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LEEDS — A fire that destroyed a Pine Creek Drive home was determined to be electrical in origin, fire investigators said Monday. Firefighters from three companies responded to the fully involved residence late Friday, fearing that reports that the homeowner might be trapped inside were accurate, fire officials said. “The initial report the neighbors made was that they thought the resident
was inside,” Leeds Fire Chief Thomas McCullough said. “With assistance from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and state police, we were able to locate the homeowner.” The homeowner, whose name has not been disclosed, was found safe and sound. No residents or pets were injured in the fire, McCullough said. The call came in at about 4:40 p.m. for a home located at 40 Pine Creek Drive. Flames were visible coming from the building and a black pick-up truck was parked close to the
home, according to Greene County Emergency Control. “There is nothing left to it,” McCullough said of the house. “It had started and was evolving for quite some time before the neighbors noticed. By the time we got on scene, it was fully involved.” The Greene County Fire Investigation Team determined it was an electrical fire, Team Chief Gerry Buckley said. “It is still under investigation but we believe it started in See FIRE A8
Flames roar through a home on Pine Creek Drive in Leeds. A black pick-up truck can be seen parked close to the burning building.
Child victims activist predicts flood of lawsuits Gold medalist Biles clinches recordtying sixth national title PAGE B1
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the Child Victims Act into law in February. The law takes effect this Wednesday.
By Melanie Lekocevic Columbia-Greene Media
The Child Victims Act goes into effect Wednesday and could open the door to a slew of lawsuits statewide. The legislation was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 14, after the law was held up in the state Legislature for years. It creates a one-year window of opportunity for victims of child sexual abuse to make a claim against their abuser, no matter when the offenses were committed. After the one-year window, which will expire Aug. 13, 2020, victims will have until they reach age 55 to file a civil claim for new cases, and until age 28 for criminal cases, according to New Baltimore attorney and activist Gary Greenberg, who championed the law for many years. Greenberg was a victim of child sexual abuse when he
was 7 years old. The Child Victims Act applies to victims whose abuse occurred when they were 18 years old or younger, Greenberg said. With the law going into effect Wednesday, Greenberg predicted many child sexual abuse cases will come to light. “I think there will be a few thousand lawsuits filed across the state. It’s a big day and a lot of victims will be filing their cases and seeking long overdue justice,” Greenberg said Monday. The bill was held up in the state Legislature for years, but was passed earlier this year. Cuomo signed the bill into law in February. “This bill brings justice to people who were abused, and rights the wrongs that went unacknowledged and See CHILD A8
New Baltimore attorney and activist Gary Greenberg speaks in favor of the Child Victims Act, which goes into effect Wednesday.
Peebles going, going...but not quite gone By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media
GREENPORT — Peebles department store on Fairview Avenue will be closing its doors early next year but it will reopen under a new brand and name and add some new jobs to the area. The store, at 160 Fairview Ave., in the Fairview Plaza, will become Gordmans as part of a retail switchout taking place nationwide. There is no firm opening date for Gordmans or closing date for Peebles, but the transition is expected to take place in early 2020, the company confirmed Monday. Gordmans, fashioned in the same vein as TJ Maxx and Homegoods stores, is an off-price retailer, which means it offers a variety of merchandise at lower prices than many
Gordmans department store will take over Peebles at its location in the Fairview Plaza, Greenport, in early 2020.
department stores. Under the Gordmans name, the store will offer home
decor, beauty products, gifts, accessories, fragrances and men’s and
women’s apparel. Based primarily in the Midwest with corporate offices in Houston, Texas, Stage Stores, which owns Gordmans, is making inroads in the Northeast, and taking over Peebles stores. Stage has opened 74 Gordmans this year; by the end of 2019, there will be more than 150 Gordmans stores across the country. Stage Stores is the parent company of Peebles and Gordmans. Other Stage Store brands include Goody’s (southeastern based department store), Bealls (Southeastern-based), Palais Royal (Texas-based) and others. In the meantime, Peebles is holding a close-out sale before remodeling and new merchandise is moved See PEEBLES A8
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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Monday decried what he called a “failure” by federal jail officials to secure registered sex offender and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was found hanging in his jail cell over the weekend. But the country’s top law enforcement official said Epstein’s death would not derail the ongoing investigation into those who might have aided Epstein’s alleged crimes. “Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” Barr said. “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.” Speaking to law enforcement officials in New Orleans, Barr said he “was appalled . . . and frankly, angry” to learn of the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s “failure to adequately secure” Epstein, who was awaiting trial on new sex trafficking charges. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation,” he said. The attorney general’s comments were noteworthy in that he publicly blamed the Bureau of Prisons, which is part of the Justice Department, for the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s apparent suicide. Barr did not specify what irregularities had been found in the aftermath of Epstein’s death, but vowed to “get to the bottom of what happened,” adding: “There will be accountability.” Epstein, whose case has raised questions about whether he received preferential treatment in the past from Justice Department officials, was found
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FILE — Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington, July 11, 2019. Barr said on Aug. 12 that there were “serious irregularities” at the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead on Saturday morning, after he had apparently hanged himself. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation,” Barr said.
hanging in his jail cell Saturday morning, according to people familiar with the matter. His death has prompted investigations by the FBI, Justice Department inspector general, and the New York City medical examiner, and raised a number of questions about conditions inside the federal jail in Manhattan where the 66-year-old millionaire died. Corrections officers had not checked on Epstein for “several” hours before he was found around 6:30 a.m., a person familiar with the matter said, just one in a series of missteps in the hours leading up to his death. Officers should have been checking on Epstein, who was being held in a special housing unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, every 30 minutes, and, under normal circumstances, he also should have had a cellmate, according to the person familiar with the matter and union officials representing facility employees. But a person who had been
assigned to share a cell with Epstein was transferred Friday, and - for reasons that investigators are exploring - he did not receive a new cellmate, the person familiar with the matter said Sunday night. That left Epstein, who had previously been placed on suicide watch, alone and unmonitored - at least in the hours before his death - by even those officers assigned to guard him. The person familiar with the matter spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation. The two corrections officers assigned to the special detention unit where Epstein was held were working overtime - one forced to do so by management, the other for his fourth or fifth consecutive day, the president of the local union for staffers said. Serene Gregg, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3148, said the Metropolitan Correctional Center is functioning with less than 70 percent of the needed correctional officers,
forcing many to work mandatory overtime and 60- or 70-hour workweeks. She said one of the individuals assigned to watch Epstein’s unit did not normally work as a correctional officer but, like others in roles such as counselors and teachers, was able to do so. She declined to say which one or specify the person’s regular role. “If it wasn’t Mr. Epstein, it would have been somebody else, because of the conditions at that institution,” Gregg said. Also Sunday, Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said Epstein’s autopsy was complete, but she had not reached a determination on cause of death “pending further information.” The medical examiner also allowed Michael Baden, a private pathologist, to observe the autopsy at the request of Epstein’s representatives, Sampson said. Epstein’s death has ratcheted up scrutiny of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which operates the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a high-rise facility where Epstein was awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused dozens of young girls in the early 2000s. After being found, he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The incident, which authorities have classified an “apparent suicide,” triggered multiple investigations of how such a high-profile inmate, who was supposed to have been carefully monitored, could have died in federal custody. It also caused outrage among his victims and their representatives, who had hoped that Epstein’s trial next year would produce the justice they thought he had long evaded. The Federal Bureau of Prisons declined to comment Monday.
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Monday announced it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law credited with rescuing the bald eagle, the grizzly bear and the American alligator from extinction. The changes could clear the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling, and development in areas where protected species live. The new rules will make it harder to consider the effects of climate change on wildlife when deciding whether a given species warrants protection. They would most likely shrink critical habitats and, for the first time, allow economic factors to be taken into account when making determinations. “The best way to uphold the Endangered Species Act is to do everything we can to ensure it remains effective in achieving its ultimate goal — recovery of our rarest species,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement Monday. “The Act’s effectiveness rests on clear, consistent and efficient implementation.” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement the finalized revisions “fit squarely within the president’s mandate of easing the regulatory burden on the American public, without sacrificing our species’ protection and recovery goals.” Environmental groups denounced the changes as a disaster for imperiled wildlife at a time when the United Nations has warned that human
pressures are poised to drive 1 million species into extinction and that protecting land and biodiversity is critical to keep greenhouse gas emissions in check. Climate change, a lack of environmental stewardship and mass industrialization have all contributed to the enormous expected global nature loss, the report said. David Bernhardt, the secretary of the Department of Interior, wrote in an op-ed last summer that the 1973 Endangered Species Act places an “unnecessary regulatory burden” on companies. Ever since President Richard M. Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law, it has been the most essential piece of U.S. legislation for protecting fish, plants and wildlife, and acted as a safety net for species on the brink of extinction. The peregrine falcon, the humpback whale, the Tennessee purple coneflower and the Florida manatee all likely would have disappeared without it, scientists say. Republicans have long sought to narrow the scope of the law, saying it burdens landowners, hampers industry and hinders economic growth. They also make the case that the law is not reasonable because species are rarely removed from the list. Since the law was passed, more than 1,650 have been listed as threatened or endangered, while just 47 have been delisted because their populations rebounded. Over the past two years Republicans made a major legislative push to overhaul the
law. Despite holding a majority in both houses of Congress, though, the proposals were never taken up in the Senate. With Democrats now in control of the House, there is little chance of those bills passing. The Trump administration’s revisions to the regulations that guide the implementation of the law, however, mean opponents of the Endangered Species Act are still poised to claim their biggest victory in decades. One of the most controversial changes modifies long-standing language that prohibits the consideration of economic factors when deciding whether a species should be protected. Under the current law, such determinations must be made solely based on science, “without reference to possible economic or other impacts of determination.” The rules also make it easier to remove a species from the endangered species list and weaken protections for threatened species — a designation that means they are at risk of becoming endangered. It also gives the government new discretion in deciding what is meant by the term “foreseeable future.” That’s a semantic change with far-reaching implications because it enables regulators to ignore the effects of extreme
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heat, drought, rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change that may occur several decades from now. Among the animals at risk from this change, Caputo listed a few: Polar bears and seals that are losing crucial sea ice; whooping cranes whose migration patterns are shifting because of temperature changes; and beluga whales that will have to dive deeper and longer to find food in a warmer Arctic. Jonathan Wood, a lawyer at the Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative group that has represented landowners in opposing endangered species designations, said he believed the changes would improve the law by simplifying the regulatory process and making the law less punitive. COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA The Register-Star/The Daily Mail are publishedTuesday through Saturday mornings by Columbia-Greene Media (USPS 253620), One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534, a subsidiary of Johnson Newspaper Corp. Periodicals postage paid at Hudson, N.Y., and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Register-Star, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534. TO SUBSCRIBE To order a subscription, call our circulation department at (800) 724-1012 or logon to www.hudsonvalley360.com SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Digital Pass is included with print subscription Daily (Newsstand) $1.50 Saturday (Newsstand) $2.50 Carrier Delivery (3 Months) $71.50 Carrier Delivery (6 Months) $143.00 Carrier Delivery (1 Year) $286.00 EZ Pay Rates: 3 months $65.00 6 months $130.00 1 year $260.00 DIGITAL PASS ONLY RATES: Includes full access to HudsonValley360.com and the e-edition. 3 Months $30.00 6 Months $60.00 1 Year $120.00 Home Delivery & Billing Inquireries Call (800) 724-1012 and reach us, live reps are available Mon.-Fri. 6 a,m - 5 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m. - noon Sun. 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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CALENDAR Tuesday, Aug. 13 n Catskill Town Planning Board 7 p.m.; Public Hearing Subdivision Menealos/Rinaldi 7:10 p.m. Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Coxsackie Village Historic Preservation Committee 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Coxsackie Village Board 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie
Wednesday, Aug. 14 n Athens Village Board 6:30 p.m. at
Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Town Zoning Board 6 p.m. Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill n Greene County Legislature workshop 7 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Jewett Town Board 7 p.m. at the Jewett Municipal Building, 3547 County Route 23C, Jewett
Thursday, Aug. 15 n Coxsackie Village Planning Board
7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Legislature finance audit 4 p.m.; CWSSI public hearing 6 p.m. Hunter Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville
Monday, Aug. 19 n Athens Town Board regular meeting
and informational meeting on solar 6:45 p.m. at Athens Volunteer Fire Department, Third Street, Athens n Coxsackie Village Planning Board 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Legislature economic development and tourism; Gov. Ops; Finance and Rep. and Dem. Caucus 6 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville
Tuesday, Aug. 20 n Athens Village Planning Board 6:30
p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Durham Town Board 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Hunter Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville
Wednesday, Aug. 21 n Catskill Central School District BOE 6:30 p.m. in the High School Library, 341 West Main St., Catskill n Catskill Library Board 6:45 p.m. third Wednesday of every month at either the Catskill Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill or Palenville Library, 3303 Route 23A, Palenville n Catskill Town Board Committee 6:30 p.m. Palenville Fire House, Route 32A, Palenville n Greene County Legislature CGCC budget public hearing 6:25 p.m.; Regular Legislature Meeting No. 8 6:30 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill
Thursday, Aug. 22 public hearing 6 p.m. Emergency Services Building, Cairo
Monday, Aug. 26 n Catskill Village Planning Board
7 p.m. at the Catskill Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill
Tuesday, Aug. 27 n Catskill Town Planning Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill
HUDSON — Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) is now accepting applications for its third Farm and Food Funding Accelerator (FFFA) program. For producers and makers in Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Rensselaer and Washington counties the opportunity is now open to participate in this intensive training program which has brought in nearly $1 million in outside investments to businesses that graduated from the program thus far. Applications for this exclusive program will close Sept. 16. For local food entrepreneurs on the verge of scaling their businesses, one impediment to growth can be the access to capital. The HVADC FFFA Program is an opportunity for farm and food enterprise owners to develop the necessary skills and materials to build their businesses and approach financial sources. Launched in 2016 with a class of nine Peers, a second FFFA program of ten Peers recently completed a seven month curriculum beginning in November 2018, and culminating with the Peer participants making final pitch presentations to potential funders on June 26. Through a customized program, FFFA participants engage in expert instruction, one-on-one counseling and technical assistance, field
Through the FFFA program participants are also exposed to a number of sales and networking opportunities through event participation, such as in the past, showcasing at the kick offs for Hudson Valley Restaurant weeks, the Taste New York and Buyer ConneX events, and presenting at the Access to Capital program.
— Mary Ann Johnson, Deputy Director, HVADC.
visits, group interaction and industry networking events to learn how to build their refine their business models and define new market opportunities in anticipation of pitching to potential funders and investors. As a fast track program preparing businesses to access capital, typical curriculum includes business plan writing, financial planning, management strategies, marketing, capacity building training and pitch development. Training sessions are conducted by HVADC, its industry partners, industry professionals, and institutional and retail stakeholders in the Hudson Valley food system. Peers from the prior FFFA classes also participate as mentors and counselors. Throughout the program and in particular at the final pitch events, FFFA participants are given the opportunity to connect with the growing network of funders that support local food systems through methods such as
equity, loans, grants, crowdfunding, as well as HVADC’s Hudson Valley Agriculture Loan Fund. Past Peer participants have already achieved growth, found funding and developed new markets. Applications for the intensive FFFA training program are now being accepted at www.hvadc.org through September 16. There is no fee to participate in the FFFA program once accepted, but applicants must be a farm, food, fiber or agriculturedependent business having their home office, farm or production facility in the Hudson Valley, and sourcing the majority of their product ingredients from the region, as well as the majority of their labor force. They must be able to make a commitment to the time and resources required of the training program and be able to commit the same to future FFFA participants as a peer or mentor. Participants in the just concluded 2018/2019 FFFA class
were: Battenkill Valley Farms, Berle Farm, Farmer & Baker, Gray Family Farm, Gopal Farm, J.S.K. Cattle Company, Local Artisan Bakery, Miracle Springs Farm, Phoenicia Honey Co., and Veeda Holi Hydration. Those participating in the 2016/2017 class were: Argyle Cheese Factory, Balet Flowers and Design, Fishkill Farms, The Green Onion, Lavenlair Farm, les collines, Minkus Family Farms, Raspberry Fields Farm, and Soukup Farms. In addition to funding, past Peers have garnered scholarships or concessions through pitch competitions with Middletown’s Race4Space (Farmer & Baker), SUNY ADK Business Plan Competition (Lavenlair Farm and Argyle Cheese Factory), the SUNY New Paltz marketing intern completion (Gopal Farm) and the farmers market association business plan contest (Battenkill Valley Farms). “Through the FFFA program participants are also
exposed to a number of sales and networking opportunities through event participation, such as in the past, showcasing at the kick offs for Hudson Valley Restaurant weeks, the Taste New York and Buyer ConneX events, and presenting at the Access to Capital program,” said Mary Ann Johnson, Deputy Director, HVADC. “Event participation provides the Peers the chance to hone their business models and presentation skills to be prepared to address potential funders at the end of the program. We have also found that the networking with other FFFA Peers both current and prior, provides the prospect for invaluable collaboration and creativity, leading to sales opportunities, new product development and references,” she continued. There is a nominal application fee of $15 for the FFFA program (waived for those who have served in the military’s five branches), while participation in the program is free if accepted. Applications are being accepted through Sept. 16. Funding for FFFA is made possible by the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency. Accepted applicants will be notified in October. Additional details and application information about the FFFA may be found at www.hvadc.org or by calling 518-432-5360.
GREENE COUNTY POLICE BLOTTER Editor’s Note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.
STATE POLICE n Stan L. Vereen, 56, of Hannacroix, was arrested at 1:13 a.m. August 9 in Catskill and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a bloodalcohol content greater than 0.08% and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket. n Michelle L. Burke, 53, of Norton Hill, was arrested at 2:09 p.m. August 7 in Cairo and charged with misapplication of property, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket. n Steven A. Jostlin, 28, of Cairo, was arrested at 6:18 p.m. August 7 in Cairo and charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony. He was released
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on his own recognizance. n Katelyn J. Carroll, 26, of West Coxsackie, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. August 10 in Catskill and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a bloodalcohol content greater than 0.08% and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket. An 18-year-old female of Leeds was arrested at 6:34 p.m. August 10 in Cairo and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket. n Ashley R. Wilson, 27, of Catskill, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. August 11 in Hunter and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket. n James M. Van Valkenburg,
48, of Palenville, was arrested at 4:56 p.m. August 10 in Palenville and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor. He was held in lieu of $250 bail.
n Ashley R. Wilson, 27, of Catskill, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. August 11 in Hunter and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08% and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket. n Randy E. Furtado, 44, of
Portland, Tennessee, was arrested at 4:51 p.m. August 9 in Catskill and charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI, both unclassified misdemeanors, driving without a license, moving from a lane unsafely, speeding, and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, all infractions. He was released to a third party.
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Discarding censusblock counting is smart In today’s fast-paced economy, nothing happens until somebody sells something. But a new wrinkle has been added to the old aphorism: Nothing happens until somebody knows something. And that’s where access to information becomes so vital. This is the reason changes are being made at the federal level to improve broadband mapping locally to make high-speed internet more accessible to rural communities. The technology is elaborate yet alarmingly simple as to methodology. The Federal Communications Commission last week announced new procedures that will require internet service providers to supply more detailed information on where they offer service. More important, though, the FCC will end the practice of counting a census block as “served” if just a single home on the block has access. “This is a positive step from the Federal Communications Commission to acknowledge the flawed processes of census-block mapping technologies that overcount rural
communities and leave tens of thousands of upstate New Yorkers behind — and I’m glad to see the commission take a vote to end this practice,” U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, said. The FCC’s goal is to better pinpoint where broadband access is available instead of declaring an entire area “covered” because of just a single customer. In the short term, more accurate information will make it easier for municipalities to apply for funds to expand access. But in the long term, it will enable municipalities to nail down broadband access to make themselves attractive to new businesses or to existing businesses that want to relocate. Discarding the census-block system is a wise decision. It was dubious at best and pointless at worst. The direct mapping system stands as an uncomplicated way of reflecting the reality of broadband’s concentrations and gaps. It’s the kind of remedy that makes us wonder, Why didn’t we think of that?
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The deportation sweep Wednesday by hundreds of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at several food processing plants in Mississippi left a trail of tears, business jitters and widespread anxiety in places where undocumented immigrants are so tightly woven into communities that the towns would struggle to exist without them. The raids inflicted predictable suffering - especially among children whose parents were suddenly carted off - to such a degree that just 24 hours afterward, ICE had released some 300 of the 680 migrants it had arrested, including those who had no criminal records. President Donald Trump, whose own family business has for many years employed migrants who entered the country illegally, pronounced the Mississippi action a “very good deterrent” to unauthorized immigration. The evidence for that assertion is nil. Still, the sweep provided some useful reminders, not least that the United States cannot deport its way out of a dysfunctional immigration system. First, the raids underline American agriculture’s deep dependency on undocumented workers, who in 2014 accounted for 17 percent of employees in the sector - and considerably more than that on farms and in many food processing plants. Little wonder that plant managers and local residents in towns targeted by ICE last week worried that the raids would sap their businesses and vitality. The fact is that relatively few Americans want dirty, dangerous jobs that pay $12 per hour, while requiring some employees to report to work at 3 a.m. One study commissioned by the dairy industry suggested 3,500 dairy farms would close if half the country’s foreign-born workers were deported; anoth-
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er survey, from North Carolina, showed that in 2011, a minuscule number of the state’s nearly half-million jobless workers applied for 6,500 available farm jobs, and most of those who were hired couldn’t hack the work; most of the jobs were then filled by Mexicans. Second, any large-scale enforcement action will inevitably result in families being broken apart - including those whose children are U.S. citizens. In 2017,two-thirds of unauthorized adult migrants had lived in the United States for more than a decade, according to the Pew Research Center; their median duration of residence was 15 years. Officials may not like the optics of crying toddlers and preteens whose parents have been taken away, but they shouldn’t be surprised. Third, businesses like the ones in Mississippi that employ undocumented workers are subject to federal prosecution. But it was Republican leaders in the House of Representatives last year, on Trump’s watch, who blocked legislation that would have required private employers to use E-Verify, a data system used to check whether employees are legally present in the country. Farm groups, including those who represent major employers in Republican districts in California and elsewhere, are dead set against requiring E-Verify, knowing it would produce severe labor shortages. ICE officials and federal prosecutors are right that deportation sweeps are within their purview as lawful enforcement actions. The problem is that the law is so blatantly misaligned with economic, social and political realities that it is magical thinking to believe that enforcement alone, in the absence of sweeping reform of existing laws, can make a dent in the nation’s population of 10.5 million undocumented immigrants.
‘National conservatism’ is ‘Elizabeth Warren conservatism’ WASHINGTON — Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes’ behavior. America’s current administration has “national conservatives.” They advocate unprecedented expansion of government in order to purge America of excessive respect for market forces, and to affirm robust confidence in government as a social engineer allocating wealth and opportunity. They call themselves conservatives, perhaps because they loathe progressives, although they seem not to remember why. The Manhattan Institute’s Oren Cass advocates “industrial policy” — what other socialists call “economic planning” — because “market economies do not automatically allocate resources well across sectors.” So, government, he says, must create the proper “composition” of the economy by rescuing “vital sectors” from “underinvestment.” By allocating resources “well,” Cass does not mean efficiently — to their most economically productive uses. He especially means subsidizing manufacturing, which he says is the “primary” form of production because innovation and manufacturing production are not easily “disaggregated.” Manufacturing jobs, Cass’s preoccupation, are, however, only 8% of U.S. employment. Furthermore, he admits that as government, i.e., politics, permeates the economy on manufacturing’s behalf, “regulatory capture,” other forms of corruption and “market distortions will emerge.” Emerge? Using government to create market distortions is national conservatism’s agenda. The national conservatives’ pinup du jour is Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, who, like the president he reveres, is a talented entertainer. Carlson says that what Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., calls “economic patriotism” sounds like “Donald Trump at his best.” Carlson approves how Warren excoriates U.S. companies’ excessive “loyalty” to shareholders. She wants the government to “act aggressively” and “intervene in markets”
WILL in order to stop “abandoning loyal American workers and hollowing out American cities.” Carlson darkly warns that this “pure old-fashioned economics” offends zealots “controlled by the banks.” He adds: “The main threat to your ability to live your life as you choose does not come from government anymore, but it comes from the private sector.” Well. If living “as you choose” means living free from the friction of circumstances, the “threat” is large indeed. It is reality — the fact that individuals are situated in times and places not altogether of their choosing or making. National conservatives promise government can rectify this wrong. Their agenda is much more ambitious than President Nixon’s 1971 imposition of wage and price controls, which were temporary fiascos. Their agenda is even more ambitious than the New Deal’s cartelization of industries, which had the temporary (and unachieved) purpose of curing unemployment. What national conservatives propose is government fine-tuning the economy’s composition and making sure resources are “well” distributed, as the government (i.e., the political class) decides, forever. What socialists are so fond of saying, national conservatives are now saying: This time will be different. It never is, because government’s economic planning always involves the fatal conceit that government can aggregate, and act on, information more intelligently and nimbly than markets can. National conservatives preen as defenders of the dignity of the rural and smalltown — mostly white and noncollege educated — working
class. However, these defenders nullify the members’ dignity by discounting their agency. National conservatives regard the objects of their compassion as inert victims, who are as passive as brown paper parcels, awaiting government rescue from circumstances. In contrast, there was dignity in the Joad family (of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”), who, when the Depression and Dust Bowl battered Oklahoma, went west seeking work. Right-wing anti-capitalism has a long pedigree as a largely aristocratic regret, symbolized by railroads — the noise, the soot, the lower orders not staying where they belong — that despoiled the Edenic tranquility of Europe’s landed aristocracy. The aristocrats were not wrong in seeing their supremacy going up in the smoke from industrialism’s smokestacks: Market forces powered by mass preferences do not defer to inherited status. Although the national conservatives’ anti-capitalism purports to be populist, it would further empower the administrative state’s faux aristocracy of administrators who would decide which communities and economic sectors should receive “well”allocated resources. Furthermore, national conservatism is paternalistic populism. This might seem oxymoronic, but so did “Elizabeth Warren conservatives” until national conservatives emerged as such. The paternalists say to today’s Joads: Stay put. We know what is best for you and will give it to you through government. As national conservatives apply intellectual patinas to the president’s mutable preferences, they continue their molten denunciations of progressives — hysteria about a “Flight 93 election” (the Republic’s last chance!) and similar nonsense. Heat, however, neither disguises nor dignifies their narcissism of small differences. George Will’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. (c) 2019, Washington Post Writers Group
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Charlie H. Bartnick Charlie H. Bartnick, formerly gan. Charlie was blessed with of Garrison, NY, current resi- 10 great-grandchildren, Zachdent of The Pines in Catskill, NY, ary, Christina, Derek, Brent, passed away knowing his fam- Travis, Jacob, Ethan, Jason (JJ), ily loved him with all their hearts, Tommy, and Jack, and many on August 1, 2019. As a child, nieces and nephews. Charlie Charlie grew up in Manhat- leaves behind his brothers, Jack tan and the Bronx. He proudly (Brenda) Bartnick and his godserved in the United States son Michael Bartnick, Al (Janet) Navy from 1946-1948, Bartnick, Richie (Marreceiving the Victory gie) Bartnick, and EdMedal WWII. Charlie die Bartnick. He was re-enlisted into the Napredeceased by his vy during the Cold War, parents Christina Sheer later receiving the NaBartnick, Herman Bartval Service Medal and nick, “Other Mom” Wilan honorable discharge helmina (Minnie) Bartin 1950. After the Navy, nick, and his brothers, he worked for the Apex Andy Bartnick, Bruno Bartnick Watch Company. LatBartnick, Roy Bartnick, er, Charlie worked his way up to Billy Bartnick, and John BartAssistant Manager for Gristede nick. Brothers until he retired. He was Our hearts are broken, tears a Lifetime Member of the Conti- will fall, and it is not a “goodnental Village Fire Department, bye”, but instead, “until we meet and a member of both the Elks again”. Per Charlie’s wishes, Club and the Rod and Gun Club. a private ceremony with imCharlie leaves behind his lov- mediate family will be held at ing, caring, and devoted wife, a later date. Funeral arrangeLottie of 67 years; his daughter ments under the direction of Loretta Bartnick Zeliph (Jim); Millspaugh Camerato Funeral three loving grandchildren, Ja- Home, Catskill. Messages of son Zeliph, Jeffrey (Courtney) condolence may be made to Zeliph, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Madi- MillsapaughCamerato.com.
Ralph L. McWhirt Ralph L. McWhirt, 82, died Saturday August 10,2019 at Berkshire Medical Center Pittsfield. Ralph was born November 9,1936 to the late Reuben L. McWhirt and Martha E. Pells (McWhirt) formerly of Craryville, New York. He graduated from Roeliff Jansen Central School in Hillsdale, New York in 1954. He was a member of the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was a radar maintenance technician stationed at Lackland AFB Texas and Kessler AFB in Mississippi. Ralph was a former resident of Adams and later Cheshire, Massachusetts. He was employed at the former Sprague Electric Company in North Adams for over 30 years as a technician in the Standards Department. After his retirement he enjoyed tennis and traveling in the company of his companion Marcia Giroux of Adams. He also enjoyed trips to Lebanon Valley Raceway and NASCAR races with his longtime friends Kenneth Lefave and his wife the late Joanne Lefave of Adams. He leaves behind three children, a daughter Sonia M. McWhirt and her companion Mark Ziemba of Adams. A son Scott
L. McWhirt his wife Stacie L. McWhirt and Scott’s four children; Katie L. McWhirt, Beth A. (McWhirt) Barnes and her husband Daniel Barnes of Cheshire. Emily J. McWhirt and Ethan L. McWhirt also of Cheshire. A son Matthew A. McWhirt of North Adams and Matthew’s daughter Nikki McWhirt. One brother Vernon McWhirt of Omaha,Nebraska. His children Lynette (McWhirt) Braun, Lloyd D. McWhirt, and Sean D. McWhirt and several great nieces and nephews in Nebraska and New York. Four Great grandsons Mitchell Kane, Seth Kane, Riley Barnes and Brady Barnes. Ralph is predeceased by his parents as well as two brothers Allen McWhirt and Alvin McWhirt , and the mother of Ralph’s children Joan E. McWhirt (Paul). Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday August 15, 2109 at 11 AM at the West Copake Cemetery, Copake NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home of Copake NY. To send an online condolence please visit www.peckandpeck.net
Stephen Estok Livingston- Stephen Estok, passed away Saturday August 10, 2019. Visitation hours will be Thursday August 15, at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Kee-
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Hundreds of migrants stranded in Mediterranean in standoff over aid ships Megan Specia The New York Times News Service
More than 400 migrants and refugees afloat in the central Mediterranean were in limbo Monday, as the two aid ships that had rescued them searched for a safe port that would take them. The impasse came days after Italy had announced fines of up to 1 million euros — more than $1.1 million — for ships carrying unauthorized migrants that attempted to dock in Italian ports without permission. It has ordered the seizure of such ships, and arrested the captain of one. The ships, operated by charities, provide the only search and rescue operations in the international waters where oftenunseaworthy boats packed with people attempt to cross from Libya to the nearest European country, Italy. Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and a deputy prime minister, has used harsh antiimmigrant rhetoric to build up his own popularity and that of his League party. He has been
the main architect of policies that seek to close off the country to further migration from the Middle East and Africa. Since Friday, the vessel Ocean Viking, operated by the international aid group Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym, MSF, and SOS Méditeranée, a European maritime rescue charity, have brought 251 people onboard from three rescues of boats in distress. While the crew has yet to formally request permission to dock in Italy, the Ministry of the Interior, headed by Salvini, contacted the ship Friday to warn that it would not be allowed to dock in Italy. The United Nations has criticized the Italian policy of turning away ships, with Charlie Yaxley, a spokesman for the body’s refugee agency, saying the ships played an “invaluable role in saving the lives of refugees and migrants attempting the dangerous sea crossing to Europe.”
Low-polling Democrats seek breakout moments at Iowa State Fair By Tyler Pager (c) 2019,Bloomberg ·
Andrew Yang waved around a half-eaten turkey leg as he calculated how many such treats one could buy with the $1,000 a month he’s proposed giving to Americans. Tim Ryan jokingly joined the hordes asking Kamala Harris for a photo before handing his small son over for a photo with her. Kirsten Gillibrand brought her son, Henry, and his new stuffed sloth, Blueberry, onto the soapbox stage. The Iowa State Fair is a rite of passage for presidential contenders, but for the lowest polling candidates in the record-size field, the event took on an extra level of urgency. It was perhaps their final attempt to gin up extra attention and support as they seek to qualify for the September Democratic debate in Houston. If candidates fail to qualify — and only nine have so far — they might start heading off the field. So even though the State Fair itinerary for politicians is steeped in traditional Bloomberg photo by Al Drago routines — speaking from the Des Moines Register Soapbox, flipping burgers with the An aerial view of the rides during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 10, Iowa Pork Producers Association, visiting 2019. the famed 600-pound butter cow, and bitwith 9%. ing into some fried food on a stick — candi- their information. But, as voters baked under the hot sun Meanwhile, candidates like Ryan and dates were looking for any way to stand out. Asked on “Fox News Sunday” if his cam- Gillibrand mostly made their way through and listened to candidate after candidate paign was faltering, Ryan, a representative the crowd unnoticed. When one fair-goer on the soapbox, they shared a resounding from Ohio, said, “We’ve literally had the walked by the soapbox and was told Gil- message: the field is full of good candidates, best week of our campaign,” citing the state librand was speaking, she asked, “Sen. Jill but there are too many in the race. Longtime Democratic operatives agreed, Brown?” fair. Ryan similarly faced name recognition saying they’ve heard complaints about the Others struggled to rise above the crowd. “I’m standing out by enjoying myself problems: “You might not know who I am,” field being too unwieldy. The two candidates debates so far, in Miami and Detroit, and having fun eating all the delicious food he said on the soapbox. “I’m Tim Ryan.” The Iowa State Fair rarely vaults an un- were each held over two nights to accomand watching my 11-year-old having a total blast,” said Gillibrand, a New York sena- known candidate into the top tier or dooms modate the many Democratic hopefuls. “Just talking to traditional Iowans who tor, who’s yet to hit either the fundraising a front-runner. But with hundreds of reor polling qualification threshold for the porters in attendance and the chance for attend the caucuses, they are just sort of Houston debate, as she walked down the candidates to speak from the soapbox and waiting because the field is so large they main concourse of the fair in sun hat and exhibit their retail politicking skills in the can’t really differentiate between the candicrowds, it’s one of the only marquee can- dates,” Brennan said. flowery dress. However, Democratic voters also said But it was the frontrunners who clearly didate events in sleepy August. About one million people typically come through the they appreciate the role some low-polling stood out. candidates have played in bringing new Former Vice President Joe Biden and gates each year. Former Texas representative Beto ideas into the fold. Many said they hope Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, the two poll leaders in Iowa, drew the larg- O’Rourke, the once-rising star of Demo- some of those policy proposals would make est crowds at the soapbox and could barely cratic politics who hasn’t yet broken out of it into the Democratic Party’s platform next make their way through the crowds as vot- single-digits in national polls, skipped the summer, whoever the nominee is. Ultimately, though, it was clear to fairers muscled in to get a selfie and cameras fair to stay in his home town of El Paso, the goers who would be in the race for the long site of one of last weekend’s deadly shoothovered in front of their faces. Warren, who operatives say has the ings. He paused his campaign but indicated haul. “You can tell the staying power of her strongest Iowa field operation, was greeted he will return to the trail. The latest Iowa poll released on Thursday versus the staying power of Tim Ryan,” with rapturous applause when she spoke about her proposed 2% household tax on by Monmouth University showed Biden said Sharon Teale, 62, of Altoona, after wealth over $50 million and 3% on wealth maintaining his lead with 28%, but Warren Harris and Ryan spoke at the soapbox. over $1 billion. Dozens of Warren organiz- has steadily closed the gap, earning 19% “There were hardly any people here. You ers — most wearing “I’m a Warren Demo- support. They are followed by Harris, the know right away unfortunately. Tim Ryan crat” T-shirts — also dotted the crowd, California senator, with 11% and Senator has good suggestions. Tim Ryan will be seeking to connect with voters and gather Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, dropped.”
Cigarette butts pose big microplastic FUNERAL DIRECTORS hazard in the oceans By Tamara Dietrich Daily Press (Newport News,Va.) (TNS)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — You’ve seen it before: A driver idling at a stoplight flicks a cigarette butt out the window or a worker during a smoking break drops one to the sidewalk. What you don’t see is what happens to those cigarette butts. Typically, rain sweeps them down storm drains, into local waterways and, eventually, into the Chesapeake Bay or the Atlantic. There, those tough little cigarette filters — made of tightly packed plastic fibers — start to erode into smaller and smaller plastic bits, joining a cascade of microplastic pollution that’s bedeviling the world’s oceans and the living things they support. Microplastics may be small, but their impact is far from it. “Viruses aren’t big, either,” said Robert Hale, who studies microplastic pollution at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point. “So the idea of something small being not a problem is actually completely 180 degrees from reality.” Plastic bags, balloons and water bottles pose one threat when they’re ingested by sea turtles, fish and waterbirds that mistake them for food. But microplastics — or, more accurately, micro shards — get gobbled up by the tiniest creatures that form the base of the marine food web. Some pieces are so tiny that they can pass through cell membranes. Those micro shards climb the food chain, compounding the damage and the dangers along the way. For over 20 years, cigarette butts have been the No. 1
debris item reported in Virginia during coastal cleanups, according to Katie Register, executive director of Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University. Register wrote the 2016 Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan for the Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality. That finding bears out whenever VIMS faculty and student volunteers conduct a beach cleanup. In less than a mile of shoreline over less than an hour, volunteers can pick up more than 3,000 cigarette butts — far outpacing the number of plastic food wrappers from a recent cleanup (981), fast food containers (15), foam packaging (60) and bottles (6). “I would imagine many people are working under the assumption that cigarette butts are biodegradable,” said Meredith Evans Seeley, a doctoral student studying plastics in Hale’s lab. “I think many people believe that they break down into the environment and break down fully, so that they’re not causing any harm.” Plastics can last seemingly forever, and they’re everywhere. Earlier this year, scientists said they’ve found tiny plastic particles raining from the sky in such pristine areas as the Pyrenees Mountains in southern France, and in the deepest depths of the oceans, where tiny bottom-dwelling creatures routinely eat them. “We can now say with confidence that plastic is everywhere,” Alan Jamieson, marine biologist at Newcastle University in England and
lead author of the deep ocean microplastics study, told National Geographic in February. Hale and Seeley, for instance, and their colleague Patty Zwollo, biology professor at the College of William and Mary, have studied microplastics — and the chemical additives leaching out of them — that wash up even in remote parts of Alaska. Pristine estuaries there, said Seeley, receive huge loads of plastics from the Pacific Ocean. Trash found on Hampton Roads beaches, she said, are most likely local litter and garbage mixed with litter washing up from elsewhere. To curb the flow of plastics into the oceans, Seeley uses the analogy of the overflowing bathtub: You don’t tackle the problem first by cleaning up the mess on the floor — you turn off the faucet. “You need to turn off the faucet of plastic pollution to the ocean, which involves educating people on how it breaks down into microplastics, as well as thinking of resources and alternatives to single-use plastics,” said Seeley. Even cutting down on items like plastic straws or cutlery can have a big impact over time, she said. Smokers can buy pocket ashtrays or insulated bags to dispose of their cigarette butts. (c)2019 Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Visit the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) at www.dailypress.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
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The worm has turned; some are trouble By Thomas Christopher For Columbia-Greene Media
There’s no species of wildlife more beloved of gardeners than the earthworm. Yet, as I’ve been learning recently, this creature can also spell trouble, both for the cultivator and for the local ecosystem. The earthworm has been an icon of a healthy garden ever since its cause was taken up by no less a figure than Charles Darwin. For more than 40 years, when he wasn’t working on his theory of evolution, Darwin was quite likely observing and experimenting on earthworms. The great scientist was deeply interested in geology and he was fascinated by the very slow yet powerful ways in which earthworms had transformed the British landscape. Darwin observed how earthworms consumed organic matter, passing it and soil through their guts to deposit the end product at the surface in little piles of finegrained, nutrient-rich “worm castings.” Although individually each pile of castings is insignificant, in the aggregate, their impact on the environment is huge. Using an estimate by a fellow scholar that the average acre of soil supported 53,767 worms,
Food for thought: the earthworms and night crawlers that populate our gardens were introduced accidentally with ship ballast dumped on our shores and in plants brought by colonists.
Darwin calculated that this population cumulatively deposited more than 10 tons of castings on the soil surface every year, for a total of 320 million tons nationwide. “It may be doubted,” he wrote in the book about earthworms that he published in 1881 (the year before his
death), “whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organised creatures.” Ever since, gardeners have regarded earthworms as a principle source of topsoil, as well as, with their tunneling,
Helping children gain a ‘Running Start’ WEST COXSACKIE — The Greene County YMCA started a new program this year called “Running Start.” This program took 20 students back to school clothes shopping. With the help of 20 volunteers students enjoyed a “Pizza Party Meet and Greet” and then boarded a bus and went to the Kohl’s in Hudson to shop. Each volunteer was given a gift card with $125 for them to spend on their student and Kohl’s generously gave each student a 20 percent discount on the purchases. They were able to get new sneakers, pants, shirts, socks, etc. Both the children and the volunteers had a great time shopping. The Y also put together more than 100 backpacks with school supplies which were given to the EJ Arthur, Coxsackie, Scott Ellis and Catskill elementary schools. These programs and so much more are funded by the generous donations given by staff,
Pictured are the volunteers who helped with the shopping.
members and our community to our Annual Campaign. The Capital District YMCA is a leading Captial Region charity. For more than 150 years, the Y has been building stronger communities. Through our childcare programs, we nurture the potential in every child. Through our health and wellness programs,
we improve the well-being of those in our communities. Through our scholarship program, we give back and help those in need. To learn more about the Capital District YMCA, call the Greene County YMCA at 518-731-7529 ext. 1611 or visit www.CDYMCA. org.
Rep. Delgado announces August Mobile Office hours KINGSTON — Each month, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) hosts mobile office hours for constituents to come meet with the Congressman’s staff and receive assistance with constituent services. This can include any type of support with federal services, from farmers applying for grants, to seniors having issues with their Social Security benefits, to veterans needing more information on VA services. In July, Delgado’s office held mobile office hours at locations in Dutchess, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Greene, and Ulster counties. “I’m deeply committed to
serving everyone in our district with accessibility and transparency. That’s why I have held 21 town halls in the district, opened a fifth district office in Hudson, in addition to our offices in Kingston, Delhi, Oneonta and Liberty, and established locally-based NY-19 Advisory Committees on Veterans, Agriculture, Health Care, and Small Business,” Delgado said. “There are a number of ways my office can help cut through red tape and resolve issues tied up in federal agencies. These mobile office hours are another great way to bring important information and services directly to
the communities I represent. My office is looking forward to meeting more folks in August — hope you’re able to come by!”
AUGUST MOBILE OFFICE HOURS Greenville Public Library, 11177 Route 32, Greenville, noon-2 p.m. Aug. 19. Plattekill Library, 2047 Route 32, Modena, 3:30–5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 SUNY University Cobleskill - Bouck Hall Ballroom, 103 Schenectady Ave., Cobleskill, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Aug. 26. Cherry Valley Memorial Library, 61 Main St., Cherry Valley, 2–4 p.m. Aug. 26.
Suminagashi and origami workshop art class with Ruby Silvious COXSACKIE — The Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie, will host a suminagashi and origami workshop art class at 6 p.m. Aug. 14, Aug, 22 and Aug. 29. With instruction by Ruby Silvious, students will learn the ancient art of Japanese marbling (Suminagashi), and the Japanese art of paper folding (Origami). Using special inks, students will have a blast learning how to marble paper in beautiful colors.
While the paper dries, students will make an origami owl from supplied papers.Materials will be supplied. Silvious is a graphic designer and visual artist. She is internationally recognized for her miniature paintings and collages on the used tea bag. The workshop will be held in three 90 minute sessions. The free program is for adults and teens. Registration is
required, registration opens at 8 a.m. July 29. Parking available in rear of building. To learn more visit www.heermancelibrary.org, or call 518-731-8084. This Art Class is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.
aerators of the soil. I remember my mother — my first gardening instructor — teaching me that these creatures should be treated with something like reverence. Indeed, in Darwin’s England, where earthworms are native, their effect is all to the good. That isn’t necessarily so, however, in the northern United States, according to Dr. Josef Gorres, a professor of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. Earthworms were largely eradicated from our area by the ice sheets of the last Ice Age, so there are only a couple of relatively rare species that are truly native here. The rest — the earthworms and night crawlers that populate our gardens — were introduced accidentally with ship ballast dumped on our shores and in plants brought by colonists. As these creatures spread, they profoundly affected the soil ecology, making it less hospitable to many wildflowers and other native plants, especially in forested areas. What’s of far more concern to Dr. Gorres, though, is some more recent arrivals. These are the “jumper” or “snake” worms that arrived from Asia and which are still colonizing the northern landscape. These
were first observed in the eastern United States in the 1920s in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area; one theory is that they arrived with the flowering cherry trees sent from Japan to adorn our nation’s capital. In any event, they have been moving north since then, distributed in nursery stock and plants traded among gardeners. Once introduced to an area, they may also be spread by municipal leaf composting programs, unless the leaves are hot composted. These worms differ physically in a number of respects from the earlier European arrivals, but are most easily distinguished by the violent way they thrash and jump when disturbed. The snake worms also differ in the more aggressive way they process organic litter. They can reduce a couple of inches of organic mulch or natural forest duff to something like a loose layer of coarse coffee grounds in a single summer. This transformation of the soil’s top layer can interfere with the growth of shallow-rooted plants. In a woodland, this has a number of impacts, including reducing deer browse, forcing the deer to focus on tree seedlings and so interfering with the forest’s ability to
regenerate. By thinning the vegetation on the forest floor, snake worm activity also exposes the nests of groundnesting birds, making them more vulnerable to predation. Once an area is infected with snake worms, the best that can be achieved is to reduce their numbers. This can be accomplished in the garden by hand-picking them and drowning them in a bucket of water. Reducing the numbers of worms will, over time, also reduce the number of their egg cases in the soil, decreasing their rate of reproduction and making the job of controlling them easier. I never thought, when my mother extolled the virtues of earthworms, that someday I might be contemplating their control. Be-a-Better-Gardener is a community service of Berkshire Botanical Garden, located in Stockbridge, Mass. Its mission to provide knowledge of gardening and the environment through 25 display gardens and a diverse range of classes informs and inspires thousands of students and visitors on horticultural topics every year. Thomas Christopher is the co-author of Garden Revolution and is a volunteer at Berkshire Botanical Garden.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall visits Catskill Aug. 22-25 CATSKILL — The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be open to the public Aug. 22 through Aug. 25 at the Historic Catskill Point, 1 Main St., Catskill. The exhibit is a 3/5 scale of the Memorial in Washington D.C., and features more than 58,000 names of military members who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. “We are honored to host the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Greene County,” said Greene County Tourism Director Heather Bagshaw. “It is an incredible exhibit that gives community members an opportunity to pay their respects locally with their families and friends.” The following is the schedule for the Vietnam Traveling
Memorial Wall: Aug. 21 – Motorcycle Escort Ride of the arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall throughout Greene County. The escort route, starting at 9:30 a.m., begins in Coxsackie at the D.M. Hamilton Steamer Company 2, goes through several towns including Earlton, Greenville, Freehold and Cairo, among others, and ends in Catskill. Free light breakfast, sponsored by D.M. Hamilton Steamer Company, begins at 8 a.m. All are welcome to join the Escort Ride. Aug. 22 – Opening ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 22-25: Daily Reveille with Posting of the Colors at 8 a.m. and Daily Retreat at 4 p.m. Observance Days open
24 hours with service booths open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and name locator booth open from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 25 – Sunset closing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. including Retreat with Echo Taps. Parking for the general public is available at Dutchman’s Landing Park, with transportation to and from the venue. Veteran-only parking is available at Main Street Station and Ferro’s Point, located across the street from the venue. Catskill is the only scheduled location in New York state that the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be visiting in 2019. For additional information about the exhibit, visit www. GreatNorthernCatskills.com.
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Communicate to prevent substance abuse By Helen M. Exum, Senior Prevention Educator, Twin County Recovery Services Inc. For Columbia-Greene Media
Communication is the bedrock of all human relationships. With this in mind, PAS It On of Greene County, a small local organization dedicated to prevention and awareness of and solutions for substance misuse. spent four days at the Greene County Youth Fair. Good communication is a major protective factor for preventing substance abuse. Sharing our knowledge, beliefs and values with others creates strong bonds and healthy relationships. And so, we came together to talk to the kids and their families about the need for building strong bonds with family and community that reduces drug abuse and about the need for every individual to find “better things to do than drugs.” Together with friends from the Mental Health Association of Columbia and Greene County, The Health Care Consortium, Twin County Recovery Services, Inc., and the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, volunteers from Pas It On, funded by a generous grant from the Rural Health Network of Greene
County, provided activities for adolescents and teens highlighting the advantages of sobriety. Four days were spent explaining how alcohol and other drugs affect brain and body functions. Fatal-vision goggles allowed us to demonstrate these negative effects using a simple maze activity. Teens were challenged to solve the maze first without the goggles, and then repeat the task while wearing them. The results were then compared and discussed. Teens took a drug IQ test, answering a few thoughtprovoking questions about drug effects on the brain and body. This task encouraged conversation and allowed us to share valuable health information with the contestant. Many parents and other adults joined the discussions and tried the maze and goggles, which not only delighted the kids but gave credibility to the value of our messages. Both teens and adolescents were asked to identify healthy activities they believed were better to do than drugs. Teens listed their “positive alternatives” to drugs on cards, which were placed in a drawing. A winner was drawn each evening. Winners received a $15
“I Tunes” gift card donated by PAS It On. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 competed in a coloring contest for passes to the Cairo-Purling Roller Rink, donated by the Schneider family, owners of the rink. Volunteers chatted with the children about how they stay healthy through good nutrition, exercise and fun things to do with family and friends while they colored selected pictures of activities portraying “Healthy Life Styles.” One winner in each of the three age categories was selected each day. More than 300 people stopped at our tables, giving us the opportunity to communicate messages of prevention and to clearly identify what prevention is all about. Prevention is about good physical, mental and emotional health. It’s about good decision making, good values and a solid belief system. It’s about building strong relationships and commitment to family, friends, and community. Prevention is about having the courage and skills to be the best possible person we can be. Prevention is about communication. Reach Helen Exum at helene@ twincountyrecoveryservices.org.
DUNKIN’ PRESENTS DONATION TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Dunkin’ representatives presented a nearly $32,000 donation to the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med during an event at the hospital in Albany on June 27. The donation is the result of Dunkin’s recent Iced Coffee Day campaign, during which Dunkin’ franchisees donated $1 from every cup of Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Capital Region to the children’s hospital. Iced Coffee Day has generated more than $245,000 for the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med since 2012. From left are two-year-old Logan Fogg; Logan’s mother, Jennifer Fogg; Dunkin’ Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland; Dunkin’ Franchisee Kevin Wright; Dunkin’ Brands Operations Manager Tom Juers; Director of the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med Dr. Barbara Ostrov; Dunkin’ Franchisee Nicole Teixeira; Dunkin’ Franchisee Christina Teixeira; and Dunkin’ Franchisee Al Prudencio.
New day spa opens in Elizaville ELIZAVILLE — After 19 years of working as a massage therapist, Sandra Buchanan has added CEO to her name. The Columbia County resident recently announced the opening of her own business, Serenity Wellness Centre Day Spa, 846 Route 82, Elizaville. In addition to several therapeutic massages, Buchanan is offering facials, body wraps (seaweed, mud or algae), body scrubs and paraffin treatments. “One of my specialties,” she said, “is called myofascial release. This technique works on the fascia, a band of connective tissue that lies over the
muscles and can cause pain when tight or knotted. This can be from injury, surgery or just repetitive use of joints and muscles. I bring relief by simply stretching and “unwinding” the fascia. It’s a very effective technique.” A graduate of ColumbiaGreene Community College, Buchanan went on to receive a degree in massage therapy from the Center for Natural Massage Therapy in Albany. More recently she has added to her expertise by attending the Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care near New Paltz. She is also a New York state licensed
esthetician. “I like administering facials,” Buchanan said. “From cleansing and steaming to toning and moisturizing, the whole process leaves the client relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s rewarding when a customer leaves feeling so good.” The business offers a variety of services including hot stone massage, reflexology and couples massages. It is also one of the few area spas to be covered by Blue Shield of New York insurance. For a complete list of services, go to www.serenitywellnessdayspa.com.
Health Briefs TAI CHI CLAVERACK — David Haines will lead students through tai chi movements to increase balance, strength, and well-being, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays during the summer at the Claverack Library, 629 Route 23B, Claverack. Classes are free, but a small donation is suggested. Beginners are welcome. For information, www.claveracklibrary.org.
SUPPORT GROUPS CATSKILL — Greene County Compassionate Friends support group for parents whose child has died, meets at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the United Methodist Church, Woodland Avenue, Catskill. For information, contact Judy at 518-622-4023 or Carol at 518-537-6098. COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie Grief Support Group meets 6-7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Bethany Village, Van Heest Hall, Coxsackie. For information, contact Jeffrey at 518-478-5414 or email@example.com. CHATHAM — Support group for families/friends with a mentally ill loved one. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Columbia County. Held 6:308 p.m. the first Friday of every
month at Morris Memorial, 21 Park Row, Chatham. For information, contact Pat at 518-784-2783 or anderhous@ gmail.com.
FREE CLINICS HUDSON — The Columbia County Department of Health will continue to offer free STD clinics. The STD clinics will now be held 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday. Clinic information is available on the Columbia County Department of Health website at www.columbiacountyny. com/health.
WELLNESS ACADEMY VALATIE — Pegasus Mental Health Counseling will be hosting a free workshop series called Wellness Academy held 6:30-7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building, Kinderhook Town Hall/Valatie Village Hall. For information, call 518-6535993.
OVERDOSE PREVENTION TRAINING CATSKILL — Twin County Recovery Services is sponsoring a free Heroin and Opioid Overdose Prevention Training provided by Project Safe Point. Training is held 4:305:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 428 West Main St., Catskill. You will learn the signs and symptoms of a heroin and opioid
overdose and how to use naloxone (Narcan) to respond to an overdose. Each individual will receive a Certificate of Completion and an Overdose Prevention Kit. For registration, contact Kate Gruhle, Project Safe Point Program Coordinator at Kateg@ccalbany.org or 518-449-3581 ext. 116.
PREVENTION AWARENESS SOLUTIONS CATSKILL — P.A.S. It On, a community-based organization focused on prevention, awareness of, and providing positive alternatives to substance use, while supporting and encouraging health decision making. Community members are invited to meetings 4-5 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main St., Catskill.
NAR-ANON MEETINGS CHATHAM — A weekly Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Morris Memorial, 17 Park Row, Chatham. Fellowship group for those affected by someone else’s addiction. For information, call 518858-6124. Recovery is for the family, not just the addict. The meetings are free, anonymous and everyone is welcome.
American Red Cross announces an emergency blood shortage ALBANY — To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross through Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give by activating Amazon’s Alexa Red Cross Blood Skill by saying, “Alexa, find a blood drive,” or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800733-2767). When an emergency arises, it is the blood already on the shelves that saves lives. Only through the generosity of blood donors can the Red
Cross provide hospitals with life-saving blood to meet the ongoing and unpredictable needs of patients. The need for blood is constant. In the United States, every two seconds blood is needed to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. Donors can save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass. With RapidPass, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation. To complete a RapidPass, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood. org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross blood donor app. To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license
or two other forms of identification, which are required at check-in. Individuals 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements. Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
DUTCHESS COUNTY North East-Millerton Library, 75 Main St., Millerton, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 15.
ORANGE COUNTY Suburban Propane Chester, 1939 Kings Highway, Chester, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 15.
Greene County Health Department announces flu clinics CATSKILL — The Greene County Public Health Department, in conjunction with the Greene County Department of Human Services announces the following flu clinics: Sept. 23, Rivertown Senior Center, Athens, 518945-2700; Sept. 24, Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, 518-731-8901; Sept. 25, Acra Senior Nutrition Site,
518-622-9898; Sept. 26, Jewett Senior Nutrition Site, 518263-4392; Sept. 27, Antonelli Senior Center, Catskill, 518943-1343. All clinics will be open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost of the flu vaccine is $44.50 and the Pneumovax is $96. Greene County Public Health accepts the following insurances: (non-managed) Medicare, Senior Blue, Blue Shield
of NENY, Empire Plan (NYSHIP), CDPHP, and Medicaid HMO’s: CDPHP/Fidelis. Any senior citizen wishing to stay for lunch is invited to do so. Kindly call the appropriate congregate site for the above location at least a day in advance. For information, contact the Greene County Health Department at 518-719-3600.
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Friend bought body armor and ammunition for Dayton gunman Adeel Hassan The New York Times News Service
A friend of the man who shot nine people dead in the Dayton, Ohio, massacre told investigators that he bought the body armor and ammunition the gunman used in the attack, the authorities said Monday. Ethan Kollie, 24, bought the items for the gunman, Connor Betts, and then kept them in his apartment to help Betts hide them from his
parents, said Benjamin C. Glassman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. There was no evidence that Kollie intentionally helped in the planning of the attack, Glassman added. Betts was killed in the shooting. Separately, Kollie was accused of lying on federal firearms forms for an unrelated gun purchase and was charged late Friday with a weapons violation, the authorities said. Kollie acknowledged that he lied about
whether he was a drug user so he could receive the gun he was buying, Glassman said. On the form, Glassman said, Kollie indicated that he was not a drug user, though he admitted using marijuana to federal law enforcement authorities in interviews following the shooting on Aug. 4. On the day of the shooting, officials from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spoke with Kollie at his
home. He admitted to buying body armor and a gun accessory. Officers interviewed him again Thursday, and they said Kollie told them he had done hard drugs with Betts four or five times a week in 2014 and 2015. After officials got a federal search warrant, he again admitted to being a regular user of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms and to growing them in his residence.
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in. A sign outside the store reads, “Store Closing Sale.” “The converting Peebles store will close in the days leading up to the Gordmans grand opening,” said Blakeley Graham, manager of brand publicity for Stage. “All current Peebles associates will be offered jobs at Gordmans. Additional employees also will be hired.” Stage says it will provide more details as the plans progress, including information on a job fair that will be held early next year. “Gordmans, which has been delighting shoppers for more than 100 years, has fresh new merchandise deliveries arriving weekly; there will always be something new to discover when it comes to popular name brand apparel, CONTRIBUTED PHOTO home decor, footwear, gifts, Gordmans will soon replace Peebles at 160 Fairview Ave., Greenport. The new store will offer an accessories, fragrances and array of goods, including gifts, fragrances and clothing. more for the whole family,” Graham said. is located 30 miles away at about Gordmans, visit gord- cell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to apurcell@ Peebles has been on Fair- 501 Columbia Turnpike in mans.com. thedailymail.net, or tweet to @ view Avenue for more than a Rensselaer. amandajpurcell. decade. The nearest Peebles For more information To reach reporter Amanda Pur-
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unpunished for too long,” Cuomo said at the time. ”By signing this bill, we are saying nobody is above the law, that the cloak of authority is not impenetrable and that if you violate the law, we will find out and you will be punished and justice will be done.” Now that the law is taking effect, opening the one-year window for sexual abuse survivors to file civil claims regardless of when they occurred,
Greenberg said the majority of cases will likely be against large institutions, rather than against individuals. “I think the majority of cases will be against places like the church, hospitals, Boy Scouts, public schools, orthodox Jewish organizations,” Greenberg said. “There will be individual cases, but for a lot of the individual cases without an institution involved, the lawyers are unfortunately not taking those cases because they are more time-consuming and a lot of times the predator doesn’t have anything so it is hard to sue someone who
doesn’t have any means. Most of the cases will probably be against large organizations.” That is the reason Greenberg is trying to establish a fund for victims whose cases won’t make it to court — and there could be a lot of them, he said. “About 90% of the cases filed Wednesday and beyond will be institutional cases and the actual figures show those cases are about 5 to 10% of the actual cases of abuse that have taken place,” Greenberg said. “A lot of victims will not get justice Wednesday and those are the ones I will continue to
fight for to make sure they get their day in court.” Greenberg said he hopes the state will pass legislation establishing a victims’ fund, and his own nonprofit is working to set one up as well, which could help victims whose cases don’t go to court with expenses like medical
Gordmans, a new department store, will take over at Peebles, 160 Fairview Ave., Greenport, in early 2020.
assistance, therapy and the like. “My intention was always that every victim gets their day and I will continue to fight for that,” Greenberg said. Columbia County District Attorney Paul Cjazka said it in unclear how many cases might be filed in local courts.
“I have not heard anything and frankly it is difficult to predict,” Cjazka said. “I can imagine there might be a number of cases or there might be no cases at all. Any criminal cases we get are handled in the normal course. These are civil lawsuits so our office might not be involved at all.”
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Firefighters survey the damage caused by a fire at 40 Pine Creek Drive in Leeds. The house was described as a total loss. Cause of the fire was ruled electrical.
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the Powerbox,” he said. The Powerbox was located in the living room of the home, Buckley said. “The fire itself was knocked
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Louis P. Garafalo 5k race/walk set for Sept. 29 Columbia-Greene Media
STOTTVILLE — The 28th annual Louis P. Garafalo 5K run and fun walk will take place on Sunday, September 29 in the hamlet of Stottville. Sponsored by the Stottville Fire Company, the race consists of a challenging course for runners to test their abilities on, while also providing a less challenging course for walkers. Registration for the event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Stottville Fire House and the race and fun walk begin at 11:30 a.m. Registration costs $14. The first 100 participants will receive free
t-shirts. The fire house is located on Atlantic Ave. in Stottville, a quartermile east of state Route 9. Anyone seeking more information should contact a Stottville firefighter or race organizer Phil Garafalo at 518-470-1311. All proceeds from the event benefit the fire company’s emergency medical service program. The race is named after longtime volunteer firefighter and sports enthusiast Louis P. Garafalo and is organized by his children and their spouses, most of whom are members of the fire company.
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Simone Biles competes on floor exercise during Women’s Senior competition at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
Biles clinches record-tying sixth national title Greg Woods The Kansas City Star
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly yells in the rain during the Citrus Bowl against LSU at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on January 1, 2018.
In Year 10 of the Brian Kelly era, Notre Dame camp seems eerily calm Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian Kelly opened his press conference with a debate on the pressing matter du jour. Namely: Why do some reporters use microcassette recorders when the vast majority simply record interviews on their phones? “These old ones ... are they outdated?” he wondered. Yes, but there’s no danger of interrupting a press conference with a ring. “There you go,” Kelly replied. “Touche.” Kelly later ribbed some overzealous media members who keep track of interceptions during preseason practices: “It’s amazing that you guys keep stats. Is there a big board? How many times have I screwed up someone’s name?” And Kelly dropped this gem regarding the cautious style of quarterback Ian Book: “I don’t think he’s going to get many speeding tickets. He doesn’t live on the edge.” Remember when Kelly’s face turned purple as he undressed a quarterback after a foolish turnover? He wants Book to be more willing to roll the dice with downfield flings. That’s one change at Notre
Dame, where the vibe is unlike previous fall camps. The Irish are coming off back-to-back seasons of 10 or more wins for the first time since Lou Holtz prowled the sidelines. Both coordinators are in place. There’s a new indoor facility. The strength program is, well, strong. And they have a terrific — and prudent — returning quarterback. “Brian has built such a strong foundation,” athletic director Jack Swarbrick said. “The culture is so well set, the expectations are so clear. It’s easier. I’m not suggesting it runs itself. But we’re not changing things, not trying to build the culture or address issues. It’s in place.” All that helps explain why, when asked to describe his summer, Swarbrick paused and used one word: “Calm.” Kelly is entering Year 10, one shy of three of the four coaches on Notre Dame’s Mount Rushmore: Holtz, Frank Leahy and Ara Parseghian. The fourth, Knute Rockne, lost 12 games in 13 seasons. Swarbrick allowed Kelly to reset after his hideous 4-8 mark in 2016. The result? “He’s not micromanaging. He’s not play-calling. He’s See KELLY B3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Simone Biles stepped up for the floor exercise Sunday night, she was prepared to attempt something the sport had never seen: a triple-double, meaning two flips and three twists. She slipped a tad when she attempted it Friday night, but this time, she landed it nearly perfectly. Her legend grew in a matter of minutes. Hours later, Biles returned to a more familiar place. When she climbed onto the U.S. gymnastics national championships winner’s podium at Sprint Center, Biles was prepared to do something she had already done five times previously: accept the allaround gold medal. Biles earned her sixth with a total allaround score of 118.500, tying her for the most national titles in the sport’s history. Biles won gold in the floor exercise, balance beam and vault and bronze on
uneven bars. Biles has now risen to a level where only a few have gone. Even the gymnast she tied for national titles Sunday night, Clara Schroth Lomady, isn’t in contention for the greatest-of-all-time status.
“I say it over and over. She is the greatest gymnast ever. I really do think that.” — MARY LOU RETTON, RETIRED GOLD MEDAL GYMNAST
That honor belongs to Mary Lou Retton, a retired gymnast whose gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics made her the first American woman to win such a thing. But even she admits it: Biles is better.
“I say it over and over,” Retton told People magazine in 2016. “She is the greatest gymnast ever. I really do think that.” That much was evident in the final standings Sunday night. Sunisa Lee earned the all-around silver, winning gold on the uneven bars and scoring a 113.550, while Grace McCallum brought home the all-around bronze, totaling a score of 111.850. GAGE Center, in Blue Springs, was represented well. Overland Park, Kansas native Leanne Wong finished fifth, scoring a total all-around figure of 111.250, and she also won bronze on the balance beam. Grain Valley’s Kara Eaker placed 10th overall and secured the silver on the balance beam. Lee’s Summit native Aleah Finnegan, also a GAGE gymnast, finished 13th overall. Biles’ reality is such that she See BILES B3
The Mets’ latest August run stalls, but optimism abounds Joe Lemire The New York Times News Service
NEW YORK — Just after the All-Star break, New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis suggested to outfielder Michael Conforto that he place the hitting tee a few inches closer when warming up in the batting cage before games. Conforto had developed a habit of swinging too hard and opening his lead shoulder prematurely. This simple fix has yielded great results for Conforto. The left-handed slugger has batted .308 in 27 games since the break with nine home runs and a team-leading 21 RBIs — including his first career walkoff hit. That type of steady production, alongside that of fellow outfielders J.D. Davis and Jeff McNeil, has helped the Mets become the hottest club in baseball: Entering Sunday, they had won 15 of 16, doubling up their opponents by outscoring them, 92-46.
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New York Mets center fielder Michael Conforto (30) hits an RBI sacrifice fly against the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Citi Field.
The Washington Nationals finally halted the Mets’ eightgame win streak with a 7-4 win Sunday at Citi Field, keeping
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Johnson laments missed opportunity Field Level Media
Jimmie Johnson never really had a chance to show what he could do at Michigan International Speedway, and the early trouble he experienced in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 kept the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion squarely on the playoff bubble. On Lap 15 of 200, Johnson ventured up the race track, trying to challenge Denny Hamlin for position. The result was disastrous, as Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet drifted toward the outside wall and collided with the barrier. The impact flattened the right side of the car, and Johnson lost three laps on pit road before his crew could put the Chevrolet back in running condition. Ultimately, Johnson finished 34th, eight laps down and fell to 18th in the series standings, 12 points outside the current playoff cut line. “The right-side tires went into the PJ1 (traction compound), and as soon as I got my tires in it, I went straight into the wall,” Johnson said. “When you’re aggressive, it doesn’t work and then sometimes you’re cautious and it doesn’t work. It was a great car. That hurt, for sure. We’re just going to have to rally on, and these guys are doing an amazing job. We’ll keep digging.” Daniel Suarez ran fifth on Sunday and vaulted into 17th in the standings, eight points ahead of Johnson, who has qualified for every Cup postseason since NASCAR introduced its first Playoff format in 2004. “It’s super disappointing,”
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) and driver Jimmie Johnson (48) race side by side during the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson said. “It’s a little easier when it’s not on you, and you can call it a mechanical or a flat or get caught up in a wreck. But I’m behind the wheel, and I’m the one that got us in the fence.” If there was a saving grace for Johnson, it was a late crash that relegated fellow bubble driver Clint Bowyer to 37th at the finish, depriving Bowyer of a golden opportunity to gain ground in the standings. “The guys around that cutoff point all seem to be having bad luck,” Johnson observed. CALAMITY STRIKES CLINT
BOWYER When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars lined up for a restart on Lap 137, Clint Bowyer was in an enviable position. His No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was running 18th, with fresh tires, and one of his chief rivals for a berth in the series Playoffs, Jimmie Johnson, was eight laps down after early contact with the outside wall. Less than a lap later, Bowyer’s race fell apart. After contact with Paul Menard’s Ford, Bowyer’s car shot into the
outside wall, damaging the Mustang beyond repair. After a failed attempt to get the car up to speed, the clock ran out on the team’s attempts to fix the No. 14 Ford. Bowyer’s 37th-place finish left him tied with Ryan Newman for the final Playoff-eligible position – on a day when merely staying out of trouble could have earned him a significant advantage. “Somebody got in the back of me,” Bowyer said. “When I went around, I just saw (Alex) Bowman, and thought it was him. I guess maybe the
21 (Menard) or somebody. As soon as it happened, I was just along for the ride. I don’t know. We have to get something figured out with these race tracks. “We are really fast by ourselves, practice and qualifying really well, in the top five almost every single time but then we start the race and don’t make the grip we need to compete. We definitely need to find some things out. You can talk about the bubble and worrying about points, but I am way more worried about getting established and
running up front at these types of race tracks. “If you make the playoffs and can’t compete in it, then what’s the use? We have some things to work out. We have some time. We have some good race tracks for us including Bristol coming up. We have plenty of racing, but we have to get some things figured out.” SUAREZ BACK IN THE PLAYOFF MIX Driving a car that had to be repaired after a brush with the outside wall in practice, Daniel Suarez avoided trouble and the sort of fuel shortage that plagued other competitors to run fifth in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The top five moved the driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to 17th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings, only four points behind teammate Clint Bowyer and fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman, who are currently tied for the final playoff position. “It was a decent day for us,” Suarez said. “We had ups and downs. There was something wrong, a bad set of tires or something in that second stage. We couldn’t control it. “The team was able to overcome that with good adjustments and they put me back in the game with track position, and we were able to get a good result from there.” As Suarez was interviewed on pit road, he watched teammate and race winner Kevin Harvick light up his tires in a celebratory burnout. “Someday soon, you’re going to see us doing that,” Suarez promised.
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With 12 laps to go in Sunday Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, Kevin Harvick received a very welcome message over his radio. It was crew chief Rodney Childers, and the message was that he was two laps to the good on fuel mileage. The message/prediction turned out to be accurate. “Winning races is what it’s all about,” said Harvick, who even had enough fuel to do a victory burnout or two. Harvick, with his closest pursuers all forced into fuel conservation mode during the final green flag stint, put the hammer down and sprinted away to a 1.05-second victory over Denny Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. “For me, I wasn’t really having to save fuel. ... They told me I was one or two laps to the good and when I got the lead and got a good enough distance, then I started to try to manage the throttle,” Harvick said. “It’s a lot easier to manage that gap than it is to try to manage passing and saving. We were able to do some burnouts and drive it back to Victory Lane so, yes, we had plenty of gas.” Childers wasn’t worried about his car’s fuel situation. “I felt good about it,” Childers said. “We got him to save a little bit the last seven, eight laps just to be sure. And you don’t know if there’s going to be a green/white/checker overtime finish.” The win was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver’s second of the season. After a very slow start in terms of victories, Harvick has now
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) reacts after winning the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan Speedway on Sunday.
won two of the last four races. “Nothing I could really do,” Hamlin said. “Just didn’t have enough speed. The Ford was about a half-second quicker in qualifying and when we were holding it wide open there at the end, we just couldn’t overcome it. “Came up one spot short again.” Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing finished third and 2017 champion Martin Truex Jr. ended up fourth after being forced to start
from the rear of the field because his car twice failed pre-race inspection. Daniel Suarez of SHR finished fifth. Harvick took the lead with 17 laps to go after Harvick side-drafted his way past defending Series champion Joey Logano. Logano, who led 52 laps, was one of a number of drivers who ran out of fuel late in the race. “I needed more gas,” Logano said. “The
Shell car isn’t supposed to run out of gas. The positive is we were way better than we were on Friday and Saturday. The negative is that we almost won the race but ended up finishing 17th. You win some, you lose some.” With just four races remaining until the start of the 16-driver, 10-race Playoffs, the Michigan event was a biggie for those drivers hovering around the cutoff point. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports started the day tied with Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Newman for the 16th and final Playoff spot. He finished the day in deep trouble. Just 15 laps in, he got loose and slapped the wall near Turn 2. The incident sent the seventime champion to the pits and caused him to drop two laps off the pace. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer started the day 15th in points and 12 ahead of Johnson and Newman. But on Lap 137, Bowyer appeared to get nicked from behind by Paul Menard. That sent Bowyer into the wall and out of the race. As a result, Bowyer went from relatively solid ground in the pursuit of the Playoffs into quicksand. “You sit here talking about bubble and worrying about points and everything else,” Bowyer said. “We’re way more worried about getting established and running up front on these type race tracks. You make the (Playoffs) and can’t compete, what’s the use? Still plenty of racing. We just got to get some things figured out.” Newman was the big winner as he stayed out of trouble and finished 12th.
Paying college athletes would shortchange smaller programs Nick Canepa The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO — Not that I’m some altruistic, head-in-the-sand, Baron De Coubertin amateur rabble-rouser. The bleeding hearts pretty much have gone the way of the Romanovs and bled out. But I find myself firmly against paying collegiate athletes — although I know no one foolish enough to believe sugar daddies aren’t handing out candy to those providing muscular thrills for their alma mater dears. Common thinking is that giving an athlete a paycheck would only
be fair, because their exploits in our arenas make millions for some universities, and “all” they get in return is a free ride to the station of higher education. But that’s the problem. It wouldn’t be fair. The U.S. collegiate athletic system is very similar to the U.S. financial structure. About 2% control the wealth. If the playing field were level, maybe I’d have different thoughts. But it’s about as uniform as a Himalaya. If athletes are paid, the rich may not get significantly richer, but the poor will become poorer. It almost
certainly would guarantee the small fish will be forced to live in the shallow area of the big pond until eventually becoming extinct. As it is, it’s hard enough for those schools (such as San Diego State) shunned by the big boys to compete on the field and recruiting. And more slimy characters are going to be involved. Introduced is the California Play for Pay Act, and, if approved, student-athletes in this state would be allowed to earn money through endorsements, appearances, autographs, all that stuff, beginning in 2023. NCAA boss Mark Emmert has
threatened to eliminate all California colleges pursuing this practice from NCAA Tournament play. Of course the day probably is coming when all California universities — and everyone else, somewhere down the road — will secede from the NCAA. It’s a bad bill. But Emmert bluffs. Trump can afford to lose this state. He can’t. “As drafted, the bill threatens to alter materially the principles of intercollegiate athletics and create local differences that would make it impossible to host fair national championships,” Emmert says. “As a result, it would have a negative
impact on the student-athletes it intends to assist.” It’s not every day I link the NCAA and principles, such as fairness to all, but Emmert isn’t wrong. I have never seen an athlete under scholarship starve while attending an American university. These kids are not living in poverty. If you’re on scholarship, you’re getting paid a lot of money — scholarship money. It’s hard to imagine us being led further astray than we already are. But that doesn’t keep us from trying.
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Steelers WR coach Drake dies at 62 Field Level Media
The Pittsburgh Steelers are mourning the loss of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, who died Sunday morning. Drake, who joined the Steelers in 2018, was 62. No information about the cause of his death was available. Team owner Art Rooney issued a statement honoring Drake on Sunday morning. “We are at a loss for words following Darryl Drake’s passing this morning,” it begins. “Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career. He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.” –The New York Jets were forced to find a replacement after kicker Chandler Catanzaro announced his retirement. The 28-year-old Catanzaro missed two of three extra point tries in the Jets’ preseason opener on Thursday. He was the only kicker in camp, so the Jets signed free agent Taylor Bertolet after a tryout. Catanzaro entered the league with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014 and spent three seasons there. He spent the next season with the Jets before splitting the 2018 between with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.
–Ron Minegar, the executive vice president and COO of the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. “Ron Minegar’s actions last night are inexcusable,” the team said in a statement. “He made the decision to drive after drinking alcohol and is fortunate that he was pulled over before injuring anyone or himself. According to MADD, drunk driving results in almost 11,000 deaths per year and is the number one cause of fatalities on roadways. We fully recognize the seriousness of these actions and they will have serious consequences.” It is the second straight summer that a Cardinals executive has been arrested on a drunk-driving charge. Last July, the team suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 after he entered a guilty plea to extreme DUI. –The Baltimore Ravens traded kicker/ punter Kaare Vedvik to the Minnesota Vikings. The Ravens said they are receiving an “undisclosed draft pick” in exchange. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported it was a 2020 fifthround pick. Several teams had contacted the Ravens about Vedvik after the 25-year-old Norwegian drilled four field goals, including a 55-yarder, in Thursday’s preseason opener against Jacksonville. Baltimore already has Justin Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history. Dan
Bailey is currently the kicker in Minnesota. –Denver Broncos running back Theo Riddick will be out six to eight weeks with a slight shoulder fracture, according to a report. Mike Kils of 9News in Denver said Riddick sustained the injury Thursday in the Broncos’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. He said surgery won’t be required. The Broncos signed Riddick to a one-year deal for $2.5 million, with $1 million guaranteed, just a week ago after the Detroit Lions released him. –New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson injured a hamstring in practice and will be sidelined indefinitely. The 29-year-old veteran apparently suffered the injury on a long interception return. “Anytime a guy that makes a living has a hamstring ... we’ll see how it goes,” coach Adam Gase said, per ESPN. “He’s going to have to get a lot of treatment and strengthen it up, and we’ll get him back as fast as possible.” –San Francisco 49ers tackle Shon Coleman had surgery to repair a broken fibula and dislocated ankle suffered in Saturday’s preseason opener against Dallas. Coleman, 27, was injured in the first quarter and left the game on a cart with an air cast around his lower right leg. A third-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2016, Coleman was traded to the 49ers in August 2018. He appeared in 23 games for the
Browns, including 16 starts in 2017, and was expected to be the 49ers’ swing tackle behind starters Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey this season. –The Cardinals activated tight end Charles Clay and cornerback Brandon Williams from the physically unable to perform list. Clay was sidelined with a knee injury and Williams has been dealing with a back issue. The moves leave only offensive lineman Max Garcia (knee) on Arizona’s PUP list. Clay, 30, signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in February after four seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2011-14) and four with the Buffalo Bills (2015-18). He caught 21 passes for 184 yards in 13 games in 2018 and has 339 career receptions for 3,631 yards and 23 touchdowns in 112 games. –The Cleveland Browns signed tight end Rico Gathers and released tight end/fullback Orson Charles. The Dallas Cowboys, who selected Gathers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, waived him earlier this week. Gathers played college basketball at Baylor, and the Cowboys drafted him in hopes he’d become the next Antonio Gates, who turned into an All-Pro with the Chargers franchise after a basketball career at Kent State. But in three years in Dallas, Gathers caught just three passes for 45 yards.
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In the final season of his fiveyear contract, Chicago manager Joe Maddon said he expects to be with the Cubs “for a couple more years.” Maddon, 65, addressed his future with ESPN prior to Sunday’s game in Cincinnati. He said he wants to manage until he is at least 70. “I’m operating like we’ll be together for a couple more years, at least,” he said. “I’m not going to sit and proclaim I’m looking to go elsewhere. That’s not true.” Maddon guided the Cubs to at
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not the quarterbacks coach,” Swarbrick said. “He’s able to narrow his focus to things he can uniquely do. And I think that lifts a burden off him. He can be a little bit more relaxed and comfortable.” And yet at Notre Dame, misery is always one “L” away. Northwestern lost three straight games last season and still had a wildly successful
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majors’ best record since the All-Star Game. Since mid-July they’ve leapfrogged seven National League clubs in the standings to claw within a half-game of a postseason berth. “It’s unfortunate that we fell short today, but I mean, hell, we were on an eight-game win streak,” Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said, before adding of coming visits to Atlanta and Kansas City: “Regardless of today, we have a ton of momentum going into this road trip.” Conforto provided the dramatic highlight Friday night, hitting a game-winning single off a 94-mph heater on the inside corner from the Nationals’ lefty closer Sean Doolittle to cap a four-run, ninth-inning rally. The raucous onfield celebration ended with a tattered uniform jersey, a bare-chested Conforto and a “Holy Shirt!” tabloid headline. “It’s allowed me to not pull myself off the ball if it does run away, stay on the change-ups and off-speed pitches and still get to the inside fastball, which for a lot of guys is the toughest pitch to get to,” Conforto said of his swing tweak.
least 92 wins in each of his first four seasons, highlighted by a 103-58 record and the franchise’s first World Series championship since 1908 in 2016. –The New York Yankees placed reliever Stephen Tarpley on the 10day injured list with a left elbow impingement. The Yankees also optioned infielder Breyvic Valera to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To fill those roster spots, the Yankees summoned right-hander Brady Lail and left-hander Joe Mantiply from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The club also moved slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the 60-day injured list. –The Boston Red Sox selected the contract of veteran infielder Chris Owings from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room on the roster, Boston sent 30-year-old right-hander Hector Velazquez (1-4, 5.81 ERA) to Pawtucket and transferred first baseman Steve Pearce (back, knee) to the 60-day injured list. Owings, 27, signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on June 17 after being released earlier that month by the Kansas City
Royals. He hit leadoff in his Boston debut but went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. –The Chicago White Sox activated right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera from on the 10-day injured list after his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. Herrera had been sidelined with a right oblique strain, dating back to July 18. He made three appearances, including one start, during his rehab stint. He replaced righthander Jose Ruiz, who was sent back to Charlotte following Saturday’s 3-2 win
year, winning the Big Ten West. The Irish can’t win a conference and might get zapped from the playoffs with a single loss, even if it’s at Georgia (Sept. 21) or at Michigan (Oct. 26). Last year some clowns thought the Irish weren’t worthy at 12-0, then doubled down after Notre Dame got spanked by Clemson in a semifinal of the College Football Playoff. But based on that rationale, Alabama also didn’t deserve to make the final four. Swarbrick paid no attention
to the critics after the Clemson blowout. “I didn’t read anything for a week,” he said. “And by the time I started reading anything, Alabama had had the same experience.” That Clemson loss was like a drawing where some people see a duck and others a bunny. The masses saw the final score (30-3), the halftime score (23-3) and the yardage disparity (538-248) and termed it a blowout. Tribune headline: “It happened again. Notre Dame mauled in its hunt ...” Swarbrick and some Irish
fans saw a close (9-3) game late in the second quarter change when stud cornerback Julian Love entered the concussion protocol. Trevor Lawrence (27-for-39, 327 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs) torched his sub. A bad break for the Irish? Or proof of a flawed roster? “I think Clemson wins that game nine out of 10 times,” Swarbrick said. And if Love stays healthy: “Certainly a different outcome ... in terms of the spread. Not the result. But it feels very different.” The hypothetical will never
The Mets’ current run has had shades of 2015, when a hot streak around the time of the trade deadline propelled them toward an NL East crown and World Series trip, but the circumstances are considerably different this season. Whereas the run in 2015 was a concerted plan, 2019 has been more of a patchwork push. Four years ago, when the Mets won seven straight and 11 out of 13, it came on the heels of the trade acquisitions of left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (who homered 17 times in his first 40 starts) as well as relievers Tyler Clippard and Addison Reed and infielders Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. Conforto, a top prospect who made his big league debut July 24, 2015, and reserve outfielder Juan Lagares are the lone position players from that season who are still on the active roster. Starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz remain — although Matz only made six starts in ‘15 — as does reliever Jeurys Familia. At this year’s deadline, Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets’ rookie general manager, acquired pitcher Marcus Stroman in a move that, with the Mets five games below .500, appeared to target contention in 2020 more than 2019. Postdeadline, the Mets, after losing
Robinson Cano to a torn hamstring, added second baseman Joe Panik. They also signed reliever Brad Brach to bolster the bullpen. Both are former All-Stars, albeit ones who had endured tough stretches that resulted in being designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, respectively. That the Mets were adding at all was unexpected, considering the fact that a week before the deadline most reports suggested they were attempting to trade Zack Wheeler and Syndergaard. “We welcome them with open arms,” Wheeler said of Panik and Brach. “Any help helps.” On Sunday, Panik contributed a run-scoring single and a diving stop in the infield while Brach stranded two inherited runners in a tied sixth inning. Stroman struck out a seasonhigh nine batters in a no-decision Friday night. All three hail from the Greater New York City area: Panik grew up in Dutchess County and attended St. John’s University; Stroman was raised on Long Island; Brach spent his childhood in New Jersey. Before his first home start Friday, Stroman wore a vintage Mets jersey with Darryl Strawberry’s name on the back. Strawberry starred during the franchise’s 1986 World
Series championship season — the first time, incidentally, the Mets had a stretch of 15 wins in 16 games. DeGrom, Syndergaard and Wheeler have combined for 10 starts with a cumulative 1.20 ERA during this stretch. Wheeler hasn’t allowed a run in 15 innings over his last two starts, and in his last outing, found himself summoning the approach of Bartolo Colon, who led the 2015 staff in innings pitched. Colon rarely deviated from variations of his fastball, and Wheeler acknowledged trouble with his breaking pitches in last Tuesday’s start against the Marlins. At one point in the dugout, he thought to himself, “I want to see my fastball percentage, because I feel like Bartolo.” In the midst of the streak, the Mets have embraced a new rally cry, “LFGM” — a profane embellishment of the popular “Let’s Go Mets” chant — that was evident on Alonso’s pregame T-shirt and even the faux license plate adorning Dominic Smith’s KneeRover scooter, as the left fielder recovers from a stress reaction in his left foot. “We haven’t done anything yet,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “All we’ve done is put ourselves in a better position than we were prior to this. There’s a long, long way to go.”
over the Oakland A’s. –The Arizona Diamondbacks officially released veteran reliever Greg Holland less than a week after designating him for assignment. Holland, 33, was 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA in 40 appearances with Arizona this season. He tallied 17 saves, boosting his career total to 206. Following his release, Holland is eligible to sign with any big league team for the pro-rated portion of the veteran’s minimum salary for the remainder of the season.
be resolved, but the Irish can answer those who think there’s a Dexter Lawrencesized gap between Notre Dame and Clemson. “People can say (it was huge) because the score was like that,” Irish receiver Chris Finke said. “For me and the other players on the field, we didn’t feel outmatched. We didn’t execute our game plan and didn’t get the job done, but I don’t think we were totally on a different field, you know?” The theme of this year’s team, the one you see
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acknowledges it herself. On Wednesday, she warmed up for this championship meet in a leotard bedazzled with a goat. It’s an acronym: Greatest Of All Time. Biles’ list of accolades is well-known, but it bears repeating: She was the 2016 Olympic individual allaround, vault and floor gold medalist, and the bronze medalist on the balance beam. She’s also a four-time world all-around champion, four-time world floor exercise champion, two-time world balance beam champion and 2018 world vault champion. In total, she was won six national titles. Another way to explain Biles’ lore is to point out her ingenuity. She’s the owner of two eponymous skills, or skills named for their creator, and both are named The Biles: The first, on the vault, involves a Yurchenko halfon, front layout salchow with double twist off. The second, on the floor exercise, features a double layout half-out. Very difficult maneuvers. Even if we threw all that
hashtagged on social media, is: “Sharpen the Blade.” It fits. After the 4-8 season, the Irish needed all new weapons. Now it’s a matter of fine-tuning. Kelly realizes this. And instead of bullying or micromanaging, he’s showing an easy confidence. After lauding the hang time and makeup of freshman punter Jay Bramblett, Kelly added a virtual wink: “And he’s got a terrific arm. ... Just throwing that out there.”
out the window, Biles has shown the kind of sheer athleticism, pure ability and utter wow factor to make her a household name, leaping like she’s playing the floor is a volcano game that many of us enjoyed as kids. That Biles has engendered such name recognition competing in a discipline that lacks the enormous audience enjoyed by other major sports speaks to her raw ability, among other things. Together, these are the ways Biles has pieced together a list of accolades that have elevated her to a stratosphere befitting the best gymnast ever. She’ll vouch for herself, too. In the afternoon session for the junior women’s finals, Kayla DiCello took home the all-around title — but just barely. DiCello, who entered Sunday in second place, edged Konnor McClain, using a total all-around score of 112.700 to best McClain’s 112.600. An incoming high school sophomore, McClain clinched the gold in the floor exercise, balance beam and vault, while Olivia Greaves, who grabbed the all-around bronze, won gold on uneven bars.
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Meeting change Please take notice that the Board of Commissioners of the West Athens - Lime Street Fire District will hold a short workshop meeting at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 prior to their regularly scheduled 7 pm meeting at their District Office, 921 Schoharie Turnpike. Jeanne E. Townley Secretary
Notice of formation of ISBY CONSTRUCTION LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) June 5, 2019. Office location: Greene Co., NY; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 189 Beers Road, Earlton, NY 12058. Purpose: any lawful activity
NOTICE OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY Held by CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC CORPORATION POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 402 of the Property Abandoned Law of the State of New York: (1) That a report of unclaimed amounts of money or other property held or owing by the above -named corporation has been made to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, and that a list of the names of the person or persons appearing on the records of such corporation to be entitled thereto is on file and open to public inspection at all its offices, where any such abandoned property is payable; (2) That such deposits, payments and refund, together with interest due thereon and less lawful deductions, will be paid by it on or before the succeeding thirtieth day of September to persons establishing to its satisfaction their right to receive the same; and (3) That thereafter, in the month of October and on or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed deposits, payments and refunds, together with interest due thereon and less lawful deductions, still remaining will be paid to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, and that it shall thereupon cease to be liable therefore. CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC CORPORATION POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.
NML CONSULTING, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State ("NYSS") 07/03/2019. Office loc. Columbia County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 554 Church Avenue, Germantown, New York 12526. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is Adeline P. Malone, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 510, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY First: The name of the Limited Liability Company is Gordon's Philmont, LLC. Second: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on July 3, 2019. Third: The County within the State of New York in which the office of the company is located is Columbia. Fourth: Susan G. Baer, CPA has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is Susan G. Baer, CPA. PC, 60 Garage Place Road Ghent, NY 12075. Fifth: This Limited Liability Company is organized for all lawful purposes, and to do any and all things necessary, convenient, or incidental to that purpose. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: TJR HOLDINGS OF COLUMBIA, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on June 28, 2019. Office Location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 114 Prospect Hill Road, Pine Plains, New York, 12567. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC law. Notice of Bear & Fox Provisions LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (NS) on 4/22/2019, office location: Greene County, NS is designated as agent upon whom process may be served, NS shall mail service of process (SOP) to NW Registered Agent LLC @ 90 State Street Suite 700 Office 40, Albany, NY 12207, NW Registered Agent LLC is designated as agent for SOP at 90 State Street Suite 700 Office 40, Albany, NY 12207, purpose is any lawful purpose. Logan and Tim Carpentry LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 5/14/2019. Office in Columbia Cty. New York SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 70 Deer Haven Rd, Elizaville, NY 12523 Purpose: Any lawful purpose
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name: The H.A.N.D.S. Program, L.L.C. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 7/2/19. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to Andrea Neiman, PO Box 244, North Chatham, NY 12132. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of LUCINDA BEAKMAN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/19. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. LEGAL NOTICE OF ESTOPPEL The bond resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on August 8, 2019, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the CoxsackieAthens School District, Greene County, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. Such resolution was adopted after approval of a proposition at the Annual School District Meeting duly called held and conducted on May 21, 2019. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the School District Clerk for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated:C o x s a c k i e , New York, August 8, 2019
Judith A Zoller, District Clerk BOND RESOLUTION DATED August 8, 2019. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $2,700,000 BONDS OF THE COXS A C K I E - AT H E N S CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, GREENE COUNTY, NEW YORK, TO PAY THE COST TO CONSTRUCT ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS TO AND RECONSTRUCT SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS, IN AND FOR SAID SCHOOL DISTRICT. Specific object or purpose: Construct energy efficiency improvements to and reconstruct school district buildings. Period of probable usefulness: 30 years Maximum estimated cost: $2,700,000 Maximum Amount of obligations to be issued: $2,700,00 bonds. SEQRA Status: Type II Action. 6NYCRR Part 617.5(c)(l)(2) and (10). SEQRA compliance materials on file in Office of School District Clerk where they may be inspected during regular office hours.
Notice of Formation of LUCINDA BEAKMAN MANAGEMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/19. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of M&R Rentals LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/31/19. Office location: Greene Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 256 Adams Rd., Athens, NY 12015. Purpose: any lawful activities
Notice of Formation of Rosings Park, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/16/19. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Deborah D’Arcy, 55 Liberty St, Apt 9B, NY, NY Publication Notice: Woodman Hill LLC, a 10005. Purpose: any domestic LLC, filed lawful activity. with the SSNY on 8/5/2019. Office loca- Notice of Formation of LLC. tion: Columbia County, TREGARDOCK NY. SSNY is designat- Arts. Of Org. filed with ed as agent upon SSNY on 7/11/19. Ofwhom process against fice location: Greene the LLC may be SSNY desg. as agent served. SSNY shall of LLC upon whom mail process to 43 process against it May Pierrepont Street, Be Served. SSNY Mail to Eleven Brooklyn, NY 11201. Process Purpose: Real Estate Times Square, Room Management and Ren- 301, New York, New tal; General business York, 10036. Any lawful purpose. purposes.
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF GREENE DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, V. DEBORAH A. WEBB, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 29, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Greene, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC is the Plaintiff and DEBORAH A. WEBB, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the GREENE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 320 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL, NY 12414, on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM, premises known as 68 SLIGO LANE, GREENVILLE, NY 12083: Section 11, Block 2, Lot 4: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE, COUNTY OF GREENE, STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 2018-707. Robert J. White Jr., Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. Regenernatives, LLC. Filed 7/24/19. Office: Columbia Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 2226 County Rte 27, Hudson, NY 12534. Purpose: General
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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On County-Wide Shared Services Initiative NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Hearing will be held regarding the Governor's County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan, which requires the chief executive officer of each of the 57 counties outside of New York City to convene a panel of public officials to develop, publicly deliberate and vote upon County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plans. The initiative aims to save property taxpayers money by implementing shared services and other cooperative arrangements between governments. The Chief Executive Officer of each county is required to prepare a property tax savings plan for shared, coordinated and efficient services among the county, cities, towns and villages within such county. Said Shared Services Plan should contain actions that when implemented will result in new property tax savings such as through the elimination of duplicative services, shared services, such as joint purchasing, shared highway equipment, shared storage facilities, shared plowing services, and energy and insurance purchasing cooperatives, the reduction in back office administrative overhead and better coordination of services. The success of the initiative and consequent savings to taxpayers depends upon robust public participation and engagement. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Greene County Legislature shall meet on the 15th day of August, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town of Hunter Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville, NY, for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing regarding the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI), at which time all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning the same. Dated: August 2, 2019 Tammy L. Sciavillo Acting Clerk, Greene County Legislature NOTICE OF SELF STORAGE FACILITIES LIEN (§ 187(7) To: Jeanette Sutliff, 39 Lake Avenue, Apt. D, Nassau, New York 12123 1.Itemized statement of amount due (attached). 2.Property subject to lien is all items contained in storage unit. 3. Unless the amount of $1,440.00 is paid within 30 days of this notice goods will be advertised for sale and sold at public or private sale. 4.The time and place of the sale is 10:00 am on the 12th day of September, 2019 at Lebanon Springs Self Storage 14776 Route 22, Lebanon Springs, New York 12125. Dated: June 13, 2019 Chatham, New York James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law 18 Park Row Chatham, New York 12037 (518) 794-8708 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF COLUMBIA USAA Federal Savings Bank, Plaintiff -againstCrystal Middleton a/k/a Crystal Stringham individually, as natural guardian for MES, minor and as
Administrator of the Estate of Varick Stringham, III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, deceased, Christian H. Dribusch, Esq. Guardian Ad Litem for Nolah Judith Stringham and Meribelle Elizabeth Stringham, minors, Crystal Middleton a/k/a Crystal Stringham as natural guardian for Meribelle Elizabeth Stringham, minor, Varick Stringham, Jr. as Heir at Law, Next of Kin and Distributee of the Estate of Varick Stringham III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, Amanda Zarelli as Heir at Law, Next of Kin and Distributee of the Estate of Varick Stringham III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, Pamela Thallner as Heir at Law, Next of Kin and Distributee of the Estate of Varick Stringham III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, Rebecca Stringham as as Heir at Law, Next of Kin and Distributee of the Estate of Varick Stringham III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, III a/k/a Varick Van Wyck Stringham, Internal Revenue Service-United States of America, New York State Department of Taxation and FinanceTax Compliance Division-C.O.-ATC, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on June 21, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at THE COLUMBIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 401 UNION STREET, HUDSON, NEW YORK 12534 on August 27, 2019at 1:00 PM premises known as 448 Route 23B, Claverack, NY 12513. SALE IS SUBJECT TO FIRST MORTGAGE ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the hamlet of Clavernack, Town of Clavernack, County of COLUMBIA and State of New York. Section: 120.2 Block: 1 Lot: 20 Approximate amount of lien $162,244.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 12517-18 April Forbes, Esq., REFEREE STEIN, WIENER AND ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED: July 22, 2019 FILE #: USAA 71735 Pillow Talk Beverages LLC Arts. of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/16/19. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 100 W. 39th ST, Apt 40D, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF COLUMBIA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, Plaintiff AGAINST STEPHEN ST CLAIR, ALEXIA ST CLAIR, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 10, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auc-
tion at the Front Steps of the Columbia County Courthouse, 401 Union Street, Hudson, NY, on August 30, 2019 at 3:00PM, premises known as 1350 COUNTY ROUTE 7, ANCRAM, NY 12502. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ancram, County of Columbia and State of New York, SECTION 205.3, BLOCK 1, LOT 21. Approximate amount of judgment $163,704.90 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 13113-18. MAX N. ZACKER, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF GREENE U.S. BANK NATIONAL TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, V. ROBIN SYLVESTER F/K/A ROBIN C. CHASE, if living, and if he/she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; et al. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Greene, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, is the Plaintiff and ROBIN SYLVESTER F/K/A ROBIN C. CHASE, if living, and if he/she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; et al. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the GREENE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 320 MAIN STREET, CATSKILL, NY 12414, on August 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM, premises known as 11 TOWNSEND HOLLOW ROAD, HALCOTT CENTER, NY 12430: Section 174, Block 2, Lot 4: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF HALCOTT, COUNTY OF GREENE, STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 597/2016. Angelo F. Scaturro, Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. WATER SHACK FARM, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/2019. Office location, County of Columbia. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, 595 Madison St, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful act. PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Greene County will sell, to the
highest bidder, pursuant to General Municipal Law §215(5), a small paved portion of Tax Map ID No.: 156.78-2-38, described as follows: Deed Description: off Water Street Village of Catskill, Town of Catskill, New York All that tract of parcel of land situate in the Village of Catskill, Town of Catskill, County of Greene, and the State of New York, known and designated as Parcel A, as shown on a map entitled "Map of Subdivision of Lands Belonging to The County of Greene," filed in the Greene County Clerk's Office on August 8 2019 in Drawer EASI-K as Map No- 2019 73 bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the Northwesterly corner of lands now or formerly 391 Main Street LLC (Instrument D2018-367), said point being the Northwesterly building corner; thence along the Westerly lines of said lands now or formerly 391 Main Street LLC the following 2 courses: generally along the face of the said building South 18°39'54" East 28.50 feet to a point and South 71 °35'58" West 31.14 feet to a point; thence through lands now or formerly The County of Greene (Liber 1048, cp 15) the following 6 courses: North 16°23'12" West 3.17 feet to a point, North 73°36'48" East 8.40 feet to a point, North 18°18'15" West 28.46 feet to a point, North 71 °41 '45" East 3.21 feet to a point, South 18 degree 50*53" East 2.85 feet to a point and North 71 degrees 31'33" East 19.23 feet to the point or place of beginning. Containing 0.02 of an Acre of land, more or less. Subject to the existing easements and rightsof-way of record, if any. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the premises are landlocked and lack ingress and egress; PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said parcel of land may not conform to current zoning requirements. THE MINIMUM BID WHICH THE COUNTY WILL ACCEPT SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED ($2,500.00) DOLLARS. SUCCESSFUL BIDDER SHALL BE ADDITIONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SURVEY FEE OF EIGHT HUNDRED, FIFTY ($850.00) DOLLARS NO BID SHALL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM ON SEPTEMBER 5,2019 ALL BIDS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO: GREENE COUNTY ATTORNEY 411 MAIN STREET SUITE 443 CATSKILL, NY 12414 The Kawa Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 6/28/19. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 546 Columbia St Rear 1, NY 12534. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY COURT : COUNTY OF GREEN NOTICE OF SALE Index #18-366 THE BANK OF GREENE COUNTY, Plaintiff, -againstANTHONY G. MARINO, STEPHANIE C. MARINO, VON AWEY-
DEN, LLC, AQUA TEC WATER SERVICES, INC., SEAN MARINO, KEVIN SCHULTZ, EDWARD AHRENS and LORI AHRENS, SAUGERTIES LUMBER CO., INC., BELGIAN TRUCKING & EXCAVATING, LLC, and WINDHAM EQUIPMENT RENTALS, INC., Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly made and entered in the above-entitled action, bearing date the 24th day of June, 2019, I the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction in the first floor lobby of the Greene County Courthouse at 320 Main Street, in the Village of Catskill, County of Greene and State of New York, on the 21st day of August, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. o'clock in the forenoon on that date, the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: ALL that piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Ashland, County of Greene and State of New York, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the center of Greene County Route 17, said point also being in the center of a private roadway running to the east from Greene County Route 17, said point being the westerly corner of the parcel herein described and being located the following course and distance from a point in the center of the bridge which carries said Route 17 over the Batavia Kill: S 16? 26' 12" W 833.46 feet; running thence from said point of beginning along the centerline of said private roadway and through the lands of the grantors herein, Robert O. Goff and Jeanette Goff, N 76? 09' 51" E 250.00 feet; thence continuing along the centerline of said private roadway and along the southerly bounds of lands of Jorge I. Pardo and Elba N. Provost (L. 841 - p. 138) the following five (5) courses and distances: N 76? 09' 51" E 254.77 feet to a point of curvature; along a curve which bears to the right having a central angle of 19? 52' 50", a radius of 432.83 feet, and a length of 150.18 feet to a point of tangency: S 83? 57' 19" E 98.61 feet; S 75? 13' 19" E 159.25 feet; and S 69? 25' 39" E 160.95 feet; thence continuing along the westerly bounds of said lands of Jorge I. Pardo and Elba N. Provost (L.841 p.138) passing through an iron pin set twenty-five (25) feet from the centerline of the aforementioned private roadway S 04? 58' 50" W 432.71 feet to an iron pin set in the northerly bounds of lands now or formerly of Amos and Ichabod, Inc. (L. 615 - p. 96); thence running along said lands now or formerly of Amos and Ichabod, Inc. N 85? 01' 10" W 898.27 feet, passing through an iron pin set, to a point in the centerline of said Greene County Route 17; thence running along the centerline of said Greene County Route 17 the following two (2) courses and distances: N 19? 21' 18" W 261.90 feet to a point of curvature; along a curve which bears to the right having a central angle of 08? 02' 04", a radius of 611.94 feet, and a length of 85.81 feet to
a point of tangency at the point and place of beginning. Containing 10.116 acres of land. TOGETHER with and subject to an easement for ingress and egress, to be used in common with others, fifty (50) feet in width, the centerline of which is described as follows: Beginning at a point in the centerline of said easement in the of said centerline Greene County Route 17, which point of beginning is located S 16? 26' 12" W 833.46 feet from the point in the center of said bridge which carries said Route 17 over the Batavia Kill; thence proceeding along the centerline of said easement N 76? 09' 51" E 250.00 feet; N 76? 09' 51" 254.77 feet to a point of curvature; thence along a curve which bears to the right having a central angle of 19? 52' 50", a radius of 432.83 feet, and a length of 150.18 feet to a point of tangency: S 83? 57' 19" E 98.61 feet; S 75? 13' 19" E 159.25 feet; and S 69? 25' 39" E 160.95 feet. TOGETHER with and subject to an easement for the installation and maintenance of public utilities within an area having a width of eighty (80) feet, for the length of the aforesaid easement for ingress and egress, the centerline of which is the centerline of said easement for ingress and egress. SUBJECT to the rights of the public in and to that portion of the above described premises as lies within the bounds of Greene County Route 17. THE above described premises is conveyed subject to the covenant and restriction that no house trailer, mobile home nor junk cars may be stored, erected or maintained upon the above described premises. Excepting and reserving from the above described parcel, all that piece or parcel of land with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ashland, County of Greene and State of New York, being more particularly described as follows: That certain lot depicted as "Lot 2" upon the survey map by Santo Associates Land Survey and Engineering, P.C., dated June 2, 2003, entitled "survey Map and Subdivision of Lands of Anthony G. Marino & Stephanie C. Marino", which map was filed in the Greene County Clerk's Office on May 12, 2004 as File EASI-B as Map No. 2004-54. Lot 2 contains 5.100 acres of land. Dated:July 19, 2019 s./ Ann Marie Rabin Ann Marie Rabin, Referee DEILY & SCHAEFER Attorneys for Plaintiff One Bridge Street Catskill, NY 12414 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE SUMMONS WITH NOTICE Index No.: 16-0814 Summons and Amended Complaint filed: March 13, 2018 CATHERINE ANNESE and SONDRA MULLER, Plaintiffs, -againstJOSEPH F. KOWALSKI, ROBERT M. KOWALSKI, THERESA KOWALSKI-WOLFE, PATRICIA F. KOWALSKI-RUSSEL, CAROLYN KOWALSKI-PALLADINO, ELIZABETH A. TROIANI, HAROLD JONES, JOHN DOE and JANE ROE, Defendants. TO: JOHN DOE and JANE ROE:
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It’s been 25 years since strike wiped out Tony Gwynn’s chance to hit .400 Kirk Kenney The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO — Three weeks into the 1994 baseball season, Tony Gwynn was driving home from the ballpark with his 11-year-old son sitting next to him in the car. Gwynn had gone 5 for 5 that April night against Philadelphia. “They’re going to hit me tomorrow,” Gwynn said to his son. “What?,” Tony Gwynn Jr. said. “I watched the whole game. Why would they do that?” “They think I’m stealing signs,” his father said. Right-hander Curt Schilling was on the mound the next day for the Phillies. His last warm-up pitch hit the screen. After Padres leadoff hitter Craig Shipley flied out, Schilling’s first pitch to Gwynn hit the right fielder on the side of the right thigh. Umpire Bob Davidson stepped out from behind the plate and warned Schilling as Gwynn picked himself off the ground, pointed and shouted at Schilling. Padres manager Jim Riggleman came out and made sure Gwynn didn’t do anything he might regret, like going after the pitcher, as he limped to first base. “I’m not going to charge the mound,” Gwynn told reporters afterward. “I’m not going to get suspended for four games. I’m not going to get fined $5,000. But that does not mean I can’t try to hit the ball up the middle.” Added Gwynn: “They’re going to tell you something about how the pitch got away or some other (bleep),” Gwynn said, “but I know he hit me on purpose, and everybody on our bench knows it. I got it here on a videotape, and it’s as clear as a bell — the man threw right at me. ... The only thing I don’t know is if Schilling hit me on purpose or was ordered to hit me.” In the third inning, Gwynn lined a ball past Schilling for a single. He singled again in the fourth, tying a franchise record with his eighth consecutive hit. After a groundout in the sixth, Gwynn singled again in the eighth, raising his batting average to .448. “I felt like the incident with Curt Schilling lit a fire,” Tony Gwynn Jr. said recently. “I’ve never seen my dad that upset. Never seen him get up and yell and point. “From that point forward, not only was Curt Schilling never going to get him out again, but the rest of the league was in trouble. Because he was just locked in. He was pissed. Pissed. “From that point on, he just hit and hit and hit.” Yes, he did. Gwynn was piling up hits at a greater rate than in any season of his Hall of Fame career, threatening to become baseball’s first .400 hitter in 53 years. Gwynn’s pursuit of .400 was one of several storylines that came crashing to a halt 25 years ago, when the longest strike in baseball history began following the games on Aug. 11, 1994. Another historical chase lost to the strike was being waged by Giants third baseman Matt Williams, whose 43 home runs put him on pace to challenge Roger Maris’ single-season home run record of 61. Also, the Montreal Expos had the best record in baseball. Who knows what impact an extended playoff run and possible World Series title would have had on that city’s baseball future. The strike forced the World Series to be canceled for the first time since 1904. Most of the
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Right fielder Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres stands on the field during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 15, 1994, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
first month of the 1995 season was wiped out before the sides settled their differences. Gwynn was batting .394 when the strike hit. It has been a quarter century since he came so close to the magical .400 mark. The way the game is played now, it could be another quarter century — if ever — before someone threatens to do it again. Seven weeks remained for Gwynn to make history. Would he have done it? That’s a question that will never be answered. But, boy, would it have been fun watching him try to become the first .400 hitter since another San Diegan, Ted Williams, hit .406 for the Boston Red Sox in 1941. The subject of batting .400 did come up between Gwynn and Williams during one of their conversations during the 1990s. “Ted looked at me and said, ‘If I knew that hitting .400 would have been so damn important, I would have done it more often,’ “ Gwynn said. “I just laughed. But the more I thought about that, he probably could have hit .400 again if he had wanted.” Gwynn actually did hit .400 during the 162-game stretch from Aug. 1, 1993 to May 9, 1995, batting .406 by going 242 for 596. Doing it the same season is what would have made it so special. And it would have given Padres fans a reason to come to the ballpark. They certainly weren’t attracted by a last-place team that was 47-70 when the season ended. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I want to make a crack at .400,” Gwynn told The Sporting News in the midst of that 1994 campaign. “But it’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be a lot more difficult than I think people think, but I just go out and play. I don’t worry about the numbers. I just go out there and just play because that’s where I’m having the most fun.” Gwynn opened the season by batting .395 in April. He was still at .393 at the end of May, which included nine days at or above .400. He was at .391 through June and .385 by the time July was in the books. When August arrived, Gwynn really got going. He went on one of his patented hot streaks. He batted .475 (19 for 40) during the 10 games in August before his season concluded with 45 games remaining on the schedule.
Maybe it’s a good thing he didn’t accomplish the feat in a strike-shortened season. With the strike looming, the Padres headed to Houston for what would be the final series of the season. Gwynn was at .392 going into the series. He needed to go 9 for 14 to get to .400. He went 6 for 13. That included collecting three singles in five at-bats in an 8-6 win over Houston in the Padres’ final game of the season. Gwynn’s .394 average was the highest in the majors — and remains so — since Williams hit .406. A 4-for-4 performance would have lifted Gwynn to .400. Had he done it, Tony Gwynn Jr. said, “I honestly believe it would have had an asterisk, in the mind of most folks. It was such a difficult feat as it was, the fact that he would have done it in a shortened season, that would have always been brought up, and I don’t know that he would have liked that.” Gwynn didn’t discuss “what ifs” with his son during his career. “I don’t know if he didn’t want to bring it up, but it just never came up,” Tony Gwynn Jr. said. “This is the same guy who didn’t think he was getting into the Hall of Fame until they actually called him, so it’s not that far of a reach to think it crossed his mind a little bit. But my dad was a very focused individual, so when it came to stuff like that, he turned the page and got ready for the next season.” Gwynn Jr. doubts that his father dwelled on the subject. “He was a realist,” Gwynn Jr. said. “Once he got it in his mind that that season wasn’t going to be completed, there was no point. He was the king of telling me, ‘Control what you can control.’ It’s one of the hardest things for athletes to do, is actually worry about the things they can control and let all the other things go. He mastered that, which is probably why he was so good. He focused on what he could do.” Gwynn, who died in 2014, did discuss the subject publicly on a few occasions through the years. In an interview with NBC Sports, Gwynn was asked if he felt deprived of an opportunity to hit .400.
“Deprived? I don’t feel that way,” he said. “We (players) all were in the same boat. But in my mind, I thought I could. I sure wanted the chance. I was squaring the ball up nicely, hitting lefties, righties. I would have given it a run. I’m not sure how I would have handled it in September. But I think I had the type of personality to handle it. We’ll never know, but I have no regrets.” Gwynn’s hot streak in August began with a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Tony’s brother, Chris, then an outfielder for the Dodgers, remembers his teammates talking about it. “He was on a tear, making it look easy,” Chris Gwynn said. “The guys couldn’t get him out. He was either walking or hitting a rocket somewhere. And all of them were falling. “(His average) was steadily climbing and everybody was like, ‘Oh, my God, he’s going to do it.’ “ Chris Gwynn said his brother wasn’t concerned so much with the on-the-field task but potential off-the-field distractions. “What he was worried about was how he was going to handle the media,” Chris Gwynn said. “As he got closer, the media attention was going to go through the roof. He was starting to let his mind figure out how he was going to do it. “I don’t know if he said that out loud, but you could just tell. He was trying to stay in the moment. “He normally had five to 10 writers around him every BP. Then it became, 20, 25, 30. He’s thinking how’s he going to handle this. Because after awhile there’s going to be a press conference every day.” Gwynn certainly would have had a plan in place. “I’m kind of upset I’m not going to get those extra six points,” Gwynn said after the strike came. “But I’ve done everything I wanted to do offensively this year.” Gwynn was on pace for career highs in several offensive categories. He had 165 hits, 35 doubles, 12 home runs, 79 runs scored and 64 RBIs over 110 games when the strike came. “Deep down in my heart, I think he would have done it,” Chris Gwynn said. Tony Gwynn Jr. shares that sentiment. So did his father. Although it would have to have come in a car ride long after his career had concluded. “It never came up until after he retired,” Tony Gwynn Jr. said. “That’s when he was more open to talk about it and more open to admit that he thought he would have actually done it. ... We had that conversation a few times, and I got him to the point where he was like, ‘I’m positive that I would have hit .400.’ “ Baseball’s .400 hitters It’s been 78 years since someone batted .400 in the major leagues. Here’s the list: 1941 — Ted Williams, Boston (AL), .406 1930 — Bill Terry, N.Y. Giants (NL), .401 1925 — Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis (NL), .403 1924 — Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis (NL), .424 1923 — Harry Heilman, Detroit (AL), .403 1922 — Ty Cobb, Detroit (AL), .401 1922 — Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis (NL), .401 1922 — George Sisler, St. Louis (AL).420 1920 — George Sisler, St. Louis (AL), .407 1912 — Ty Cobb, Detroit (AL), .409 1911 — Joe Jackson, Cleveland (AL), .408 1911 — Ty Cobb, Detroit (AL), .420 1901 — Nap Lajoie, Philadelphia (AL), .426
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CPAP can help with sleep apnea and its symptoms How are sleep apnea, sighing and heart failure related? Recently, I was told that I have severe sleep apnea and that I must use a CPAP machine. I have noticed that during the day I frequently take a spontaneous deep breath. Is that sleep apnea while awake? I have coronary heart disease TO YOUR and have three stents. Will the GOOD HEALTH CPAP machine help me in any way?
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It’s complicated. By far, the most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This happens in people who are overweight, or in people whose neck anatomy predisposes them to the condition. During sleep, the upper airway collapses, preventing proper inspiration. This can be noticed by a sleep partner as choking, gasping or just not breathing for a prolonged time. The person eventually will wake up enough, due to lack of oxygen, to be able to take in a good breath, but will then fall back asleep. The process may happen hundreds of times a night, with the person often unaware. Sleepiness during the day (from never sleeping properly at night) and snoring are the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP
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Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you combine a great many qualities that will allow you to progress quickly and succeed at almost any task you choose to undertake. This doesn’t mean your success is a foregone conclusion, of course; there is always a chance that you will fail to hold the course and find yourself drifting with the tide, unable to pull your life together toward a single aim because you are unable or unwilling to focus on what must be done day after day. If you keep yourself from falling into this trap, however, you can do a great deal in life that is valuable. You must always guard against falsehood — whether it’s told to you by others or what you tell yourself — for it can serve to bring you down from any heights you may achieve. Also born on this date are: Sir Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker; Annie Oakley, Wild West entertainer; Bert Lahr, actor; Danny Bonaduce, actor; Dan Fogelberg, singer; George Shearing, pianist. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You may not know quite how to approach someone about a certain problem, but being sheepish and reluctant isn’t the way. Try being up-front! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You want things to be shipshape before opening your doors to someone from afar. Get the job done — and make a few fun changes in the process. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You’ll be relieved to learn you’re not the only one working on a certain problem. Today, the team comes together for a concerted effort. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You’ll want to
add things up and figure out where you stand today. When everything has been tallied, you should come out on top. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Your study of something from long ago helps you address a problem that is very much a product of the modern age. Be creative! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You may be inspired by someone who is facing his or her demons at this time. By day’s end, you can take steps to address a few of your own. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — It’s a good day to shower those around you with love and affection. Any and all gestures of goodwill are sure to be appreciated. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You have something to hide today — or so you think. The truth is that someone already knows the truth; facing it directly is your best course. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You mustn’t give up today. Stick with it — whatever “it” is — and prove to yourself and others that you have what it takes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — It’s time to put the genie back in the bottle — and you must be sure that when you do, it’s not likely to get out again. Be firm and determined! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You’re tired of doing the same old things in the same old ways — and in the same old surroundings. Get up and out, and find new inspiration! CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You may find that very few are in a position to help you at this time. Put an end to your own uncertainty, take a stand and get things done. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.
Pearls Before Swine
Dennis the Menace
B8 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Close to Home
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.
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Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.
Scrambled words Level 1
Write a common word using all of the given letters. (e.g., PIHC. Answer: CHIP.) Freshman level 1. IEXT 2. FUDN 3. EPHO Graduate level 4. TIADM 5. RAIHC 6. KINRD PH.D. level 7. YETPM 8. LITEE 9. ARDTF
Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.
(Answers tomorrow) (Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: KNOCK PIRACY UNSAID Jumbles: PUTTY WOULD BLUNT APIECE MOTIVE attacked the automobile dealership Answer: The squirrel was stressed because he spent so Answer: Godzilla because he—wanted to — PICK UP TRUCKS much time OUT ON A LIMB
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SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. EXIT. 2. FUND. 3. HOPE. 4. ADMIT. 5. CHAIR. 6. DRINK. 7. EMPTY. 8. ELITE. 9. DRAFT. 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?
Pickles For Better or For Worse
Hi & Lois
Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 One of Santa’s helpers 4 Gleaming 9 Part of a shoe 13 Pastures 15 Do a chauffeur’s job 16 Elderly 17 Body of water 18 Become frayed 19 Boring event 20 Comfy chairs 22 Rebel against 23 Fissure; split 24 Color 26 Choose 29 Moisture 34 Big Ben, for one 35 Soft drinks 36 Word attached to dog or top 37 Like pinkish cheeks 38 Half a __; 6 39 Adroit 40 Make fun of 41 Men and boys 42 Range 43 Chanel No. 5 & others 45 Decelerated 46 “I __ Rock”; 1960s song 47 Ostracize 48 Fleece 51 Spending extravagantly 56 Further 57 Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro 58 Women with habits 60 Lanai feast 61 Encouraged 62 Overfill 63 Mattel’s boy dolls 64 Suffix for young or prank 65 Baton Rouge univ. DOWN 1 Building wing 2 Tragic king 3 Phony 4 Not anchored
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5 19th-century U.S. president 6 Not taped 7 Win __; convince 8 Cardiff resident 9 Depress 10 Meanie 11 Table extension 12 Nervous 14 Confidentiality 21 Keep a Popsicle from dripping 25 Walk-__; many NYC apartments 26 Discontinue 27 Wed without fanfare 28 Ne’er-do-well 29 Nods off 30 Thirst quenchers 31 Part of the arm 32 Balm 33 Miles per hour 35 King __ 38 Capital of Syria 39 Making amends
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41 Fall flower, for short 42 Slimy crawler 44 Well-known 45 Grates cheese 47 “Terrific!” 48 Vaccine developer Jonas
49 Hasn’t a __; is in the dark 50 As bald __ eagle 52 Harbor town 53 Racing sled 54 No longer valid 55 Large antelopes 59 R-V center