October 9, 2004

County highway funding, accident laurel

County Legislator Martha Robertson is quoted in this morning's Ithaca Journal opposing a defeated motion to add $418,000 to the County Highway Department budget. The Journal notes that the "proposal failed by a 6-5 vote with four legislators absent," but doesn't list which legislators voted which way, or even which were present. The highway department budget already includes four new staff members, received had a $250,000 capital budget increase for road reconstruction earlier this month, and would have added to the $1.3 million already in the budget.

In Darts & Laurels, Ithaca resident Mikel Cary thanks everyone who helped him during a September 30th accident in front of NYSEG, including Dryden Ambulance, the county sheriff's department, and New York State Police.

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