Terming them as Yonkers educators is misleading. The term may lead people to believe this only means teachers. Our superintendent is one of the highest in the state and his supporting non-teaching staff is right up there in salary. His secretaries (who I am sure work very hard) also earn $100000+. Like Jerry Brown, I believe the important work is done in the classroom not in offices.
I know from years past, the runners are offered water every few miles, and there is a large water table at the beginning and end of the course. The runners are always well hydrated
Also having been on committees for marathons in the past, it is not unusual for the runners to have a meal and a beer afterwards. I am sure no one forced anyone to have the beer. It was not provided to them for free from what you wrote. I am posting this as a non-drinker, by the way. View Comment
I frankly am shocked to read someone thought the turnout was low. I barely could get through the crowds by the train station and Van der Donck Park all afternoon, and the lines were long at the various food vendors. People who got there at noon stayed for a few hours and left, with new people coming all afternoon. People come, wander, visit, listen to music, and go. More people come, wander, listen to music, and go. That is the way it should to be!
We came at 12:30 and left after 5. Main Street was still crowded and still rocking when we left! I wonder where Ms. Kilcommon was that she did not have the same experience. View Comment