News That Matters
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There's good news out there this morning. It looks like the insurgent members of the Patterson Town Board have seen the future and decided that come election day they'd like to be re-elected. In order to calm the storm they caused over the past few weeks they've decided to re-instate Rich Williams' and Ted Kozlowski's positions in the 2009 budget and cut their "in lieu of" health insurance payments from $7600 to $6000.
I've also been following the case of the Hempstead 15, who are the ten Iraq war vets (and five of their supporters) arrested on disorderly conduct charges by the Nassau County police on October 15th for attempting to get President-Elect Obama and Senator McCain to answer questions about services and support for veterans. The vets failed and the candidates never mentioned their positions. Anyway, there's a good Op-Ed piece by Bob Keeler in Newsday that's worth a read. If you want to 'support the troops' there's no better way than to support these guys.
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On to the weekend!
Sons of Liberty Tree Planting
Tree Dedication at 11am (Newburgh, N.Y., October 28, 2008 â€¦) A sapling from the longest surviving Sons of Liberty Tree has been planted at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site. Dedication of the New York Liberty Tree will take place there on Friday, November 14th at 11:00am.
"King Corn - You Are What You Eat"
The Film, King Corn - You Are What You Eat will have a free public showing at the Elting Library, 93 Main St. in New Paltz. King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm. Information, email@example.com. A full review is at http://fooddemocracy.wordpress.com/2007/10/17/king-corn-you-are-what-you-eat
With a cast of near 150 kids, this should be fun.
Ashokan Center Fundraiser Concert