Thursday, May 5, 2011

5-5-11: thank you weekenders, oliver north was from Columbia County?, voodoo charges dismissed for now

Cinco de Mayo. Hurray.

Florence Fabricant in The New York Times writes an article on Chatham Sheep Herding Company. I got this link from WGXC, first stop for Columbia County News.

Weekenders: thank you for choosing Columbia County for your elbow room needs.

"While the county now has 32,775 housing units, only 25,906 are occupied year-round. The remaining 6,869 unoccupied homes are either empty or are weekend or vacation residences. That’s an increase of more than 26 percent in this category of housing since the 2000 census count of 5,411. There were 3,419 weekend homes in 2000, while the 2010 numbers are not yet available."

Here is my article on systematic local ethics enforcement breakdown in New York State.

Fire parade.

"The Hudson Department of Fire will hold its "156th Annual Inspection & Parade" this weekend in the city. First held in 1856, the parade is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, annual fire department parades in the United States. The four companies of the Hudson Department of Fire along with ten guest companies will participate."

Nice website, Hudson Fire Department.

The Tin Boat Association suit goes to appeal.

Charges dismissed in one of my three case. One down, two to go.

Do Not Miss This Great Event! I will be there and it was a BALL last year and it is for a very good cause.

Early history, local. Cool website.

Speaking of local history, what is this?

Oliver North is from Columbia County? Yes. Grew up in Philmont. We can all be.. proud... that he didn't go into local politics.

Adam Sagendorf was 14 in 1860.

March On this Saturday... Marriage equality. Sat. May 7, 2011 from 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Here is a discussion of Ethics, but the state guys have to remember the Task Force (January 2011) recommendations about LOCAL ethics laws!

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Monday, May 9th: FOIL & Open Meetings Law Public Info Session
Bob Freeman, NYS Committee on Open Government, will be at the Stuyvesant Town Hall on Monday, May 9th to hold a public information session regarding FOIL and Open Meetings Law. The session is open to the public and will be from 7pm – 9pm.

The KINDERHOOK DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE is accepting letters of interest for the following elective
positions in the November 2011 Town elections:
Kinderhook Town Supervisor (2-year term)
Kinderhook Town Board (2 positions, 4-year terms)
Kinderhook Town Clerk (4-year term)
Kinderhook Town Justice (4-year term)
Kinderhook Town Tax Collector (4-year term)
Letters of interest must be postmarked no later than May 22, 2011, and addressed to: Kinderhook
Democratic Committee, PO Box 566, Niverville, NY 12130

Public notice that 60-1-14.1 in Canaan will be for auction... I can't get the address for that parcel. Funny way they do these notices. I don't want to buy it but post it here.

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