Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Oak Tree Inn hotel expansion question

first_imgWhat best describes your feeling about the proposal of Oak Tree Inn expansion across the street? Hooray! Any business expansion is good for Wellington I’m more happy that strip mall area could get cleaned up. I’m nervous it might hurt our chances of landing a national brand name hotel. I don’t think Wellington needs a new hotel. I’m checking my “give a darn,” pulse. I might be dead. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down OneinOneout · 352 weeks ago Glad to see that the topic of cleaning up that monstrosity of a strip mall is being address and by developers at that. I was unclear though whether or not they were going to take out Penny’s as well. That would be a shame as it is the only 24 hour dining facility in town. What is everybody elses thoughts on this? Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 352 weeks ago Penny’s diners are part of a contract with the railroad and the hotels. Penny’s is there for the railroaders and stays open 24/7 for those railroaders staying at the hotels so they have a place to eat. Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Long Time Resident · 352 weeks ago Anybody else think this is the first step of BNF moving jobs from Wellington to Amarillo? For those not familiar with BNSF’ operations here, the run from Wellington to Amarillo is manned by both Wellington and Amarillo crews. This is called a double ended pool since there are home terminals on both ends. Over the past several years, BNSF has been consolidating a lot of doubled ended pools into single ended pools, to where there is only one home terminal and the other end is the away from home terminal. (Crews stay in hotels, like the Oak Tree, at away from home terminals.) What does this mean? If BNSF chooses to, they can move all of the jobs currently manned by Wellington crews to Amarillo. Those crews would have a choice, move to Amarillo or relocate/work somewhere else. So since engineers can only work the Wellington to Amarillo run or territory, they would most certainly be forced to move. That means that over 80 BNSF jobs, (conductors and engineers) that pay in excess of $120,000 a year each, and the families of those employees, would leave Wellington, taking their salary, buying power, support for housing prices and worse of all, good health care benefits, with them. Report Reply 1 reply · active 352 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 352 weeks ago Yikes. Of all the comments ever uttered on this website, Long Time Resident, you may have provided the most scary comment of all. I’m praying you are wrong. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Long Time Resident · 352 weeks ago Granted, some jobs will stay in Wellington, but not on the scale or pay that BNSF currently pays. Of course BNSF says that there is nothing like that in the plans right now. Yeah right. Folks, they don’t call it being railroaded for nothing! Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Long Time Resident · 351 weeks ago So am I. Because I’ll be one of them forced to move. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 351 weeks ago That’s the life of a railroader. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Gun-toting bandit snatches gold chain

first_imgPolice in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) are investigating an incident where a male victim was robbed of his gold chain in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Sunday evening.Surveillance footage showing the gunman carrying out the robberyA video of the incident has since been making rounds on social media, showing a gunman and two other accomplices, all unmasked and casually walking up to a small group of people at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie at approximately 21:42h.One of the bandits then pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim who was part of the group, and snatched his chain. After snatching the chain, he and his accomplices calmly walked away from the scene. A Police official has since confirmed the incident. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more