September 11, 2013 | 02:50 AM
With parking meters charging a buck an hour, I'm not eager to hang around downtown. Even if a parking garage is built, you can bet that parking will cost so much there, that locals won't be willing to pay for it. Frankly, the parking lot behind the old theater wasn't as busy this last summer as prior seasons. People are parking down the street at the school, and walking instead of contending with the new meter system nobody can stand. Parking in town is a headache in more ways than one. You are not doing your merchants any favors with over-priced parking and zealous meter maids. Big box stores = free parking.