Sanders to run for re-election

first_imgSanders to run for re-electionBy Timothy McQuistonBernie Sanders has announced that he will run for re-election to a fifth term in Congress, rather than run for the open governor’s seat.Sanders said at a press conference on November 6 that though he indeed would want to be governor, the pressing needs in Washington, especially after the September 11 terrorist attacks, led him to seek re-election to “a job I love.”Sanders has run for governor three times, the last in 1986 when he was still mayor of Burlington.“It’s just not something I can undertake at this time,” Sanders said, thus ending speculation that he might run for the state’s top post. The congressman said he made the final decision the previous weekend.Along with the terrorist attacks and their aftermath, like the anthrax attacks and war in Afghanistan, Sanders cited other pressing issues that compelled him to stay on Capitol Hill: the economic recession; growing unemployment; and the failure of Congress to renew the Northeast Dairy Compact.Sanders also reiterated his strong objection to many of the Bush Administration policies before and, especially, after September 11, of which he believes President Bush is taking political advantage. Sanders cited legislation that, on the one hand, damages civil liberties, while on the other gives economic benefits to the wealthy, neither of which have anything to do with combating terrorism.Sanders, wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, also noted that a lot of the new heros of the nation aren’t movie stars or politicians, they are working people like the firefighters who climbed the stairs of the World Trade Towers, and police officers and postal workers, who provide a public service everyday.With his step-daughter, Carina Driscoll, representing his campaign office and running the press conference, and his wife, Jane Sanders, sitting behind him, a packed conference room at his Burlington office heard a confident Sanders state in that familiar Brooklyn baritone: “I’m proud, very, very proud to represent Vermont in Congress.”Given his track record, he should have little trouble convincing Vermont voters to send him back to Washington on his 61st birthday next November 11.last_img read more

B’ville boys golfers sweep West Genesee in 3-0 week

first_imgJust 24 hours later, these same two teams had a rematch at Timber Banks, and it proved even more lopsided in B’ville’s favor as it turned back West Genesee 182-203.Four Bees – Farmer, Glavin, Guild and Pompo –  tied for individual honors, each shooting 36, one ahead of the Wildcats’ low round from Kevin McDermott. Then Petragnani added a 38 as Ianno and Nat McGregor both shot 40 and Wilcox contributed a 45.B’ville already had a league win in the books from earlier in the week, handling the newly-formed Fayetteville-Manlius White team last Monday afternoon in a 188-213 decision. Glavin’s 36 was one of five sub-40 rounds, one better than Farmer’s 37, with Petragnani and Guild each shooting 38 and Pompo adding a 39. Wilcox shot 43 as F-M White’s Andrew Ahn led his side with a 38.In between matches against Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse Green next week, B’ville gets a second opportunity at knocking off first-place Fayetteville-Manlius Green at Timber Banks on Wednesday afternoon.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaldwinsvilleBoys golfcenter_img Though not quite at the top of the SCAC Metro division standings, the Baldwinsville boys golf team could move toward that point if it could fare well against defending Section III Class AA champion West Genesee in back-to-back matches.The first of these matches took place Wednesday at Westvale, and it was a close one, with strong scores on both sides, but in the end the Bees prevailed 187-191 over the Wildcats.Billy Guild and Aidan Farmer both shot 36 for nine holes to lead B’ville. Tanner Glavin and Victor Ianno were close behind, each posting 38, while Brendan Wilcox contributed a 39. Alex Pompo and Anthony Petragnani had matching totals of 41.last_img read more