Monday, January 11, 2010

It's Baaaaaack


So for the third strait year the Town Manager, who has the ultimate authority over the park, assigned the DPW the task of constructing a skating rink.

Let's hope this year it works out better than the last two.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanx 4 the tip, I'll be sharpening up my cccm super tacks! Glad to see they are keeping the dpw busy when it's not snowing out, and providing some free recreation opportunities!

Anonymous said...

Hey great!

No.

Anonymous said...

Cool! Makes us feel like a New England small town!

Ed said...

Seriously Larry, would you prefer that the kids fall through the ice somewhere and drown? How much does one ice rescue cost the town, particularly when you send a firefighter or two across the river for hypothermia????

Of course, what I would like to see is him be man enough to let the Boy Scouts do it. They would be out there at night (when you really need to do it), wouldn't be charging the town overtime, and would be able to be proud of it.

LarryK4 said...

Kind of hard to judge since I don't believe we have had an ice rescue in a many a year.

I love skating rinks--I really do. Used to use the one at Memorial, oops, I mean Ziomek Field all the time 45 years ago.

And for some reason that one seemed to work just fine. The Kendrick Park one however...

Anonymous said...

I think it would be great if it works and people use it. It would be nice to drive by and see kids skating.

LarryK4 said...

Agreed. Nice indeed.

Although the Town Common offers much better visibility and access.

Realist said...

I agree that a skating rink is a net positive for the Town, assuming that it's done properly. I grew up in an Amherst that had FIVE outdoor public skating rinks to choose from each winter, so I know it can be done. The three key elements seem to be:
1. Find a level, shaded plot of publicly-held land
2. Have a water source near the rink
3. Spray it on a regular basis, before the sun comes up.

The Town Common is neither level nor shaded so that was a bad choice. Kendrick Park is level but not shaded...another poor choice. Why not do it where it was successfully done for many, many years - out in the left field area of Ziomek Field! It's centrally located w/in easy walking distance from downtown AND it now has the added benefit of having LIGHTS which would allow for evening skating sessions a few nights each week. Just a thought...

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Anonymous said...

larry you are an ahole.The town common is on a slight hill making it hard to make a skating rink.You should stick to what you do best and run your pathetic gym in south amherst if you still own it? Get a life and do something useful or shut the hell up

LarryK4 said...

Apparently what I do best is piss off Cowardly, Anon, Nitwits.

Anonymous said...

this coward maybe doing good things for the community and not hidding behind a camera diving around town looking for trouble you spinless ass

LarryK4 said...

Well if I knew his name--or yours for that matter--I could Google you and make that judgment for myself.

Anonymous said...

I think we a least know that's a prozac sucking anarchist... Am I right?

Anonymous said...

I think we a least know that's a prozac sucking anarchist... Am I right

Now, now, now....

Prozac reduces both the male and female sex urge so the more anarchists on Prozac the fewer baby anarchists on welfare we will have. And that is a good thing, isn't it???

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/300/4/395

Anonymous said...

Ha ha... perfect!

Anonymous said...

shafter knows about the EISCAT/haarp ability to control weather.

soon after the norway spiral northern hemisphere temps plummeted, florida losing crops, england covered in snow.

could it be mass depopulation by weather?

Anonymous said...

classy bunch of readers and responders, with and without names.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, sometimes you gotta take the good with the bad.

Anonymous said...

from the coward.Larry i am sure u had a hard day at the gym working or taking pictures to get your rocks off. Keep up the good work

LarryK4 said...

Actually today's post (above) did not require a picture. Although it did take me a moment or two to figure out how to take a "selective" screen grab and then convert it from a TIFF to a JPEG.

But yeah, I still have to teach a Karate class tonight at 6:15 PM, so feel free to stop in and say "hi".

Anonymous said...

from the coward. The class was great but maybe u should stick to your day job u have the moves of an old man. Your pictures and blogs might be a better choice.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, I thought I saw a skinny little dweeb skulking around the parking lot this evening.

Anonymous said...

from the coward.Who is pissing u off now old man?

LarryK4 said...

More like AMUSED.

You had your chance, and you proved to be like all the others before you: A Cowardly, Anon, Nitwit.

Anonymous said...

from the coward.See u around town world chump i mean champ

LarryK4 said...

For many, many more years there Anon.

(Actually, it was National Champ.)

Anonymous said...

from the coward.So u are not that good i give u too much credit old man

LarryK4 said...

And I'm sure in your prime (assuming you had one) you "coulda been a contenda."

Realist said...

Why do you even waste your time, energy, and attention on this guy, Larry? It's the same guy who's been mumbling "It's Over" in his sleep for the past year & who has obviously been skipping his meds. Just ignore him & he might, maybe, and thankfully eventually go away (and leave the town that he obviously loathes so much behind)

LarryK4 said...

Good point. And it is midnight...

Anonymous said...

oh its just 'bach again

LarryK4 said...

I thought Cinda chucked him into a woodchipper.

john said...

thrilled you would think of me.

but i am the haarp poster, not the antagonist.

john said...

look at any of my posts, i have never used "u" for you

btw

cinder's ninth generation business is down the tubes. i guess that dc lobbyism karma finally caught up to her. nice going jiggly.

also, i have decided that amherst is a fine "place", but it is the people in charge that make it a shithole.

Anonymous said...

"Why do you even waste your time, energy, and attention on this guy, Larry? It's the same guy who's been mumbling "It's Over" in his sleep for the past year & who has obviously been skipping his meds. Just ignore him & he might, maybe, and thankfully eventually go away (and leave the town that he obviously loathes so much behind)"


~I'm~ the "it's over" person and
that other person is definitely NOT me.

I HAVE used the term "old man" and "tough guy" with Larry... I also have ZERO desire to meet him, I'm not on meds (NEVER have been) and contrary to what sloppy Kelley said, I NEVER asked him to "pin" anything on the school maintenance/transportation dept. Investigate, yes, pin no. So Larry, you need to clear the record on that one, or prove it tough guy.

And "Realist", I'm FAR from finished. Count on that. I'm right up inside their worst nightmare, trust me. I'm "the mole". A tunnel herrrrrre, annnnd a tunnel there...

And BOING! (aw, lookit the cute mole!).

Ed said...


cinder's ninth generation business is down the tubes.


I think we are going to see a LOT of long-established Amherst businesses going under.

UMass is changing and much of the 1970's Amherst is going to fall by the wayside....

Anonymous said...

from the coward.A woodchipper,skipping meds and leaving town? I do not think so.To u and your sorry friends I am here to stay

LarryK4 said...

Oh, I would not have it any other way.

But you could of course start your own blog (they're free).

Anonymous said...

from the coward.Still have not heard from any of your friends if u have any?

LarryK4 said...

Hey with Anons like you coming here frequently to bother me, who needs friends?

Anonymous said...

from the coward.So iam pissing u off. But maybe i will stop for awile because u r not worth the Charmin i wipe my ass with after taking a dump. C u around town

LarryK4 said...

Yeah I'm sure you will.

And you have a distinct advantage: everybody knows who I am and nobody knows you (not that anybody cares).

Anonymous said...

Larry, just step on them liddle cridders...


CRUNCH.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it would be EASY to figure out who this guy is - just go have a short conversation with ANYONE in the School Maintenance/Transportation Dept. and they would know EXACTLY who he is.

Anonymous said...

LOL.

I think it makes it easy to figure out who YOU are.


You liddle cridder you...

LarryK4 said...

Okay when everybody figures out who everybody is, let me know.