Author Archives: Jon Dogar-Marinesco

Wawarsing opts out of recreational marijuana business…

While Rochester Town Board is sleeping at the wheel, Wawarsing joins Esopus in opting out of retail sales of – and lounges for – recreational marijuana. December 21, 2021 In response to the Town of Wawarsing voting  5-0 to opt out … Continue reading

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Please, explain this to yourself…

1.There are four times more Chinese than Americans… 2.The total number of Covid-19 cases is 516 times larger in the USA… 3.The total number of Covid-19 deaths is 178 times larger in the USA… 4.On December 17, 2021, the number … Continue reading

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There are “leaders” …and then there are leaders!

In Esopus, Town Board NIXES more reefer madness…On the night of December 16, the efforts of prayer, advocacy, and outreach by clerics and parishioners – cooperating with neighbors of good will – to keep Esopus a family-friendly place to live … Continue reading

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Food (pantry) for thought…

In a previous post, What a coincidence, I pointed out that a food pantry was scheduled to pop-up in Skate Time’s parking lot on December 7, 2021 – two hours before the beginning of a referendum in which Town of … Continue reading

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He had a dream…

Take it with a grain of salt, but I dreamed about Supervisor Baden telling me that he had a dream, which he described exactly as in the above picture… Really scary! Speaking of Supervisor Baden, there is a rumor that … Continue reading

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Skate Time vote cancelled…

ACCORD – With a single sentence, the Town of Rochester abandoned its pursuit of Skate Time 209 as its new town hall/recreation center. “The Referendum vote scheduled 12/7/21 for the purchase of Skate Time has been cancelled,”the town wrote on … Continue reading

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By popular demand… (10)

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Dear Town Board, what were you thinking?

November 30th, 2021 RE: Skate Time Purchase Dear Supervisor Baden and Town Board Members: The management of a small town is like the management of a small company. A well-run company has a strategic plan, solid finances and a clear … Continue reading

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The silence of the sheep…

It’s an indisputable fact that our neighboring towns took responsible action regarding the retail sale and public consumption of recreational marijuana. The elected leaders of Wawarsing, Marbletown, Esopus, Saugerties, Rhinebeck and Red Hook have shown respect for their constituents. They … Continue reading

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Is Rochester pro Cannabis or pro Marijuana?

On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo – the son of a bridge – signed legislation (S.854-A/A.1248-A) legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York. Social consumption sites and delivery services are now permitted. Cities, towns, and villages may opt-out of allowing … Continue reading

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