The Plaque

My name is Bill Coleman, and I am a 13-year-old Boy Scout in Troop 223.

It has recently come to my attention that the “Steadfast” statue’s plaque, that explains its significance in the new Palisades Village, has been removed.

I inquired at the concierge, and I was told that it was loose and being reinstalled. This was about a month-and-a-half ago, and since then it has still not been reinstalled and I doubt that it will be.

I was talking to some local village goers, and they believed that there may have been some complaints from Palisadians that the statue is too political. I believe the complaints are unwarranted, as the statue represents a sense of patriotism and love for our country, which is something that all political parities stand for in some way, shape or form.

I believe that the Post should include a small article with photos, in order to raise this issue with Mr. Caruso and the general public.

Bill Coleman


I have a very different point of view on street parking from that in the Dec. 6 letters to the editor section.

The streets are paid for and maintained by the taxpayers. Homeowners are supposed to provide adequate parking for their use with a driveway and their garage.

I see no reason why a homeowner should think that the street in front of his or her home is proprietary and to be used for that one homeowner. The street parking should be first come first served.

Whether it’s a visitor to your house, your neighbors’ house or a nearby commercial destination should not matter, although it would be nice if everyone paid a fair share of taxes.

Mervyn Hecht


The holiday season is here and that means criminals will begin their shopping … on your front porch. Delivered packages on your front porch are too tempting for potential criminals to pass up.

Help reduce crime, and make your neighborhood safer, by having deliveries held at the post office, UPS store, FedEx, etc.

Michael Moore
Senior Lead Officer