Thursday, April 15, 2010

We've got more blogs!

By now you've probably noticed that our roster of featured blogs at has somewhat gotten bigger.

Reaction has been mainly positive. We're listening to your suggestions, so expect improvements and additions in the near future.

Also, the imaginary lawyer breathing fire next to me tells me that "the Daily Freeman is not responsible for posts and comments written by non-staff members."

Caveat emptor.

So without further ado, here they are:

"This blog is one of many methods of getting information out to the masses. I hope to inform as many people as possible with my random posts. This will also give the public a peek into the many interests I may have and where I lean on issues. Additionally I have a way to disseminate incoming news from outside sources looking for another forum in which to vent."

The mission of the Ulster County Comptroller's Office is to serve as an independent agency of the people and to protect the public interest by monitoring County government and to assess and report on the degree to which its operation is economical, efficient and its financial condition sound.

A place to exchange thoughts and ideas relating to our community and how we can all be better neighbors. Let this also be a place to discuss local politics without partisanship in hopes we can just move forward and make this a better place to live.

Seventh Ward Alderman Bill Reynolds, the Majority Leader of the Kingston Common Council, was first elected to the Council in 1993. Now in his 9th two-year term as Alderman, Reynolds is in his 14th consecutive year as the Council's Majority Leader.

Britany Turner is a radical ultra-feminine feminist and third-party activist blogging in the Hudson Valley, NY and NOT Sacramento, CA.

Official blog for the agency. Its mission is to promote quality jobs and business in Ulster County.

Official blog of the WFF. Each year film and music lovers from around the world gather for an innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an awards ceremony, and fantastic parties.

Official blog of Nancy Donskoj, Kingston Main Street Manager.

The purpose of Neighborhood Watch Groups of Kingston, New York, Inc. is to promote the education of residents and businesses in areas of crime prevention and quality of life and to assist in the safeguarding of the community, its residents and their properties through voluntary activities including the building of a network of neighbors for the reporting of suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities in order to establish and maintain a safe and enjoyable neighborhood for all Kingston residents.

Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy joined the adoption arena in 1987 when, at the age of 19, she faced the proverbial rock and a hard place and "chose" to have her first born son, Max, adopted at birth. After almost 14 years of attempting to live in a self imposed void, she wandered online over 7 years ago, and began to understand the truth behind the adoption mythology that she embraced for survival. Since "waking up" Claudia has devoted much of her time working on adoption education and reform.

Local photographer Jen Kiaba blogs about art, photography and all of the shiny things that happen to catch her attention.

Mary Anne and Chef Richard Erickson talk about all things food in their blog.

Culinary Institute of America's Culinary Intelligence reveals the secrets of the Hyde Park college's world-renowned chefs, who offer their favorite recipes and culinary advice, complete with video demonstrations.

Leslie Coons reveals the region's food, farms, flora and fauna.

Cheryl Paff's journal about what she finds at the farmers' market each week and what she's inspired to cook with it.

Andrew Hickey of 90MilesNorth builds web marketing campaigns for local businesses using social media, search engine marketing, viral video and, most importantly, talent.