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Annual Report and Presentation on the Monroe County Jail Today

The Monroe County Correctional Center and the criminal justice system that feeds it has been on my mind a lot lately. Each day, the jail reports the number of people in custody, in several different categories (e.g., secure beds, program beds, detox, etc.). 393 more words

Budget

April 17th meeting menu: third reading casserole with Fredneck salad

Here is an exact transcript of our text messages concerning the first part of the meeting (yawn):

Billy voted against the agenda.

Abstained on the budget adjustments. 609 more words

Fill In Our Potholes With Recycled Household Plastic

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The snow that visited us this year, has ravaged our roads. In a thirty-mile radius locally, cracks in the road have turned into miniature craters. 279 more words

Philanthropy

Warden Tom Bain top earner on county council in 2017

Warden Tom Bain was the top earner among Essex County councillors in 2017 taking home $125,942 in total remuneration — including his work as the Mayor of Lakeshore. 362 more words

Local News

It's meeting time again. What could go wrong this week?

Grab your agenda  and hold onto your liquor cabinet. It’s a short agenda this week so for your ease and ours we are recycling a bingo card for you to enjoy. 46 more words

Essex mayor hints at retirement

Will he or won’t he? Long-serving Essex Mayor Ron McDermott has hinted that he may not run for another term but admits only that he is considering retirement from public office. 694 more words

Local News

What is a County Commission?

Government can be confusing and overwhelming. Since announcing my candidacy, I’ve had so many people ask me what a county commission is, what commissioners do, and how they are elected. 107 more words

Government