"Is there really NO ONE ELSE?"Julian vs Meola for Utica Mayor, both with questionable pasts. It's probably not going to make any difference given the party politics in this area, but at least the O-D brought these issues to light for public discussion and consideration . . . unlike other races in the past.
Maybe the blogosphere had something to do with this story being published, since CNYSnakepit beat O-D to the punch.