A Christmas without snow id fine for me. If it has to do anything, let it rain. You don't have to shovel rain.
It was a very well played and entertaining game, but it was very disappointing that the crowd was so small. For an area where hockey is so much a part of winter life, the Colisee should have been packed. It would be great to have a team here with that quality of hockey.
If you missed last night's game, check out the next on on November 17th.
Let's get out and support professional hockey in the L/A area.
Hope this works out, would be nice to have hockey in town again.
Just curious, does the town of Poland have Impact Fees on new construction? These are fees required to be added to new construction, to go toward increasing expanding services needed by the new construction.
I am so glad that we won't have to listen, anymore, to the owners whining about leaving. Maybe we can now get a team here, that wants to be here.
Been going there since I was a kid, when I had to walk to it. Great people and great food. If you have never been there, your are missing a part of history.
Today we need to get rid of this outdated law, and put the emphasis on recycling, like most other states do. Here are a few reasons why.
1. It is very unhealthy to have all these dirty bottles and cans hanging around at stores where food is stored. It draws bugs and smells. This I have heard from store owners. The same health hazard goes for home storage of these cans and bottles. This is evident when you ever walk into some of these recycle stores and see how bad they smell.
2. The state is loosing money, as people from neighboring states bringing bottles purchased in neighboring states, into Maine to cash them in. Many times I have seen articles in this paper about this issue.
3. In a time of money conservation, not having to administrate this program would save money.
More emphasis is needed on home trash pickup and recycling.
Auburn officials also needs to look at the many cities that have tried Public Safety and had it fail.
As a retired employee of a failed Public Safety system, I suggest they look at both sides of the coin. The creation of public safety, in the city I worked for, really brought down the quality of service to the citizens. A person is a police officer because he wants to be a police officer and a person becomes a firefighter because he wants to be a firefighter. Forcing a then to do both will not work. The two departments turned into stepping stones for new recruits of the police and fire academy. They would go there to work for a year, then with a little experience and a entry on their resume, leave for a traditional department. Then more money was needed to train their replacement.
In the case of our city, because of the incorporation of Public Safety, we lost a lot of key members of both the PD and FD, who left to go to work for other cities. Moral in both the police and fire departments was at an all time low. The city spent lots money on equipment and training. As a result of people leaving for other departments manpower shortages were created and the overtime costs were sky high.
After about 3 years they realized it just wasn't working and the quality of service of both departments had deteriorated. The city commission abandon the idea, fired the city manager that came up with the Public Safety idea, and returned to the two department system.
Shortly after abandoning Public Safety, the Fire Department moral increased to the point where it won the nation wide award, as the Department of the Year, by a Popular Fire/EMS magazine.
My point being, look at both the departments that failed, as well as the ones that it works in, before money is spent on a system that has failed time after time.
With me it is not a "Scrooge" issue. I love the lights and don't mind putting up with the traffic to view them. My concern is the city counsel doesn't mind using tax payers money to pay for these services, but has to try to cut corners buy looking into going to a Public Safety system, instead of the tradition Police and Fire departments. If Public Safety fails, like it has in many places, it will cost millions to find that out.
If I run an event and need police to direct traffic, I have to pay for it. Why should this be any different.
In most places if you need police you pay for it, why should Auburn be different?
This was no doubt the best event I have ever attended at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. It was at the PAL Hop where my wife and I met 43 years ago. To see these same bands appear after all these years was brought back a lot of memories.
Thanks to all the bands, the producers and sponsors.
Do it again.