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Grange announces  it winter programs

Antrim Grange is holding free events as part if its ongoing winter public programming.

The scheduled speaker on Wednesday is Antrim Conservation Commission member Peter Beblowski, who will talk briefly about some of the local hiking trails in town and will also provide a show, tell and touch on local fur-bearing animals.

The Feb. 20 program is entitled “The Grange and Gridlock in Washington” and will be presented by Antrim resident Dr. Stephen Ullman. His talk will center around several topics, including events during Antrim summers which led him to choose a career in teaching political science; the history of the Grange and its role in shaping public policy; the diminishing role of agriculture advocacy groups; the problems groups such as the Grange are having in getting a farm bill out of the current Congress; the role of interest groups in American national government and politics; and the “gridlock” in Washington.

Ullman is a professor of Political Science and International Studies, having joined the staff at the State University of New York at Brockport in 1970.

All programs will be held at the Antrim Town Hall and begin at
7 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided by members of the Grange.

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