want to offer my congratulations to all of the hard-working committee
members for the Windsor Window on the Arts for their highly successful
The inaugural event, held Saturday, September 13 on Main Street and
the Village Green, celebrated our region's history and natural beauty
with the work of over 50 artists (we were proud that many of the wonderful
artists involved were "local talent"), a full day of musical
events (also featuring much local talent!), historical displays and
talks by town historians. There was a juried art show, street painting,
trolley rides, and great food provided by the local churches and civic
Plans are already underway for the 2009 event.
As a life-long resident of the town of Windsor, I have been only
too happy to become involved with the Windsor Partnership, an
energetic and focused group of Windsorites.
The Windsor Partnership, which includes both "old timers"
such as myself, as well as "newer arrivals" who have
been drawn to the physical beauty of Eastern Broome, and to the
strong sense of community in our area.
Partnership is working hard to develop and facilitate ideas they
hope will economically invigorate the Village and Town of Windsor.
initiatives are discussed below but the Partnership already has
two accomplishments to its credit :
- a brochure
that highlights the historical richness of our area
- the Arts
Festival described at left
With the invaluable
assistance of Town of Sanford Supervisor, Dewey Decker, I was
able to finalize a long unresolved issue involving the duly negotiated
payment in lieu of taxes from the Central New York Railroad Corporation
to municipalities in our district.
The CNYRC had
been in arrears on these payments, and had been unresponsive to
the inquiries of local officials, for some time. In response to
pressures I was able to apply, the CNYRC has produced the following
- Town of
- Town of
of Deposit: $2,196.51
- Town of