Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I've been so busy I hardly have time to do this. The semester is really revving up!! One comment about that: I hate Blackboard! Oh it has nice features - and although there is a learning curve, I'm figuring it out. But it is so SLOW that it is almost not usable.

Two recent stories of note in the Times Union. First, there is this. I am speechless. Not really - if this guy had taken a class with me, I would have caught him cheating and taught him a lesson about honesty and ethics! Students may wonder why I enforce the rules so much. Well, this is an example.

Next, as usual, North Greenbush welcomes absurdity with open arms. Remember the awful destruction of the Defreest Church House? (Too rushed to find the link, maybe I will eventually - just click the label if you want to follow that sad tale.) Well, now they plan to demolish two treasures to make way for yet another Rite Aid, and a Walgreens too. Can't have too many drug stores, don't you know.


Anonymous said...

I was at the Town Board meeting when this was brought up to the council. The councilmen actually had several questions and concerns themselves about the historical value of the Grove which they plan to address. They simply referred it to plan planning board for review. It's too early in the process for them to express their specific concerns. Only zoning is being addressed at this time.

howzerdo said...

Well, that's good to know - let's keep our fingers crossed that these two structures are not sacrificed. And thanks for visiting!