REMINDERS !!!!!                                                         3-24-2017


                      The very first, bi-annual, Tri-Board Meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m at the Town Hall. It is the new plan to have the Town Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board meet together and build communication and cooperation skills among those boards. Why did we never do this before?  I believe that the CAC has also requested to be involved, and that's even better. The meeting is open to the public.

                       Not that there are any problems among the various board members, I am not aware of any, but when these folks get to know one another and the responsibilities of each board, I think things will progress in New Lebanon much more smoothly.Things ALWAYS work better when people take the time to get to know each other as people, instead of just titles or reputations. I am every bit as guilty as everyone else where this is concerned. 

                       More times than I can count, I have formed opinions of people based on what I have HEARD about them, instead of getting to know them for myself. I would be the first one to criticize others for doing that, but I have caught myself committing the same crime more than once. Today, I am good friends with folks I avoided in the past just because I was "Told" that they were a problem in one way or another. Usually, the one who told me they were an issue, were the ones that actually needed avoiding!  LOL!!

                       On the flip-side, there are others, like Mike Benson, who are definitely just no good and UP to no good, and there is just no redemption for people like him and a good number of others, except with God, if they ask Him.  We have to remind ourselves every day, to take what we hear with a grain of salt, and do our OWN homework. Yes folks, that means ME,too!

                        Unfortunately, the Dunkin Donuts issue is not simple rumor or hearsay, it is very, very real and it is moving along rapidly. So please remember that the Public Hearing will be held on April 19th at 7:30 at the Town Hall. If you cannot attend, PLEASE send a letter or email to the Planning Board in care of the Town Clerk, and make YOUR voice heard. Keep it in mind that even though you may think that Dunkin Donuts is no big deal, what it opens the door to, IS

                         Please spread the word and speak up, for or against. In the meantime, Spring is here, and by next week, we should enjoy a little warmer weather. Let's try to get out and REACH out this summer, get to know one another a little better.                Sleep well,  JJ

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  Reagan Is a YEAR OLD!  This is her Playpup Centerfold Pic!  LOL!!!