All Boards

Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Clayt Oneill April 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM
IF it was a REAL cuff tear I'm surprised that just rehabbing worked so well. Those tendons do notRead Morehe al (lack of blood supply) and the longer you delay have them surgically repaired the more apt you will be in losing some range of motion in the joint. Anyway I hope that your recovery goes well and surgery will not be necessary.
Susan April 07, 2014 at 08:49 AM
The state gave RTM $800,000 to seduce the school district into converting a few of its school buses Read Moreto run on natural gas. However that's barely 12% of the total cost because then the district had to borrow another $5,715,000 to build a new CNG fueling station and buy more of the new buses. While borrowing this $5,715,000, the district's administration then decided to borrow another $14,570,000 to refinance a $14,995,000 loan the district took out in July 2004. During the last 10 years the district has paid $7,411,322 in interest on that loan and almost nothing on the principal. What did they do with the rest of the money - use it as a slush fund? When I say 'district' it's really the district's taxpayers who paid the interest and will pay off the new loans. To get these two loans, the taxpayers paid $64,532.16 in paperwork fees with even the district's solicitor Tom Kelly taking a cut, $12,500 to be exact, even though the administration won't tell you what it was he did to earn the money. The fact is that every time the school district does anything a whole lot of hands go digging into the taxpayers' pockets. And the school board claims they are good fiscal managers? Give me a break.
Eve April 07, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Furthermore, this program is toted as a "green energy" initiative, and that could not beRead Moref arther from the truth. The funding comes from "impact fees" that natural gas companies pay to the Commonwealth of PA. They pay these fees because the impact of hydraulic fraturing (fracking) is so incredibly destructive to communities and families in the western part of the state. But these impact fees do not compensate Pennsylvania families and communities for the devastation they experience as a result of fracking (well contamination, life altering illness, loss of property value, etc.). On the contrary, these "impact fees" are funneled into initiatives like this one that "spur the demand for natural gas". In other words, the "impact fees" are used to direct more consumer to consuming natural gas. Safety in the distribution of compressed natural gas is also a concern. Our pipeline infrastructure was not designed for CNG. Leaks and explosions have occurred too frequently throughout the US to allow us to proceed without even an ounce of consideration for safety. Do we really want one of these pumping stations on the grounds of Penncrest? This issue is discussed in further detail in a blog on Transition Town Media's website: http://transitiontownmedia.org/is-a-cng-school-bus-conversion-a-green-initiative-or-rather-grey/
See more »