HCCC cancels July 4th fireworks & party

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nake

Saranac Lake, NY

#1 Feb 19, 2011
College says it can't afford $$$ for annual Independence Day celebration.

http://www.herkimertelegram.com/highlight/x25...
Casual Observer

United States

#2 Feb 19, 2011
Who cares

Since: Jul 08

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#3 Feb 20, 2011
nake wrote:
College says it can't afford $$$ for annual Independence Day celebration.
http://www.herkimertelegram.com/highlight/x25...
you might want to read that article a little closer. the college didn't say they couldn't afford it. the college doesn't pay for it, they never have. the college goes out and gets donations from local businesses. what the college was saying in that article, is that they are just to lazy to make the phone calls this year to organize funding. what they're saying is that the almost $2,000,000 we,(the county taxpayers) give the college every year, isn't worth the phone calls it takes to give us something in return.
mama

Clinton, NY

#4 Feb 20, 2011
Its not the college's responsibility to provide entertainment for the community. Education is their mission. It costs the taxpayer(through the college)$20,000 grand a year to provide these EXTRA's. We cant afford it anymore. Everyone else benefitted off the colleges(taxpayers) expense. All of the non profits go up on the hill and use it for their fundraising event. The college(taxpayer) gets nothing other than the bill.They receive very little donations to fund this event. Kudo's to the college to cut expense.
lick my kudo

Ithaca, NY

#5 Feb 20, 2011
mama wrote:
Its not the college's responsibility to provide entertainment for the community. Education is their mission. It costs the taxpayer(through the college)$20,000 grand a year to provide these EXTRA's. We cant afford it anymore. Everyone else benefitted off the colleges(taxpayers) expense. All of the non profits go up on the hill and use it for their fundraising event. The college(taxpayer) gets nothing other than the bill.They receive very little donations to fund this event. Kudo's to the college to cut expense.
We got rid of the party and fireworks, now if we could just get rid of the entire college. This area is decrepit enough and that place does nothing but sink us even deeper. Benefit to the area my ass. Somebody needs to dig up the video from their Halloween party up there.

Since: Dec 10

Oneida, NY

#6 Feb 20, 2011
one thing to look forward at the beginning of summer, only to be taken away, well atleast we have 6 months in advance notice!
lifelong herkimerite

Saranac Lake, NY

#7 Feb 20, 2011
Just another in a long succession of losses and setbacks that have steadily turned this once-decent Valley into the charmless hellhole that it is.

Main Street Herkimer is an utter unmitigated disaster. AAA office closed up. Albany Street Cafe closed up. No jobs. No fun. Corrupt and inept politicians. A trailer trash tobacco store going up in the center of Mohawk.

East Side steakhouse -- CLOSED. West Side Saloon -- CLOSED. Herkimer Telegram -- SUCKS.

Oh well, at least we have Crazy Otto Empire Diner building the World's Largest Jell-O Penis to look forward to.
Actually

Ithaca, NY

#8 Feb 20, 2011
It's The Telegram not The Herkimer Telegram. Never was The Herkimer Telegram, it was The Evening Telegram. You're right, it sucks. And wait until see what they are going to do next. Cancel now.
lifelong herkimerite

Saranac Lake, NY

#9 Feb 20, 2011
Actually wrote:
It's The Telegram not The Herkimer Telegram. Never was The Herkimer Telegram, it was The Evening Telegram. You're right, it sucks. And wait until see what they are going to do next. Cancel now.
What are they going to do next?

I notice they haven't replaced David Robinson, who left in like December. Probably got a better paying job as a part-time Fastrac cashier.

So, they have one less reporter = less local news for the readers. They fill the space with Utica stories that ran a day earlier in the O-D. Telegram is run by two RAG HAGS.
Get a job

Boston, MA

#10 Feb 20, 2011
lifelong herkimerite wrote:
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What are they going to do next?
I notice they haven't replaced David Robinson, who left in like December. Probably got a better paying job as a part-time Fastrac cashier.
So, they have one less reporter = less local news for the readers. They fill the space with Utica stories that ran a day earlier in the O-D. Telegram is run by two RAG HAGS.
They fill the space with Utica stories, because Utica has stories. Herkimer does not have anything going on!
Shame

Ithaca, NY

#11 Feb 20, 2011
You are right!!! What's mext. It is sad. Look at the turn out for the fireworks. People really enjoyed it. If some businesses would all come together and donate some money maybe it will happen. As far as The Evening Telegram...it is the worst it has ever been. Spelling mistakes, wrong names, dates, duplicates, etc.!!! The papermen can't even deliver it right!!! What a disgrace this valley has become. SAD
grand finale

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Feb 20, 2011
Murray gets a $30k raise. Others get big raises. Take a percentage and the fireworks are paid for. Instead they spin it as saving money and saving jobs from layoffs.
lifelong herkimerite

Saranac Lake, NY

#13 Feb 20, 2011
I really need to get off of welfare and go find a job! All I do is sit around and complain about things. Whine, whine, whine. Well, being poor comes with its perks.
so wrong

Herkimer, NY

#14 Feb 21, 2011
Shame wrote:
You are right!!! What's mext. It is sad. Look at the turn out for the fireworks. People really enjoyed it. If some businesses would all come together and donate some money maybe it will happen. As far as The Evening Telegram...it is the worst it has ever been. Spelling mistakes, wrong names, dates, duplicates, etc.!!! The papermen can't even deliver it right!!! What a disgrace this valley has become. SAD
Maybe Vince and Tony could spring for it this year!!
Another valley resident

Little Falls, NY

#15 Feb 21, 2011
Actually wrote:
It's The Telegram not The Herkimer Telegram. Never was The Herkimer Telegram, it was The Evening Telegram. You're right, it sucks. And wait until see what they are going to do next. Cancel now.
Gee, that's odd because it says HERKIMER TELEGRAM across the front of the page here:

http://www.herkimertelegram.com/
Another valley resident

Little Falls, NY

#16 Feb 21, 2011
lifelong herkimerite wrote:
<quoted text>
What are they going to do next?
I notice they haven't replaced David Robinson, who left in like December. Probably got a better paying job as a part-time Fastrac cashier.
So, they have one less reporter = less local news for the readers. They fill the space with Utica stories that ran a day earlier in the O-D. Telegram is run by two RAG HAGS.
In case you are several years behind the times, both the Telegram and the OD have shared stories because they are both owned by Gatehouse Media. Some stories run in one paper first then in the other later, and visa versa. The Little Falls paper also is owned by Gatehouse. Gee, this has only been going on for about three years now.
Another valley resident

Saranac Lake, NY

#17 Feb 21, 2011
What a shocker, more websites from the valley resident. Gee, how funny.
wow

Rockland, ME

#18 Feb 21, 2011
grand finale wrote:
Murray gets a $30k raise. Others get big raises. Take a percentage and the fireworks are paid for. Instead they spin it as saving money and saving jobs from layoffs.
If you believe that anyone's job was saved because of this, you're crazy. From what I read, it was a $20,000 event and the Alumni Association sponsored it at $7500. I'm sure no one at that college is making $12,500/year.
lifelong herkimerite

Saranac Lake, NY

#19 Feb 21, 2011
Another valley resident wrote:
<quoted text>
In case you are several years behind the times, both the Telegram and the OD have shared stories because they are both owned by Gatehouse Media. Some stories run in one paper first then in the other later, and visa versa. The Little Falls paper also is owned by Gatehouse. Gee, this has only been going on for about three years now.
I am fully aware of the Gatehouse OD-Telegram-Times arrangement, and I see nothing in my post that suggested I wasn't. My point was mainly that the Telegram/Times has been operating for the past two months with one reporter less than it used to have, after Robinson left.

So, is that going to be a permanent arrangement? If so, it means less local news and by local I mean MIHLFF.*

The incidence of Utica O-D news reprints (YESTERDAY'S NEWS TOMORROW) in the Smelegram has certainly increased since Robinson left.

*MIHLFF = Mohawk Ilion Herkimer Little Falls Frankfort
name

Argyle, NY

#20 Feb 21, 2011
mama wrote:
Its not the college's responsibility to provide entertainment for the community. Education is their mission. It costs the taxpayer(through the college)$20,000 grand a year to provide these EXTRA's. We cant afford it anymore. Everyone else benefitted off the colleges(taxpayers) expense. All of the non profits go up on the hill and use it for their fundraising event. The college(taxpayer) gets nothing other than the bill.They receive very little donations to fund this event. Kudo's to the college to cut expense.
I'm not sure why "taxpayer" is in parentheses behind the word college in your post. They do not pay taxes on any of there properties (including the president's house) just HARC and the rest of the non-profits around here. That's why only 45%of the properties pay taxes for 100% of the village.

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