January 25, 2007

Civic opportunities in The Shopper

This week's issue of The Shopper includes opportunities for Village of Dryden and Town of Dryden residents to get more involved with their community.

Village of Dryden residents are invited to caucuses for choosing candidates for the Village of Dryden's March 20th election. Three positions held by Republicans are up for election: Mayor (Reba Taylor) and two Trustee seats (Bob Witty and Randy Sterling). All of these positions are for two-year terms.

Both parties will be having their caucuses on Tuesday, January 30th, at 8:00pm:

  • The Democrats will be meeting in the second floor of Village Hall, 16 South Street, Dryden (map). Please use the side door.

  • The Republicans will be meeting at the Dryden Town Hall, 65 East Main Street, Dryden (map).

Caucuses are a "let's get together and choose" kind of meeting rather than the more formal primary approach. To participate in the caucus, you must be a registered voter of the appropriate party for the caucus, and must live in the Village of Dryden. You don't, however, have to be a registered party member of a party to be a candidate - you just have to be a registered voter. Republicans can run Democrats as candidates, Democrats can run Libertarians, and so on.

If Village of Dryden politics isn't your speed, the insert from the Dryden Town Historical Society might be of interest. We're looking for members at any level, hoping to celebrate our 25th anniversary year with a burst of growth. I'd strongly encourage anyone interested to visit the History House, which is open Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and Tuesdays from 9:00am to 12:30pm. There's great work going on there, and we hope to do more.

(And yes, I'm a trustee of the Historical Society as well as the chair of the Dryden Democrats, so I'm more than a little interested in all of these opportunities.)

Posted by simon at January 25, 2007 12:09 PM in , ,
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