Link Update

The Organizational Meeting minutes is updated and a link for it can be found on the right of this page. Salary Addendum is attached.

Monday, April 30, 2012

East Greenbush Issues.....by Ann Taylor

A comment was submitted stating, "This blog has really lost its edge on East Greenbush issues."  I would like to take this opportunity to address that statement.

This blog has changed its course quite a bit.  We no longer write about the political tribulations of East Greenbush.  Our blog has expanded to include a new author, a young gentleman that enjoys writing about sports.  When he has time, he provides a post that is non-confrontational and, to sports fans, is a "breath of fresh air".  Michael and I write about social issues, entertainment, news stories, and, once in awhile, national politics.

The reason we changed our direction is simple.  There are plenty of people writing blogs about East Greenbush issues and we pride ourselves on being the very first to do so.  Some agreed with us, some disagreed.  After many months, some decided to create their own blog and we encouraged that.  It is their turn to author blogs regarding East Greenbush tax dollars and budget spending.

As much as we enjoyed penning posts about East Greenbush and informing residents of what our tax dollars were funding we have ventured down a different path.  Between new projects and the addition of a young man whose slate is clean of any political nonsense, we chose to leave the East Greenbush political blogging and budget blogging to the others.

I apologize if you find our blog "has lost its edge" but some have found the new topics offer a mental reprieve from the political banter.  In time, you may enjoy our content but for those who don't---there are other blogs devoted to East Greenbush politics; please do not hesitate to enjoy those.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ryan Murphy Experience Blog Update

It has been almost 2 straight months now (about the length of the Charlotte Bobcats losing streak) that I have not posted anything on here. I’ve been really busy with school, as I’ve been starting, and now finishing, final projects and papers. School ends in about 2 weeks so that’s when I’ll really start blogging again. Just wanted to let all my followers know this, and I hope you still continue to read and comment as you used to.
Thank you,
Ryan J. Murphy

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recipe for Cinnamon Bread Pudding....by Ann Taylor

I came upon a new recipe for Cinnamon Bread Pudding.  I shared it with family and gave some to friends.  My Mom always lists bread pudding when we talk about favorite desserts so when I saw this new recipe I thought I would give it a whirl.  I changed a few ingredients (the recipe calls for raisins and I substituted milk chocolate chips and added a few Hershey cinnamon chips).  Anyways....the end result was something that everyone LOVED, both friends and family.  My Mom enjoyed it so much she suggested I post the recipe on the blog so....here it is....

1 loaf of cinnamon bread cut into 1" cubes (I used Pepperidge Farm)
1/4 c Hershey cinnamon chips
1/4 c milk chocolate chips
1/3 c orange juice
1 stick melted margarine
2 c milk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 2 qt casserole with non-stick spray.
Combine milk chocolate chips and cinnamon chips with orange juice.  Soak for 15 minutes.
Place bread cubes in a large bowl.  Add melted margarine.  Toss to coat.
Spread buttered bread cubes on a cookie sheet and bake in oven until golden brown.  Allow to cool.
Evenly distribute cooled bread cubes in the 2-qt casserole.
Top bread cubes with soaked chips so they are evenly distributed.
In a medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is smooth.
Pour mixture over bread cubes and refrigerate 15 minutes.
Place in oven and bake until center is set.  Approximately 45minutes.
Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes before serving.  Refrigerate leftovers.  Leftovers are best served warm--microwave for a minute or so.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Little Classroom Time....by Ann Taylor

A very cherished friend sent me the link shown below.  It is political HOWEVER, both parties and all politicians are represented as foolish....except for ONE man.  There was only one Ronald Reagan and he is still missed.  If you check out this link you will see why many of us still miss....and will always miss...Ronald Reagan....we sure could use a Ronald Reagan today!
Enjoy......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8O7V-WxWQ&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Loyalty....by Ann Taylor

http://widget.newsinc.com/_cfvp/playlist16x9_player.html?CID=507&WID=7877&VID=23613072&freewheel=90001&sitesection=timesunion_us_non_sty

This is a video that depicts loyalty.  Pure, blind loyalty.  For those who know me, you know loyalty is a treasured quality.  My parents taught us loyalty is one of the most important characteristics a person can have.  If you think about what loyalty means, you can understand why loyalty is considered a GOOD trait.  It means you stand by your friends when nobody else is there for them.  When someone you care about doesn't have anyone there for them--YOU are there.  It doesn't matter if it's a big problem they are dealing with or a little problem; if you're loyal you are there through thick and thin for your friends.

Loyalty to friends seems to have become a lost concept--that is very sad.  So, if you know anyone that needs a visual of what loyalty to a friend is--show them this video.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth a billion!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

HAPPY EASTER & HAPPY PASSOVER.....by Ann Taylor

Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter!  
In honor of this season, this is a link to some information regarding the origins of Easter, the Easter Bunny and the Easter Eggs.  Whether you believe it or not is entirely up to you.  In either case, enjoy this Easter weekend!
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/181447/easter-and-its-pagan-origins/

Wishing everyone a peaceful Passover!
In honor of the Passover season, this is a link to some information regarding the holiday.  If this is your holiday, enjoy the Passover Season!  http://www.akhlah.com/holidays/pesach/traditions.php
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