I was unable to attend Tuesday, November 12th’s Newburgh City Council meeting so I caught up with it today by watching it on the city’s youtube channel.
I was overjoyed to see the return of good director of photography practices, such as zooming in appropriately on the speaking subject, instead of the practice of yore of sitting like an unattended security camera on the council table, even when the public would be giving comments. They may be only my two thumbs, but nonetheless I lift them up to you, IT department, for doing a proper job.
As for the rest, it was refreshing to have a prayer that was light on the Praise Jesuses and the hallelujahs and surprisingly brief. Although the council agreed on most resolutions, and disagreement was limited to one dissenting party, the dissent was presented in a civilized and reasonable manner for the most part. In the case of Mayor Kennedy’s astonishing dissidence with the Mid-Broadway project, I’m disappointed we haven’t heard from this mayor before–it sounds like she has some important things to say. Although in the end the majority ruled, and we will have our preposterously double-parked, wooden-constructed shantytown over a discount supermarket, whether it brings disaster (as some say it will) or more development (as others say it will) remains to be seen.
Ain’t I Newburgh
With all due respect to the memory of Sojourner Truth.
I went to Horizons-on-the-Hudson Magnet School in the 1970s. Ain’t I Newburgh?
At HOH in those days, they taught us to think critically and ask questions. Some of the junior high school teachers would complain about us HOH kids because we asked “too many” questions. Ain’t I Newburgh?
I prefer not to confuse advertising campaigns with religious movements. Ain’t I Newburgh?
I believe that negative thinking can be lifesaving. Ain’t I Newburgh?
I hope that when you see the “I am Newburgh” signs, you will also think about what they ain’t. Ain’t I Newburgh?