News That Matters
"A lot of teenagers identify with Grigoropoulos. There's a whole generation out there who see their parents in debt and feel they have nothing to look forward to in the future. Fear and despair are what these riots are about." - Christos Mazanitis, journalist.
Good Wednesday Morning,
It's 55º and raining with more showers coming later morning and the temps will drop into the 30's later this evening. At that point the roads should be a mess, wet, icy and dangerous so plan accordingly. Tomorrow, if the reports hold true, is going to be one of those days: wet, raining, snowing and icing, all before the weather dries out in time for the weekend. You've got to love December! But what I'm missing is that first, giant snowstorm. If there's no leaves on the trees their ought to be snow on the ground, that's my motto.
The Putnam Valley Farmer's Market is still going on at the Grange Hall at Adams Corners. You'll find them there today and next Wednesday, December 17th as well. After that they're taking the winter off until the middle of March.
The Carmel Fitness & Racquet Club Received the 2008 Best of Carmel Award last week from the US Local Business Association. The press release says; The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Two Putnam County Judges have recused themselves from trying the Illuminate/Greenwich case. Remember, this is the case where a grand jury decided that if I should come after you with a stick, it's okay to shoot me. Twice. They weren't clear if two was the limit or if you could empty and entire clip into my body or whether the first shot had to be in my front - or back. (I could be running away to get a bigger stick you know.) In Greece, you can apparently shoot someone if they throw rocks at you. This is going to be one of those trials that tries mens souls. (See the article below.)
Lastly this morning, I'm hoping that all of you who were so vocal in support of CAP last week put your money where your mouths were. Writing, posting and pontificating is one thing, but it's cold, hard cash which buys meals.
And now, the News:
PUTNAM COUNTY - It’s been quite a week for firefighters across Putnam County with emergency responders answering two dozen chimney fires.
By Larry Hertz
December 06, 2008 6:00 AM
Nearly $1.1 million in Monroe County open space money will be used to help municipalities complete the purchase and preservation of five properties.
By Jeremy Caplan
ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2008) — To heal our ailing health care system, we need to stop thinking like Americans. That's the message of two articles by UCLA's Dr. Marc Nuwer, a leading expert on national health care reform, published this week in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
In spring 2007, an activist group sought to hold an anti-war demonstration at the United States Military Academy at West Point, located in Orange County, New York. The occasion was the annual graduation ceremony featuring Vice President Cheney, who would address the cadets when public opinion was souring on the Iraq war. West Point denied the permit application, and the trial court denied the plaintiff's request for a preliminary injunction. This week, the Second Circuit affirmed that denial.