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2012-12-09T23:22:00Z Boos and Bravos Glens Falls Post-Star
December 09, 2012 11:22 pm

Hudson Falls consolidates dispatch services

Bravos to Village of Hudson Falls officials for moving so quickly to consolidate its dispatch service with the Washington County Department of Public Safety. This was done successfully in Glens Falls last year, and we don’t see any reason it shouldn’t be done in all communities that have dispatch services. Technology has made one central location an advantage and not something to be feared. Hudson Falls taxpayers will also reap some savings from the move.

Warren County goes to war against invasive species

Bravos to two Warren County Board of Supervisors committees for voting to start the process for a county law that will require all boats launched on lakes and ponds in the county to be inspected to prevent the spread of invasive species. With the chance of new invasive species contaminating the lake every year, it was wise to take action, and boat inspections are a great first step.

Some schools lacking teacher evaluation plan

Boos to Argyle, Warrensburg, Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga, Glens Falls and Abraham Wing school districts for still not enacting plans for teacher evaluations as of Nov. 26. The teacher evaluation process is a great step forward for giving teachers the needed feedback to do their jobs better. The sooner a plan is in place, the sooner teachers and administrators will be comfortable with it.

Glens Falls YMCA celebrates 125th anniversary

Bravos to the Glens Falls Family YMCA for its 125 years of service to the community. Any community that has the “Y” in its backyard reaps substantial community benefits, and Glens Falls has been lucky to have its own YMCA for 125 years. Here’s hoping for another 125.

Montesi would mend fences with Glens Falls

Bravos to Queensbury’s 2nd Ward Councilman Ron Montesi for saying he would try to work closely with the city of Glens Falls if he is appointed the town’s next supervisor. Queensbury and Glens Falls have often bumped heads on issues over the years, and it would be nice to see those fences mended by another supervisor.

Strough wants to do what is best for town

Bravos to Queensbury’s 3rd Ward Councilman John Strough for saying he was “leaning toward” voting for Ron Montesi to take over as Queensbury’s new supervisor because a special election could drag out the appointment process for months and be a distraction. Strough has acknowledged he will run for the position in the general election in November, and it is good to see him thinking of the town first and his own ambitions second.

Lake Luzerne officials, workers hammer out deal

Bravos to Lake Luzerne town leaders and the town’s workers for hammering out an agreement that saved jobs and taxpayers money. Lake Luzerne’s town workers agreed to $90,000 in concessions, but that allowed the town to keep two positions and keep taxes in check. These are difficult economic times, so it was good to see the two sides work together to keep two people employed.

South Glens Falls hopes to tear down home

Bravos to the South Glens Falls Village Board for moving forward with a court order to remove a burned out home at 8 Baker Ave. The home has been an eyesore and a safety hazard since July, and it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

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