Friday, June 27, 2008

Downtown Lockport is buzzing ...

I just went downtown to check out the stage being put up for tonight's concert in Lockport. There were a ton of people all over the place. Mayor Mike Tucker asked if I wanted to meet Lou Gramm, who was there scoping the place out. He seemed nice. I snapped a couple shots of the stage, plus two of Lou Gramm. Click the thumbnails below to see the full photo ...

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Erie County's Comptroller on Reason this morning ...

I just confirmed with Erie County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz that he'll be on Reason at 10 a.m. to discuss county borrowing.

I got an email from Mark last night, asking Erie County residents to help get the Governor to approve a measure by the state legislature that closed a loophole - as he called it - preventing the county from borrowing money.

Mark writes: "Since talking office I have never asked you to take any action but your help is needed now. If Governor Paterson hears from the taxpayers of our community I know he will sign this legislation into law and let our elected leaders, not appointed members of a state authority, borrow on your behalf to complete these very important but delayed projects.

Therefore, I ask each of you to write to Governor David Paterson and ask him to sign into law the legislation, which will return representative democracy to Erie County and ensure that needed but delayed capital projects are completed this year."

Mark says if you click this link, you can fill out a form and ask the governor to sign the bill.

Guest photo album coming along ...

I had wanted to have this done yesterday, but life got in the way. I'm still not quite finished with it, but it's close ... so I thought I'd post it here.

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by Scott Leffler

Just click the thumbnail. It will take you to the guest photo album. In case you heard someone in studio and thought "what does that person look like?" Now you might be able to find out.

The plan is to eventually retool all the photos on the website, put them in WebShots, label and organize them ... AND to keep up on taking photos as well.

Speaking of guests, next week is coming along nicely. I added Assemblyman Mike Cole for Tuesday, and NYS Libertarian Chair Eric Sundwall for Thursday (both on Reason). Also recently added, NT Mayor Larry Soos on Wednesday for Dialog.

Pablo fights on our side ...

When I went out to get the paper this morning, I saw my cat in the yard surrounded by what looked like a shredded roll of toilet paper. It was a bird. Or what was left of a bird. And three feet away was another dead bird. Apparently, my cat - Pablo - reads this blog and decided to take a stand. I know cats will be cats ... but it's still kind of sad when I see him with a dead animal ... even if it is a bird.