Today's Valley News Dispatch has a great editorial on the astonishing ongoing opposition to the Tarentum Skate Park by Mayor James Wolfe.
In my own wanderings around Tarentum, the "elderly mayor" is the only senior citizen I have found who voices opposition to the skate park.
I concur with the VND editor's assessment of this opposition as "odd."
Once upon a time I had heard about NIMBY-ism, where the acronym stands for Not In My Back Yard. More recently I learned about the BANANA mentality: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.
It is encouraging to see the skate park project moving forward even against the mayor's opposition.