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- Arkansas District School board member Clint McCance's Facebook post
Good Friday Morning,
This morning the NYJN endorsed Maryellen Odell for County Executive. I'm surprised since they have a hard time finding Putnam County at all unless it's in the police reports. For those of you who read the Gannett paper, is there a Putnam section? No, we're attached to Westchester as if we're the 'red haired step-child' of that larger, more populous county.
Hold on to your hats! Over the next few days your mailbox will be stuffed with big shiny cards pushing one candidate or another. This week alone (as of yesterday) I've received, 31 pieces of mail. It's enough for an auto de fé! Where is Diego de Landa when you need him? I've also received numerous robo-calls including one inviting me to a 'bagger rally in Carmel tomorrow. Sorry, I'm having root canal without anesthesia and it sounds like more fun.
Anyway, In the mail were:
Just a reminder: If you cannot bring yourself to vote for either of the 'ells running for County Executive and you still want to vote in that race, write in "Jeff Green". It fits nicely in the box. Can we get 50 votes?
It should not be difficult!
Each day that passes the campaign for county executive, Congress and the State Senate (40th) just gets stranger and stranger. If the elections don't come soon the National Institute of Health is going to have come in and administer Thorazine to everyone in the county just to stop our heads from exploding!
Here, let me make it even easier for you:
Maryellen Odell does not support women's rights. Released the other day was a palm card put out by the "Westchester and Putnam Pro-Life PAC" and on it are the usual suspects, Ball, Katz, and Paladino. But also listed on the card is Mary Ellen Odell. There are judges too: Matthew Byrne and James Burke, both running for State Supreme Court.
On the one hand we have a Senator who does not support civil rights (though he does surround himself with cute guys). On the other hand we have a county Legislator who wants the government to leave us alone but is willing to allow the government legislate women's rights?
What planet are we living on? And how do we get off?
Wabbit Season! Duck Season!
Pick one but be careful in the woods. Here, briefly, are the hunting seasons (PDF) in our area:
Deer:As you can see, pretty much anything that moves is legal to shoot at right now so please, BE CAREFUL when you're taking a walk in the forests. Here's a hint: carry a whistle with you and as you enter the woods blow on it twice. Then, from time to time (every 10 or 15 minutes or so) give it another couple of toots. Three toots, by the way, is a distress call so don't be doing that. (Unless you find your leg pierced with an arrow or your back riddled with buckshot.)
What's Going On?
7 PM- Documentary film about trafficking of children in the international chocolate industry. Fair-traded chocolate for the trick or treaters will be available. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie. Contact Pat Lamanna, 845-452-4013. firstname.lastname@example.org .
10:00AM. Fishkill Ridge, Fishkill. A 4-mile trek ascending 1,200 feet along Fishkill Ridge, stopping at Lambs Hill for lunch and a magnificent panoramic vista. Moderately strenuous, but fall's wonderful colors should make it worth the effort. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
10AM - 4PM (And Sunday from 9AM-1PM). We are scheduled for A&P to hand out flyers on Saturday and Sunday. We need extra coverage from 12-2 on Saturday and 9-1 on Sunday. If anyone can help out, if only for an hour, please let me know. It would be best to have two people on at all times.
8 PM at the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel/Arts on the Lake. Locked in a prison in his mind, a Vietnam Veteran is shaken by his encounter with an Illegal Immigrant trying to avoid a prison that is more literal. The cast for this reading: Lester: Sean Hopkins, Eduardo: Angel Morales, Olivia: Zulie Lozada, Poppy: Lora Lee Ecobelli, Hamilton: Paul Dommermuth, Pierce: Jeff Green, Stage Directions: Bart Cook. Tickets: $8.00 – $10.00 Visit Arts on the Lake for more information.
8PM - Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen Street, Southington, CT. 860.747.1100 www.jittersclub.com or email@example.com. A stellar venue with delicious pie and a great vibe. Only original music here. And, a surprise guest will join me!
Planet Green Registration
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Don a note if you plan to attend.
A workshop for landowners in the Eastern Hudson Highlands. At the Clearpool Education Ctr, Carmel, NY. This workshop will provide landowners with info and tools to get the most out of their woodlands, and learn how to take care of it for future generations. For more information, contact Kristi Sullivan at email@example.com or Laura Heady at firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html, or email email@example.com and put "Water Conference" in the subject line.
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