October 12, 2007

Collision in Freeville; local politics

Yesterday's weather led to a crash in Freeville, between a garbage truck and a tractor-trailer.

In good news for the county, Borg-Warner will move 174 jobs to Lansing from Oklahoma, and perhaps that will bring some new people to Dryden homes as well.

Most of the rest of the Dryden news in today's paper is on the opinion page. Nancy Suci writes to support the Democratic candidates and remind readers of where the western Dryden boundary is. Martin Hatch of Dryden writes about planning in Dryden, and also supports the Democratic candidates for Town Supervisor and Town Board.

County Democratic Committee Chair Irene Stein responds to an earlier guest column by Dryden Republican Committee Chair Jim Crawford on petition challenges. I replied to Crawford's position here earlier, though in some ways that reply is also a reply to Irene. The more I think about it, the more I think New York State needs to tear down its rules for getting candidates on to ballots and start over. I don't think either the Democratic or Republican party would like to do that, but it might both end a pointless debate and put some needed excitement back into state and local politics.

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