Between the Internet and the extreme sports, what chance did the good old Downhill Derby stand? 

Apparently The Park has cancelled this year’s event for lack of involvement. The word about town is that only one entrant signed up, so we are out of luck.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before kids in town lost interest in this storied event.

Too bad, though, as it was a great team-building exercise and a perfect excuse for some father/mother-daughter/son interaction.

Have we forgotten where we came from? In a day and age where kids are constantly losing their eye sight to computers and televisions, this derby was something that set us apart, it was some good old-fashioned fun in the sun and a return to the ingenious and creative past we collectively come from.

It is truly a shame and it will be missed. Maybe next year the kids will think back and remember how empty the day felt, when the soap boxes failed to roll, sometimes stumble, oftentimes grind their way down the hill.

Sounds like a song in the making.

And the charges are still MIA

If you are like us, you’ve been scanning the papers and looking online for any sign of activity on the Frank Marzullo beating case. You’ve gotten that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that tells you that you are missing something, that somehow you missed that piece of news announcing charges in the case.

Fear not, you haven’t.

We know the wheels of justice turn slowly, and”we hope”surely.  But this is getting ridiculous.

Here we go, week four in the Frank Marzullo investigation and still no charges filed. The longer it takes, though, the more likely people involved will have time to line up their stories, get their ducks in a row, and get away with a brutal act.

Also, the longer it takes, the more wacko stories we hear and the louder that dreaded voice in the back of our collective conscious gets. You know”the one that says they are gong to walk?

So here we go with week two in our editorial page counter, and we kindly remind the good folks at the Attorney General’s office and at Village Hall that, as we are a weekly, the fact that this counter is still running definitely does not look good.

Day 22, Still no charges, no indictments, no arrests