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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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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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ISSUES, ISSUES, EVERYWHERE!!!

Some issues get lots of attention, and some issues are ignored. Sometimes the reasons issues get attention, or inattention, are obvious and easy to understand. Sometimes the reasons for the attention, or inattention, are hard to figure out. I want … Continue reading

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PINWHELLS, TOWERS AND PATRIOTISM

  Several aspects of the April 11th Board of Legislators session were unusual. Privilege of the Floor was given to Public Health Educator Theresa Moore who described all of the things that the County Health Department does to make our lives … Continue reading

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COMMEMORATING VIETNAM VETERANS

Two significant events took place at the County Courthouse facilities on Monday, March 28, 2016. For me, the more significant event took place at 11:00 a.m.   A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Service took place in front of the Courthouse. This ceremony … Continue reading

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CONVERGENCE or THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REVOLUTION

Over the past 25 years a revolution has occurred in the communications industry. It has far reaching consequences for our nation, our county, and for each of us as individuals. Over the past decade the County Legislature initially monitored these … Continue reading

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