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My notes on the Town Board meeting 5-19-2014

The Board meeting ws called to order at 7 PM by Supervisor Joel Craig. Members Andrea Dunn, Don Westmore, Matthew Phelan and Town Clerk Joyce Vale were present; Mike Mortenson was absent. The minutes of the previous meeting and the month’s audited bills were approved unanimously by the Board. The Town Clerk reported communications to …

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WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE IN THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO CHILDREN

PLEASE NOTE: School Board election is next Tuesday, May 20, from noon til 9 PM at the school building. Here’s the reason that you should vote even if you have no children attending the school. The school system has gone through some difficult times recently. Now there is a new Superintendant, Susan Brown, who seems …

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FOR EARTH DAY, 2014

FROM DAILY KOS 4/22/2014: I have still never seen… A bison throw a cigarette butt out a car window A flock of geese blow the top off a mountain A seal cause an oil spill A hippo drive a Hummer A lemur leave the faucet dripping A raccoon go out for the evening and leave …

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Notes on the Town Board Meeting 3/24/2014

GDO: My Notes on the Town Board Meeting Mar. 24, 2014 The March 23rd, 2014 Meeting of the Germantown Town Board was called to order at 7:04PM.Full attendance: supervisor Joel Craig, Board Members: Andrea Dunn, Don Westmore, Mike Mortenson, and Matthew Phelan. Plus the Town Clerk, Joyce Vale. The motions to accept the minutes of …

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NICHOLAS KRISTOFF NYTimes 3-26-14: Cut Welfare Subsidies

NOTE IN MY FIRST POST I ATTRIBUTED THIS ARTICLE TO PAUL KRUGMAN In the debate about poverty, critics argue that government assistance saps initiative and is unaffordable. After exploring the issue, I must concede that the critics have a point. Here are five public welfare programs that are wasteful and turning us into a nation …

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