July parade last for chairperson
To the editor:
The Northville parade is scheduled for Saturday July 7, at 1 p.m. Line up is on the south end of the village. Antique cars are on First Street, floats and groups are on Second Street, just pull up after what ever is there. Please be in place by 12:30 p.m.
Military groups line up on Washington Street by the Methodist Church and animals go to the Bradt Building as there is shade and water there. The Llamas go to the church unless it is to hot for them.
Anyone still wishing to take part in the parade should contact Teresa Greenhill at 863-3327, leave a message and your call will be returned.
The parade is going to cost $1,600 to present this year with the two bands. Anyone wishing to make a donation can mail it to:
Northville Parade Committee, PO Box 232, Northville NY 12134. All donations are greatly needed and appreciated.
I wish to thank everyone for your support and donations over the last four years, this year will be my last parade. Five years is a good run. I have enjoyed bringing you the parade and two Pumpkin-Fests.
Northville Parade Committee
Red lights still mean stop
To the editor:
One more summer. We only have one more summer to watch drivers ignore traffic law. As a resident living near the Batchellerville Bridge in Northern Saratoga County, I am so tired of the lack of civil behavior displayed by drivers wanting to cross our one lane bridge.
I was third on line, waiting on the north side to cross over the bridge when our light turned green. I know that should normally mean GO, but the oncoming traffic was moving so slowly that they were still on the bridge throughout “our” green light. The last car finally cleared the bridge after our light turned red. To my amazement, the first car in line started across the bridge against a red light. Red means stop. Wow. What a concept.
Now the problem is that, in their questionable wisdom, the engineers have changed the traffic pattern on the south shore. Drivers waiting there can no longer see if cars are still on the bridge. So, we have a driver, who does not know color, crossing the bridge, and waiting drivers who cannot see this car. Their light turns green and, according to law, they can start across the bridge, only to find their single lane occupied by a lawless driver.
Oh Joy unbounded. I simply cannot wait for the fourth of July traffic.
1) Tell your holiday visitors to get to your Sacandaga residents in any way possible that does not involve the Batchellerville Bridge.
2) Review traffic law. Especially that involving the colors red and Green.
3) Understand that, just because you have been waiting your turn to cross, you do not have the right to break the law.
4) Drive at 45 miles per hour on the Batchellerville Bridge. Stop on red.This way everyone on the bridge can get off the bridge in time to let the next group go.
You may have to wait to cross this bridge. If you don’t have the patience to wait, don’t use our bridge.
One last summer, I keep telling myself. Is it possible to expect adults to act that way.
Red = Stop; Green = Go. What a concept.