Nothing else cause I keep reading things about Stamford that tick me off!, I didn't have a site so I could be fair about ranting so I created this one, flame on!
Btw, I've lived in Stamford a Long Time!
I heard some disturbing rumors concerning Mike Pavia's run for mayor. The item I heard was that if he is elected he will put Joe Tarzia running the office of operatios. Now every one knows I do not like Tarzia for his very arrogant way of doing things mostly. I do not think he saves us tax payers any money, but then I hear from city employees because he usually bullies them. That upsets me even more. Say it ain't so Mike!
Despite the antics by the board of finance, Mayor Malloy and his cabinet are showing that they will put themselves in the same position as the rest of the unionized employees - they will take furlough days and pay cuts. To me this is an unprecedented stand with those who make less and are being forced to suffer because of one mans unreasonableness. The article was printed in the Advocate on Friday. At least one man has some sense of compassion!
Wait DO NOT throw out that coffee cup! Do not throw out the empty cereal box, that CD wrapper? It all goes into the new Stamford Recycling program! That is the new message about recycling, everything that is paper or plastic, wash it and recycle it! New bins that are on rollers to accommodate the new amount of recycling material. Ben Barnes (yes, I know, not my favorite person either) found a new company that will take virtually everything. He hopes that we can get a 20% increase in recycling and break even. More than that will be used appropriately (maybe to reduce taxes? I think not). Sounds good to me!
Yesterday and Today I was "Out and about" downtown Stamford. I actually met Joey K doing something similar, of course he looked tired, but well. It was his exercise thing. Last time I saw him was in February at the Ferguson Library, he looked better and his spirits seemed up, but this is not why I am writing. Stamford may have come a long way, but it has far to go. On this major holiday, Saturday, the Fourth of July, Target was open and people were going in and out. there were people in most of the open restaurants downtown. There were not a lot of people, but there were enough to make it seem okay. How do I say this politely? Stamford is still a sleepy little town, with precious little activity downtown. Cove was busy, but downtown was quiet! There was no activity to speak of either day except really the shoppers coming in and out of Target and the Burlington and the Mall. The delis which service the crowds of people who work, but do not live in Stamford, were all closed. This is a contrast to the night time on Thursday through Saturday, when the bars and clubs are open and it is some contrast! Since I have come here some 20 or more years ago, Stamford has changed, but not that much on the weekends. There really is very little to attract people downtown except the restaurants during the late afternoon to early evening, no events, no music, no art. This is sad.
Who knows. I read, I get aggravated, I watch, I get angry. This City isn't workin' for anyone, 'cept against them!
And if anyone can't guess, the only person who is talkin' her is me!
And the only info you get is that this is P. T.