The park – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:50:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-89.png The park – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ 32 32 WestSide Square food truck park opens in Hartford’s West End https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/westside-square-food-truck-park-opens-in-hartfords-west-end/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:50:20 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/westside-square-food-truck-park-opens-in-hartfords-west-end/ The city of Hartford has a brand new food truck fleet, thanks to a local business couple who saw a vacant parking lot and envisioned a vibrant community space there. Quan and Rebeca Quach recently opened WestSide Square, a food truck park and market, on the corner of Girard and Farmington Avenue in Hartford’s West […]]]>

The city of Hartford has a brand new food truck fleet, thanks to a local business couple who saw a vacant parking lot and envisioned a vibrant community space there.

Quan and Rebeca Quach recently opened WestSide Square, a food truck park and market, on the corner of Girard and Farmington Avenue in Hartford’s West End.

Quan, a former Hartford restaurateur turned entrepreneur, said he was inspired by similar parks on the West Coast. He is also a former food truck operator, having run the Baba Ghanoush Truck in partnership with Hartford’s Tangier International Market.

“I thought it was time for [Connecticut] to catch up with the rest of the country,” he said. “I went to see a couple and thought that was a pretty cool idea.”

The couple live in the neighborhood, so they often walked past the empty lot where the park now stands. They began envisioning an outdoor space with rotating food trucks, plenty of seating, drinks for sale, and live entertainment — similar to West Hartford’s GastroPark, where Quan had frequently served falafels and gyros from the Baba Ghanoush truck.

They began the process with the city of Hartford in May 2021, Rebeca said, and official park approvals and permits were secured about two weeks ago. Construction took about four months, the couple said.

Customers order from the Guyanese Rolling Roti food truck at WestSide Square, Hartford’s new food truck park on Farmington Avenue.

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WestSide Square will host no more than four food trucks per day, giving each truck ample opportunity to make sales, Quan said. On slower weekdays, the park hosts a couple of them, with recent appearances by Brazilian Gula Grill, No Pork On Dis Fork (a popular hot dog vendor that serves beef and turkey dogs) and The Rolling Roti, with Guyanese cuisine. Other trucks offered fish and seafood, tacos, and Caribbean vegan and vegetarian dishes.

The park has an outdoor liquor license, Rebeca said, allowing alcoholic beverages to be served in their open outdoor space. In the first two weeks, they contracted mobile bartenders, or local bars with catering permits, to handle drink sales. Hartford’s Agave Grill now handles the bar component at the park site, she said.

Other food trucks will join the rotation over the next few weeks, depending on their schedule, Rebeca said, noting that many were booked for a summer full of parties, special events and stops at breweries and restaurants. wineries.

The park features a fence-style structure at the entrance, built from recycled windows and French doors from old homes in Hartford’s West End. On the property, a large pergola spans about 120 seats, Quan said, providing shade on hot days. Smaller tables shaded by umbrellas, made from recycled old spools, are also scattered around the park.

“We have wifi available in the park, so we saw a few people coming [during the day]…they open their laptops and sit down with their food and say, “I’m just going to work here for a few more hours,” Rebeca said. “They appreciate that, and that’s what we like to see.”

The park also has a stage where live musicians perform. Quan said they are considering more entertainment like comedy shows.

“We’ve only been open for two weeks, but there are always things you can do to improve,” he said.

The couple said they would keep the park open “weather permitting” through the fall season, Rebeca said, with their permit eligible until the end of 2022. They did not haven’t faced any rain yet for their first few weeks of operation, but they closed the park on Thursday due to expected extreme temperatures.

So far, they said they were delighted with early feedback.

WestSide Square customers enjoy food and drink under a pergola on the Farmington Avenue food truck property.

WestSide Square customers enjoy food and drink under a pergola on the Farmington Avenue food truck property.

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“[People] have been very grateful, very grateful that we bring this to this area here in Hartford,” Rebeca said. “We’ve had a lot of people come from different places, and they love it. So we’re delighted to hear all the positive feedback.”

WestSide Square is located at 510 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Parking is available on nearby streets.

The Quaches will mark the grand opening of the park on August 5 at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, attended by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.

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Park officials call fees charged to protest abortion rights a misunderstanding – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/park-officials-call-fees-charged-to-protest-abortion-rights-a-misunderstanding-wish-tv-indianapolis-news-indiana-weather-forecast/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 03:29:27 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/park-officials-call-fees-charged-to-protest-abortion-rights-a-misunderstanding-wish-tv-indianapolis-news-indiana-weather-forecast/ INDIANPOLIS (WISH) — Noah Thomas, an Indiana University junior at Purdue University in Indianapolis, knows the drill when it comes to organizing protests, having organized several protests for the right abortion in the last two months. “Leave the park or, publicly wherever it is, you let them know, just out of courtesy, hey we’re having […]]]>

INDIANPOLIS (WISH) — Noah Thomas, an Indiana University junior at Purdue University in Indianapolis, knows the drill when it comes to organizing protests, having organized several protests for the right abortion in the last two months.

“Leave the park or, publicly wherever it is, you let them know, just out of courtesy, hey we’re having a protest here, it’s going to be peaceful. Just wanted to let you know, in case anything happened, we didn’t want to catch you off guard,” Thomas said of typical protocol for organizing a protest.

When Thomas contacted White River State Park to organize a protest at the military park, he said the situation was different.

“It’s our first amendment, isn’t it? If we’re on this sidewalk? And she said, yes, but it’s kind of a gray area because we need money to maintain the park and it feels like an organized event. And once I mentioned there might be politicians there, she said, oh yeah, it’s definitely an organized event and we’re going to have to charge you $1,500 to rent a corner of the park” , said Thomas.

Thomas says he understands the need to charge for park maintenance, but he argues that a protest is not the same as other events.

“If it was a birthday party or some kind of concert, you know that’s understandable, but it’s a protest. It’s our first amendment as citizens of the United States. It’s a right given to us, so it’s a bit different, and that was very disappointing,” Thomas said.

We contacted the outdoor special events manager at White River State Park who says they rent green spaces for events, but that was a misunderstanding and the problem was resolved. Thomas doesn’t feel like it was just a misunderstanding.

“She does her job, and I respect that, everyone has to have a job in life. Maybe it was a complete misunderstanding. I don’t think it was. She knew it was a protest. I’ve mentioned it several times,” Thomas said.

Thomas says the protest will take place at the military park on August 26 at 4 p.m.

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The 10 Best Amusement Parks in the United States for Thrill Seekers https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-10-best-amusement-parks-in-the-united-states-for-thrill-seekers/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 19:01:49 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-10-best-amusement-parks-in-the-united-states-for-thrill-seekers/ There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of riding up the lift hill on a roller coaster knowing that in seconds you’ll be hurtling down the track at high speed. Thrill seekers in the United States are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing to give them that rush of excitement and adrenaline. And […]]]>

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of riding up the lift hill on a roller coaster knowing that in seconds you’ll be hurtling down the track at high speed.

Thrill seekers in the United States are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing to give them that rush of excitement and adrenaline. And for those who prefer to stay firmly planted on solid ground, amusement parks, in general, can offer so many attractions to keep you and your family busy for a full day of fun.

If you’re looking for an amusement park that offers thrills and frills all in one place, keep reading. Here are America’s 10 best amusement parks for thrill seekers and fun hunters. And then don’t miss the top 10 all-inclusive resorts in the United States for a stress-free getaway.

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While you might think Walt Disney World has more sedate rides, those who venture into EPCOT know that this is the park with the most intense thrills of any of the four Orlando Disney Parks.

The new ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, begins with a reverse launch before twisting and spinning around the track to help the ragtag Guardian clan save the universe.

Another thrill is Mission: Space, which simulates the feeling of being launched into space with an intense G-Force of 2.5 Gs.

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Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park is known for both its delicious cinnamon roll and its thrilling rides.

Take a ride on Barnstormer, a swing-arm thrill ride that reaches speeds of 45 miles per hour, spins up to 230 degrees, and soars 81 feet in the air.

For a different kind of thrill, queue up for Mystery Mine, which takes you through an abandoned coal mine with a 95-degree vertical drop and 85 feet long in total darkness. If that doesn’t make your hair on your arms stand on end, nothing will.

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Cedar Point Ohio
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Cedar Point is home to 17 high-speed roller coasters, making it a place for all-day thrills. For true high-speed adventure, queue up for Millennium Force. The massive roller coaster reaches speeds of 93 miles per hour, with a maximum height of 310 feet, making it a truly unique ride.

For a slightly gentler ride, consider Valravn, which is the longest and fastest diving rollercoaster in the country. It reaches a top speed of 75 miles per hour and stands 223 feet tall.

Carowinds in North Carolina
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Thrills come in many different ways on the Carowinds roller coaster. Strap in tight to the Carolina Cyclone as the course features two vertical loops and two barrel rolls. Even though the ride is short at only a minute, the intensity of the ride is worth the wait.

On Copperhead Strike, you’ll feel the rush of Carolina’s first dual-launch rollercoaster with speeds reaching up to 80 mph in just two seconds. With five inversions and plenty of twists, the coaster will have you grinning from ear to ear as you descend.

Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay Florida
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Orlando doesn’t have all the thrills of Florida, as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is home to some of the fastest roller coasters in the state. One of the newest in the park is Iron Gwazi, a wood and steel hybrid coaster. Reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour and with three reversals, this should be your first stop at the park.

For another thrilling experience, ride SheiKra, which has a 90-degree, 200-foot drop straight from the sky.

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Hershey Park in Pennsylvania
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Celebrating all things chocolate and candy, Hershey Park is a fun weekend with lots of thrills. Let your feet hang over Great Bear, which features chutes, lifts, and corkscrews with speeds up to 61 miles per hour.

One of the newest rides is Jolly Rancher Remix, where you’ll have a different experience every time with a unique mix of music and lights as you race through six inversions at 47 miles per hour.

Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida
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The absolute thrill in Orlando is Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Here, wizards and witches can see unicorns and other magical creatures speeding by on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. The high-speed ride takes you through the Forbidden Forest before returning you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Dinosaur lovers will want to ride Jurassic World VelociCoaster, which reaches speeds of over 70 miles per hour as you race alongside the iconic velociraptor. With a barrel just inches above the lagoon in the middle of the park, this ride is not for the faint of heart.

Sea World in Orlando
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Thrill-seekers who also love animals will want to visit SeaWorld Orlando to get your fill of both. Be sure to ride the park’s newest roller coaster, Ice Breaker, which features four launches and a jaw-dropping 100-degree drop beyond vertical for 90 feet.

If that’s not enough, queue up for Manta. The giant ray-themed roller coaster is incredibly smooth, you might forget it’s a thrill ride, but when the face-down reverse dive hits, you’ll definitely remember it.

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Kings Dominion is known for its fast roller coasters that range from wooden wonders to ones with lots of loops. Those wanting a bit of nostalgia should head over to Twisted Timbers, which is a steel and wood hybrid coaster. The thrill of this ride is the fall of the 109-foot-tall barrel.

Then there’s Anaconda, which is unique because it takes riders through an underwater tunnel, then right after that shoots them through a 360-degree vertical loop.

Branson Missouri
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Silver Dollar City is a fun amusement park that has something for everyone in the family and thrill seekers will find the rides more than satisfy their need for speed.

On Outlaw Run, riders will ride the world’s first wooden roller coaster featuring a double barrel. The ride reaches a top speed of 68 miles per hour, adding to the thrill level. Another thrilling ride is Time Traveler, which is a spinning roller coaster that has three inversions and two launches, making it one of the most thrilling rides in the park.

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Despite control measures, visitors continue to break the rules at Disney Park https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/despite-control-measures-visitors-continue-to-break-the-rules-at-disney-park/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:47:23 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/despite-control-measures-visitors-continue-to-break-the-rules-at-disney-park/ Despite the implementation and application of various control measures at Disneyland Paris, Visitors continue to break the rules, even damaging a restricted area of ​​the Park. Inside The Magic has repeatedly reported that guests have been seen breaking the rules at Disney Parks around the world, from children climbing a decorative structure at Walt Disney […]]]>

Despite the implementation and application of various control measures at Disneyland Paris, Visitors continue to break the rules, even damaging a restricted area of ​​the Park.

Inside The Magic has repeatedly reported that guests have been seen breaking the rules at Disney Parks around the world, from children climbing a decorative structure at Walt Disney World to an adult climbing a restricted area at Disneyland Resort and a group of guests climb onto a restricted building to view the fireworks display at Disneyland Paris. While some may think this behavior is harmless, Disney Parks around the world have been forced to implement a number of control measures to prevent Guests from breaking the rules and damaging the Parks.

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The latest incident led to Disneyland Paris closing one of its new attractions after several guests insisted on breaking the rules there, climbing on a restricted structure.

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Related: Disney Park Closes Attraction After Guests Consistently Violate Park Rules

Despite the various control measures, some guests unfortunately insist on breaking park rules, as we can see in a pair of images shared by Disney Cave 0f Wonders (@Cave0fWonders) on Twitter, showing a decent amount of gravel blue—who’s stuck together and behind a fence—disappeared from the area and dumped in a nearby fountain. The images are captioned “It’s starting again… but why?” questioning what thrills guests so much in the parks.

Again, although this behavior may seem innocuous, throwing gravel into a fountain could cause damage or even malfunction to it. Also, trying to enter a restricted area or reaching a blocked area is against park rules.

We strongly advise our readers to read the rules and regulations issued by Disneyland Paris before their arrival in order to comply with them during their visit. Failure to follow these rules may result in eviction from the property, lifetime ban, or in some cases, arrest.

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You can click here to learn more about the rules and regulations at Disneyland Paris.

Find out more about Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, bringing guests buckets of Disney magic across Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney Village. Guests can also enjoy new shows like Disney D-light – the drone pre-show for the Disney Illuminations fireworks – and the Dream…and Shine Brighter character cavalcade! in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle! Mickey and the Magician also made a big comeback as part of the park‘s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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Related: Disneyland Falls Behind as Another Nighttime Spectacular Takes to the Skies

Perhaps the most notable event of this celebration was the opening of the Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris, part of a multi-year expansion plan for the Parisian park. The next step in this ambitious project will be a Frozen-themed land, which is currently in its early stages of construction. You can read more about this development here.

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Related: Disney’s Huge ‘Star Wars’ Expansion Likely Cancelled, Plans Uncertain

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City of Buda hosts Tennessee Whiskey at Arts in the Park https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/city-of-buda-hosts-tennessee-whiskey-at-arts-in-the-park/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 20:00:21 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/city-of-buda-hosts-tennessee-whiskey-at-arts-in-the-park/ By CJ Vetter BOUDA – As the final live musical performance of the series, Buda Arts in the Park presented Tennessee Whiskey, a Chris Stapleton tribute band, at the Buda Amphitheater on July 22. Many people came to listen to country music and enjoy the amenities of the park. Photo by CJ VetterDelores Torres plays […]]]>

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BOUDA – As the final live musical performance of the series, Buda Arts in the Park presented Tennessee Whiskey, a Chris Stapleton tribute band, at the Buda Amphitheater on July 22. Many people came to listen to country music and enjoy the amenities of the park.

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Delores Torres plays with her children on a tire wheel at the Buda City Park.

The four-man band played hit songs such as their namesake, Tennessee Whiskey, and other hard-rock country hits. Lead singer Chadwick Cook formed the band alongside Christian Sly, Clay Wise and Tull Rea after they all took a liking to Stapleton’s music. To cook also looked like the country music star. This helped inspire the creation of the band.

“I had to be homeschooled because my mom would drop me off at school, and I would just grab my backpack, go home, and play guitar,” Cook said. “When I started this band, I wondered if I was a jerk for thinking that I could shoot [making a tribute band]stopped. But my friends said ‘if anyone could do this, you can’.

Even after Cook was injured in a car accident, severely damaging his hands, he continued to perform – with the spirit that the show must go on. He had to relearn how to play the guitar.

“I’m a Chris Stapleton fan, and they were really cool up there. They also played most of the good stuff,” said concert attendee Jo Hall. “He even looks a bit like [Chris Stapleton].”

In addition to live music, the Buda City Park was also open, offering a beach volleyball court, playground and paddling pool for children’s enjoyment. Also during a surprise visit, a local resident even brought his horses to listen to music.

“I’ve lived on a bluff above Onion Creek for about 30 years, and I have a ranch right there,” Bryan Chandler said. “When they’re having a really good time, it makes me want to saddle up my horses and indulge in some Texas fun.”

Buda Arts in the Park will conclude its series with a final screening of “The Goonies” on July 29. For more information, visit www.budaamphitheatre.com/artsinthepark.

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TLPD will send an undercover agent to the park | News, Sports, Jobs https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/tlpd-will-send-an-undercover-agent-to-the-park-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:08:06 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/tlpd-will-send-an-undercover-agent-to-the-park-news-sports-jobs/ A double rainbow is seen over Tupper Lake City Park in August 2019 after a rain storm. (Photo provided — Brittany Proulx) TUPPER LAKE – After a spate of vandalism in the town park, including spray-painting graffiti, village officials said it could constitute a hate crime, the Tupper Lake Village Police […]]]>

A double rainbow is seen over Tupper Lake City Park in August 2019 after a rain storm. (Photo provided — Brittany Proulx)

TUPPER LAKE – After a spate of vandalism in the town park, including spray-painting graffiti, village officials said it could constitute a hate crime, the Tupper Lake Village Police Chief , Eric Proulx, said he stationed an undercover officer to roam the park intermittently in the evenings.

Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun said he wants parents to know that if their children are caught doing similar vandalism now, they will face serious charges.

“We will prosecute these people. And if they’re 16 or older and I see what I saw that night, they’re going to be charged with hate crimes,” says Maron. “Fool around and you’ll end up in jail.”

Maroun and Proulx declined to share exactly what Vandalism said before this article was published, but described it as offensive to a number of ethnic groups.

Proulx linked the increase in vandalism this summer to the fact that the service cut its hours from 24/7 to just 12 hours a day as it grapples with a historically low number of active employees.

“It increased after I no longer had my night shift”, said Proulx. “We had acts of vandalism every night until a week and a half ago.”

Proulx said he believed the vandalism was caused by a group of about six children between the ages of 11 and 17.

It started in the spring with the destruction of the Little Loggers Park bathroom, where light fixtures, mirrors and toilets were smashed. Then there were chalk drawings on the Little League Field dugouts. These were easily removed with a garden hose. Then it escalated into spray painting. The village has repainted vandalized surfaces in the park twice this month.

The spray paint included what Maroun called “pornographic material” and the phrases he said were derogatory, unacceptable and bordering on a hate crime.

“Especially with the diversity of people we have at the park on baseball teams right now,” said Proulx.

He said it included racial slurs. Maroun and Proulx said the phrases were neither specific nor targeted, but were offensive to many races and ethnicities.

Proulx said an officer made an arrest two weeks ago for bathroom vandalism, but no charges were laid. The village made arrangements with the families to pay for the damage that the village Public Works Department had to repair. These individuals were also banned from the park for a year by the village. Proulx said there have been no new issues since the arrest.

Currently, the police department closes at 7 p.m., but Proulx said the undercover officer patrolling the park will be working overtime. This officer will not respond to police calls; it will still be the responsibility of the New York State Police in the evening as the village officer will not be in uniform or in his patrol car.

There are also cameras in the parks.

Maroun said the offensive language of vandalism and spray painting is “not a childish thing.” It’s serious, he said, and if people are caught doing it, the village will pursue hate crime charges.

“We’re not going to let a few punks ruin this for everyone in the community,” Maroun said of the park.

People also have to use restrooms when there are games at baseball fields and when village workers fix vandalism, it takes time away from their other jobs, he said.

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In April, the TLPD cut its hours of operation in half due to a continuing staff shortage. The service is currently only available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. When the department is closed, State Police troopers respond to 911 calls but do not patrol.

In the spring, Proulx had hoped that village patrols might be back 24/7 by December, but now he’s not so sure. Hiring was very difficult, according to Proulx.

Proulx said he exhausted the Franklin County civil service roster. Two candidates were interviewed and the department paid for their background investigations. But both turned down the job. Everyone else the department has sought to hire has declined or failed to return calls, Proulx said.

They all gave the same reason for refusal: “Salary.” Proulx said the TLPD’s starting salary is a bit higher than other departments in the region, but caps out at a lower rate than elsewhere. He said he would like an officer laterally transferred from another department. But it seems that nobody wants to do that, for the same reason.

Proulx said the department advertises online, on social media and through the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services.

He even offered to waive the village residency requirement for officers, but the cost of gasoline is prohibitive, he said.

The county will provide a new civil service list in September, and Proulx plans to look again. In the meantime, he said he hoped someone would request a transfer. It’s unlikely, but “We never know,” he said. Proulx wondered if after the recent fatal shooting of a police officer in Rochester, the officers might be looking for a quieter place to live and come to Tupper Lake.

Proulx said he hasn’t heard complaints about a lack of service as state police cover the village in the evenings, but during the day his officers are “Run all day.”

“My officers are working harder than they ever have,” said Proulx.

He goes in and catches up with whatever the state police hands over to the local department overnight.

“I didn’t arrive at work every day already late from the day before and I left at the end of the shift more late than when I arrived”, said Proulx.

He said police are bogged down in paperwork due to state changes to the discovery process over the past two years. The state now requires that new information be shared with the district attorney within 20 days of an arrest so defendants can see the evidence.

Proulx said he was considering hiring a secretary to handle that job before the officer shortage, but that’s not possible at the moment. He said he needed all the money available to hire and train new officers.

In addition, he said, defendants often don’t even show up for court because with state bail reform, there are fewer ways to guarantee a court appearance for non-violent offenses.

Proulx said his department currently has nine members, including himself. It’s not the lowest it’s been, but half of them can’t be active.

Two officers are School Resource Officers stationed at the two school buildings in the city during school days. An agent is on maternity leave until September. Another is on long-term disability for a medical condition. There have also been recent retirements and resignations.



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Fast-moving California Oak Fire burns nearly 12,000 acres and forces evacuations outside Yosemite National Park https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/fast-moving-california-oak-fire-burns-nearly-12000-acres-and-forces-evacuations-outside-yosemite-national-park/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 03:21:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/fast-moving-california-oak-fire-burns-nearly-12000-acres-and-forces-evacuations-outside-yosemite-national-park/ The blaze, which had 0% containment Saturday evening, began Friday in the Sierra Nevada foothills near the small community of Midpines, about 9 miles by road northeast of the county seat, the town of Mariposa, state firefighters said. . Flames tore through trees and sent thick smoke into the sky on Friday, and in at […]]]>
The blaze, which had 0% containment Saturday evening, began Friday in the Sierra Nevada foothills near the small community of Midpines, about 9 miles by road northeast of the county seat, the town of Mariposa, state firefighters said. .
Flames tore through trees and sent thick smoke into the sky on Friday, and in at least one rural area scorched near homes and parked vehicles, video from CNN affiliates KFSN and KGO showed.
“(Authorities) came … and told us everyone had to leave,” Wes Detamore, a resident of the Mariposa Pines area, told KFSN on Friday.

Electric service in the area shut down around 4 p.m. Friday, “and the fire is coming our way faster and faster,” Detamore said.

The blaze destroyed at least 10 structures and damaged five others, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, said Saturday. The fire threatens another 2,000 structures, Cal Fire said.
It had burned 6,555 acres by Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire. Fire activity was extreme and emergency personnel were working to evacuate people and protect buildings, the department said.

Eleven fire crews with more than 400 personnel, along with 45 fire trucks and four helicopters, were assigned to battle the blazes, Cal Fire said.

Evacuations have been ordered for parts of Mariposa County south and east of the blaze, an online map shows. Evacuation areas did not include the town of Mariposa.

A Red Cross evacuation center has been established at an elementary school in Mariposa, Cal Fire said.

The couple left with “just the clothes on their backs”

Nick Smith told CNN his parents’ house burned down as a result of the fire. His parents, Jane and Wes Smith, lived in their Mariposa home for 37 years, he said.

“It’s quite sad to see the house I grew up in and grew up in,” he said. “It hits hard.”

Smith told CNN his father was a Mariposa sheriff and was working on the fire when his mother, Jane, had to evacuate. She had time to load their horses and get out of the area, according to Smith.

“They only had the clothes on their backs and the shoes on their feet,” he added.

In the meantime, the couple is staying with friends and family. Smith created a verified GoFundMe to support her parents and help them through their loss.

“They have lived in their home for over 37 years and have now lost everything,” Smith wrote on GoFundMe. “37 years of memories, generations of family treasures and countless other sentimental things. Although material, it is devastating to literally lose it all in the blink of an eye without notice.”

The fire is a few dozen miles southwest of Yosemite National Park‘s southern boundaries, though the park is closer when measured by a straight line.

The Oak Fire is the largest of California’s currently active wildfires, which were at least six as of Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire.
The second largest, the Washburn Fire, burned in and near southern Yosemite National Park for more than two weeks. It had burned more than 4,850 acres and was 79% contained by Saturday morning, according to InciWeb, a US fire information clearinghouse.

CNN’s TIna Burnside contributed to this report.

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The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park will close due to rising costs https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-loeb-boathouse-in-central-park-will-close-due-to-rising-costs/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 03:26:48 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-loeb-boathouse-in-central-park-will-close-due-to-rising-costs/ (CNN) — One of New York’s best-known venues, the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, will close its doors this fall. The owner of the restaurant and event space, Dean J. Poll, has filed documents with the City of New York indicating his intention to shut down the business. “Due to rising labor and material costs, […]]]>

(CNN) — One of New York’s best-known venues, the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, will close its doors this fall.

The owner of the restaurant and event space, Dean J. Poll, has filed documents with the City of New York indicating his intention to shut down the business.

“Due to rising labor and material costs, the business will be permanently closing effective 10/16/2022, affecting a total of 163 employees,” he wrote.

The boathouse itself, however, will not close. The current building, built in 1954, is owned by the city.

Central Park is owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, but day-to-day management is handled by the Central Park Conservancy.

There are many famous and often photographed locations in the park, including the Alice in Wonderland statue and the Delacorte Theater, home to Shakespeare in the Park.

However, the boathouse stood out even among this group. It has been a popular filming location, with scenes from movies and TV shows like ‘Sex and the City’, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ filmed there.

Crystal Howard, spokeswoman for the Department of Parks and Recreation, told The New York Times that her agency was actively trying to find a new operator for the Loeb Boathouse restaurant.

She added that they also work with people who have booked future events like weddings at the Boathouse “in good faith”.

The Boathouse isn’t the only New York attraction to close since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020.

The legendary department store Barney’s closed in 2020. The Roosevelt Hotel, which briefly housed Don Draper in Mad Men, also said goodbye that year.

Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA

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New Midland Park Officially Opens in Honor of MyMichigan CEO https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/new-midland-park-officially-opens-in-honor-of-mymichigan-ceo/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:28:30 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/new-midland-park-officially-opens-in-honor-of-mymichigan-ceo/ Midland has a new play area for adults and children. Rogers Family Wellness Park was dedicated and officially opened to the community on Tuesday afternoon. The park was named and dedicated to MyMichigan Health CEO Greg Rogers. Previously executive vice president and chief operating officer of MyMichigan, Rogers said the park was named in his […]]]>

Midland has a new play area for adults and children.

Rogers Family Wellness Park was dedicated and officially opened to the community on Tuesday afternoon. The park was named and dedicated to MyMichigan Health CEO Greg Rogers.

Previously executive vice president and chief operating officer of MyMichigan, Rogers said the park was named in his honor by the late MyMichigan CEO Diane Postler-Slattery. He said the park was supposed to open last fall, but encountered setbacks related to flood permits.

The park’s fall opening was also meant to serve as a retirement party for Rogers, but the dedication and his retirement were put on hold after Postler-Slattery and her husband, Donald Slattery, died in a plane crash in Florida earlier this year. .

Rogers said the park was open, but some people felt it was necessary to hold a ceremony to make it official.


The park itself includes a children’s play area and adult play areas. There was also a basketball court set up due to Roger’s basketball past at Dow High School.

Rogers said the park, located at 3611 N. Saginaw Road, was placed there due to the lack of parks in that part of town. He said this park is for people of all ages.

When asked how he felt about having a park named after him, Rogers said he felt humbled.

“It’s very humbling,” Rogers said. “To see our grandkids talk about going to play at Rogers Park, the fact that it’s going to be here a lot longer than I have, it’s just a great legacy to leave to the community.”

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Knott’s Berry Farm tightens security after several fights forced the park to close early https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/knotts-berry-farm-tightens-security-after-several-fights-forced-the-park-to-close-early/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 03:13:00 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/knotts-berry-farm-tightens-security-after-several-fights-forced-the-park-to-close-early/ Knott’s Berry Farm said it was tightening security in response to fighting that broke out on Saturday night, forcing the park to close three hours early and scaring away customers. Some of the fights were captured on video and posted to social media as teenagers threw punches in a street outside the park and security […]]]>

Knott’s Berry Farm said it was tightening security in response to fighting that broke out on Saturday night, forcing the park to close three hours early and scaring away customers.

Some of the fights were captured on video and posted to social media as teenagers threw punches in a street outside the park and security guards were caught in the fray. As fighting broke out, panicked visitors ran for safety.

One person said on TikTok that they don’t know why the teenagers are “hitting up random people”.

“I was so scared,” she said, adding that many children were crying.

Two injured people were taken to hospital by paramedics, Orange County Fire Authority Captain Sean Doran said, and a third person was examined by paramedics but refused to come to the hospital. get treated.

Buena Park police said numerous 911 calls reported possible shots fired, but officers at the scene determined no shots were fired.

The park said it has shared video footage and customer information with the Buena Park Police Department, and that visitors will experience enhanced security and police presence at the park.

“The safety of Knott’s Berry Farm guests and associates is always our top priority,” the park said in a statement. “The decision was made to close the park three hours early due to unruly behavior and altercations involving a number of teenagers. This behavior did not align with our park values ​​and was not the experience that we want any guest to have when visiting Knott’s Berry Farm.

The park reopened on Sunday.

Neither Knott’s Berry Farm nor its owner, the Cedar Fair Company, responded to The Times’ email questions about the violence and asked for details on how it was handling safety measures after it reopened.

Anaheim’s Enrique Castro waited in line Sunday morning with his wife, son, grandson and a group of relatives from Coahuila, Mexico. He said he wasn’t concerned about safety, despite what had happened the night before.

“It’s always been a safe place for me and my family,” Castro said. “We have been coming here for years and trust the security. I’ve never really heard of anything like this before.

At the entrance on Sunday, bags, backpacks and personal effects of visitors were searched. Security personnel from Allied Universal Event Services, based in Fullerton, used handheld metal detectors, while other park visitors who did not have bags walked through metal detectors.

Inside the park, employees wearing yellow shirts roamed the park. Security guards in white uniforms stood guard.

Griselda Navarro, a mother of two from Santa Ana, said she saw the news about the fighting but didn’t want to disappoint her children. She said they had agreed on a compromise: to leave the park at 6 p.m.

“I think Knott’s is safe, but you have to be careful,” Navarro said. “You never know what can happen.”

As fighting broke out on Saturday, rumors of a shooting prompted frightened customers to hide, according to social media posts.

“There was a fight as everyone was packed to get out,” a park visitor wrote on Facebook. “Suddenly everyone screamed and then ran. We were let out by the staff area.

A cell phone video showed a young man banging another teen as he lay on the ground with his arms raised to protect his head. Another one mobile phone video showed a security guard lying on the ground.

A woman told KABC-TV Channel 7 that she saw people ‘hitting security’ and a person ‘on the floor bleeding’.

“It was like a riot,” she said.

Times public engagement editor Marisa Martinez contributed to this story.

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