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Good Tuesday Morning,
Mother Nature had a little fun with us yesterday with temps reaching into the mid 60's downstate and hovering around 60 here until late last night. This morning the ground is covered with sleet. You've got to love December!
If you live in the Town of Kent or are just interested in Stormwater related issues, the town is holding a public information meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at the town Center. The meeting will run for one short hour from 7:30 to 8:30 PM and culminate with coffee, sweets and casual conversation.
The meeting will include a short update from Bruce Barber, the Town's Stormwater inspector and Maureen Fleming, the Stormwater Committee's current Chair and a preview of four short Public Service Announcements (PSAs) the town created as an educational tool for the public. It's those PSAs you won't want to miss!
Just in case you haven't been to the blog lately, here's a short list of items there which are not here, all the more reason to check it out.
On December 3rd I ran a column about a proposed contract between the county and Geo. Whipple to run Tilly Foster Farms. That contract, the sweetheart deal of sweetheart deals, gives Mr. W a 40 year lock on the place with the county receiving $0 in leasing fees while paying all the bills for utilities, general maintenance and snow removal. It doesn't seem fair and it's not. It's a huge transfer of what should be public funds into the hands of a private entity, meaning, we really have no control.
For those of you who are regular readers and have not yet supported us this year, yeah, you just crossed one of those hidden !guilt pangs! smartly encoded in these pages. Your donation makes them go away. For those who have donated to the cause, that feeling of warmth you just had? It's sweet, no? Thanks.
And now, the News:
Barbara Livingston Nackman
Thursday, December 11, 2008
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and SHARON OTTERMAN
From CNN Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears
The 2008 election made history, but the long campaign leading up to it included plenty of servings of half-baked commentary. Media Matters for America has nominated 10 particularly inane pieces of punditry and invites you to vote for the Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign. Choose one from this list of ridiculous remarks:
22 Corporate Crime Reporter 46, November 26, 2008