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It’s The Wrong Place for a Bar

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

By Patrick Gallagher

no barRecently, due to unfortunate mutual confusion, the Food Truck festival planned for Stanley Deming Park in Warwick had to be relocated at the very last stage of a complicated planning effort.

The Village of Warwick refused the applicant a permit because alcohol is not allowed in village parks. That was for just one event.

The village, like all wise municipalities, knows that the insurance risks related to sponsoring an event where alcohol is served are gigantic.

So why do the trustees and planning board think a gigantic bar in a quiet village neighborhood is OK?

Are they confused again?

Two blocks away from downtown, something they will not even consider in a village park would be permitted 365 days a year till 1 and 2 a.m. Bell to Bell.   

The same risk management principles apply to residents on Van Buren and West Streets as on South Street, but since it’s not village property, they can wash their hands of local concerns. But drunks can drive or fall or crash on any street. Wheeler, Welling, Orchard, Main Street, all the same.

All the liability belongs to the walkers, long-term residents and folks crossing streets. The village wants to allow the neighborhood to soak up all the risk to homeowners. All the traffic problems all the concerns for kids walking home from school or activities at a village park or friend’s house  just fall on the residents.

Responsible citizens and homeowners can’t accept this liability shifted to our front doors. Poor planning that creates extraordinary risk is uninsurable and unacceptable.

Pretend we are part of the village. Adopt a moratorium. Put the PLAN back in planning board.

Please, residents, come out and help us prevent Warwick from becoming Barwick. Come out and represent yourself at the next Planning Board meeting on June 15 at 7:30. Speak for your community.

Patrick Gallagher lives in Warwick.

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Thank You, and Be Well

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Just a note of appreciation in this festive season for your support throughout all seasons.

For much of the year, the world has been a stressful, angry, violent place. It sometimes becomes difficult to keep writing about greed, bigotry, hatred, and unyielding ignorance. Indeed, the steady beat of such news can make it easy to forget the good things in our lives, create an imbalance, even make one cynical. That can skew a person’s outlook … and writing.

So we take a break to remember the good things. To be grateful. To share good times with our families and friends. We hope you are doing the same.

We wish you peace, love, laughs, health and serenity.  We’ll have some zestful views on some of that good stuff next time.

And thank you again.

The writers at Zest of Orange.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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