This week, Patch chatter focused on the coming new Tappan Zee Bridge and problems with the old one. Over the past 10 years, it cost about —or $137,000 a day. One reader thinks this is reason enough for a new crossing:
Would anyone let a relative who weighs 300 lbs sit on a broken folding chair? Not a pretty sight!
Not everybody is on-board with the fat-relative analogy, however. Many folks are miffed at the likely lack of trains on the new span:
As long as we strive to solve 21st century problems with 20th century solutions we will all fall short. We live, what, twenty-something miles from the greatest city on the planet and can't get a reliable transit ride to or from New York after midnight? Many of my shifts start at 4 or 5 a.m. and end after midnight.
Also a popular topic: Rockland's plan to axe over 500 jobs. It's an effort to close the county's deficit, but not everyone's pleased. (See: 500 soon-to-be unemployed.) Some are rooting for equal concessions:
There should be across the board cuts... let every department deal with 10 percent less. I am sure they can... and if they can't, remove that department. Simple...
Other want a fresh start:
So the proposed budget has cuts but they still need to raise our taxes? They just don't get it. Vote them all out.