November 28, 2006

Chimney fire on Ringwood

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on a chimney fire Sunday on Ringwood Road. Varna Fire Chief Natan Huffman advises readers to have their chimneys swept regularly to avoid the creosote buildup that caused this fire. The fire was put out quickly, with participation from the Varna, Slaterville, Freeville, Dryden and Cayuga Heights Fire Departments.

Briefly in Tompkins notes that the Dryden school board will be meeting tonight at 7:15pm in the district offices to discuss "a proposed $3 million project." The board site identifies it more precisely as "EXCEL Building Aid Funds and Building Maintenance Items".

You can find out how your county legislators voted, and then, after watching the legislative meetings on public access, switch to a new 'CW' channel on Time-Warner Cable, if you have cable. (I have Road Runner, but no TV cable.)

In Albany, it looks like it's apparently time for a state legislature wage hike, possibly 20%, now that the election's over. $79,500 plus stipends of $9,000 to $40,000 just isn't enough any more, apparently. (One of the possible advantages of "three men in a room government" could be fewer salaries to pay, but that isn't how it works.)

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