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  • Chemung County Executive Race: Chris Moss (R) 55% Jerome Emanuel (Dem) 29% Krusen (I) 16%
  • 1st District: Pastrick (R) 57% Pucci (Dem) 43%
  • 2nd District: Manchester (R) 69% Saglibene (Con) 30%
  • 3rd District: Sweet (R) 53% Lynch (Dem) 40%
  • 4th District: Brennan (R) 64% Bond (Dem) 35%
  • 5th District: Margeson (R) 64% Stow (Dem) 20% Miller 15% (I)
  • 7th District: Sonsire (Dem) 63% Milliken (R) 36%
  • 8th District: Woodard (R) 58% Callas (Dem) 41%
  • 9th District: Burin (R) 74% Fairchild (I) 25%
  • 12th District: McCarthy (Dem) 50% Collins (R) 45%
  • 13th District: Drake (R) 65% Logan-Lattimore (Dem) 34%
  • 14th District: Smith (R) 68% Heyward (Dem) 31%

KReed

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  1. College still seems late in life to me. Most of the stuff listed in the OP quote were things we were taught in 8th grade, then reviewed and expounded on in 10th or 11th. But then, when I was 30-ish I had a co-worker in his 4th year of a Business BS degree that was absolutely astounded that I could calculate a 25% discount on a $3.99 purchase in my head. How do you make it past 4th grade (let alone graduate high school and survive in college without know 1 is is one quarter of 4?????) It scares me that stuff that was jr/sr high school curriculum 30 years ago became college associates degree material 15-20 years ago and is now challenging for a someone with a bachelor's degree..... And to think my parents and others from their generation only made it through 8th grade in the 40s-50s, but could recite government/Constitutional facts as well as balance a checkbook. And that same generation who had no handheld calculators in school (let alone tablets) and learned long division with a pencil....are the kids who grew up to launch men into space using slide rules to design spacecrafts.
  2. Not from the sounds of it, the press release doesn't explicitly say he was operating it....and the umm "lively discussion" from a lot of from people claiming to know him and/or the driver on the Sheriff's FB page, he was not at the scene and was not the one who parked the vehicle where it rolled from that day. So another thought hit me....if this company was hiring drivers who were not commercially licensed and just (illegally) paying a kid off the street with a class D license to mow lawns, I wonder if an unsuspecting kid who was not necessarily aware they were supposed to have a CDL and not properly licensed be less criminally liable for precautions they didn't know to take or inspections they didn't grasp the importance of?
  3. Full story here: http://home.elmiratelegram.com/?p=1786 Without even discussing countless "rumors" that I've heard about this business and its operating practices....I have so many questions. It seems pretty clear that the grand jury heard enough to charge the owner for having an uninspected vehicle on the road with mechanical issues. Running a business, owning and registering the vehicle puts undeniable liability on this guy, but it seems like there should be questions about the driver and their responsibility as well. When we say "dump truck" and have NYSP "Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit" assisting with the investigation, can we assume this is a vehicle that requires a CDL license to operate? If so, was the driver properly licensed to operate the vehicle? If not, is this guy guy under a separate investigation for not hiring qualified staff to drive these things? Wouldn't such a driver have perform a pre-trip inspection that required him/her to sign off on the fitness of the vehicle? Even in a vehicle deemed "fit" for service by the driver (which I would think not having a current inspection would automatically disqualify), aren't CDL licensed individuals expected to follow basic safety protocols when parking on a hill?? Even in a simple teenage civilian driver's ed class, I was taught how to turn the wheel when parked facing up or down a hill.
  4. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    Funny you should mention them being disinterested in what the public has to say. Speaking at a Legislature meeting in 2006 was the last thing my Dad ever did. Shortly after he started talking, he choked, stopped breathing and flatlined right in front of them all. He was revived by EMT only to die again 2 days later. One person from the Legislature inquired about his condition in that 2 days (and another paid respects when he passed). And astonishingly the one who visited the hospital inquired not only about his condition..... but also wanted to know the issue/concern he'd been at the meeting to discuss. That one who actually cared meant a lot....more than I can articulate. But out of the whole bunch? Less than 7% is not a number that instills a lot of confidence that the body as a whole gives half a shit what we have to say.
  5. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    It is telling that the first beef out of the gate over term limits is "we need to consider a grandfather clause". How many incumbents are already into at least a third term already? With coming back home it is tempting to start attending meetings and speaking up, but I have doubts that would be helpful. From how they behave on social media, I'm not getting the impression any of them want to respond to constituents so much as "broadcast" their own narratives.
  6. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    And frankly, I'm a bit disappointed in both of them since taking their respective positions. Bickering on FB is Brennan's routine; I expected better of these two. Moss's proposals to cut certain staff salaries and to terminate the attorney may very well be good moves, but introducing them without allowing for discussion, debate or compromise…..comes off as authoritarian tactics. At least on the subject of term limits, it seems like he did attempt a more democratic approach than the other topics by sending said paperwork last month to start a dialogue. As for Sonsire, her defense of keeping the attorney simply because no one challenged it back in 1984 and the solution to “simply amend the charter” to make it agree with what they want it to say strikes me as arrogant and dismissive of constituents’ wishes. Now let me break down my thoughts on her response to this issue: It is my understanding that Chairperson Manchester respectfully replied to you that the decision of whether and under what parameters term limits should be imposed on Legislators is a decision that lies at least partially within the Legislature itself as it directly affects our branch of government. She offers no supporting links or citation that Manchester did reply. And as I said earlier, that’s quite uncharacteristic for her. Second, nothing in Moss’s paperwork suggested that the Legislature shouldn’t be involved in drafting any parameters for a vote on the matter. As I stated in a comment on your earlier post, I believe many - perhaps even most - Legislators support term limits, but some policy work needs to be done to figure out how it will work, i.e. should the terms be staggered to provide continuity, how many terms make the most sense, should sitting legislators be grandfathered in, etc. Again, nothing in the proposal precludes the Legislature from “policy work”, and Moss’s proposal does in fact include a “grandfather” measure in that computations would not include any time served before November of 2022 . As with any executive proposal, introducing a matter is a starting point, not a decree. Discussions on this issue are already underway. As you know, Dutchess County formed a committee to thoroughly explore this issue and make sure it got it right. There is no reason we should avoid engaging in a reasonable level of due diligence as well. If discussions are already underway, why did Moss not receive a response? Why have the public not been made aware of the discussions (and the topic in general) until this FB argument? Why has it not been scheduled for a meeting agenda? As a citizen, taxpayer and voter in Chemung County, I'm all for due diligence.....but see no reason why my representatives would need to have such discussions in secrecy.
  7. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    I didnt think there was any doubt that Moss sent it. But she seems to be disputing his assertion that he hadnt gotten any response. So whether Manchester replied or he didnt....someone is being dishonest here.
  8. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    So...it seems clear that either Moss is lying, Sonsire is lying, or Manchester lied to Sonsire. I am a little surprised she'd make a "he said he replied" statement like that without including her characteristic links and citations to support the claim. Did Manchester not share that reply with the rest of the legislature? If so, why would they be okay with him speaking on their behalf without having a copy of the response to review and refer to?
  9. Puzzle

    Yep....That was exactly my answer after the clue Karen gave up. Some of the word substitutions are more of a stretch than others, but the rhythm makes it work.
  10. Puzzle

    From what I'm guessing on the rest, I kinda get a "feel" for what song it could be. [_____], [_____], [_____], menorah Shaker, Bobby, lime [_____], [_____], [_____], menorah [_____] it all dee thyme
  11. Puzzle

    Awesome.....I think I know everything else, so we could crack this together. LOL
  12. Puzzle

    LOL! I often resemble that remark. Clearly it rhymes, so I'd agree it's lyrics. Since I don't recognize that guy that represents half the words.... I got nuthin
  13. Ewwww! But it doesn't surprise me. To be fair, I doubt this type of contamination is limited to fast food POS terminals. I have grown increasingly cautious of all touch screens and various communal 'implements' ....from entering my PIN for a debit card to handling the stylus to sign a digital screen.
  14. Just as people who wanted to drink alcohol did during Prohibition. And, like alcohol, some partake in moderation while others face varying degrees of problems (from losing jobs or relationships, to long term health issues to deadly behavior). I just can't conclude that alcohol is better or safer simply because it's legal now or because it happens to be my drug of choice. Agree with you both.....and the NIH has suggested that marijuana may actually be an effective gateway back from more dangerous drug use: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6135562/
  15. I think your question deserves to be answered in two different aspects… First, there is the perspective of Cuomo’s proposal. The linked article says that his proposal is for legalization across the state….meaning Chemung County residents could possess marijuana for recreational purposes regardless of whether the county “opts out” of legal growing and sale of it. So I don’t see that opting out would reduce any potential “issues” of usage or possession…since that would still be legal. Residents could still buy the stuff in nearby counties. And Chemung County would still need to deal with whatever effects those purchases may result in……the only difference being that those nearby counties may benefit from whatever small portion of tax revenue that NYS allows them, and we would not. On a larger perspective….I believe that prohibition, in and of itself, generally creates more danger to society than whatever substance/activity is prohibited. I do not buy that the actual use of marijuana is any more harmful than alcohol. The behavior and actions of people who use (abuse), the effects on family, the damage to life and livelihood….. The primary difference is “prohibition”. The black market. The criminalization of the transaction results in far more danger than the actual substance and its effects. We know that during the time of alcohol prohibition….manufacturers, distributors and dealers went on killing sprees to squash competition. Just like drug gangs do today. We certainly still see lives decimated by alcoholism. Spousal and child abuse. Loss of jobs and potential. But, we don’t see the Patron Family declaring war on Jose Quervo these days. We do not see wholesale murdering of craft beer makers by the Sam Adams cartel. That crap stopped with the repeal of Prohibition. And I believe we would see pot dealer crimes go away if marijuana sales are legal.
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