Canal Corp. relents

Just briefly following up on an item I posted about the other week. Faced with howls of protest over the draconian new hours for the canal system, the Canal Corporation has partially reversed their decision and summer hours for the system will once again be 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. — at least between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (Instead, there will be less groundskeeping).

While it’s hard to make passionate arguments in favor of the grand treatment for the dear old ditch in such a bad economic climate, the Canal Corp’s original plan was just insane, and would have forced some tour operators right out of business, and also would have pinched concert promoters, restaurants and marinas all across the state. Again, I have to wonder how long Carmela Mantello is going last in her position. Too bad.