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Empire Editorial: Look left, look right - now find a crosswalk

...whom are risking their safety in order to prevent walking a few hundred (or a few dozen) extra feet.The city has crossing guards to help ensure a smooth flow of foot traffic downtown, which is all any city should be asked to do. Following the...
Photo: Steady crossing

Crossing guard Marybeth Inventado helps tourists cross South Franklin Street during rain showers on Tuesday. The National Weather Service's Wednesday forecast calls for mostly cloudy with showers.
When athletes race who has their back?

...early as 6:30 a.m. and go as late as 12:30 p.m. This is a fun position for groups of people or families.Crossing guards - Depending on the street this could be any where from 6 a.m. to noon. This is mostly needed for the Deci runs...
Budget biggest issue at school board meeting

...transportation safety at both Gastineau Community School and Mendenhall River Community School, with construction "nearly promised" on Douglas Highway during the 2015 or 2016 construction seasons and further training for crossing guards.
Students learn safety, leadership on patrol

...signs for them so they are visible to people and traffic," Moody said.She emphasized that the students are not crossing guards, and will not be going out into the street.Nappier said the walk to the bus stop is not unsafe, but having the...
City, cruise lines grapple with fees

...funding for Princess Tours' shoreside power project, half-hour bus service, various tourism management projects, crossing guards, a park ranger, flightseeing noise abatement, waterfront land acquisition and downtown public restrooms. Members...
My turn: Keeping tourists, residents happy

...Street lately you've likely seen crossing guards in brightly colored rain gear...pedestrians from jaywalking, the crossing guards are a good example of the visitor...residents alike. This year, the crossing guard program is being administrated...
City chastised for pedestrian safety

...Thursday for the lack of downtown crossing guards. "I think the city and borough...Department has been trying to hire crossing guards for a few months, but the process...Wilson, who is in charge of the crossing guard program. Also, applications...
Property tax hike needed for schools

...needed for grades that have bulges in enrollment. The funds would restore buses for after-school activities and add crossing guards, and it would help fund employee contracts. All of these measures are needed to maintain the existing programs and...
Radar to monitor traffic near schools

...still in that fast mindset when they turn off from Egan Drive to Riverside," Katasse said. A car nearly hit one crossing guard last year, Katasse said. "The driver said he didn't see her and the speed limit sign because it was hidden under...


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