What is really disgusting is having to leave town to shop because most retailers charge "Armonk prices" which regular people, who don't earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, cannot afford. View Comment
Let me see if I can get through to you fanatics and express my thesis in a different way. Say someone asked you to rank your theoretical preferences in automobiles and gives the following choices: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes, Honda. Of course the rank will be roughly in the order I listed. Doesn't mean everyone is against Honda. And if all of a sudden the question is restated with a condition that your own money will pay for the vehicle, the list will certainly change, with Honda moving up in rank.
P.S. hadrjcmg: Shame on me for watching Boogie nights? Shame on you for knowing the content of specific scenes. Such hypocrisy is what I would expect from a member of the concerned Taliban of Armonk. Still, glad you enjoyed the movie.
P.P.S. My understanding is that the poll allows one vote per email address. If you want to circumvent the poll by signing up for multiple email addresses, you have way too much time on your hands. View Comment
Nope, I'm not Howard Arden. I'm a member of the silent majority who wants to see progress in this town. I read the allaboutarmonk comments and I'm not impressed with what is obviously part of an organized campaign against progress. Any well organized group can flood the media with comments by using email lists to encourage members to squawk in unison. If the majority is against the dog park, how do you explain the 55% - 43% margin in favor according to the dailyvoice poll? View Comment
hadrjcmg: Since you have printed copies of the much quoted recreation survey, why not forward a copy to allaboutarmonk for publication? A lesson in logic is required here. Saying a dog park was one of the lower rated ideas does not automatically lead to the conclusion that: "most people don't want a dog park". It merely implies more people want an ice rink, or a basketball arena, or whatever. But a dog park is just pennies on the dollar compared to these ideas, and the location and opportunity for a dog park is right here, right now. A permit system so that users foot the bill would be appropriate, similar to the town tennis courts. View Comment
The big picture here is that it seems that the pro-dogpark faction of the town board wants to move ahead quickly before opposition coalesces against it. While the petition does make some good points - such as a lack of public input and an open discussion of alternative locations - there are a number red herrings in their arguments. Gateway to the town? Spare me that junk. Wampus Close negative effects? Wampus Close was shoehorned into a small space in a largely commercial area next to a bus depot, and it was the last thing to go into that area. Residents have room in their own yards to exercise their dogs? With what fences?
This petition is from the same gang that has tried to stop CVS to stifle competition. Beware these anti-progress NIMBYs. View Comment
It is also a disgrace that people keep waving the red herring of "our charming hamlet". People move to Armonk for 2 reasons. 1) The schools. 2) Nice houses on generous parcels of land.
I'm looking forward to CVS & DiCiccos coming to town so that I do not have to leave town to shop. Who knows, business at the local shops may actually increase as a result.
Thanks for the reply.
I had made a comment and I was able to see it daily as the thread built from July 29 thru 31. Then today it was gone. I think I originally made the comment on 7/27 or 28. The gist of it was that I questioned that Framings would be competed against by CVS, and that whether The Concerned Citizens was a front for the economic interests of the Town Center Pharmacy. I assure you I do not engage in bad language or personal slander on these boards.
Perhaps it was a computer related transaction rollback that caused my comment to disappear? View Comment