Locals can also use the trolley system to access Main Street without paying to park. After all, season passes are $35 for a family; $20 for an adult; $15 for a senior citizen and $10 for students younger than 18 years old. And since the trolleys provide an enjoyable trip around town, the cost can be attributed to entertainment and not parking for those opposed to paid parking. And for us, this would be a real deal as we suspect the Lavendar Landrover would ride for free.
And finally, we thought the article in the paper regarding planning for the upcoming July concert at Doubleday Field seemed to be somewhat alarmist. In fact, one email we received assessed the situation by saying: “I think the Shakedown Street market thing might be a pain ... but I’m pretty sure they’re just going to keep to themselves. I guess it’s good to let the town know that they’re prepared … but it might have been better not to make them seem like the Manson Family Market in the process.”
And while we suppose problems could arise with this concert, as they could with any concert, we feel the real problem with all concerts in Doubleday Field is not who is performing, but rather the venue itself. We have long thought it to be inappropriate to hold such events given the fact that Doubleday Field backs up to residential streets. Using a baseball field that is normally only used for daytime games, as a venue for a large, expansive, and undoubtedly noisy, night time event is, as far as we are concerned, beyond the pale. Whatever benefits may be realized are more than offset by the confusion, and downright distress, it causes any number of residents of the village, who, we might add, pay the greatest percentage of property taxes to the village.