News That Matters
"I think of songs as, you know, like chairs that you make. And you want to see ‘em used."
- Dan Bern
Good Monday Morning,
The Town of Kent has an opening on its Stormwater Management Committee. The committee is involved in public outreach and education and will be focusing on that during 2009. If you have any background in that field or if you have a deep, passionate interest in the matter and can devote adequate time to the public service work of the committee, please send your resume to Town Hall for consideration.
We're still talking about the Tilly Foster Lease Agreement as the Legislature has schedule their *final* meeting on the matter this Thursday evening at the Emergency Services building at the Donald Smith campus in Carmel. The Physical Services committee will meet first to pass the lease onto the full Legislature and then they will vote to accept it immediately after. I've collated a bunch of information, the latest version of the lease, and comments others have made about it at the blog site here. It is worth checking out for you should know what we're getting ourselves into.
The biggest debate in Birmingham, England these days is whether apostrophes belong in street signs or not. There's been a long discussion on whether "St. Pauls Square" is kosher or if the more traditional, "St Paul's Square" rules the day. One city rep says, "Apostrophes denote possessions that are no longer accurate, and are not needed," while a grammarian replied, "They are such sweet-looking things that play a crucial role in the English language," But, apparently not any more. The Queens English says so.
Web Site Watch:
Old Jews Telling Jokes: Storytelling is a Jewish tradition. You’ve probably seen Fiddler on the Roof. Whenever they ask the Rabbi a question, he tugs thoughtfully on his beard and says “let me tell you a story.” Then they sing.
Curbside Recycling in Toronto, Canada with a message
And now, the News:
The General Electric Company has waged a long and hard-fought battle to avoid having to clean up cancer-causing PCBs it dumped in the Hudson River from 1946 through 1977, when the chemicals were banned. Finally, the unnecessary delay is nearing an end.
MILLBROOK, NY — January 28, 2008 — Vernal pools are the subject of increased public interest and conservation concern. These seasonal wetlands are small in size and isolated from larger water bodies. Despite playing critical ecological roles—from preventing floods and recharging aquifers to supporting threatened wildlife—vernal pools are often unprotected by state and federal regulations.
By Tom Wilber firstname.lastname@example.org January 14, 2009
Natural gas has mixed with at least three private water supplies near drilling rigs in Susquehanna County, according to information from Cabot Oil & Gas.
Written by Michael Ricciardi
Harnessing the Earth’s Heat for Food and Power
As the rumbling temblors beneath Yellowstone National Park continue (over 900 hundred such weak quakes in 2008), media attention shifts to two topics: the possibility of a super-volcanic eruption (not likely, according to most geologists), and secondly, the harnessing of geothermal energy.
POUGHKEEPSIE – More and more people are going to the Adriance Memorial Library in Poughkeepsie to prepare resumes, look for jobs and apply for a library card to use their computers.
January 29th, 2009 by Tim Karr
Hackers change public safety message