Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I don't have much to say tonight.

The City of Troy lost an outspoken advocate today when Miles Blakeborough died.

When I first ran for political office as a district councilman, Miles was one of the first people that I met with. We worked closely to try and improve some issues near Mount Ida, Belden Pond, and Prospect Park. We were successful on some, notsomuch on others. But we always fought the good fight.

Though we have been on opposite sides of the political fence on a few issues in the past couple of years, I've always respected Miles for a number of reasons. He was a tireless worker for his community, was one of the main reasons that the annual Earth Day Celebration in Troy not only began, but continued each year as a successful event.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter Erin, and his many friends and family. Their loss is also a great loss for the City of Troy. Miles will certainly be missed.