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h VOL. 1 | ISSUE 41 | EDITORIAL@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM JANUARY 6 - 12, 2010 PRICE: $1.00 This week’s weather: REPUBLICANS TAKE CHARGE IN HYDE PARK ice skaters’ delight {P.8} YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS. MILLBROOK RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE {P.24} PIXIES SERVE PANCAKES IN CLINTON Photo by Jim Langan. PLANNING BOARD PICK RAISES EYEBROWS BY JIM LANGAN {P.23} STANFORD’S FIRST WOMAN SUPERVISOR INSIDE: • {P.5} Jim Langan’s 2010 predictions • {P.21} Let’s pay college athletes h > starting on page 9 Hudson Valley Hyde Park Republicans were out in force New Year’s Day to celebrate their success in the November elections and watch their new team sworn in at Town Hall. Having been beaten badly in 2005 and 2007, the 5-0 sweep in 2009 had local Republicans in an upbeat mood. Former County Legislator Bob Clearwater got the proceedings going with a warm welcoming address before introducing former Supervisor Yancy McArthur as master of ceremonies. Sarah Murray, who will serve as secretary to new Supervisor Tom Martino, sang the national anthem. Jean McArthur, chairwoman of the Hyde Park Republican Party, also addressed the group and introduced Martino. The prominence given to Yancy and Jean McArthur during the proceedings offended some Democrats, who felt the ceremony was too partisan. weekend > more on page 2 TO SUBSCRIBE Send check to P.O. Box 268, Hyde Park, NY 12538 $42 in county/year $56 out of county/year CELEBRATING LOCAL: MUSIC, THEATER, ART, FILM AND MORE WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: {P. 9} SOUNDING OFF WITH THE TESSERA QUARTET IN RHINEBECK {P.15} THE LAZY CRAFTER GETS BUSY TURNING TACKY INTO TASTEFUL {PLUS} WEEKEND’S BEST BETS; OPEN HOUSE @ COCOON AND MORE... One veteran Democrat told Hudson Valley News privately, “The whole thing had an uncomfortable edge to it, but I’m willing to give them a chance.” Family Court Judge Peter Forman then administered the oaths of office to the new town board members and other elected town officials. They included Receiver of Taxes Nancy Sheenan, Town Clerk Donna McGrogan and town board members Sue Serino, Michael Athanas, {P.9} {P.15}

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