Tonawanda News

Opinion

May 31, 2014

TUCKER: Partially fixed roads give hope to drivers

Tonawanda News — Fixing streets seems to be the sure sign of progress across the area.

In our little corner of the world, the Town of Tonawanda Highway Department is doing its best to make over Delaware Road and our end of Zimmerman Boulevard.

Early on the day the work started, one of the department’s workers came to the door asking if the car parked out in front of the house was ours. It wasn’t and the fellow went door to door to find out who owned the car and asked that it be moved. 

These guys were friendly and affable not seeming to be annoyed by the car which was blocking the project. The owner was found and the car moved.

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In the City of Tonawanda, the hope is that the tree stump chipper is soon brought back (it’s been out of commission) as the leftover tree trunks are regrowing branches. If the leftover trunks were cut down and the stumps removed, the reminder of what happened would soon be forgotten. Mayor Rick Davis promises a quick solution to the problem. I’m impressed by his quick return of phone calls and his ability to know what’s happening in the city. It’s nice to know that the attitude of commitment and loyalty to the city continues from one mayor to the next.

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John Crainer, whose phone calls and emails are always a delight, told me that there are a lot of Christian motorcyclists around. This comment came after I mentioned that the church on Grove Street in Tonawanda had a large number of motorcycles in the parking lot, with the bikers at a special service.

“We’re not all ‘hippie’ types,” John laughed. “A lot of us just enjoy riding and getting together after work or on a weekend.”

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