Yep, they're at it again. The city and the county are battling over disbursements of the casino cash. No, not Niagara Falls and Niagara County, this time it's Buffalo and Erie County. I wonder who's going to play the role of Francine Del Monte, the role of wanting to send all of the cash to the city while completely ignoring the rest of the district.
Kudos to Niagara County Legislator Dennis Virtuoso for reigning in the Niagara County Community College budget by criticizing and voting against the spending plan. He is forcing the faculty to do more with less. It's about time someone sent a message to the faculty that their gravy train is over.
At a recent meeting of local assessors, assessment reform, including a potential shift to countywide assessing was discussed. County Assessor Bill Budde's thoughts on moving to a countywide assessor? “I think that’s got as much of a chance as a snowball in hell,” he said. Thanks, Bill, for saying what we know is true-no local government seriously considers consolidation, it's just a nice little buzzword that's tossed around at election time.
The Buffalo News blog has an interesting piece on George Maziarz and the Niagara Power Project.
I'm not much of a believer in omens, but something tells me that the Buffalo Bills will extend there current streak of eight consecutive years without making the playoffs, longest current streak in the NFL. Thanks for the distractions, Marshawn. I'm sure 89 year-old Ralph Wilson doesn't mind your troubles landing him a subpoena. All of the sudden Travis Henry & Willis McGahee don't look so bad.
The search for a Superintendent for the Lew-Port school district has turned ugly, with allegations of sexual harassment against one of the finalists. Then again, in this PC society, it only takes one nutbag to make an accusation which potentially ruins a career.
Kudos to AG Andy Cuomo for cracking down on pharmacies selling outdated products. I personally bought a dozen eggs at the Rite Aid at Linclon & Davison in Lockport about a month ago and they were nasty, bloody & veiny. Obviously they ended up in the garbage. Even worse, those putrid eggs got me yelled at by my wife.
Governor David Paterson lost control of a press conference with legislative leaders that was supposed to be about end-of-session priorities but turned into a snipe fest.
The head of Emperor's Club VIP (think Eliot Spitzer) pleaded guilty but won't dish dirt on Client Number 9.
Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there, have a nice & safe day.