The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, February 08, 2007


For the other masochists that follow the doings in North Greenbush:

1) The North Greenbush Democratic Committee has scheduled a meeting to pick a chairman. The date: Friday, February 16, 2007 at 6:30. The place: Democratic headquarters in Troy.

Reserve your seats now.

2) Dan Ashley's infamous garage will be one of the subjects at tonight's town board meeting. Mike Carey, an Ashley neighbor (with attorney Tom Spargo*) will be there. The issue: Is the Ashley garage actually on Dan's property? Or, perhaps, a problem with Mr. Ashley's subdivision of his property.

Never has one garage done so little for so many.


The January 25 Town Board meeting featured a round of Guess Who's the Jew. The week's lucky contestant was Lillian Parsons, a 77 year-old homemaker from North Greenbush.

During the public comment period of that meeting, Lillian Parsons, a 77-year-old regular speaker who has been attending town meetings for more than 40 years, made comments about a resolution to change a meeting date because it came during Rosh Hashana, the three-day celebration of the Jewish New Year.

Parsons, in a loud voice, asked why the change was made, then questioned whether any of the elected officials are Jewish.

Town Attorney Joshua Sabo, who is Jewish, was offended that anyone would ever think any of the board members were Jewish.

To get the full-flavor of the game you have to watch the cable access video. The question actually posed was: "Are you Jew?"

Tell her what she's won!

*It is not known if Mr. Spargo will be asking people for money

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