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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Danger of EEE returns
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:19:53 -0800

As we endure one of the harshest winters in memory and prepare for possibly more snow, it seems strange that I am writing about the mosquito-borne virus, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). But with March 20, the beginning of spring, just a few weeks away, this important topic is indeed timely.

Upstate New York town hopes to start work halted by discovery 500-year-old skeleton
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:41:31 -0800

Officials in a northern New York town hope to resume work this spring on a sewer project that was halted when a contractor uncovered a centuries-old skeleton.

Fitch Rates Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Auth Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Stable
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:17:00 -0800

Fitch Ratings has assigned an initial public rating of 'AA-' to the following special tax bonds to be issued by the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority :

$128 Million Will Be Spent in 2015 in the Potomac Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric System
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:45:00 -0800

Major projects scheduled for 2015 include transmission enhancements to reinforce the system and support economic growth, constructing new distribution circuits, and inspecting and replacing utility poles and underground cables.

Lake County joins State of Jefferson movement; Colusa City, County expected to vote on declarations in March
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:06:31 -0800

Lake County is the seventh county in Northern California whose officials plan to petition the legislature to withdrawal from California.

Public Meetings
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:10:58 -0800

TODAY Maharishi Vedic City City Council — 1750 Maharishi Center Ave., 3:15 p.m.: working session for FY16 budget; resolution to set date for public hearing for FY16 budget. MONDAY Jefferson County Health Center Finance/HR Committee — Jefferson County Health Center board room, 7:30 a.m.: FY16 county budget. Fairfield Public Library Board of Trustees — Fairfield Public Library conference room, 5 ...

New York home sales slip in January; CNY numbers mixed
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:16:40 -0800

New York realtors completed the sale of more than 6,300 previously owned homes in January, down nearly 11 percent from the more than 7,000 completed sales in January 2014.

Democrats gather for annual awards breakfast
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:19:36 -0800

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Congressman Paul Tonko was in town Saturday morning to speak to more than 120 people at the annual Jefferson Breakfast.

The importance of resisting bigotry
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:02:41 -0800

There has been a pugnacious defensiveness among conservative Christians to any parallels between Christian overreach and Islamic overreach, writes syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof.

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP: Arrests made in alleged prescription fraud
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:30:24 -0800

Two Chicago men were arrested after allegedly passing fraudulent prescriptions in 21 local pharmacies to obtain pints of promethazine with codeine syrup, which abusers typically mix with a soft drink and consume to get high.