Well, yet another Toughman has come and gone. What a mess. Click on the photos below, courtesy of Dick Nagle.
You may also have an interest in:
--Mr. Nagle's 9/2/14 statement before the board on safety, exposing the mayoral myth of economic benefit to Croton's business community, etc.: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/dick-nagles-92-statement-b4-board-on.html
--A letter from the Croton Caring Committee http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/from-croton-caring-committee-open.html
--A 9/2/14 letter from Bob Riekert of Ossining http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/toughman-issues-important-92-letter.html
--Resident Peter Marengo also left a very important 9/7 comment regarding this year's event at a posting; it is re-printed as follows below:
"I am writing about the Toughman event that is occurring today in our village. As a practicing Catholic, when an entire village is taken over to the extent of shutting down major roads and arteries on an entire Sunday morning in order to host such an event is disgraceful. My family and I were late for 8:00 Mass (we attend St. Augustine in Ossining, just over the 9A bridge), even though we left the house at 7:35 knowing that we were in for detours. The detour for a 2-mile trip was 15 miles.
Traditionally, Sundays are set aside, especially in the mornings, as a day of rest, reflection and out of respect for faith-based people. I understand that we only have 2 weekend days per week but we should reconsider hosting these events or at least propose that we wait until 12 noon to altar the roads so that people may go to their respective church services. By law, citizens cannot buy alcohol until that time on a Sunday for religious purposes – we should do the same for things like this that have an even more dramatic effect on the community at large." http://bit.ly/1rUeMJv
ALSO FYI: HERE IS A LINK TO A POST TOUGHMAN 2014 LETTER FROM BOB RIEKERT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/post-toughman-2014-bob-riekert-letter.html
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|Even Wonder Woman couldn't figure out this mess|
Thanks. This is a picnic compared to the mess up at the Anns. Circle. So many angry and frustrated people, including a funeral parade.ReplyDelete
I was stuck up there and actually I think that was a wedding party not a funeral! If so, can you just imagine the bride or groom's state of mind. Kind of funny but at the same time not.Delete
There's no doubt that there are people who like this event but that's not enough to inconvenience tens of thousands of people. Croton's reputation just keeps getting worse and worse as well it should. When your officials ignore the world around them let alone their own constituents in favor of this,they just have to be sent packing. You guys have a vote in November. Please get rid of them.ReplyDelete
Disgusted in Ossining.
We can keep the Toughkids part. Nothing is shut down for that. The rest has got to go. Thanks Dick.ReplyDelete