Tag Archives: Allegany County

SERVING THE PUBLIC GOOD

The March 13th session of the Allegany County Legislature had some unusual elements. It began, as usual, with the Pledge of Allegiance. Former Air Force Airman First Class Bobbi Foster led us in reciting the Pledge. She enlisted in the … Continue reading

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HISTORY BROUGHT TO LIFE

Many people think that history is dull, stale and boring. The Allegany County Historical Societies Roundtable has found a cure for people who are not fascinated by history. They have found ways to make history come to “life.” Unlike many, … Continue reading

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EXPANDABLE “RIGHTS” AND “WRONGS”

When I was growing up I thought that there were certain “inalienable” rights that everyone possessed, and that they given to us by God. I was apparently mistaken. Our courts and politicians have decided that there are lots of “rights” … Continue reading

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NASTY DOUBLE STANDARD – NYS “TAX CAP” HYPOCRISY

In 2013 the State imposed a “Tax Cap” on Allegany County (and all other NYS municipalities). At the time Governor Cuomo declared that local governments must learn to “live within their means.’ The Governor’s comments represent extreme hypocrisy. Most local … Continue reading

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SOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  The second monthly meeting of the Allegany County Legislature was held on Monday, June 27th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Twelve Legislators were present, with three absent. Former Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Fuller, of Scio led us in the … Continue reading

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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY (AND MAKING THINGS BETTER)

  One of the things that I appreciate most about Allegany County is the sense of community. Some people may be satisfied to be independent and alone. However, life can be much richer and more fulfilling when we develop numerous … Continue reading

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NEW DIRECTIONS AND REMEMBRANCE

  In November 2015 County Legislators learned that County Administrator Mitchell Alger was resigning to take a position as Deputy County Manager in Steuben County, which is his “home” county. This created a critical vacancy in a key position in … Continue reading

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