All too often history deals out bad hands that can defy correction. Witness New Paltz's narrow main street that will guarantee traffic jams forever.
Then there is that monument to dysfunctionalism: the middle school, which might be suitable for a game of hide-and-seek, but leaves something to be desired as a place of education. The New Paltz school board has, after much time, effort and thorough consultation (those who claim otherwise must have had their heads elsewhere in a place described by drill instructors but not printable in family newspapers) have produced a plan that can work.
So forget the hemming, hawing, and jawing, and get on with it. As chief justice Earl Warren used to say, "It's time to fish or cut bait."