Sunday, August 1, 2010
Just a Swamp?
At the July Common Council meeting, Alderman Robert Donahue (Fifth Ward) shared this opinion about South Bay: "It's a swamp, and it's always been a swamp!" That's not surprising coming from Donahue, who seems to be of the generation and mind-set of Art Koweek, who back in 1984 was quoted by Hudson Valley Magazine as saying of Hudson's waterfront, "It's an industrial area. Let them go out of town to get access to the river." What's surprising is that Alderman Geeta Cheddie (First Ward) seems to share Donahue's lack of vision about South Bay. Rumor has it that she recently told a constituent that she didn't understand why anyone cared about South Bay since it was just a swamp full of dead fish.