Thursday, November 06, 2014
St. Karen Dolan
Every year since 1933, his nonprofit sponsors fishing tournaments for children. At one time, when they had more money, they would have fishing events for the blind and disabled as well. It was during the 2012 tournament that he drew the ire of Karen Dolan. "This lady made life hell for us," he claims.
In 2012, the tournament was right next to the Falls, and was offering free hot dogs and hamburgers to the kids and everyone else. But unfortunately for him, it was on a day when Dolan was hosting one of her artsy-fartsy wine-tasting events at the Mill, including a Take-a -Taco truck there to sell its fare.
People weren't buying her food because they were getting free hot dogs and hamburgers, and she went ballistic.
She cut power to the hot plates and grills. "You're not paying the electricity bill here. I am," she told him, although it would later be learned that Bethlehem was actually paying that bill.
The following year, when Fetter scheduled the tournament, he had to get 11 permits. "Never in the 14 years I was doing this was i required to get a permit before," Fetter noted.
When Fetter approached her to protest, she put her hand up in the air and said she had no time for him.