Essex 5/30/09

Now, I hate to resort to actual news, but my whining machine shut down today and I can't seem to get it going.

It's coming on June 5 and I'm referring to the day that votes on Essex's Sewage system referendum $1 million dollar bond will be made. All votes will be recorded and counted that day. This referendum, for those of you that are in the Sewage District but have stopped breathing (see just a burst of the whine machine), the Essex Sewer District has to pass a $1 million bond to be eligible for a $9 million grant to install a sewage treatment plant. So unless the referendum passes, no sewage treatment plant and plenty of individual septic systems having to meet NY State Requirements. Vote "Yes!" Trust me; you don't need "help" from NY State bear rats.

In a little bit more of Essex news, the RENU shop is open for business. In a new business, in an old location, the Essex Inn is now holding a "Saturday Morning on the Porch Bake Shop." Freshly baked breads, scones and all kinds of good stuff is available. Trish Walker is baking and serving. She also gots some great NY style bagels. Come Saturday when I will be there autographing Bagels in edible ink. Say, isn't it true that bagels were originally named after Chef Buglle's pet beagle? Kinda lame, eh?

What has ever happened to Tedisco? How about the two Hillites that go speeding through Cook's Plaza in downtown Whallonsburg? Kinda infantile, eh? Whatever happened to the Essex speed trap? Haven't seen it in two days. Is Essex out of favor because of the success of the Wadhams speed trap?

Some more business news just in. Old Dock and the Ice Cream shop are now opened and the former Rudder Club at the Essex Marina is getting ready for business. Yes, it's true; the Burleys have sold their portion of the marina. The Beldon Noble library has some news books in stock and some have not been bespoiled by watery eyes and dirty fingers. By the way, the Ferry is now under its summer every half hour schedule.

Question of the week: What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day? I know that Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, was established by Lincoln to commemorate all Civil War types who got their target in one shot, but that's it. Kinda prescient of him wasn't it?

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