March 17, 2006

Village elections Tuesday

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on the Dryden and Freeville village elections. For Dryden, a contested race, the Journal talks with Democrats Mary Ellen Bossack and Jim Willer and Republicans Dan Wakeman and Randy Sterling. Incumbent Bossack and challenger Willer push for greater transparency on the budget and the sewer plant replacement project. Sterling promises that "it'll just be business as usual" and incumbent Wakeman points to his experience.

In Freeville, none of the races are contested. Candidates include Mayor Lotte Carpenter, running for re-election, Trustees Diana Radford and Penny Beebe, running for two-year terms, Trustee Lloyd Purdy running for a one-year term, and Arthur Marchese running for a four-year term as Village Justice.

The elections will be held at the Dryden Village Hall (map) and Freeville Village Hall (map) from noon to 9:00pm on Tuesday.

In Congressional politics, it sounds like Sherwood Boehlert's announcement today may be retirement, though that won't be certain until after 3:00pm, when he actually makes the announcement.

Local Briefs announce Photo History Day, which will be tomorrow from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Dryden History House (map). We'll be scanning photographs for the Historical Society, allowing you to keep originals while still sharing your history.

A different Local Briefs announces a Citizen/Congressional hearing on health care issues which will also be held tomorrow,at TC3 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

The County Health Report includes issues with a number of local private water systems.

On the opinion page, Arthur Barry of Dryden writes that "Darwinian Evolutionists want their theory to replace faith in God." John Carberry's editorial raises some serious issues for St.Patrick's Day revelers to consider, and reflects in many ways the perspective I've inherited from my mother's Irish family in Auburn. It's good to see someone reflect on what Irish history might mean today.

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Note on photos