The Democrats have pulled the endorsement of recently arrested Niagara County Legislature candidate Bob LaBarbera. Does that mean the party will commit to providing no financial assistance to his campaign as well?
Speaking of LaBarbera, I had the opportunity to watch him on PULSE this week. He stated that he will still be able to represent his constituents if elected. Does a conditional license allow travel to and from Leg meetings, or is it only to and from work? And if it is only to and from work, would Leg meetings qualify as work?
I caught the FAIR Government forum on LCTV this weekend. Kudos to Tom Christy for a much more productive forum than the initial one. Other than several amazingly off-the-wall comments offered by Al Wroblewski, it appeared to be successful. Instead of a metal detector at city hall, would it be inappropriate to install a breathalyzer?
With nine of the county's 76 school board members resigning mid-term over the past year, so many political races going uncontested and volunteer organizations struggling for new members, have we seen the end of community service?
Long time Lockport Alderwoman Phyllis Green tried to have newcomer Richelle Pasceri thrown off the ballot in the race for First Ward Alderwoman. It appears that Phyllis is in favor of new blood running for office, except if that new blood is challenging her. What kind of message is that sending to prospective new candidates?
On recruiting new candidates for office, Lockport's Fifth Ward Alderman John Lombardi reiterated a point made on this site several times when he stated, "Maybe people just don't want to put themselves in a position to be beat up all time." Is it possible to offer elected officials constructive criticism without beating them up?
Watching a tape of last week's Leg meeting, I, as well as anyone who's seen the meeting, witnessed County Manager Greg Lewis blow a gasket over an innocuous question on sales tax. Is Lewis that insecure that he loses his mind over something so petty?
WLVL's Dialog host Scott Leffler all but called Legislator Rick Updegrove a liar on-air when Updegrove stated that the number one issue residents discuss during Updegrove's door-to-door campaigning is resolution of the Wal-Mart issue. With Town of Lockport Supervisor Marc Smith's statement that the number one concern of voters is getting the supercenter deal accomplished, does Leffler have an on-air apology in him?