General herkimer Home closing

General herkimer Home closing

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concerned person

Dexter, NY

#1 Jan 27, 2011
It will be closing permanetly,WHY?
Proud Mohawk Warrior

Cortland, NY

#2 Jan 27, 2011
because it's built on sacred land
LF Resident

Utica, NY

#4 Jan 28, 2011
If Herkimer Home is closed, is it true that we can't use the land for picnics, hiking, etc?

That's a bunch of crap that state park property can't be used just because there is a "closed" sign.
Independence

Denver, CO

#5 Jan 28, 2011
It's closing, along w/ other parks, because the state is broke. (Good luck finding the funds for ObamaCare NY)
Tex

Herkimer, NY

#6 Jan 28, 2011
You may be about to lose your welfare!
k-nut

Ithaca, NY

#7 Jan 29, 2011
it's sad all the histiry in the world no one wants....same as beechnut..118 years in business a man from over sea's buys company moves it sooo he can get out of paying taxes for 12 years to come...very sad i remember going to herkimer home on trips ...and riding by factory as a kid smelling the candy being made....very sad ty obama got to love politics......
Lizzy

Ithaca, NY

#8 Jan 29, 2011
Why are you blaming Obama? This is a STATE decision, not federal. OH well...I suppose you have to find someone to blame. Why don't you blame the lazy people who are milking the system. In stead of working and paying taxes, they collect welfare. What about your businesses that are skimming the gov't by not paying the tax when they want to be paid in cash. It is so easy to place the blame.
WWGHD

United States

#9 Jan 29, 2011
What would General Herkimer do?
There's is no reason on Earth why that place can not survive on meager donations and volunteers.
1 person can care for the whole place, really, and probably have money left over for herself.
Change the insurance laws and stop insuring it.
That money just goes into some crooks pocket who is surely related to a Senator.
WWGHD

United States

#10 Jan 29, 2011
Oh and he'd can the director. He's stupid with money.
Buy some sheep. Sell the mowers.
Let one person live there free, like the Morland Park deal.
Voice of Reason

Ithaca, NY

#11 Jan 29, 2011
WWGHD wrote:
Oh and he'd can the director. He's stupid with money.
Buy some sheep. Sell the mowers.
Let one person live there free, like the Morland Park deal.
Excellent suggestions and a fantastic proposal. I'll take the job.
ronpaul

Geneva, NY

#12 Jan 29, 2011
Well, maybe "preserve our past" can claim to raise money to keep the herkimer home open. No wait, the last house they tried to save on the park was torn down....... Maybe the library could sell some items to raise money...... Nope, never mind, its already been done, flags been sold. Maybe mainstreet first could organize to try to save it....... thats a bad idea, they would probably want to move the house to shoppers square.....
Ben

Herkimer, NY

#13 Jan 29, 2011
ronpaul wrote:
Well, maybe "preserve our past" can claim to raise money to keep the herkimer home open. No wait, the last house they tried to save on the park was torn down....... Maybe the library could sell some items to raise money...... Nope, never mind, its already been done, flags been sold. Maybe mainstreet first could organize to try to save it....... thats a bad idea, they would probably want to move the house to shoppers square.....
RIGHT ON!!!
Check your facts

AOL

#14 Jan 29, 2011
ronpaul wrote:
Well, maybe "preserve our past" can claim to raise money to keep the herkimer home open. No wait, the last house they tried to save on the park was torn down....... Maybe the library could sell some items to raise money...... Nope, never mind, its already been done, flags been sold. Maybe mainstreet first could organize to try to save it....... thats a bad idea, they would probably want to move the house to shoppers square.....
Can you spell C L O W N ? Cuz this is what you are...
Mrs Lunn

Charlotte, NC

#15 Jan 30, 2011
Well... I thought 'ronpaul' was funny !

Nevertheless...
It seems as though this problem should have an easy resolution.

If the cost of maintaining is low...
If there are many volunteers ready to help...
If it is a valuable community asset...
Then many should be willing... to take responsibility.
shut er down

United States

#16 Jan 30, 2011
who cares, everybody crys and wines but when was the last time they were there? bulldoze it down make snowmobile trail threw there
Mrs Lunn

Charlotte, NC

#17 Jan 30, 2011
Whines=wines; through=threw.

I've found an attendence number online which surprised me...
About 27,000 for each of two recent years.
That's fairly impressive.
LFGaloot

Ithaca, NY

#18 Jan 30, 2011
Herkimer died doing his patriotic duty.We owe him out gratitude and honor .One would think that the historical facts would be enough to ensure funding without question.Maybe the state is biased by the "not so palatable" underside of the good general's life :Slave holding ,distillery and distribution of liquor , hemp cultivation ,questionable land deals......Of course we see through a 21st century filter and our morays and ethos are conflicted by 18th century norms.
LFGaloot

Ithaca, NY

#19 Jan 30, 2011
The "r" key is right next to the "t"key. Pardon me.
Cemetery Company

United States

#20 Jan 30, 2011
Here's an idea and if I were younger I'd do it.

Get a van, some light equipment -mowers/saws/ masonry, etc and start a Revolutionary War Cemetery Restoration and Care Company.
There are quite a few around -in grave condition-uncared for and overgrown in fields and forests nearby.

Seems to me Federal funds would be available for start-up, and the whole thing could be run as a non-profit using CCF funds (Combined Federal Campaign).

What's a good name for a cemetery company?
ronpaul

Geneva, NY

#21 Jan 30, 2011
The states broke, i dont think some people get it. Its sad that the herkimer home has to close because it is our history, but where is the money going to come from? Maybe the answer is to privatize the property, build a hotel( because it is right next to the thruway exit with no hotels ) and use the proceeds from the hotel to keep the Herkimer Home operating. The problem is, and i'll say it before anybody else can is the good ole boy mentality in little falls. People in local power in the past have looked out for their friends interests before the good of the communities.( the dan marino hotel project that was crushed because of the best western)I dont know, but a certain sector of our society thinks that there is an endless supply of "free " goverment money. The days of big grant money. But i think back to the money that was wasted on putting a roof over the community oven and it makes me sick, thats a whole other post. Ok, now im rambling

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