The city finally chopped down those stupid cherry trees in Mill River Park. Personally, I couldn't wait for them to come down. I've hated those trees ever since a clown jumped out of one and kidnapped my dog. OK, I'm making all of this up, but I'm hopeful that the constant whiners on the Advocate's Topix page will finally shut up about it. Here's the link to the article.
You have your regulars like "Wally," who thinks everything is a dirty political game to destroy Stamford's small-town character. It sounds like he fell asleep in 1943 and just woke up, but hasn't looked outside his window (yet somehow has internet access). Stamford hasn't been a small town in years.
Most of the other morons are just screaming about how awful it is that the city cut down the trees and how much they'll miss them. If they love these trees so much, why weren't they clamoring for the city to maintain this park earlier? It's been in a state of utter disrepair for at least a decade, but only now at the eleventh hour do they make their displeasure heard. This plan has been in the works for several years now, and while the trees pretty much had to go, it wasn't a secret operation by any means.
There are a few positive posts such as "Did it occur to anyone that maybe the new park will be way more awesome than the row of trees?" and "This is what really gets me. Stamford, with all its flaws and greedy unbridled growth, FINALLY proposes something that is NICE to the residential community, instead of slyly pandering to the business community, and all these people come out of the woodwork with negativity to try to shoot this down."
Well, so long, stupid cherry trees. Your long reign of terror is finally over. Long live DANNEL MALLOY MEMORIAL PARK!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!