Yesterday, we noticed an everyday occurrence in Montclair Village: a trusty steed waited patiently for its master, who was grabbing coffee or running errands nearby.
The bike racks frequently serve as modern-day hitching posts for dogs, not all that different from saddled horses. Their owners arrive in town with their best buddies and tie them safely to these inverted-U posts.
This cute pooch, who had been secured to one of the racks, was well-behaved and friendly as the world passed by. We couldn’t resist a quick hello here and the dog reciprocated.
While hanging out, the steed eventually resorted to a sidewalk nap. We didn’t clock how long this particular dog was hitched, though we believe a half-hour passed until the master returned.
These hitched dogs come and go all day, along Mountain Boulevard and Antioch Court. To us, they are Montclair Village’s goodwill ambassadors.
While Montclair’s Mayoral Race was tight, all ballots were counted and verified this afternoon. The Montclarion pointed to the winner, Gracie Condon.
Gracie brings experience to the position. She’s been part of Montclair Village government for the past three years, most recently serving as vice mayor. Thus her win was well-deserved, according to her handlers.
Lee Richter, election administrator, explained that “a last-minute donation of $100 over the Internet finally put Gracie ahead by 46. It’s the closest election in the history of the contest.”
It was a competitive slate, filled with experienced politicians, newcomers and non-canines as well. Over $14k was raised for the Pet and Wildlife Fund this year.
Now what do we do at the Farmers Market…just shop?
Stop by the Farmers Market on Sunday, and cast your $1 vote for this year’s Village officials. The primary takes place through May 17th, and the mayor’s race takes place through June 15th.
As you probably know, our government has gone to the dogs. Over the past year, our Mayor has been Bella and she’s been ably supported by Gracie.
When you vote, you are contributing to the Pet & Wildlife Fund, which meets the emergency needs of local wildlife who get injured.
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