Finally, something has gone right! Judge Tormey has ruled that the details of the lease between New York Regional Interconnect and the New York Susquehanna and Western Railway Corp. must be made public by the OCIDA. The Observer-Dispatch and its attorney Michael Grygiel should be congratulated.
The Public has the right to know Who NYRI is.
Hopefully the details of the lease will tell us.
Meanwhile in New Hartford, it was business as usual with the Town Board. What was supposed to be a meeting where the public could have its questions about the Town's proposed bonding answered turned into a lengthy "should-have-missed-it" occasion. Nothing new was learned. They could not even tell us the maturities of the bonds they want the people to approve. What was perhaps the most upsetting was to receive a handout that was virtually identical to the one from January's meeting: the one criticized back then for lacking the dollar amounts of each bond, their maturities, and anticipated overall costs including all financing charges. These items are nothing unusual. They are the things that the average homeowner is told when taking out a loan. It's called "Truth In Lending." Apparently the Town Board is uninterested in revealing the Truth. It also is painfully clear that the Board does not listen to its citizens because the information was requested at the January meeting. Never a loss for words, Cathy at New Hartford Online has a lot to say about last night's meeting. This Town Board just doesn't "get it."