On this show we will talk with the two Republican candidates for town justice in Ulysses. The primary is on Tuesday, September 13.
The challenger Mark Dresser is a former Tompkins County sheriff’s deputy. He was a candidate for county sheriff in the election before last. He is now retired from the force.
The incumbent Roger Rector has been town justice for many years. He is a former electrical contractor.
There is an ongoing debate as to whether justices should have a law enforcement background or not. We’ll ask each candidate about that issue and about the role of town justices in the larger system of law enforcement and justice.
Tompkins County sheriff Ken Lansing gives us an update on what can be done immediately about the illegal parking at Lois and Penny lanes in the town of Ithaca. Hundreds of people are using this entrance to access the Second Dam on Six Mile Creek for illegal swimming. Lansing contemplates long-term solutions to the swimming problem.
Professional “aide de camp” and Newfield resident Nicholas Hill talks about his Radio Free Song Club, a monthly event recorded in a New York studio with an ensemble of musicians and songwriters. Each month people bring new songs to the studio where arrangements are made up on the spot and the house band turns in a performance of the song immediately afterward. Songwriters also send in never-before-heard new compositions for the group to hear. All this is preserved and then edited by Hill and available either directly over the Web or as a podcast.
Hill is also a host of Nonesuch here on WVBR-FM.