Sunday, April 23, 2006

MTR Stink

Yes, Summit Township has always been known for the beautiful and scenic Lakeview Landfill, the aromas of which, when the wind is blowing the right way on a peaceful summer afternoon, could make even the closest Hammermill neighbor retch. However, that stench is quickly being replaced by another putrid odor. Yes, it's the one originating from the MTR racetrack/slots parlor dealings.

Pat Howard does a great job in his editorial today, answering some of the questions I raised a couple days ago. Of course, he draws some of his information from a story that broke today (not posted yet) involving the details of an amendment to the current state gaming legislation - you know, the one that can provide Erie County with $10 million or $3 million, depending how you look at it. It seems the admonition would give $10 million directly to Summit, instead of Erie County. The paper also casts Marlin Coon in an even more villainous role than he's been cast so far. And Flo Fabrizio doesn't come off much better. Move over, Filippi and Rubino, MTR has sucked two more into its cyclone of greed.

As I've said before, this whole MTR things keeps getting stinkier and stinkier. Soon the landfill will smell like fresh daisies on a spring day in comparison.


DocTorDee said...

Nice posting, Ralph.

I just wrote quite a bit about MTR and Garbage Mountain, so I'm a bit out of gas on this issue.

I'll have to wait a few days to see what emerges, but this will surely give us plenty of write about for the foreseeable future.

Right now, I'm going for a walk....


Ralph said...

Hope you enjoyed your walk.


DocTorDee said...

I had a lovely walk, thanks.