January 22, 2011

Dryden man indicted for child pornography

The Ithaca Journal reports that the Tompkins County grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old Dryden man with possessing and promoting child pornography.

There's an article about property taxes going up across the county that never actually gets to Dryden, so it's hard to know how it compares. There's a pretty good primer on property tax issues that starts to explain how this works, but I fear that a thorough primer might require more article space than an entire issue of the Journal contains.

The county is moving toward action-only minutes, with the discussion recorded as less official notes. As someone who's been a less-than-perfect secretary a few times, I see the appeal - but only consider it acceptable if there are also recordings available. Since the county legislature broadcasts its meetings, I don't think that's a problem. Hopefully the notes will provide enough context for people reading and searching, as it's far faster to read (and especially search) through even detailed text minutes than to watch the whole meeting.

It sounds like the last round of county votes was pretty peaceful, though - all unopposed.

Posted by simon at January 22, 2011 7:18 AM in , , ,
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