Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Desso's 3 Guilty Pleas in a Day
Some of our readers have asked us to publish known convictions of Lou Desso as well as known arrests. There are several in the pages of local newspapers like this one from the Troy Record of May 22, 1976.
At a time of year where many kids were graduating from high school or college, Mr. Desso was adding more ink to police blotters. Here, the candidate pled guilty to three charges in a single day, including DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Again we invite Mr. Desso to fully disclose all of his arrests and convictions because it's impossible for us to know whether the mound of newspaper print provided to the Pipeline details every arrest or conviction. Republicans want answers from Democrats on their nonsense concerning the military discharge of a Desso opponent. We think what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
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A New Era in Town Government?
We had to laugh at the template Republicans in North Greenbush used to market their blank check development team, all of whom, the exception being Mark Evers, are also endorsed by the water contractor who runs the Conservative Party. The Contractor wants even more money to finish the work in Water 14, more than even his legal settlement provides. So much more that he even dumped the Supervisor for his committeeman and Building Department head as his candidate for Supervisor. Even Evers has had enough of the contractor's endless demands for more money and has stopped paying him until all the work is finished.
He needs a couple of more votes on the Town Board to get those checks rolling out the door again, so he's endorsed Michael Miner, Kelly Hoffman and Joe Bott to take care of things.
We'll save this mess for another issue, but we did find it humorous to see the town clerk's palm card declaring her to be part of a "New Era In Town Government". Last we looked, something "new" does not include the election of an incumbent with 18 years in office as the bottom of the same palm card declares. Another thing that isn't new is the photo. It's at least a decade old shot from campaigns past, perhaps as old as Desso's charges.
Perhaps this card should have a new header, like "It's the same old song". Hit it Rod!
Town Conservatives Miss Financial Disclosure Deadline
The Conservative Committee led by the local water contractor has missed their filing deadline for 11 Day Pre General which was due last week at the State Board of Elections. You can see their reports here. Lou Desso did file his report for this period, albeit late.
Posted by The North Greenbush Pipeline at 6:24 AM