The water in the Swinging Bridge Reservoir is a little bit like the old song, "Charlie on the MTA" — when will it ever return, when will it ever return. Hopes were high earlier this fall when Mirant indicated that the dam would be buttoned up by the end of November and the refill would begin. But that isn’t going to happen. According to a story in today’s Times Herald Record, the finishing touches on the dam repair are running 4 to 6 weeks behind schedule, and the coming of the cold weather may delay any refilling until spring. So it may not be until next summer until we know whether Swinging Bridge will actually return to its previous levels.