October 9, 2007

Dryden campaign coverage

Want to know more about the Dryden candidates? There's lots of coverage in the Dryden Courier and Tompkins Weekly.

This week's Dryden Courier (available on newstands until tomorrow) covers the first candidates forum in depth. Tompkins Weekly talks with the candidates, starting last week with the Supervisor candidates (sorry, 4.7MB PDF) and this week with David Makar and Stanley Marcus, two of the Town Board candidates.

I'm guessing that Tompkins Weekly will continue next week with Joseph Solomon and Walter Keeney, completing the Town Board set. It's important to remember, though, that it's not a pair of races. The top two vote-getters among all of the Town Board candidates will get the seats, whatever their position on the ballot.

Posted by simon at October 9, 2007 8:50 AM in , ,
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I've just found your blog on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Ithaca. You have a new fan. I love the idea of the top two vote getters winning seats on the Town Board.

Here in Nottingham, England, we elect city councillors to represent 'wards' of either two or three councillors each (in some towns you have single member wards). I'm a great believer in local government and served 14 years as a councillor in another life (from when I was 26 until I was 40). Now I'm just a foot soldier in a diminishing band of Socialists and Secretary of the Dunkirk and Lenton Branch Labour Party, so I feel that I am able to identify with you and your humour.

Perhaps you'll pop along and have a look at my blog. Not quite the same as yours. I didn't start until February this year.

We also have a community cafe and when the students go home we are very much an inner-city village (out of 7,000 residents, about 80% are students at either Nottingham University or Nottingham-Trent University).

Forgive me for rambling on, but I will be back before long to explore your archives.

Robert Howard

PS. We live with wailing sirens every day as we have a large hospital five minutes walk away.