Rochester is Going Green

“Going green” is a hot trend these days. Everybody’s talking about it. But how many are actually doing it? When it comes to local governments, the answer is not as simple as it might seem. Does putting a solar roof on the fire hall make Rochester green? How about building a community garden? Installing charging stations for electric cars? Planting trees? The city of Rochester is doing all of those. City Manager Jaymes Vettraino said going green is a balancing act, especially in a time of … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should We Worry About The Gas Prices?

Dear Crabby, I keep hearing that the gas prices are going to continue going up.  Should we be worried about that? Sincerely, Penny Pinching Dear Ms. Pinching, I have seen these cycles for years. People get comfortable with the gas prices, and then they all go out and buy the biggest SUV you have ever seen. Then a war breaks out ten thousand miles away and the gas prices go up ten cents a gallon and you can't give those big trucks away. I, for one, am not a big fan of worrying about … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About Electric Cars?

Dear Crabby, There seems to be a big push towards all these electric cars today.  What do you think about them?  Are they safe?  Will they work? Would you drive one? Sincerely, Electric Louie Dear Louie, I have not made it a secret that I love my Oldsmobile and always have.  The trusty Olds and I have been through a lot together.  I am not sure how these new electric and high birds and low birds are going to work on our roads today.  My Olds weighs a million pounds and burns as much … [Read more...]