Too Troy Skools have made the list!
Two Troy schools have made the State's list of Struggling Schools. PS 2 is listed as a struggling school that remains in receivership according to the Times Union. Joining PS 2 on the podium and listed as a priority is Carroll Hill. Carroll Hill is, coincidentally, the school in closest proximity (near) the Campbell Avenue (road) sinkhole (sinkhole).
District 2 Councilman Mark McGrath has asked the City Clerk for all information on School 2, including invoices, receipts and report cards. Councilman McGrath was informed that the School District is not governed by the City of Troy but is a separate corporate entity.
"We need to know why School 2 has been receiving PILOTS from the IDA, loans from the IDC and if they have been paid back," said the Councilman. McGrath suspects that former Planning and Economic Development Commissioner Bill Dunne may have funneled money to the school in exchange for the principal's position. Councilman McGrath then went to Ace Hardware for more sterno and airplane glue.
Rotterdam has joined to list of municipalities with water main breaks. Former Mayor Tutunjian hurried to the sinkhole, tweeted "no Rotterdam sinkhole when I was Mayor", and waited for the press to arrive. He is currently still at the site.
Troy is 200 years old and the Rensselaer County Historical Society is celebrating with their Bicentennial Exhibit! What does one get the city that has everything?
Unfortunately, the exhibit opening was interrupted when an older gentleman attempted to destroy a mini-statute of Troy's first Mayor, Colonel Pawling (yes, before you ask, Colonel Pawling was named after Pawling Avenue).
After the attack, the man threw down the hammer and the slowest foot chase in history commenced. Once apprehended, the suspect stated that Colonel Pawling was attempting to enter the exhibit through the Ladies Entrance.