Nice reporting but how can you say the use of e-texts has resulted in the reduction in academic failures? This can be tested but something else could be at play. A novelty can be great at the on set and then become less if a factor as each year goes. Anything that helps teens stay focused is a good thing but plagiarism can also be easier with computers that copy, cut and paste. Note taking from a tablet can be a plus. Other schools are already wired so the cost to White Plains schools can be a plus. A phone could be used as well and the library is also a source of e-books.
Stores closing don't seem to affect nail salons in WP. There are a number of them. Mamaroneck Ave in Mamaroneck has few of these shops but when I walked there today, I only noted a few closed stores along the road where in WP many have closed in the last 6 months. They had no homeless sitting with stolen shopping carts along the street. Maybe the benches need to go and recycle bins that lock. There were few planter areas and there were sidewalk restaurant areas. Parking along road needs to be like in Mamaroneck to slow the roll of cars and allow people to park in front of stores. Get rid of wide side walks and put in side by side parking in WP. See if that keeps stores in business. Garbage needs to be picked up multiple times and pot holes filled in along roads especially ones near crossing areas and where cars park. There were some recent changes from my complaints but WP could learn something from other places near by. People don't like walking even a block to eat out. View Comment
Verizon user but commercials on every show are driving me to switch channels. Like new Fios 1 for local news. Costs go up all the time. We pay for shareholder profits. Gas was $3.59 on Hamilton Ave yesterday in White Plains. Go figure?. View Comment
Retired teacher as I am will vote for anyone other than Cuomo. He went after teachers with new Tiers and the pensions are next. How about accountability to other state, county and city workers who milk their pensions with overtime deals that cost tax payers big time. This is what happens with police, firemen and even workers getting schools ready for next week. Paying triple time for Labor Day. No accountability that all workers are doing their jobs and not doing other things like shopping, texting and talking.
This has been one of the quickest construction structures to go up in WP and it looks so good. I hope they fix Waller as they did Lyon cause the street is horrible. The area is depressed with lots of stores on Post Rd closed. Area needs more work. I am cleaning the area at Post Rd & S Broadway cause BID and or city has not. Store at corner is boarded up and barriers in street creating weeds to grow on St with garbage. Sidewalk on S Broadway for 170 Medical Building needs to be redone. All patches are gone with bug gaps. Garbage is across where people walk. Glad overgrowth by this lot on Lyon was cleaned up at S Broadway. I couldn't even see crosswalk sign. Nice someone put plantings in empty planters but garbage needs to picked up more than once a day. Cars throw stuff from cars. City needs to fix Waller lot along Hamilton and garbage stays cause public worker told me he just does the parking lot. Sidewalks along lots need repaving at Waller lot across from new lot.
Would live parents invest more in education by cutting the buying and spending more on doing homework with their children and being more supportive of the learning process. Looking good doesn't mean one will learn better. We place too much on making a fashion statement than in making good grades.
Ticketing raises money for state but it doesn't stop the speeding. Need to try something different. Maybe their should be live cameras and putting on TV or local websites. Listing the people who speed might help online cause the person driving might not be one who is owner of car. View Comment
Crossing where there isn't a regulated crossing is very dangerous especially in this area. Going to a corner where crossing is regulated takes time but then the pedestrian has rights. When crossing between designated areas, the traffic has the right of way. It is usually hard to walk to some designated crossing but there is one near-by this area. Pedestrians need to plan their walks with safe areas to cross. air course cars don't usually yield to pads even when they have the right of way. Young people can fly across 6 lanes but as we age, things don't work as well especially when a car is coming toward us. Don't assume you can be seen. and swing a bag at on coming traffic. View Comment
People with special circumstances need some kind of monitoring device and id encase something happens like this so everyone can find them and give them special consideration. I had an autistic student with a sugar need and took candy in a store. Luckily the store owners were understanding and the candy was returned. Not everyone understands right from wrong. Keep these special need people safe. This could have ended real badly cause not everyone is aware of the special needs that some of us need. View Comment
I guess they thought the hats would hide them from cameras but masks would have given their intent away. There were others in the store and that is scary. I am sure the insurance will help but what a frightening experience. Stores get robbed every where but hammers are effective weapons. I hope the security guard is okay. It is a shame how people think stealing is okay even if it is condiments or shopping carts. The rest of us have to pay for this in higher prices and insurance premiums. View Comment
OMG! Reminds me of what happened in White Plains after Rodney King Incident. Stores in White Plains got damaged. I am just glad I wasn't home cause I live across the street. Mall is usually just starting to open at this time but I haven't even seen the mall security guards of late in the mall. Hats do hide a lot. I hope the guard in store is okay and glad no one got hurt in the hall. Retail crime is rampant every where. How come when people steal shopping carts or baskets nothing is done. Those carts are expensive and are used all over the downtown area. View Comment
Omg! Glad I left the city today! Security in mall is like out of sight these days. Those watches are expensive. People think the mall is so safe and children run around unattended. I hope they got these people on camera. View Comment
This events are not done every day so the impact is short lived. Police can give a million tickets but it is not solving the problem. They give tons of tickets in White Plains for parking and still people don't pay or park over the time limits. They give out tickets to cars but speeding and not stopping for pedestrians is so common that all those tickets are money making but do not solve the problem. Mamaroneck Ave needs more parking and should cut out much of the large sidewalks that are not maintained well and put in side by side parking and make the street one lane in each direction. This might slow the racing down the street. City workers including garbage collectors and even the police need to go slower and not turn when it is "no turn on red." Speeding on the highways is never going to be stopped unless there is a daily monitoring and maybe post people's pictures on line. People don't like getting their pictures taken when they are breaking the law. Shame and peer pressure might work. When smoking was banned indoors at movies or in airplanes there were often people who violated the rules. Enforcement and people speaking up is what stopped it. View Comment