Monday, November 6, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Neither has the Greenport Town Republican Committee!
So who's behind Ed Nabozny? Are they hiding until after the election?
Thursday, November 2, 2017
In February 2017, Solar City notified the Town Board that they were unable to meet that date due to "difficulty negotiating" with National Grid "over the need for costly substation upgrades." On March 1, in a "First Amendment to the PPA," the Board passed Resolution 35-2017 to extend the due date to December 31, 2017.
A few questions:
- Did Solar City pay Greenport any penalty from December 18, 2016 to March 1, 2017?
- Does the First Amendment to the PPA, which is not available on the town's website, contain the same penalty for each day past the new outside date?
- When asked at the most recent town meeting when the solar farm is expected to be operational, Supervisor Ed Nabozny replied that "as a layman's guess" it would be three or four months, which is past the current due date. Why does Supervisor Nabozny have to make "a layman's guess"?
- Why does he know so little about a project expected to save Greenport a lot of money?
- If the solar farm is late again, will Supervisor Nabozny still be reluctant to collect a penalty from Solar City?
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Final, certified results of the Independence Party primary were posted today on the Columbia County Board of Elections website. Kathy Leck Eldridge beat Ed Nabozny 41-13, compared to his 32-16 showing in the 2015 primary for Greenport town supervisor. Clearly, Independence Party voters in Greenport have changed their minds about Ed Nabozny.
And remarkably, Clayton Clark, a longterm incumbent whose name appeared on the ballot, lost his position on the Independence Party line to two write-in candidates, Janice Brodowski and Carol Peckham. Certified results for Greenport town council were Brodowski 36, Peckham 29, and Clark 20.
Friday, October 27, 2017
|From left to right: Didi Barrett, Kathy Leck Eldridge (Greenport Town Supervisor candidate), and Carol Peckham and Janice Brodowski (Town Council candidates)|
Monday, August 21, 2017
From the reporting, it appears Mr. Czajka is using a Rensselaer County Grand Jury to pursue two potential criminal matters after being appointed Special Prosecutor in both matters.
The first matter involves essentially the alleged misuse of 911 tapes to influence a potential election in the City of Troy. The second matter involves allegations of several Troy detectives entering a residence without a warrant and a resulting alleged cover-up.
First: Columbia County has its own problems that need to be addressed by a fulltime DA and his staff. Mr. Czajka was elected to serve and protect Columbia County citizens not Rensselaer County citizens. Unfortunately, Columbia County has its own severe opioid problem, shootings in Hudson, environmental issues and white-collar criminals. Why is Mr. Czajka spending his time in Rensselaer County when he is needed here? Mr.Czajka is neglecting his official duties to protect and serve Columbia County citizens. His office’s recent record cannot justify his significant absence from local duties. A number of high profile local cases were not successfully prosecuted i.e. arson, sex, larceny.
Second: Who is paying for these investigations? As can be seen from prior special prosecutor cases in the Albany area tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on these matters. The Columbia District Attorney’s Office is primarily funded by local taxpayers. Is Rensselaer County going to reimburse Columbia County for the investigations costs and expenses as well as Mr. Czajka and his staff’s professional time? How are the costs going to be determined?
These questions should be of great concern to Columbia County taxpayers considering our own problems.
Why is Mr. Czajka engaging in this behavior that is in direct conflict with the interests of Columbia County citizens? Who is minding the store?
Eugene Keeler 518-965-3563
75 Spook Rock Rd
Hudson, New York 12534
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
|Kathleen Eldridge, Democratic nominee for Greenport Town Council.|
Kathleen Leck Eldridge is a member of the Independence Party and a registered nurse and administrator at a local nursing facility. She is a lifelong Greenport resident. Said Eldridge following her nomination: "My goal as Town Supervisor is to move Greenport forward for the benefit of our residents and to allay doubts about the future of our town. I plan to learn from past efforts and to focus on the steps ahead, while creating a strong support system for getting things done. With strong leadership and town representation, Greenport residents will have their voices heard and will help to contribute to a vision that will break out of the norm and achieve great things."
Janice Brodowski and Carol Peckham will be running for the Greenport Town Council. Janice Brodowski resided in Greenport for 43 years and has served as the town tax collector for 14. She recently retired from a 32-year career as a registered nurse, serving at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Carol Peckham was born and raised in Averill Park, NY and spent her working life in New York City in medical publishing. She and her husband spent weekends in Greenport for 13 years, moving up permanently four years ago. She is a member of the Greenport Comprehensive Plan Committee and cooks lunches twice a week at the Salvation Army in Hudson.
Mark Gaylord has enjoyed a 12-year tenure as the Greenport Town Highway Superintendent and is seeking another term after maintaining and keeping the roads clear for his Greenport neighbors throughout a decade of hot summers and difficult winters. He is a lifelong town resident. John Porreca has served as Third Ward Alderman in Hudson and as Greenport Town Supervisor.