January 10, 2006

Gadabout needs drivers

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that Gadabout, "twelve demand-response buses for elderly (over 60) and disabled residents of Tompkins County who can not use regular transportation," needs drivers, in fact around ten drivers. The job requires a New York State Class "C" Commercial Drivers License, but Gadabout will pay for the training and fees involved. They have 30 volunteers and seven full-time employees now, and are trying to avoid raising their fees in March. To find out more, call Gadabout at 273-1878.

Candidates are lining up to run against Congressman Sherwood Boehlert. Chenango County Democrat Les Roberts announced his candidacy, joining Oneida County District Attorney Michael Arcuri. Two other Democrats, previous challenger Jeff Miller and attorney Leon Koziol, both from the Utica area, are also possible challengers. Former Seneca Falls mayor Brad Jones is contesting the Republican nomination.

Yesterday, I noted the Courier's coverage of the Spencer-Van Etten atheletic fundraising, because a couple of Dryden residents had written about it earlier. Today the Journal's editorial (print edition only) and Spencer-Van Etten Town Talk discuss it, though it sounds like there's more hope of them achieving their goal than I got from the Courier article.

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