November 10, 2005

Votes, snowmobiles, and adopted pets

This morning's Journal reports on the dwindling of Mike Hattery's lead over Mike Lane to 20 votes in the District 14 legislative contest, with 30 possible ballots still out there.

A report on snowmobile safety starts with a quote from 14-year-old T.J. Frost of Dryden:

"You get to go out and see what's in the woods, the scenery - just go out and have fun.... I go out with my aunt and uncle and my mom and my dad sometimes. You look forward to that adrenaline rush...

"[A snowmobile safety course] taught me all the signs on the trail for oncoming snowmobiles... Like the stop, like when you're riding with someone else, you hold up your fingers to show how many people are behind you. It tells you the safety features and not to follow too closely and to stay on the right side of a trail when going over a hill."

The article also mentions the Dryden-Caroline Drifters snowmobile club, which will be meeting on December 3rd at the Dryden VFW.

A surge of pet adoptions has eased overcrowding at the Tompkins County SPCA on Hanshaw Road, but it still sounds like they have lots of dogs and cats who would could use permanent homes.

An article on the SUNY budget increase includes a sidebar on ways this could help TC3's budget.

Finally, only three people showed up at last night's county budget hearing. After all the shouting about spending and taxes during the election, I have to say that's surprising and even disappointing.

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