A federal court judge has handed down a preliminary injunction against Oswego County in the ongoing court battle over the county’s flow control law.
It’s a battle that is has been costly to the taxpayers and could become even more costly. Last week, the legislature approved the payment of $65,214, as ordered by the court, for the purpose of reimbursing the plaintiff for legal fees. The day after the meeting, Senior District Court Judge Neal McCurn filed an injunction against the county.
Jeff Holbrook of JWJ Industries, Inc. brought a lawsuit against the county alleging that the legislature passed an unconstitutional flow control law. The court agreed and legislators were ordered to amend the law.
Huhtamaki has been awarded $500,000 in state funding from Empire State Development for the company’s new flexographic printing machinery and equipment.
The Empire State Development’s Board of Directors met this week and approved the funding. Huhtamaki was one of several businesses to receive a grant.
“Today’s action shows we are continuing to leverage private investment and optimize limited state resources to retain and create much-needed jobs across the state,” said Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams.
I was in the seventh grade at Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School in Syracuse when word was spreading that the world was going to end on a particular day that was coming up soon. Whoever was spreading the news even gave us a time: 11 a.m. I don’t know if it was Eastern time, Pacific time, daylight savings time, Howdy Doody time, or what.
Other than that, the bearers of the grim news didn’t furnish details – not any that I remembered anyway. I did know that I was supposed to be in Mr. McLaughlin’s study hall at 11 a.m. on that day. Mr. McLaughlin was a mechanical arts teacher, which translated to the fact that he taught shop.
I liked Mr. McLaughlin. He was a nice man, and besides being a teacher, he lived in my neighborhood, was very friendly and was generous to the neighborhood kids at Halloween.
In shop, he taught me to make a scissors holder and even though I thought it looked like a block of wood with a hole in it my grandmother let it hang on a wall in her kitchen for 20 years.
The library wants a second bite of the apple and more money. I have been to the Fulton library and did not see anything that I couldn’t get on my home computer.
As far as I’m concerned, we could close the library and I wouldn’t miss it at all.
I believe that it is a unnecessary drain on this community. I would rather see a new business come in and who is going to pay taxes, than a library who doesn’t not pay, but continually asks for more money.