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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015   
Vol 8.21   
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Across the entire region and state, school board votes continued to drop this year, despite protests against testing and other key issues. Courtesy photo
Abysmal Turnout For School Elections
Incumbents Win. Budgets Pass. Voters Stay Away.

REGIONAL – Last year, all reports on the 2014 school board elections and budget votes noted falling turnout.

This week, the May 19 results were even worse. Much worse, in fact.   > MORE

Garbage Politics
Closer To A Solid Waste Agreement
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On Our Farms...
Despite The Weather, Things Are Looking Up In Our Gardens
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It Really Does Takes A Village
Spectrum Services Builds A New Playground
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The Newest Drug Dangers
Parents Hear From The State Police
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Can Things Get Worse In Albany? Yes, They Can... And Most Likely Will
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A Unique Way To Show Our Appreciation - What Good Is A Budget That Hurts People? Same Sex Marriage Threatens Nothing - Is Dickens' World Of Horrors To Return? - Social Programs Are The Fabric Of Society - A Heartfelt Thanks To A Great Hospital! - Support For Animal Friendlier Laws - Youth Can Benefit From Social Media - Believes Indian Point Must Stay Open - A Senator Backs His Tax Cap Vote
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What's Abysmal... Can Democracy Stand Slowly Growing Apathy?
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