I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
For several decades, I daily traveled from my home to the Falls Cable Access broadcast studio during election season to make sure that the Chamber of Commerce Voters Form replay was set for broadcast. The goal was to make sure that Falls citizens could intelligently choose their next years representatives. I noticed that on those March days every year, little crocuses and daffodil shoots would be poking up an inch or so above aground near the broadcast facility just at that time.
This year for me it is a bit different. Automation and technology do not demand that immediate broadcast attention. Electronic devices and other people are overseeing those playbacks. But the issues are as important as ever. Even though we have had a horrendous winter, spring is at hand. And at my house, the crocuses and daffs are again emerging with their springtime dance.
Election season - March Madness - is at hand. The Voters Forum is again on the air. Have a look at Community Access channel 14, evaluate candidates, and then make your intellegent voting choices.