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September 3, 2013

Local officials need to speak up, especially when they are concerned the state or federal government is not providing the area with the help it needs....

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lizzie

Sep-10-13 4:01 PM

I figured as much, Ron. On the other hand, the issue may be such as it drives people up to the other BK, where it's not as difficult to get in and out,and there is ample parking. Perhaps one of those DOT engineers would like to try pulling out of Wendy's, going toward Fonda on a Thursday or a Friday.....

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Ron1960

Sep-06-13 12:35 PM

lizzie, As I understand it the drive way to the church was going to be the same as the one way entrance that Burger King wanted. How ever the problem is that with the church there would only be a slight disruption to the traffic but with the Burger King the traffic would be an ongoing situation every day. This is what I was told by a state DOT Engineer.

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lizzie

Sep-05-13 12:43 PM

There was construction planned for that plot of land. Where was the entrance of the church going to be?

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MrBoB51

Sep-05-13 12:00 PM

Why are libs on the other end of racial issues TOT? It's called Cranial Rectal Inversion Disease. Good question, glad you axed.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-04-13 7:58 AM

That is correct Bob, EVERY single issue is POLITICAL... the only time you hear that it is not is from the IN COMMAND side saying that it is the minority that is making it appear political. I wonder why they are on the other end of the racial claims?

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MrBoB51

Sep-04-13 7:21 AM

Our little paradise here in Central NY is mostly Republican, anyone who believes politics is not the issue is most certainly a Democrat. As far as 'need' goes, in NYS that is reserved for moocher handouts.

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Ron1960

Sep-03-13 6:33 PM

Dave, The towns can not do very much on any town road or bridge with out first getting a go ahead from the state. If the town wanted to close the bridge to one lane, or if the town wanted to change the speed limit on a town road this requires the town board pass a resolution to do so then that resolution must go to the county highway superintendent for his investigation and then his report must be turned over to the N.S DOT for them to approve of deny. So the town can only do regular maintenance on the town roads any thing more needs the state DOT to approve or not.

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DaveGibson

Sep-03-13 6:05 PM

Ron, are these bridges on state or county roads? That will tell you who is ultimately responsible for repairing them.

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Ron1960

Sep-03-13 5:31 PM

Dave, Then please explain to me why the state DOT goes to local towns and demands the town replace and or replace bridges with out offering any financial help. Do not tell me that does not happen because the town of Caroga has two bridges that the state has done just that with. And the state has threatened to close those bridges and that would become a serious issue in case of an emergency. And most local towns do not have the tax base to afford these demands.

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Pards13

Sep-03-13 1:29 PM

If their bridges and roads have a higher deficiency rating fine. If their politicos have higher ratings not fine. Dave if what you say is truly how it is then let DOT go on record as so.

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DaveGibson

Sep-03-13 12:33 PM

I have to disagree with this editorial. DOT projects are done according to need, not politics. Bridges and other infrastructure are assigned deficiency ratings and are prioritized according to that, not who's waving their hands the highest.

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Ron1960

Sep-03-13 11:56 AM

Happy to see Mr. Waldren has sent a letter to the state DOT concerning this issue. But in my opinion every town supervisor and highway superintendent should be sending the same type letters to the State DOT out lining what their town needs in this regard.

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