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*You'll excuse the wet blanket, but it will take a few more months of baseball before I'm convinced the Mets are pennant contenders and the Yanks' Robinson Cano is going to win the MVP award. In case you haven't heard, the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.
*If the voters of this state aren't finally prepared in November to make wholesale changes in the makeup of an increasingly worse Assembly and Senate, it never will happen.
*Early reports out of Washington are that New Yorkers are lagging in filing Census information. If you didn't mail your forms, answer the questions when Census takers knock on your door. (Disclosure: My wife is working for the Census bureau.) If New Yorkers wind up being under-counted, it will result in fewer congressional representatives and less federal funding for the state.
*I see where Meatloaf's daughter is performing in Kingston tonight. Our story says she was born here. You suppose it was in the back of the old Schneller's Market?
*Plenty of interesting stuff coming from the Freeman's growing list of community and staff bloggers, but if you read nobody else, you have to follow the wit and wisdom of our own Ivan Lajara.
*RNN failed, but Time Warner's YNN has finally given the Hudson Valley a respectable TV news-gathering outlet.