HCCC cancels July 4th fireworks & party
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Tit for Tat

New York, NY

#83 Jul 4, 2012
friends of the merge wrote:
what a dismal area this is when HCCC cancels the fireworks show.
It has to do a lot more with public perception and the battle between President Murray and the County Legislature.
Local politics,now that "is dismal"!
friends of the merge

New York, NY

#84 Jul 4, 2012
Tit for Tat wrote:
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It has to do a lot more with public perception and the battle between President Murray and the County Legislature.
Local politics,now that "is dismal"!
The entire Mohawk Valley is a depressing and lackluster place. We are hoping to move to North Carolina depending on how my wife's job search goes and whether I can recoup the value of our home. Unfortunately there are not many buyers for high-end properties around here.

But regardless, aiming to be near Raleigh one year from today.
valley

Johnstown, NY

#85 Jul 6, 2012
The bottom line is that the college could not afford to spend the money because they spent it on the fatcat's salaries. The pres makes 160,000 oriolo makes 140,000, testa 93000, dutcher 84000. Seems like a lot of $ for a community college in herkimer county.
valley resident

New York, NY

#86 Jul 4, 2013
what a crappy place this is to live. no fun.
Kev

Herkimer, NY

#87 Jul 4, 2013
valley resident wrote:
what a crappy place this is to live. no fun.
HCCC could have asked for donations all year to help pay for the fireworks. But you just know that it wasn't even on the radar screen. Everyone enjoyed those fireworks. And to the poster that said that it wasn't the college's responsibility to entertain, of course you are technically right,HOWEVER,they could have advocated or done something to have saved the event. They could have done fund raisers with community groups etc. After all they are a, "Community College."
yup

New York, NY

#88 Jul 5, 2013
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.
Yeah why should the college give something back. They have no need to improve public relations. They do enough with their low standards for admission. On German St. we see fireworks throughout the school year as police and rescue vehicles race to the college apartments on a regular basis. The parade of scum on Main St. throughout the school year is a bonus too.

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