Sunday, March 08, 2009

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editorLet the fungi have it

Let the fungi have it

Gov. Ed Rendell's recent announcement that the North Shore Connector was "a tragic mistake" was right on target. The project should have never been started by a number of politicians. The majority of the general public saw this project as not necessary and as a future debacle.

I recall a big push by Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato to take the government funding or lose it -- without regard to its future failure. Mr. Onorato's response to the tragic mistake was basically "we have gone this far -- let's finish it."

After thinking of a positive outcome for the North Shore Connector, the only one that makes sense is a mushroom farm. This unique place has all the qualities for a successful mushroom farm. It would be used 365 days a year, which is a lot more than eight Steelers home games. The employees could enter through the North Shore entrance to cultivate and the end product (mushrooms) could exit through the south entrance and onto the Strip District for worldwide distribution.

Mr. Onorato can promote this to his fungi (politician) friends. Pittsburgh has the potential to be the mushroom capital of Pennsylvania. Mr. Onorato should "we" do this?

Bob Mullen, Harmar

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