaces for the taxpaying people that live on Coal Street. Leightons answer to all their questions, "Wait, you'll be happy with the results". I hate to tell the dictator this (No, I'm not), But the people living there are not happy. They are angry, and rightly so. 8 more parking places really doesn't matter when the residents have to walk 2 or 3 blocks to use them.
Campaigning inside the polling location at Kistler Elementary School, What's the big deal?
It's ILLEGAL. And even if it is a "a low-grade misdemeanor" as District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll says, They should be prosecuted. It is the LAW. And IMHO politicians should be held to a high standard.
I'll get back to the Sterling in a day or two, trying to identify the remains is harder than trying to learn Chinese algebra.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote