Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Things to Do Today

Eat for the Library at Mexican Radio
537 Warren Street
11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Twenty-five percent of all you spend goes to the Hudson Area Library.

Vote in the School District Election
Noon to 9 p.m.
Polling Places
Hudson: John L. Edwards School, 360 State Street
Greenport: Greenport Pumper Company #1, 216 Green Street
For other areas of the district, check the article in today's Register-Star.

Gossips Picks for BOE: Carrie Haddad and Justin Cukerstein
Before voting on the propositions, ask yourself: Does it make sense to spend $41 million a year to educate fewer than 2,000 students?

1 comment:

  1. Mort Zuckerman in U.S.News & World Report, May 14, 2010:

    "In New York, public service employees have received gold-plated perks for much of the 20th century, especially generous health insurance benefits. ...

    "California is a horrible warning for the nation of how dreams can turn to dust. In most states, politicians face a contracting local economy and shortfalls in tax receipts. Naturally, they look to cut expenses but run into obstruction from politically powerful unions that represent state and local government employees, teachers, and healthcare workers who have themselves caused pension and healthcare insurance costs to soar. ...

    "The lopsided subsidies for pension and health costs are a large part of the fiscal crises at the state and local levels. The subsequent squeeze on education and infrastructure investment is undermining the very programs that have made it possible for our economy to grow—thousands upon thousands of teachers let go, schools closed ...."


    - T. O'Connor