A bit of a surprise on the usually static Jefferson County Legislature...A third incumbent is bailing out...This time it's District 7's Kent Burto, a former chair and ardent Republican....Now he says is tired of it all, especially party politics...Readers will remember the televised confrontation Kent and I had over sales tax in 2004 but other than that incident, I always was treated well by Mr. Burto...Best wishes.
Jude also is reporting the Democrats are touting they will introduce the new County Treasurer at their spring luncheon in May...Nothing like making it more political than it is....Give up the name now Governor...Let's end this dance.
It was with sadness I heard an old boss of mine passed... 87 year old Howard Brown has owned WWNY since the Johnsons sold in in the early 80s.....I worked there then. Mr. Brown was always a decent gentleman. He died at his home in Kenosha, WI.
Today I sat in on Assemblywoman Addie Russell's cross border tourism forum at Maggies. The event was scaled back as many members of the delegation from Kingston stayed home due to a visit today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in advance of Monday's federal elections.
And it's Arbor Day, and members of Tree Watertown celebrated with a tree planting the Jefferson County Historical Society.
Off to City Hall for me to pick up the agenda for Monday and see what's up.
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