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Bible verses to come alive in weekend program Bible storyteller to…

Master storyteller to bring Bible verses to life Bible storyteller to give unique perspective of gospel verses Check out this story on portclintonnewsherald.com: https://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/story/news/2018/12/11/bible-verses-come-alive-master-storyteller/2267144002/ This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules . Please read the rules before joining the discussion.section_name: PORT CLINTON – Churchgoers will get a different experience Sunday when a visiting pastor brings Bible verses to life in a unique storytelling format.

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Merry Christmas, AAA Says Gas Prices at Lowest This Year

If you’re traveling for Christmas, AAA has good news: gas prices are at the lowest they’ve been all year. at $2.44 the national gas price average has set a new record low for 2018.

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30 something…

Yup, in the December 5 town board meeting you can hear Supervisor Miscione state he seems to remember 30 homes as the key to the town being able to do work on private property.

Obviously, Miscione only recalls the part about 30 homes in my August memo I sent to him and has no recollection of the rest of the story even though his reply to me indicated that the opinion I sent to him was in support of what he has been telling the town board since 2010.

On August 25, 2018, I sent the following memo with attachment to Supervisor Miscione:

Cathy Lawrence wrote: Paul, Attached is a NYS Comptroller’s Opinion regarding doing work in people’s backyard. It probably should be referred to when people ask for help with stormwater issues created through no fault of the town. It takes more than 30 homes to be affected for the project to be considered “in the public’s interest” for the town to repair at taxpayer expense.

Here is the attachment I included to my email; it is an opinion of the NYS Comptroller based on the Gifts and Loan Clause of the NYS Constitution.

Here is a pdf of the Comptroller’s opinion

Shortly after, Miscione replied…

This is the best information yet I have been saying this since I’ve been on the board. In fact I’m even going to publish this on the website Sent from my iPhone On Aug 25, 2018, at 11:04 AM,

Can’t get much more on point than the opinion from the NYS Comptroller’s office. In light of that opinion, I think it would be difficult to convince a court that the 30 or so properties that Miscione thinks are the key to doing work on private property in Sangertown would equate to “an improvement in the interests of the general public”.

While the above opinion is a 1977 opinion, the NYS Constitution on Gifts and Loans has not changed. The State Comptroller reiterated their opinion in a 1989 opinion.

The town supervisor would be better served by letting the county take the responsibility of violating the law to do the work; acquire the easement; and also take the responsibility for the cost of future maintenance…or he could just follow the New Hartford Town Code and tax only the properties in the Mud Creek Drainage District for any expenses over and above the county grant as stated in the legal papers when the drainage district was created.

Bottom line…the “Gifts and Loans” clause of the NYS Constitution should be a deal breaker in this endeavor, but we will just wait and see what happens next.

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I gotta guy…you gotta guy?

Video of New Hartford Town Board Meeting December 5, 2018…Oh, by the way one of the requirements put in place by the D.E.C. at the time Sangertown Square was being built was that the developer had to go before the town board to create a drainage dist…

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Syphilis Cases On The Rise In Oneida County

Local health officials are warning of a potentially serious health issue in Oneida County — a significant increase in syphilis cases. There have been 15 new cases this year and three of the cases have been among women.

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Utica Sailor to Be Honored in Special Pearl Harbor Dedication

December 7, 1941 is known as “a day that will live in infamy,” but December 7, 2018 will be a positive one in Central New York. On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the Oneida County History Center will host a special observance.

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You Won’t Find the ‘Best’ New York Fast Food Chain in Utica

Or Rome. Or anywhere close to us. Nope, you’ll have to drive about two hours to find this chain that was named the ‘best’ in our state.

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Get A Free Cookie At Hotel Utica on National Cookie Day

It’s National Cookie Day – and DoubleTree hotels across the United States are giving away FREE cookies…including our very own We’re all about celebrating cookies – they’ve been a big part of our lives for ever – with a glass of milk, sandwiched around a scoop of ice cream, or even deep fried at the Great New York State Fair. Of course they deserve their own day.

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Industry Veteran Walt Wurfel Passes Away at 81

Known for his kindness, compassion and professionalism, Wurfel was a broadcast professional who with experience in dozens of separate communications sectors: as a reporter, news director, press secretary, editor, radio station owner and ham radio opera…

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Special Patrol Officers Will Be Added To Utica Elementary Schools

Picente say with the addition of Utica, there are now 50 SPOs assigned to eight school districts in the county. Picente announced the $500,000 initiative in April.

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