The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Saturday, February 27, 2016

YES!

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

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.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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.

25 comments:

Robert Cox said...

His Slaves Descendents All Live on 9th 10th and in South Troy They cant live up there with out being Profiled !~~!

Anonymous said...

Why exactly are we honoring a slave trader? I think this entire project is discusting, and a slap in the face of every hard working African-American living in Troy. I'm shocked, and saddened that the new mayor is on board with this honoring of a damned racist. I hope someone will step up and put an end to this abomination of political correctness

Anonymous said...

A statue of a slave owner is politically correct?

Anonymous said...

Colonel Pawling contributed to Troy's history and the success of the American Revolution. If one should measure him, the measurement should be based on the period of time in which he lived. What documentation do you have that he was in fact a slave trader ?
Please produce the documentation as a matter of ethical correctness. By the way . . . many of the founding fathers were slave owners.

Anonymous said...

Oh for fick sakes most of our first 10presidents fucking owned slaves. The Al Sharpton deciples look for any reason to cry racism, wonder their thoughts about the 3 Albany colkege students who fucking lied about a racial attack. Get a fucking life

Anonymous said...

Still no reason to honor a racist. Sharpton will be notified.

Anonymous said...

Sharptons the biggest racist on the planet, a tax cheat and a criminal. Focus your energy where its needed. On current racial issues. Not someone whoblive 200 years ago

Anonymous said...

Thomas Jefferson raped his property. Washington had slaves, Lincoln did not believe blacks were the equal of whites. The Dixicrats of the 50's and 60's were blatant racists and proud of it. We are not talking about a statue of David Duke. We are talking about a statute of an imperfect man in an imperfect age.

If we try and hold people from 200 years ago to our standards they will fail as will we 200 years from now. Some of our current politicians aren't even up to the standards of 200 years ago.

I think the statute is silly and who gives a shit about Troy's first mayor but so be it.

It is amusing that so many conservatives don't really think racism is an issue but when there are false allegations by blacks against whites, they get indignant, like its the biggest crime of the century. Beautiful hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

No statue of someone dead for as long as Pawling will make anyone's life better in Troy. It is a totally foolish waste of money.

Anonymous said...

Gary says.....

Anonymous said...

The statue is a waste..who cares...who authorized this statue

Anonymous said...

Complete waste if time boy adam

Anonymous said...

Should have been a mirch statue

Anonymous said...

Just a group with nothing better to do

Anonymous said...

Is that the actual height the statue will be? They better be specific about dimensions or it could be another spinal tap Stonehenge debacle.

Anonymous said...

We should have a statute of Tutunjian. It could provide a lot of shade in the summer.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully there will be a chamberlain statue.this is not a joke and honest appeal at honoring someone who actually did something good for this city

Anonymous said...

Dunne statue on third plz

Anonymous said...

Now is a 'Statute' similar to a urban 'Yute'? Ur vary smartie

Anonymous said...

Don't care about Wahington--there's no statue of him going up. Pawling was a slave master, and shouldn't be memorialized in Troy.

Anonymous said...

How bout a statute of George Boone. At least he doesn't condone slavery.

Anonymous said...

Heard there's a statue of McCashion outside the Troy urology office, but it's so small no one can find it.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if you losers would be crying if this was a republicans idea. Transparent losers

Anonymous said...

2:23 are you suggesting wecshouldnt get mad at false racial allegations? No big deal, right

Anonymous said...

And a place for birds to shit on