For the first time since I can remember, my morning routine was disrupted. I got up early as usual, walked out to my drive to pick up my morning paper, but it was not in its usual place. I had forgotten that today was the day the PD had decided not to print the paper -- actually one of three days this week that it would not print a paper for home delivery. I was out of sorts all day. I wanted to read about all the sports activities over the weekend. That is the section of the paper I always started with, after perusing all the headlines of each section first. I wanted to see what the weather was going to be like today and into the week. I wanted to give the daily crossword puzzle a try. Eventually I would settle in to reading every page with interest. I always made a cup of tea, fixed some cereal and crawled back in bed to enjoy my morning routine. After I finished the paper, the rest of my day could begin. I am not one who would sit staring at a computer screen all day to read the PD or any other print material the size and scope of a regular newspaper. It's a sad day in Cleveland. I am going to restart my subscription to the News Herald so I can still get a daily paper.
With any new development, you have to consider where are people going to park to take advantage of the new entity. Part of the plan, as articulated above, needs to plan for off street parking. Is there a vacant lot nearby that could be devoted to a new parking lot? Or could a parking garage be built? If it becomes problematic for patrons to enjoy all the new venues, they won't be back if they have a bad experience with the lack of parking or if the neighbors complain about noise, etc. Just an observation . . . but good luck with the new plans.
Perhaps you could ask local contractors or service people to provide their services to repair plumbing, exterminate the bugs and mice, disinfect/clean the cells, and then give them credit for their donations of time and supplies or some free advertising somewhere. Failing that, ask for donations of cleaning supplies, bug and mice repellant, maybe fresh paint and let the inmates clean up their cells as part of their punishment. If it improved their "living conditions" , they might be willing to lend a hand. The faulty plumbing may require professional help. In other words, be creative with dealing with the problems.
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