Tag Archives: I-81 Project

A Share of the Jobs

Hope remains as Urban Jobs Task Force pushes for local hiring for I-81 By Michael Garcia Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Imagine life in the near future, five years from now or even 10. Where will you be? Where will our community be? The question is: will this community be in a better position when the Interstate 81 viaduct is removed than we are today?The upcoming $2 billion tear down of the viaduct offers an enticing promise of opportunity: well-paying construction ... Read More »

Running on Fumes

Drive-thru Dunkin’ would have to relocate when I-81 viaduct comes down There’s a glimmer of hope for the popular Dunkin’ double drive-thru at Almond and Water streets. But here’s the catch. Once the I-81 overpass comes down, assuming it does, the store might stand somewhere else. “They told us they can just pick it up and move it someplace else,” ... Read More »

Call for Letters

Most stories about Interstate 81 in publications other than The Stand do not include the voices of South Side residents. That’s one of the things we learned from our reader survey. Less than 20 percent of those surveyed remember seeing a South Sider in the last article they read about I-81. This lack of coverage on how South Side residents ... Read More »

Given the city’s less-than-stellar track record on big projects, our columnist implores residents to make their voices heard. About 800 years ago, my brother Steve and I were building a treehouse in the woods near our home when there were woods near our home. I still remember the joyful gravity of the endeavor — gravity being a concept we’ll revisit ... Read More »