Wednesday, June 15, 2016

So Long Barnard Carnival ...

Beer Tent
Gang Fights
The "Carnies"
Accounting Problems
Greece Tradition


Anonymous said...

As a neighborhood resident for over 25 yrs, I have mixed feelings in this regard. Years ago starting with the Wednesday parade, for 4 days we had to put up with some level of disruption mostly traffic and noisy kids and noise in general. During the last few years we could see the end coming. This came in the form of roving gangs on our property and a lot of property damage. Fights in front of homes cars parking in our drive way etc.
No doubt the changing demographics of the Dewey Stone, Mt Read and Stone areas were a large part of the problem. It's sad but there was no alternative other than end it after all those years. Too bad.

SCATS said...

To 11:09AM ~~ I had a friend that lived on a side street near that area. I heard all the nasty stories about drunks loitering on the lawn, peeing in the shrubs, vomiting on the sidewalks, etc.

What's really "too bad" about the demise of the carnival is that the powers that be refuse to state the REAL causes. Instead, they claim "it was too costly" to keep going. Oddly, that doesn't seem to be a problem for other nearby communities.

Anonymous said...

Do you think if they moved it that that would help? Too bad it had to end, but I see why, my niece is bringing her daughter there tonight and I am cringing. Msybe being a Thursday it won't be too bad. What a shame!! And the next event that seems good for the public will last maybe five years then get spoiled. How long do you think before the splash pad is knocked down?

Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post the start of a thread,

My child told me of a fight in their Greece school this morning between admitted city and Webster residents in a cafeteria before an exam. How do our schools continue to allow these thieves to attend and endanger our children? Prior issues left unresolved led to reported injuries. My child also overheard earlier this week another student claim that she had a knife and was going to stab some other students in the same school. Student then later that same day got on her bus to go home and returned to school the next day.

Can we find one principal, superintendent, school board member, teacher, or other staff member that cares about safety? Who is willing to come forward? Meet with the press? And end the threats that my child endures every day. What about your own safety - a knife between the ribs of a staff member is just as deadly to you as if it happened to my child.


SCATS said...

To 4:28PM ~~ It's only a matter of time, of course. I suspect it will be sooner, rather than later.

To 5:40PM ~~ TYVM for the posting. A new thread is in the works. Let's pray it results in ACTION.