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Jeff Green

May 28, 2015, 10:12:25 PM5/28/15
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May 28, 2015

Folks, it's finally and really and truly come to an end. is going the way of Altavista and Compuserve, it's going dark sometime in late June. Why? For a couple of  reasons:

1) I haven't really posted here in years aside from a few well timed articles like those about Tilly Foster (stop laughing!) and Maryellen Odell's attempt to seal a political deal by plastering the county Bike Trail with advertising signs. And,

2) I'm moving out of county. In fact, I'm leaving the state.

I've been a resident of this county since October 1998 and it's time to move on as I have been presented with an opportunity that is too good to turn down. I leave you with fond memories and tons of county-wide silliness just as the new political silly-season is about to begin. And what county is sillier than Putnam County, New York?

I'll be relocating to Van Buren County, Michigan, the largest producer of blueberries in the United States. It's all Republican, just like here, so I won't be missing that. It's wedged between Kalamazoo, which I always thought was a line in a vaudeville act but turns out to be the home of several colleges and a major university, and the yachting mecca at South Haven with its multi-gazillion dollar houses lining the Lake Michigan shore.

It turns out that moving is expensive even with my AARP discount so I've got a GoFundMe program set up to help.

If News That Matters has meant anything to you in the past feel free to drop some shekels into the account. As a gift for your donation you will receive a WNYC tote bag - assuming I have time to nab enough off some unwary peeps on the upper east side before I leave. If I don't, then feel free to come visit. I'll be 20 minutes from the beach, 30 minutes from Kalamazoo, and hour and fifteen from Grand Rapids and two hours and change from Chicago. If you fly into O'Hare, wave out the left side before you cross the Lake.

It's been fun. It really has been.

Like, Share, Forward - just get me the hell out of here!

Peace out.


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