This morning's Ithaca Journal visits Nancy Carver and Lorraine Buonviri's Christmas spectacular in their home in Freeville. Fifty Santas on a piano? Is that enough? Perhaps not. It takes three days to set up the decorations, starting the day after Thanksgiving.
In Dryden Town Talk, Cathy Wakeman looks at the work of the Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund, and ways their fund-raising supports local activities. She also announces a Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service to be held this Saturday at 5:00pm at the Etna Community Church.
In county news, there's a piece on the county modifying its charter to allow the legislature to shift to a three-year assessment cycle. It passed 8-7, with Dryden legislators Mike Lane (who's pushed hard for this for a long time) and Martha Robertson supporting it, while McLean legislator George Totman opposed it.
Lane also has a guest column on voting machines in New York, calling on the election commissioners to hold public hearings on the decision-making process. Assessment turns up in a letter from Joe Riggins of Freeville, doesn't think the three-year assessment proposal does much.Posted by simon at December 21, 2005 12:29 PM in Freeville , Ithaca Journal , politics (local) , politics (state) , public finance