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VOL. 3 | ISSUE 49 | EDITORIAL@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM MARCH 14-20, 2012 YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS INSIDE: FIRE SCARE AT NORTHERN DUTCHESS HOSPITAL | HYDE PARK GOES WITH PART-TIME CHIEF | FORMAN, SKARTADOS FACE OFF Meet Gillibrand challenger Wendy Long page 18 Hoda Kotb helps Poughkeepsie mother page 22 Rhinebeck Jewish Center moves page 5 THIS WEEK’S WEATHER: ’70s ARE BACK PRICE: $1.00 DECISION TIME ON FACILITIES RE-VOTE Where does your representative stand? BY JIM LANGAN On Tuesday, Hyde Park residents will again be asked to decide whether to spend $4.4 million to upgrade athletic facilities at FDR High School in Hyde Park. In December, voters rejected a similar proposal by 65 votes. Almost immediately, the Hyde Park Board of Education and concerned parents began a campaign for a re-vote, citing a number of reasons justifying it. The re-vote itself, combined with the financial ramifications, have been the primary topic of discussion around Hyde Park for weeks. Hudson Valley News decided to ask H Hyde Park’s elected officials how they feel a about this important issue. We appreciate t fact they all took the time to respond. the Pictured, clockwise from top: County Legislator Richard Perkins, Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Ward 1 Councilwoman Emily Svenson, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Petito, Ward 4 Councilman Ken Schneider, Ward 3 Councilman William Truitt and County Legislator Sue Serino weigh in on the facilities re-vote. File photos. The vote will take place on March 20 at Haviland Middle School between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. We urge everyone to make their voices heard and vote. TO SUBSCRIBE Send check to P.O. Box 268, Hyde Park, NY 12538 $42 in county/year, $56 out of county/year County Legislator Richard Perkins: Each member of our community has to make a decision on Proposition 1. I > continued on next page FIND US ONLINE: SWEET! Tap into super-local goodness with the New York State Maple Festival GOING GREEN – St. Patrick Day events, Kickstarting a garden at Bard and more! Art & entertainment events through April


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