OD Character Smears . . . Perhaps someone could clue me in on the reasons for these:
- Herbert Cully : Mr. Cully is the new Town of New Hartford Attorney. While allegations were made against Mr. Cully's firm, there are no indications whatsoever that Mr. Cully was involved in anything questionable. So why did the OD run the story with the negative headline implicating Mr. Cully? If only the OD had done some investigation of the prior Town Attorney's actions as Town Attorney and/or Republican Chairman, perhaps some of the trouble New Hartford finds itself in could have been avoided. There were certainly plenty of leads . . . specifically that attorney's invoices. . . .but the OD was hand's off. The lack of even-handedness suggests an agenda.
- Princess Lenska : The OD's latest "Polish Princess" smear was used to criticize the Roefaro Administration's economic development efforts, implying that they are a fairy tale. It is obvious that the OD has it in for this Mayor. . . . and criticizing his policies is fair game and what is expected of a newspaper. But why drag Princess Lenska into this issue? She invested a substantial sum of money in a Utica landmark with plans to turn it into something that would benefit the community. Instead of welcoming her investment the OD questions her authenticity. If the OD was sincerely concerned about Utica's economic development it would have applauded the investment. Again . . .What's the agenda?
[Regarding the OD and the Princess, please pick up January's Utica Phoenix for some very good articles on this topic.]
The OD pushes for windmills but doesn't seem to see their connection to power lines (which OD allegedly opposes). It was sort-of fitting that a few days later we read that NYRI was not giving up on its power line. Of course! . . . How else could the power of windmills reach the market?
New Hartford . . .
The wealthiest community in the area had to borrow to make payroll! WOW.
Anyway, the New Year is off to a good start and there will be plenty to talk about. Thanks for reading.