August 15, 2006

County breaks ground on Mount Pleasant

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the ground-breaking ceremony for the county's emergency communications system was held on Mount Pleasant yesterday. The new system should be operational by July 2007. Given the tremendous cost, I really hope this thing works.

The county budget process is in motion, with departments putting in requests that would lead to a 12% tax levy increase. The legislature has directed the County Administrator to prepare a tentative budget with a 2.8% tax levy increase.

On the opinion page, Daniel Cornell of Dryden writes that "the real heroes of this country are making true and honorable sacrifices, being away from their families and spending years of their lives in a war zone."

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