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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

My Notes on the Town Board Meeting of Jan. 26, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Joel Craig at 7 PM. Attending were: Board Members Mike Mortenson, Andrea Dunn, Donald Westmore & Matthew Phelan and the Town Clerk Town Clerk Joyce Vale. The Board unanimously approved the minutes of the prior two meetings and the payment of the December audited bills. Town Clerk Vale told the Board that she had no …

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ANALYSIS OF THE NEW FARM BILL–PROS & CONS

We have been outraged  about the cuts of SNAP benefits within the Farm Bill, but it’s not quite as bad as could have been.  Here’s some analysis from the NY times, plus more details  at the end  about the impact of the 4% cuts by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.  House Approves Farm …

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NY TIMES: CULTIVATING HUDSON: ENTER THE TASTEMAKERS

Here’s an article you should read from the NY Times yesterday.  I can’t copy it into the page here, but below is the title and the URL  that you can paste into your browser to bring it up. paste this URL into your browser: http://nyti.ms/1crfNuA Or, you can try this one: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/garden/cultivating-hudson-enter-the-tastemakers.html?emc=eta1 Cultivating Hudson: Enter …

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Two Meetings of the Town Board: 12/16 and 1-6

 WHERE HAVE I BEEN? Sorry to have been so absent in the past 2 months.  I have not posted the notes on the December Town Board meeting on Dec. 16th nor the Organization meeting on January 6th. Fortunately for those of you desperate for local news, those meetings were well-covered by the Columbia Paper and the Register-Star.  Both papers …

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