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HUDSON — Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday afternoon conducted a raid at Casa Latina, a restaurant on Green Street in Hudson. In response, the call went out to members and allies of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, a group that supports undocumented people in Hudson, which was officially classified as a Welcoming and Inclusive City in a 2017 Common Council resolution. About a dozen supporters

turned out Tuesday to warn people about the presence of ICE officials and document their activities. Jarin Ahmed, a member of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, said ICE officials made one arrest by the time she arrived on the scene around noon. “They have taken one community member, they have chased a couple of community members down the street. They are targeting people that are coming to this specific restaurant, Casa Latina, and you

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Members of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, their allies and local officials outside Casa Latina, a restaurant on Green Street in Hudson, where Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials waited Tuesday afternoon to detain undocumented immigrants, according to the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement and city officials.

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President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new rule that would deny green cards to legal immigrants whose lack of financial resources mean they could need government benefit programs. The new regulation is aimed at hundreds of thousands of immigrants who enter the country legally every year and then apply to become permanent residents. Starting in October, the government’s decision will be based on an aggressive wealth test to determine whether those immigrants have the means to support themselves. Those who lack financial means would be denied permanent legal status if they are deemed likely to use programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing. Wealthier immigrants who are not judged likely to require those programs will be able to get a green card. Jarin Ahmed, a member of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, which supports undocumented residents in Hudson, opposed the new plan — which, again, applies to legal immigrants. “I think it is total BS,” Ahmed said. “There is no See POLICY A8

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Kenneth Cuccinelli, acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington on Monday. The Trump administration announced that it will penalize legal immigrants who rely on public programs, such as food stamps and government-subsidized housing, as part of a sweeping new policy to slow legal immigration into the U.S. and reduce the number of immigrants who are granted permanent legal status.

London calling: UK company eyes old ballfield By Sarah Trafton Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — A London energy company expressed interest in purchasing town property for an energy storage project, town officials said. Coronation Power is looking at a 3.69-acre site for its project. The company has focused on wind farms throughout the United Kingdom since 2004 and is now turning its attention to energy storage, according to Coronation’s website. The Catskill Town Board decided not to take up Coronation’s offer because of the complex stipulations of selling town property, Town Supervisor Doreen Davis said Tuesday. “Because it’s town land and there is a fair amount of rigor involved, we are not interested

In 1966 the landscape changed for the rural cemetery and a new map was created due to the state taking over part of the land for the new Catskill-South Cairo highway exit on 9W.

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in pursuing it,” Davis said. For example, any sale of town land requires a public referendum, Davis said. The land was previously leased by the Babe Ruth Baseball League, Davis said, and is also considered to be part of the town’s rural cemetery. The Babe Ruth League folded in 2011. Former Catskill High School principal Richard G. Stickles Jr. served as one of many league coaches ove the years and was a member of

the league board of directors. Stickles died April 6, 2016 at Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie. He was 86. By law, towns are required to take over ownership of rural cemeteries, Davis said. “[The property] was taken over by resolution in 2006,” she said. Much of the rural cemetery had been taken over by the state under eminent domain, Davis said. “In 1966 the landscape

changed for the rural cemetery and a new map was created due to the state taking over part of the land for the new CatskillSouth Cairo highway exit on 9W,” she said. The remaining 3.69-acre parcel is landlocked with no right of way, Davis said. Coronation Power is seeking sites with a total capacity of 500 megawatts of energy storage, according to the company’s website. Energy would be captured and contained in five

giant batteries at the site. “Our search is currently focused on the north of England, Scotland and Wales where we are in the process of identifying up to 25 potential sites to take through the planning process,” according to the website. Coronation did not reply to email requests for comment on the Catskill proposal. Coronation Power looks for sites that are close to electrical substations in areas of high energy demand or where there are existing solar or wind farms, according to the website. The company considers factors such as the ecology of the site, heritage designations, current land use, flood risk and proximity to residential properties.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s home sits on the island of Little St. James in the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than a dozen FBI agents raided Epstein’s island Monday after his death.

push this type of unproven propaganda, they are, in essence, doing Russia’s dirty work for them,” Warner continued. The report from former special counsel Robert Mueller recently detailed the lengths that the Russians went to in order exacerbate existing racial, political and religious tensions among Americans on social media. And one of their goals was to get the Trump campaign, or the president himself, to retweet their activities or tweet about them. In one instance, they celebrated when Trump applauded an event in Miami that they had organized. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement that Congress has “failed to act” to address disinformation, and that it’s time for Congress to pass the bipartisan Honest Ads Act, bipartisan legislation that seeks to prevent foreign actors from buying political ads on social networks. “At this point no one should be surprised that Russia is attempting to further divide Americans through disinformation,” she said. “They did it after Parkland, Charlottesville, and in numerous other instances.” The New York Times reported that within an hour after news broke about the school

shooting in Parkland, Florida, last year, Twitter accounts suspected of ties to Russia released hundreds of posts weighing in on the gun control debate. And in in the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia, violence in 2017, ProPublica found that the same Russia networks amplifying disinformation ahead of the presidential election were boosting right-wing extremism. Laura Rosenberger, the director of the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy, which aims to expose foreign actors’ efforts to undermine democracy, also said she can’t confirm there is evidence of Russian activity in this instance at this time. “But history has shown that Russian government-linked trolls are adept at jumping on any divisive narrative in the news cycle,” she said. “ In 2016 Russian trolls targeted online audiences on the left and the right, including Black Lives Matter activists and Second Amendment advocates, in an effort to divide Americans,” Rosenberger added. “In doing so, Russia exploited a key strength of our democracy - free and open debate. [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s goal is not to help one party or the other, but to divide us.”

Institutions brace for child sex abuse lawsuits under New York law Rick Rojas The New York Times News Service

Major institutions across New York state, from the Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts of America to elite private schools, are bracing for a deluge of lawsuits now that adults who said they were sexually abused as children will be entitled to pursue formal legal action. New York joined more than a dozen states this year in significantly extending statutes of limitations for filing lawsuits over sexual abuse. Previously, the state had required that such suits be filed before a victim’s

23rd birthday. Under the new law in New York, the Child Victims Act, which was approved by the Legislature in January, accusers will be able to sue until they are 55. The new law includes a oneyear period, known as a lookback window, that revives cases that had expired, in many instances decades ago, under previous statutes of limitations. The one-year period begins Wednesday, and the impact could cause major financial stress for many institutions in New York, including the state’s eight Catholic dioceses, which have faced a series of scandals

involving abuse by clergy. Already, the Catholic Archdiocese of New York has sued its insurance providers to make sure they will cover claims against it after the law goes into effect. The Rockefeller University Hospital, which is facing scores of cases alleging abuse by an endocrinologist, is pursuing a similar tactic. Lawyers have cast a wide net in their search for cases, blanketing television programs, newspapers and Google with advertisements. Some of the most prominent lawyers specializing in child sex abuse each have hundreds of

cases to be filed as soon as the window opens, raising the prospect of overloading courts. “It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Jason Amala, a lawyer representing abuse survivors, said of the calls that have inundated his firm, including some from victims who were telling another person about their abuse for the first time. This year, far more than in past years, legislatures in nearly 40 states introduced proposals to expand statutes of limitations. New laws were enacted in 18 states and the District of Columbia.

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WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties are deeply concerned that the conspiracy theories swirling online about Jeffrey Epstein’s death - and even amplified by President Donald Trump on Twitter - are playing right into Russian hands. The rush to spread baseless theories in the wake of Epstein’s apparent suicide is what makes American society “so vulnerable to disinformation and foreign influence threats,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted this weekend. Rubio asserted that Russia, as part of its long-running campaign to sow political division in the U.S., might be capitalizing on the death of the disgraced financier and accused sex abuser. Perhaps the most shocking share of a conspiracy theory came from Trump himself, who retweeted a conservative actor who suggested Epstein’s death might somehow be tied to former president Bill Clinton and used the hashtag #ClintonBodyCount. Posts citing #TrumpBodyCount, implicating the president instead, were also trending on Twitter. While Rubio did not offer evidence to support his claims --and Twitter found the theories so far seem to be stemming from real accounts that are not foreign-backed - the rapid spread of conspiracy theories is indeed similar to how Russia weaponized previous news events to sow division among Americans. And the fact that even the commanderin-chief joined in the fray raises concerns that Moscow is well-positioned to repeat its 2016 playbook in the next election. While Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told me suggestions Russia was involved “would be reliant on open source reporting at this point,” he noted “it would be well in line with Russia’s overall strategy of using social media to sow distrust with institutions, promote conspiracy theories, and generally divide and polarize Americans.” “That’s why it’s astonishingly irresponsible for the president to be echoing these charges using his own Twitter account -when Americans, wittingly or unwittingly,

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The Trump administration on Tuesday narrowed the list of Chinese products it plans to impose new tariffs on as of Sept. 1, delaying levies on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods and announcing exclusions for other products for reasons of health, safety and national security. The administration said that a new 10% tariff on roughly half the Chinese goods imported into the United States would still take effect Sept. 1 as announced by President Donald Trump. But tariffs on consumer electronics, video game consoles, certain toys, computer monitors and some footwear

and clothing items is being delayed until Dec. 15, giving retailers time to import the rush of products they need for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons. The changes come as the Trump administration faces mounting pressure from businesses and community groups who say the continuing trade war with China is hurting them. Negotiations between the United States and China for a trade deal have made little progress since May, when progress stalled over several issues Stocks rallied on the news, with the S&P 500 climbing nearly 2% in morning trading. The benchmark index was lifted, in part, by stocks of

retailers and computer chip producers, two industries that have been sensitive to indications that trade tensions were getting either better or worse. Best Buy, which gets many of the products it sells from China, was among the bestperforming stocks in the S&P 500, up more than 8% in morning trading. The Nasdaq composite index rose more than 2%.

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CALENDAR 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 n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill n Greene County Legislature workn 7 p.m. Greene County Office Buildshop ing, 411 Main St., Catskill n Jewett Town Board 7 p.m. at the n Municipal Building, 3547 County Jewett Route 23C, Jewett n

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ing and informational meeting on solar 6:45n 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 econ nomic development and tourism; Gov. Ops; Finance and Rep. and Dem. Caucus 6 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411nMain St., Catskill n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville

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p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Durham Town Board 7:30 p.m. at n Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Hunter Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville n

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West Main St., Catskill n Catskill Library Board 6:45 p.m. third Wednesday of every month at either n the Catskill Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill or Palenville Library, 3303 Route 23A, Palenville n 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.,nCatskill

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Crash sends vehicle into barn in Greenport By Melanie Lekocevic Columbia-Greene Media

GREENPORT — Traffic was delayed on the Rip Van Winkle bridge approach for a time Monday after a vehicle crashed into a barn on Route 9G near the corner of Mt. Merino Road on Monday afternoon. Police said the driver, whose name has not been disclosed, may have fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into the building at about 3:30 p.m., just before the start of rush hour. It is unclear if there were any injuries as a result of the crash. Greenport police, fire and rescue squad all responded to the scene. Check back for more on this developing story. MELANIE LEKOCEVIC/COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA

A vehicle crashed through a barn near the corner of Mt. Merino Road and Route 9G on Monday at about 3:30 p.m.

Ex-volleyball coach gets 6 months By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

HUDSON — A former volleyball coach and substitute teacher with the Taconic Hills Central School District was sentenced Monday to six months in jail for having sexual contact with a student. Christopher MacArthur, 23, of Claverack, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual act, a class E felony, on June 12. Columbia County Judge Richard Koweek sentenced MacArthur to 6 months in the Columbia County Jail and 10 years probation and executed an order of protection on behalf of the victim for 18 years. MacArthur was charged April 8 with carrying on a sexual relationship with a student under 17 for several months, police said. “I would like to say from the bottom of my heart, I am very, very sorry for what I put her and her family through,� MacArthur said before the sentencing. “Not only did I put them through all of this, I put my family and friends through this.� The sheriff’s office has declined to release any information that could possibly be used to identify the victim. A person is guilty of criminal sex act when the person is 21 years old or more engages in sexual conduct with a person under 17, according to state penal law. Sheriff’s investigators from the Special Victims Unit began the

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Christopher MacArthur, a former volleyball coach and substitute teacher for the Taconic Hills Central School District, was sentenced Monday in Columbia County Court for having a sexual relationship with a student.

investigation April 7 after Taconic Hills School Resource Deputy Cindy Madison was contacted by an unidentified individual who reported the incident. In court, MacArthur called his actions a “mistake,� which led to the loss of his career, a coaching job that he loved and forced him to move out of the county where he grew up. “The only thing that I tell myself every day is that it was all my fault, and I take full blame,� MacArthur said in court. “Anything like this would never

happen again.� As part of his plea, MacArthur will be required to register as a sex offender, Koweek said. “You were in a position of authority and you took advantage of it,� Koweek said. “What you did, there is no excuse for [it].� The maximum sentence for thirddegree criminal sex act is 4 years, but many defendants who with no prior criminal record receive probation. “For the next 10 years you will be supervised and if you fail to abide by

terms of the supervision you can be brought back in at any point along the line and be sent to prison,� Koweek said. MacArthur was charged May 22 with second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree tampering with a witness, both class A misdemeanors, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. MacArthur contacted the alleged victim and attempted to arrange a meeting at an undisclosed location, according to the sheriff’s office. The alleged contact violated an order of protection issued by the court against MacArthur at his arraignment April 8, the sheriff’s office said. Those charges were included with the plea, according to the district attorney’s office. Columbia County Assistant District Attorney Krista Kline prosecuted the case. “The survivor provided a very compelling victim impact statement immediately prior to Judge Koweek imposing sentence,� District Attorney Paul Czajka said. “I commend her for her courage.� Lance Wheeler contributed to this report. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to apurcell@thedailymail.net, or tweet to @ amandajpurcell.

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Justice late, but not denied Getting the state’s Child Victims Act passed took the better part of 13 years and there are flecks of blood, sweat and tears of its advocates on every page. Now, here comes the hard part. The Child Victims Act goes into effect today and supporters are predicting that hundreds, maybe thousands, of child sex abuse victims will come forward and file lawsuits seeking justice and compensation for the crimes committed against them. The law 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. The law applies to victims whose abuse occurred when

they were age 18 or younger. After the one-year window, which expires Aug. 13, 2020, victims have until they reach age 55 to file a civil claim for new cases, and until age 28 for criminal cases. Opening the one-year window for child sexual abuse survivors to file civil claims regardless of when they occurred means the majority of the lawsuits are likely to be brought against large institutions such as the Catholic Church, hospitals, Boy Scouts, public schools and orthodox Jewish organizations. “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,” Gary Greenberg, a New Baltimore attorney, child victims advocate and a child sexual abuse survivor, said Monday. Greenberg is trying to set up a fund for victims whose cases won’t make it to court — and there could be a lot of them. Ultimately, the provisions of the Child Victims Act will enable child sexual abuse survivors to get their day in court, which for now might have to be enough. Greenberg himself said Monday that many victims will not get justice Wednesday. The goal, then, needs to be ensuring that individuals and organizations that committed child sexual abuse will, in the long run, be held accountable for the suffering they caused all those years ago.

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The king of insults can’t handle the truth about himself Jennifer Rubin The Washington Post

President Donald Trump has made more than 12,000 false or misleading statements during fewer than 1,000 days in office and has insulted hundreds of people, entire countries and our collective intelligence. When confronted with unpleasant truths about himself, however, he wigs out, according to The Washington Post’s reporting. Trump said there were “very fine” people on both sides in Charlottesville, accused a judge of Mexican heritage of being unable to do his job, calls African and Caribbean nations “shithole countries” and says he prefers immigrants from lilywhite Norway. He told four nonwhite congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from, regularly insults the intelligence of African Americans and has parroted white nationalist rhetoric (“invasion”). Don’t tell him, but the president who has racked up a deficit of “$119.7 billion, good for a 27% increase over a year ago, according to government figures released Monday,” might be called “fiscally irresponsible” (oh my!) by some. Trump might be troubled to know that after years of excusing Russia’s attack on

our democracy and those of other Western countries, and after taking Russian President Vladimir Putin’s word over that of the U.S. intelligence community, people are calling him a “patsy” or a “poodle” for Putin. The nerve! There seems to be no end to the habit of calling Trump names for things he actually does. Insulting women, intimating that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would trade sex for campaign contributions, and accumulating allegations of sexual assault? Darn if people don’t call Trump a “misogynist.” Trump brags that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un likes him and sends him beautiful letters. And people call him “gullible”?! Trump denies climate change, and people go and call him “anti-science” or an “ignoramus.” He takes hours of “executive time,” has made about 200 trips to his golf properties since taking office, has days on end with no public events and doesn’t read his intelligence briefing (or much of anything else), only to have people call him “lazy.” He refuses to dissolve his business holdings, enriches himself in office and receives foreign emoluments, yet people have the nerve to call him “corrupt.” Trump attacks the rule of

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law, the First Amendment, the separation of powers and the courts; meanies accuse him of being “antidemocratic” or “authoritarian.” Trump hires a slew of incompetent and ethically challenged advisers, many of whom he has to fire; the media have the gall to say his presidency is “chaotic.” Trump changes policy by tweet and gets dubbed “impulsive,” reverses himself and gets called “erratic.” He approves a family separation policy and refuses to provide safe and sanitary conditions for asylum seekers, only to be called “cruel” or “inhumane.” Will the attacks on Trump never cease?! Trump, commander in chief and president of the world’s only superpower, thinks he is the world’s most picked-upon person. The man who victimizes others insists that he is the biggest victim of all. And the greatest indignity? His critics (sometimes a majority of Americans) keep calling him racist and misogynistic, fiscally irresponsible, lazy, corrupt, authoritarian, impulsive and erratic based on his racist and misogynistic, fiscally irresponsible, lazy, corrupt, authoritarian, impulsive and erratic rhetoric and actions. The unfairness of it all! Rubin writes reported opinion for The Washington Post.

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The Twitter-fed disaster over Epstein’s death demands a solution: Slow news Margaret Sullivan The Washington Post

If, by some crazy chance, you wanted to be well-informed these past few days about the sudden death of Jeffrey Epstein, there was a way. The minute you heard the news on Saturday morning that the financier and registered sex offender had died in his New York City prison cell, you would have turned off your digital devices. You might have checked in briefly later, been immediately bombarded by conspiracy theories and inflammatory hashtags about body counts — including one irresponsibly retweeted by President Donald Trump - and wisely walked away again. By Sunday night, nearly 48 hours after Epstein died, you would have been able to get a preliminary handle on what had really happened: His death was called an “apparent suicide”; no, he was not on suicide watch at the time; no, he had no cellmate, nor had guards checked on him in at least an hour before he died. These credible facts might have made you justifiably angry for any number of reasons. But your anger would have been grounded in reality - or something approaching it. (Even in an article that established the believable basics mentioned above, the New York Times included this disclaimer within the first few paragraphs: “Officials cautioned that their initial findings about his detention were preliminary and could change.”) What we have here is an argument for what seems impossible in 2019: slow journalism. That’s not a joke, or an unwitting oxymoron: It’s a real thing, modeled after the 30-year-old “slow food” movement. “We need to decide for ourselves what so-called news is worth our while, not just allow ourselves to be subjected to an endless barrage of unfiltered media assaults,” wrote Peter Laufer, a University of Oregon professor and author of “Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer.”

Dobbs tweeted out his Clinton conspiracy theory to his 2 million followers over a New York Post story reporting that there hadn’t been a suicide watch after all: “Epstein should at least have been on Arkanside Watch.” And he added the obligatory, pro-Trump hashtag: #MAGA As Charlie Warzel put it in the New York Times: “Twitter’s trending algorithms hoovered up the worst of this detritus, curating, ranking and then placing it in the trending module on the right side of its website.” That can give misinformation a false sense of importance and factuality. By Monday, actual facts were circulating more widely — though many of them were attributed to anonymous sources within the prison system or Justice Department. That sourcing, while necessary in some circumstances, often engenders mistrust because it is opaque. None of this has ever been easy. It’s a journalistic truism that the earliest reports of a major news story, whether a mass shooting or natural disaster, are likely to contain errors, sometimes serious ones. As Rebecca Greenfield detailed in an Atlantic article, “The Media Was Always Bad at Reporting Breaking News, a Brief History, that problem goes back way before Twitter - to JFK’s assassination, to the sinking of the Titanic, and to Dewey supposedly defeating Truman. That’s bad enough. But when you stir in the toxins of today’s politics, the lightning speed of social media and bad-faith amplification by powerful figures, the mixture is disastrous. Breaking-news reporters don’t have the luxury of slowing down their newsgathering, but they can avoid amplifying misinformation. News consumers, though, can take an early look at a growing information disaster and make a healthy decision. They can shut off the fire hose of malignancy — and come back later when we might actually know something.

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Too many signs To the editor: I recently took some time to walk parts of the Hudson River Skywalk (HRS), mainly near the new roundabout and parking lot on the east end of the Rip Van Winkle bridge. A few things I saw along the way are concerning. I counted a total of 28 signs and banners from the end of the bridge to the beginning of the roundabout. These include: 4 orange WORK ZONE signs; a WELCOME TO COLUMBIA COUNTY sign; one for Olana; one for CATAMOUNT (is that really necessary?); one alerting drivers of the roundabout; 2 pedestrian and 2 yield signs; several route signs; 2 signs for CMH hospital (one of them on the left side of the road); and 1 sign for Amtrak. There are also 8 white HRS banners hanging from light poles. Motorists are expected to take all 28 of these signs and banners in the 1215 seconds of travel it takes to

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reach the roundabout. Roundabouts, like the one here, are designed to decrease speed and traffic accidents. Keeping your eyes on the road while approaching and while in a roundabout is important — it’s a stressful enough experience for everyone, and distractions are unhelpful, even dangerous. Along with the necessary route signs inside the roundabout, there are 4 more white HRS banners hanging in the middle of the roundabout, apparently intended for drivers and passengers within the roundabout. The small parking lot adjacent to the roundabout is pleasant enough, with nice landscaping and benches for visitors on their way to or from the Skywalk. However, there is not one sign or any markings on the pavement preventing drivers from exiting through the entrance of the lot and finding themselves back in

the roundabout headed in the wrong direction. Not one ONE WAY or DO NOT ENTER sign or arrows on the pavement. But, thankfully, there are 6 more white HRS banners hanging in the lot, apparently in case visitors are still unsure of where they are. In case you lost track, there are a total of 18 HRS banners hanging in the area. I brought most of these issues to the attention of the DOT engineer in charge of this project and, as an aside, he mentioned that there are vehicle backups at certain times of the day but that once drivers get used to the new roundabout, things should improve. We’ll see about that. The question that lingers in my head is: Was it necessary to build the roundabout and parking lot or are they both merely an advertisement for the HRS? BILL HUSTON HUDSON

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We’re in danger, in the former NBC correspondent’s view, “of missing the story because of the noise.” (Doyle McManus sang the praises of slow journalism recently in a Los Angeles Times column unrelated to Epstein.) Laufer’s book (published in ancient times: 2011) advises such solid ideas as: “Trust accuracy over time,” “Know your sources,” and “Don’t become a news junkie.” The multitude of worthy news-literacy efforts that have grown in recent years are preaching the same gospel: In journalism, speed kills. Be skeptical. Don’t spread shaky information. Find reputable news sources; compare and contrast what they are reporting. We know this. But it’s not easy advice to follow. “Three years of education, initiatives, conferences, philanthropic support to ‘fight misinformation’ . . . and here we are,” wrote Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, as unfounded theories — Epstein body doubles, anyone? — multiplied last weekend. If we are to assess blame for the awful information mess in a single word, its name is Twitter, particularly the platform’s in-your-face “trending topics” listing. It was on Twitter, of course, that Trump amplified to his tens of millions of followers the suggestion of actor and comedian Terrence Williams that Epstein’s death might be tied to former president Bill Clinton, hence the hashtag “#ClintonBodyCount.” Williams’ claim, as a Washington Post news story put it bluntly, “is completely unsubstantiated.” So were plenty of other claims and counter claims (“#TrumpBodyCount”). Epstein must have been murdered was the one of the prevailing sentiments because, after all, he was on suicide watch - though he wasn’t. Lou Dobbs, the Trump confidante and Fox Business host, showed no qualms in spreading the ugliness.

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Patrick Albert DelGrande, D.D.S Patrick Albert DelGrande, D.D.S., 91 of Hillsdale, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday August 11, 2019 after a short illness and related hospitalization under palliative care at Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He was born on May 15, 1928 in Rochester, NY to Albert and Philomena (Giordano) DelGrande. Dr. DelGrande (almost universally known as “Dr. Pat”) received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1950, and his dental degree from New York University in 1956. While still attending dental school, he entered the Naval Dental Corp as an Ensign where we began to see patients at the Naval Health Clinic in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. He then served aboard the U.S.S Tidewater, a Destroyer Tender deployed predominantly in the Mediterranean Sea during the Cold War before returning stateside, where as a Lieutenant he served at the Naval Health Clinic at Marine Corps Base Quantico near Triangle, Virginia. Used primarily for training purposes, MCB Quantico is known as the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps. Pat was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant in the spring of 1960. Upon leaving the Navy, Pat and his wife Yvonne relocated to Hillsdale NY when he joined the staff at the Rip Van Winkle Clinic, a forerunner to what we know today as an HMO. In 1964, he and Dr. Irma Waldo opened a shared private practice on Route 22. Pat was a Fellow, Board Member and Scientific Session Chairman in the American Endodontic Society. He retired in 2016, having been a dentist for 60 years. Active in the community, he was a Scoutmaster for Troop 126 in Hillsdale, served on the Taconic Hills’ School Board as both a board member and President, was a volunteer and member of numerous St. Bridget’s (now Our Lady of Hope’s) Roman Catholic Church committees in Copake Falls and worked with pastors since the early 1960’s to foster

good stewardship. Pat was also an active member of the Roe-Jan Lions Club, affiliated with Lions Club International for over 5 decades, a member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association of the Mid-Hudson Valley, and founder of the Molasses Hill & Western Train Club in Hillsdale, located in the basement of his office, where he and three generations of Club members entertained hundreds over the years with their semiannual “Train Shows”. On April 19, 1952 in Rochester, NY he married Yvonne Brownell. They were married for 65 years, as she predeceased him on October 18, 2017 after a long illness battling Alzheimer’s Disease. Survivors include her children, Charles and wife Patricia DelGrande of Chicago, IL, Michael DelGrande of Philadelphia, PA, Patricia Del Grande of San Francisco, CA, Lori and Patrick Sterrett of Dallas, TX and Tom DelGrande of Cincinnati, OH; and his grandchildren, Mary DelGrande of Chicago, IL, Kathleen DelGrande of Austin, TX, Zoe DelGrande of Philadelphia, PA, Kyle Richards of Los Angeles, CA, Amy and Sophie Richards of San Francisco, CA, Michael Sterrett of Miami, FL, Travis and Zachary Sterrett of Indianapolis, IN, Alexandra and Javier DelGrande of Cincinnati, OH and Justin Johnson of Charlotte, NC. Pat was pre-deceased by his daughter Mary Jo DelGrande in 1976. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday August 16, 2019 at 10 AM from the Parish of Our Lady of Hope in Copake Falls with the Rev. William White officiating. Interment will follow immediately thereafter in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Thursday August 15, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, located at 8063 NY-22, Copake, NY 12516. Memorial contributions may be offered to The Hudson Lions Club, P.O. Box 252, Stottville, NY 12172, in memory of Patrick DelGrande. To send an online condolence please visit www.peckandpeck. net.

Stephen Estok Livingston- Stephen Estok, passed away Saturday August 10, 2019. Born September 25, 1952 in Great Barrington, MA., he is the son of Stephen and Evelyn (Holmes) Estok. Stephen graduated from Hudson High School Class of 1970, and furthered his education at Bard College. Stephen was a life long farmer, working in the family business, Estok Brothers Farm. He was also a member of the Hudson Fish & Game Club. Stephen is survived by his brother Paul “Pruitt” Estok and Beth Crockett. In addition to his par-

ents, Stephen was predeceased by aunts and uncles Paul and Ed Estok, John Bashner, Betty Milroy, Anna Wallich, and Eleanor Remsburger. Visitation hours will be Thursday August 15, at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home from 4-8pm. A funeral service at Bates & Anderson-Redmond Keeler will be Friday August 16, at 11:00am. Interment will be in Livingston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to the Livingston Fire Co.

Lisa Marie Johnson Lisa Marie Johnson, age 53, of Catskill, died suddenly Monday, August 12, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family. Lisa was born July 12, 1966 in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Athalene Miller of Miami, Florida, and the late Robert Ferguson. Lisa is survived by her husband, Rodney Johnson of Catskill; four children, Rachele Hall, Victoria McKinney, Allison Johnson, Olivia Johnson; six brothers and sisters, Luwanna Miller, Benjamin McKinney, Ar-

leen McKinney, Paul McKinney, Anthony McKinney, Mel McKinney; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Lisa was predeceased by a brother, Alvin McKinney. Relatives and friends may call 10-12 Noon Friday, August 16, at Traver & McCurry Funeral Home, 234 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. A Funeral Services will follow 12 Noon Friday at the funeral home, with Reverend Rick Snowden officiating. Interment will be at the Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Israeli flight attendant died after contracting measles and falling into coma Morgan Krakow The Washington Post

An Israeli flight attendant died after contracting measles and falling into a coma, Israeli media reported Tuesday, the latest incident amid growing measles outbreaks worldwide. More cases of the virus were reported in the first half 2019 than in any other year since 2006, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Compared to this time last year, there have already been nearly three times more reported cases of measles. While many of the measles outbreaks occurred in places with low vaccination rates, the WHO said, others are occurred in nations that have high rates, resulting from “lack of access to quality healthcare or vaccination services, conflict and displacement, misinformation about vaccines, or low awareness about the need to vaccinate.” “The United States has reported its highest measles case count in 25 years,” the WHO said in the announcement. The woman, a mother of three, is just the third death from measles in Israel in the past 15 years, according to the Times of Israel. In 2018 an 18-month-old child and an 82-year-old woman also died from the virus. In a statement to the Jewish Press, the airline, El Al, said that “the company is

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Coca-Cola is putting Dasani water in cans amid backlash against plastic Craig Giammona Bloomberg

Coca-Cola is putting its Dasani water brand into aluminum cans as the beverage industry faces pressure to reduce its use of plastic. Coke will start selling canned Dasani in the U.S. Northeast next month, with plans to expand the product to other parts of the country in 2020. The announcement comes after PepsiCo Inc. said recently it would experiment with selling Aquafina, its mainstream water brand, in cans at restaurants and stadiums. Beverage giants are under pressure to boost recycling and cut down on plastic that’s filling the world’s oceans and

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to float away in the ocean. Dasani and Aquafina are the top two bottled brands in the U.S., with combined sales

Hasbro says delay of tariffs to mitigate impact for holidays Bloomberg

Hasbro has a message to the Trump administration after the decision to put off imposing tariffs: Thanks for listening. The toymaker said in an email to Bloomberg that an announced delay in the levies until Dec. 15 will help it to mitigate the impact on U.S. consumers during the upcoming holiday season. The change will also give the company more time to update global sourcing plans. The decision to delay some of the tariffs from Sept. 1 was an attempt to spare consumers some pain during the holiday season, President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “We appreciate the

A national panel of health experts recommended Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups. The panel, which is appointed by the federal

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north of $2 billion. In addition to the can test, Coke is unveiling a new “hybrid” Dasani bottle, with the half of the materials from a combination of plants and recycled plastic. The company also said it’s cutting down on the weight of its bottles in a bid to use less material. The initiatives are designed to appeal to customers and help Coke meet its pledge to boost the use of recycled material by 2030. Lauren King, Dasani’s brand director, said the efforts will also help boost profit at the parent company. “Overall this is good for our bottom line,” King said.

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bowing its head over the death of a member of El Al’s aircrew. The company will continue to act on the matter in accordance with the health ministry’s guidelines. Once the case became known, the company acted to vaccinate the company’s aircrews. The company shares the deep grief of the family and will continue to accompany the family.” The Washington Post reported on April 17 that the 43-year-old flight attendant had flown in late March on an El Al flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Israel and was later admitted to the hospital after developing encephalitis, a complication of the illness in which the brain swells. In early April, the Israeli Ministry of Health issued a warning that a March 26 flight from JFK into Israel had a measles patient on board, though it is not known whether the flight attendant contracted the virus while on the flight. In April, The Post reported that it appeared no one else on the flight had contracted measles. In April, The Post reported that the woman had been in a coma and publichealth experts were unable to speak with her to verify her vaccine record. They were able to get in touch with her mother, who told officials that her daughter had received the required vaccines in childhood. But at the time, likely in the 1970s, the

Department of Health and Human Services but operates independently, said that its proposed guidelines are intended to combat alarmingly high rates of substance abuse in the United States. It cited a 2017 federal survey that found 1 in 10 Americans ages 18 and older said they were using illicit drugs or not using medications in ways that doctors intended. The panel’s call for increased scrutiny by primary care doctors is an effort to slow the deadly use of opioids.

The experts hope that if frontline health professionals can detect patients’ burgeoning abuse of drugs early, they can help contain or reverse the problems. Most doctors have no training in how to elicit honest answers from patients about such a stigmatizing behavior. Additionally, medical practices must also be knowledgeable about state laws, some of which require them to report pregnant patients whom they even suspect of using illicit drugs.

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Henry Hudson’s accidental discovery By David Dorpfeld, Greene County Historian For Columbia-Greene Media

My family vacations in Victorian Cape May every year. It has become our August tradition. Cape May is one of the earliest seaside resorts in America. Ten years ago while I was there I discovered the town was celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage and discovery, just as we in the Hudson River were commemorating his trip up the Hudson River in 1609. Henry Hudson, an Englishman, actually made four voyages of discovery. His third and fourth are most noteworthy. For his third voyage he could no longer get financing from England and turned to the Dutch for backing. That move turned out to be good for the Dutch, but not so good for Henry Hudson. As in the first two voyages, Hudson’s plan was to travel north to find a Northeast Passage over Russia to China and Japan. Of

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course we know that was not possible. This time, as in the past, he was hampered by weather conditions and near mutiny by the crew. Instead of turning back he decided to turn west, toward warmer waters. By July, about three months into his voyage, he had reached

Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and began a trip down the coast. By August, his ship, the Half Moon, reached as far south as Jamestown, Virginia, at which point he turned north again. Reaching Delaware Bay, the ship ran aground several times — once just inside the

bay south of Cape May, New Jersey. This is the reason Cape May commemorates Hudson’s voyage. The Half Moon continued north from there and on Sept. 3, 1609, the crew reached the mouth of what is now called the Hudson River. The surrounding land was claimed for Holland. A week after arriving in New York harbor, the Half Moon set sail up the river, hoping a Northwest Passage could be found. The trip culminated near the site of present day Albany, when it became obvious they could go no further. By Oct. 4, sitting in the harbor at the mouth of the river, Hudson decided to take the Half Moon home. He arrived in Dartmouth, England, on Nov. 7, 1609. Before Hudson could return to Holland, he was arrested for sailing as an Englishman under a Dutch flag. He was required to appear before King James I and was forbidden to sail again for another country. The Half Moon was

returned to Holland, along with the ship’s logs and records of the voyage. Hudson never returned to Holland, but as a result of his voyage the Dutch sent further ships and settlers to colonize the Hudson Valley and the surrounding area as far south as Cape May, New Jersey, and the Delmarva Peninsula. This is not the end of Hudson’s story. In 1610 he once again got financial backing from the English to find a Northwest Passage to the Orient. This would be his fourth and last exploration. In April he sailed from London in a ship called the Discovery. By August he and his crew had sailed into what we now know as Hudson Bay in Canada. While in the bay, Hudson and his crew gained the distinction of being the first Europeans to winter in the Canadian artic because their ship became frozen fast in the ice. When spring came and the ship was free of the ice, the crew wanted to return home.

Hudson wanted to continue his quest to find the Northwest Passage. Eventually the crew mutinied. Hudson, his son John, and eight loyal crew members were set adrift in Hudson Bay on June 22, 1611. None were ever heard from again. The remaining crew returned to London in October 1611 — a year and a half after beginning their voyage. In 1618 the surviving members of the crew of the Discovery were tried by the Admiralty Court and found not guilty. Public sentiment was mixed; some thought the mutineers should have been hung. In the end, we have: An accidental discovery and a windfall for the Dutch for a time until the English took over New Netherlands 55 years later. We in the Hudson Valley gained a Dutch heritage that continues to this day. Reach columnist David Dorpfeld at gchistorian@gmail.com or visit him on Facebook at “Greene County Historian.

BRIEFS We want to hear from you. To send information to be included in Briefs, email to editorial@thedailymail.net; mail to The Daily Mail, Atten: Community News, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534; fax to 518-8283870. For information, and questions, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2490.

AUG. 14 CAIRO — Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, will hold a book sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 28, weather permitting, in the sheld behind the library.

AUG. 15 CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Questar III Central Office, 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton.

AUG. 16 COXSACKIE — Silver Chain Band performs 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Coxsackie Riverside Park, Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie. Admission is free. The annual movie night will begin at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the park. PHOENICIA — Ulster Savings Bank, 58 Main St., Phoenicia will hold their annual Community Appreciation Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be served, while supplies last; arts and crafts for kids, popcorn, games, prizes and giveaways (while supplies last). No account opening is required for attending this event or participating in the raffle. For information, contact Samantha Awand-Gortel, Branch Manager at 845-6885965, ext. 6701. JEWETT — Local Photo Historian and Collector Larry Tompkins will present a slide show at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Jewett Grange Hall, Route 17, Jewett. The show will feature numerous slides of buildings and sites from the Town of Jewett that he has collected over the years. The public is invited to this free program which is being sponsored by the Town of Windham Historical Society. Light refreshments will follow.

AUG. 17 WINDHAM — The Women’s 2019 Expo will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17 at St. Theresa’s, 5188 Route 23, Windham. Admission by donation. Listen to country, folk, rock’n’roll and blue grass music while you have a delicious sandwich or more at Karen’s Country Kitchen. Browse a wide variety of vendors, have a free chair massage or acupressure treatment, enter the putting contest, learn about beekeeping or knitting, or enter a raffle. Treat yourself to a

free fitness class. Talk to WRIP 97.9FM broadcast co-hosts Jay Fink and Sonny Ochs. And much more. Something for everyone. All ages. Girls and women. Boys and men. Then head on down Main Street to the car show or up Main Street to the Greek Festival. WINDHAM — The Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid is holding the “Cancer Patient Aid CAR SHOW” Aug. 17 at the Chicken Run, 5639 Route 23, Windham. Registration runs from 9-11 a.m. This show is continuing a tradition started by the late Rick Mundelein in support of cancer patients. There will be TOP 20 TROPHIES with other trophies including Motorcycle, 1990 and newer, People’s Choice and Rick Mundelein memorial trophy and $500 for best in show classic. Music, Chinese Auction, 50/50 & Cancer Patient Aid informational booth available. One hundred percent of funds raised support cancer patients in Greene County through the Greene County Women’s League (G.C.W.L.). For information, call 518-819-1249. TANNERSVILLE — Night Creatures: Scouting Bats and Moths at Mountain Top Arboretum 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. With Dylan Cipkowski and Conrad Vispo (Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program). This workshop is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. Members, free; nonmembers, $10. For information and to register, call 518589-3903. CORNWALL — Flutter in to Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 for its Butterfly Weekend at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, and discover the beauty and unique qualities of butterflies, moths and caterpillars. Children and adults alike will get a thrill getting “up close and personal” with butterflies in the Butterfly Tent (one ticket is included with each paid admission). At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., join Environmental Educators for a presentation all about Monarch Butterflies followed by tagging and releasing Monarchs as part of the Citizen Science project from “Monarch Watch.” There will also be crafts for kids, and entrance into Grasshopper Grove nature play space is included in the admission price. Museum members, $8/adults, $5/children; not-yet members, $10/ adults, $7/children. For information, visit hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506 ext. 204.

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and younger, free. ALBANY — The GermanAmerican Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany, will host SummerFest beginning at noon Aug. 18. Enjoy tasty German food, drink and music. Greg’s Brauhaus Band will perform and children’s activities include a parade. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors in the large banquet hall and barroom. All of our events are open to the public. Admission is $3; children under 12 are free.

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High Hill United Methodist Church Celebrated July’s Birthday with a potluck brunch and the whole congregation helped Rev. John Capen sing Happy Birthday to Gail Deyo who was present. The other July birthdays were Elizabeth Hutching, Joshua Ballard and Angel Paquette-Seymour, who weren’t present. The church picnic will be held Aug. 25 at Juniper Woods Campground, 1226 Schoharie Turnpike, Catskill. The service will start at 11 a.m. with the picnic following right after the service.

WEST CAMP — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4203 Route 9W, West Camp, will hold an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17 in the brick Fellowship Hall. There is quite an assortment of household items, crafts, and many wonderful treasures, something for everyone. The indoor sale will be in the brick Fellowship Hall, which has handicap access to the second floor via the ramp at the back of the building. St. Paul’s is located on Route 9W south of Catskill in West Camp near the West Camp Firehouse.

AUG. 18 COXSACKIE — Playing With Fire performs 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Coxsackie Riverside Park, Betke Boulevard, Coxsackie. Admission is free. STAMFORD — The Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano) and mezzosoprano Carla Jablonski are presented by Friends of Music of Stamford at 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St., Stamford. Together, Neave Trio and Carla Jablonski will perform music featured on their recent album, Celebrating Piazzolla (Azica Records) and Neave will also present Amy Beach’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150, to be released

on their next album, Her Voice in September 2019 (Chandos Records). Adults, $12; seniors and students, $6; children 13

ATHENS — A meeting to plan the 2019 Athens Victorian Stroll will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St., Athens. The planners are looking for new ideas for events for this year’s Athens Victorian Stroll scheduled for Dec. 14. Unaffiliated individuals, as well as leaders of local organizations, such as the boy scouts and girl scouts, PTO, and youth church groups, are especially encouraged to come and share their thoughts on the Stroll. The hope is to get new ideas and bounce them off the other attendees. If you have any questions or suggestions and are unable to come, call Carol Pfister at 518-945-1257. CAIRO — Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, will hold a book sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 28, weather permitting, in the sheld behind the library.

CAIRO — Greene County Public Health Department will hold a rabies clinic 6-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Cairo Firehouse, Railroad Avenue, Cairo. Donations are highly appreciated. Vaccination is available for cats, dogs and ferrets. Call ahead for ferrets. If you are feeding a stray cat or dog, be sure to bring in for vaccination. Bring record of pet’s preveious vaccination to receive a 3 year certificate. If no record is shown, pet will be given a 1 year certificate. Veterinary services provided by New Baltimore Animal Hospital. Call 518-719-3600 for questions regarding rabies.

AUG. 22 TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Community Resource Day will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St., Tannersville. Sponsored by the Greene County Department for Human Services RSVP. Stop in to learn how area vendors can assist you. For information, call Ruth Jones Pforte at 518-7193555.

AUG. 24 ACRA — The Cairo United Methodist Church annual nickel social will be held Aug. 24 at the Acra Community Center, County Route 23B, Acra. Doors open at 1 p.m. with drawings to begin at 2 p.m. There will be door prizes, 50/50, specialty table and more. Refreshments will be available.


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Looking for information about survivor benefits Dear Rusty: I am looking for information on my benefits. I am 60 years and 5 months old, and still employed. My spouse died in 2017 and would have been 61 years and 9 months old on July 31, 2019. My husband was the more highly compensated employee and was employed longer than myself. Signed: A Survivor Dear Survivor: You are eligible for a survivor benefit from your deceased husband because you are now 60, but that survivor benefit will be considerably reduced (by about 28.5%) if you take it now. The survivor benefit is reduced if taken before your widow’s full retirement age (which is 66 and a half for you). Taken at your widow’s full retirement age (FRA) you’d be entitled to

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GLOOR 100% of the benefit your deceased husband had earned at his passing. But if you take the survivor benefit now — before your normal full retirement age (66 years and 10 months) — and you are working, you’ll be subject to Social Security’s “earnings limit.” If you exceed the limit, it will cause Social Security to withhold some of your survivor benefits. The 2019 earnings limit is $17,640

and it will increase slightly each year until the year you reach your normal FRA, when it will increase by about two and a half times; then, when you reach your normal FRA, there is no earnings limit. What all of that means is that if you take the survivor benefit now and continue to work and earn, your survivor benefit will be reduced from what it could be, and Social Security will take back some benefits if you exceed the earnings limit (they’ll take back $1 for every $2 you are over the limit). Assuming you have earned the requisite 40 credits from your own career, you will be eligible for your own Social Security retirement benefit at age 62, though your own benefit would also be reduced if you take it early (the reduction for your own benefit at age 62

will be about 29.2%). Since at 62 you will have a choice to take either the survivor benefit or your own benefit, you may want to set a goal of getting the highest possible benefit for the rest of your life. To do that I suggest you determine whether the maximum benefit you can get on your own work record (at age 70) is more than the maximum survivor benefit you can get at your widow’s FRA, and then follow a strategy which yields the highest benefit. You can get those numbers by contacting Social Security directly and asking for your own Statement of Estimated Benefits, and also asking for what your maximum survivor benefit will be. You can get the statement for your own estimated benefits online by creating a “My Social Security” account, but you will

need to contact Social Security directly to get your maximum survivor benefit amount. Once you are 62, you will have a choice of which benefit to choose and when to choose it. So, if your own SS benefit on your own work record will be more at age 70 than your survivor benefit will be at your widow’s FRA, you should consider taking the survivor benefit first and delaying your own benefit until it reaches maximum, at which point you would switch to your own benefit. However, if your own maximum benefit at age 70 will be less than the maximum survivor benefit you can get at your widow’s full retirement age, then you may wish to wait until you reach your widow’s full retirement age (66 and a half) to claim the maximum survivor benefit. If you wait until your

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Tuesdays of each month at the Bethany Village in Coxsackie. While the loss of a loved one is a common source of grief, other reasons include the loss of a job, the death of a beloved pet, experiencing a major health challenge such as cancer, and the ending of a relationship. Grief is a very personal and individual emotion. Support groups provide many benefits to those who are grieving. Those who are experiencing grief early on can connect with others in the group who have successfully managed their grief and are further along on their road to feeling happy once again. More information can be found at the face book page at Coxsackie Grief Support Group and also by contacting Jeffrey Haas at 518478-5414 or jhaasrph@aol. com.

Memorial Health will host a Stroke Survivor and Caregiver monthly support group at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 154 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. For information, call 518-943-5151.

widow’s FRA to claim the maximum survivor benefit, and you need additional income while you’re waiting, you can claim only your own SS benefit at age 62 but remember that if you do so the earnings limit will still apply to your own SS retirement benefit until you reach your normal full retirement age. This article is intended for information purposes only and does not represent legal or financial guidance. It presents the opinions and interpretations of the AMAC Foundation’s staff, trained and accredited by the National Social Security Association (NSSA). NSSA and the AMAC Foundation and its staff are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any other governmental entity. To submit a question, visit our website or email us.

Senior Briefs We want to hear from you. To send information to be included in Senior Briefs, email to editorial@thedailymail.net; mail to The Daily Mail, Atten: Senior Briefs, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534; fax to 518-828-3870. For information and questions, please call 518-828-1616 ext. 2490. We would like to have information at least two weeks in advance.

ATHENS SENIOR CITIZENS ATHENS — The Athens Senior Citizens meet at 1:15 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens.

CAIRO GOLDEN AGERS CAIRO — The Cairo Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Acra Community Center, Route 23, Acra.

CATSKILL SILVER LININGS SENIORS CATSKILL — The Catskill Silver Linings Seniors meet at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Robert C. Antonelli Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill.

COXSACKIE AREA SENIORS COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie Area Seniors meet at 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in Van Heest Hall, Bethany Village, 800 Bethany

Village, West Coxsackie.

SENIOR CITIZENS OF COXSACKIE COXSACKIE — The Senior Citizens of Coxsackie meet at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at the Coxsackie Senior Center, 127 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

GREENVILLE GOLDEN YEARS CLUB GREENVILLE — The Greenville Golden Club meet at 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Hall, 54 Maple Ave., Greenville. The Ice Cream Social will be at the Sept. 4 meeting.

MOUNTAIN TOP GOLDEN AGERS TANNERSVILLE — The Mountain Top Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at Tannersville Village Hall, 1 Park Lane, Tannersville.

WAJPL GOLDEN AGERS HENSONVILLE — The WAJPL Golden Agers meet at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at Hensonville Town Building, 371 Route 296, Hensonville.

WATERCOLOR CLASSES ATHENS — Watercolor classes taught by Regine Petrosky will be held 1-3 p.m. six Tuesdays Sept. 17 through Oct. 22 at the Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens. Sign up at the center for classes. Maximum 12 people. Supplies will be provided.

WEST COXSACKIE — The Active Older Adult Day will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Greene County YMCA, 35 Route 81, Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie. A free lunch will be served at noon. RSVP for lunch by Aug. 16 at 518-731-7529 or stop by the front desk. Open to the community. There will be screenings and resources, raffles and more.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Community Resource Day will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St., Tannersville. Sponsored by the Greene County Department for Human Services RSVP. Stop in to learn how area vendors can assist you. For information, call Ruth Jones Pforte at 518-719-3555.

MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE ACRA — Moving for Better Balance will be held 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 27 at the Acra Community Center, Senior Nutrition Site, Old Route 23B, Acra. Class size is limited. Preregistration is required and can be made by calling Toni Carroll, wellness coordinator at 518-731-7429.

CATSKILL — The Alzheimer’s Association holds support group meetings at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at The Pines, Jefferson Heights, Catskill.

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COXSACKIE — The Alzheimer’s Association holds support group meetings at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Heermance Memorial Library, 1 Ely St., Coxsackie.

COXSACKIE — A grief support group will start meeting at 6 p.m. the second and fourth

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SHOPPING BUS CATSKILL — The Greene County Department of Human Services offers a shopping bus to Greene County residents 60 and older, living in the towns of Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Greenville, Hunter, Jewett, Prattsville and Windham. Seniors are picked up at their door, driven to Catskill for shopping and then have lunch at a local senior center before returning home. Special trips are scheduled periodically. Monday: Mountain Top/ Catskill (Windham, Ashland, Prattsville, Jewett and Hunter). Tuesday: Cairo/Greenville/ Catskill. Wednesday: Athens/Coxsackie. The Shopping Bus does not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day (November), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The trip to Colonie Center

will be Dec. 20. The following is the 2019 trips to Colonie Center. Trips are the third Thursday of the month. The cost is $10. Payment is due at time of departure/boarding. Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19. Reservations must be made no later than 3 p.m. of the Wednesday before the trip. In addition, during snow or ice storms, it may be necessary for us to close our senior service centers because of hazardous driving conditions. When we close the centers, we also cancel our transportation services for the day, which includes the Shopping Bus. Advance notice/reservation required for all shopping bus transportation. For information or to reserve a seat, call Janet at 518-719-3559.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER ATHENS — The Senior Angels’ fourth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 at the Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens. Open to all seniors 60 and older. Doors open 11 a.m.; lunch served noon-2 p.m. There will be music, door prizes and conversation over coffee and pie 2-4 p.m. For information, or to donate to help offset costs, contact the Department of Human Services at 518-7193555 and ask to speak to Ken.

Senior Menu CATSKILL — The following is the weekly nutrition menu offered by the Greene County Department of Human Services’ Senior Nutrition Program. Served daily with each meal are bread or alternative with Promise Spread; low fat milk, coffee or tea. All persons 60 and older and their spouses are invited. The suggested donation for each meal is $4. The menu will be the meal that is delivered to all Greene County home bound meal clients. Those wishing to receive lunch at a center are asked to call the respective location at least a day in advance. Rivertown Senior Center, 39 Second St., Athens; 518-9452700. Acra Community Center, Old Route 23B, Cairo; 518-6229898. Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, Jewett; 518-2634392. Washington Irving

Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill; 518-943-1343. Town of Coxsackie Senior Center, Mansion Street, Coxsackie; 518-731-8901.

AUG. 14 THROUGH AUG. 21 WEDNESDAY: Sloppy Joes, brown rice, corn and lima beans, pears. THURSDAY: Pulled pork cole slaw, baked beans, collard greens, fresh fruit. FRIDAY: Turkey and cheese sub, potato salad, spinach salad, oatmeal cookies. MONDAY: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, broccoli, tropical mixed fruit. TUESDAY: Barbecue chicken, brussels sprouts, baked beans, fruited gelatin. WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf with gravy, winter squash, mashed potatoes, banana pudding poke cake.

AUG. 21 THROUGH AUG. 28 WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf with gravy, winter squash, mashed potatoes, banana

pudding poke cake. THURSDAY: Cold salad plate, seafood pasta salad, macaroni salad, beet salad, sliced tomatoes, chocolate mousse. FRIDAY: Roast beef with gravy, green salad, baked potato, glazed carrots, local farm fresh fruit. MONDAY: Linguini with red clam sauce, spinach, lemon pudding. TUESDAY: Pork chops with mushroom gravy, applesauce, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, fruit cocktail. WEDNESDAY: Swedish meatballs, buttered noodles, red cabbage, tropical cake.

AUG. 28 THROUGH SEPT. 4 WEDNESDAY: Swedish meatballs, buttered noodles, red cabbage, tropical cake. THURSDAY: Chicken divan, brown rice, summer squash, fresh peaches. FRIDAY: Cold salad plate, chef’s salad, carrot raisin

salad, banana. MONDAY: Closed TUESDAY: Sausage and tortellini with tomato sauce, spinach, chocolate mousse. WEDNESDAY: Roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dressing, peaches.

SEPT. 4 THROUGH SEPT. 11 WEDNESDAY: Roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dressing, peaches. THURSDAY: Seafood salad on lettuce, cole slaw, potato salad, yellow cake. FRIDAY: Chef’s choice, broccoli, fresh fruit. MONDAY: Macaroni and cheese, three bean salad, stewed tomatoes, fruit cocktail. TUESDAY: Herb baked fish, red parsley potatoes, California mixed vegetables, pears. WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, gravy, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, ambrosia.

SEPT. 11 THROUGH SEPT. 18 WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, gravy, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, ambrosia. THURSDAY: Lemon chicken, fresh salad, green beans, au gratin potatoes, oatmeal cookies. FRIDAY: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, broccoli, lemon mousse. MONDAY: Mushroom and Swiss quiche, green beans, hash brown potato, peaches. TUESDAY: Fresh ham, gravy, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, apple crisp. WEDNESDAY: Beef pot pie, boiled potato, carrots, birthday spice cake.

SEPT. 18 THROUGH SEPT. 25. WEDNESDAY: Beef pot pie, boiled potato, carrots, birthday spice cake. THURSDAY: Salmon with dill sauce, brown rice pilaf, broccoli, butterscotch pudding. FRIDAY: Roast chicken with

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gravy, green salad, braised cabbage, sweet potato, fresh farm apples. MONDAY: Chili con carne, brown rice, wax beans, lemon whip. TUESDAY: Chicken and biscuits, cold beet salad, parsley boiled potatoes, California mixed vegetables, pineapple delight. WEDNESDAY: Beef burgundy, buttered noodles, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

SEPT. 25 THROUGH OCT. 2 WEDNESDAY: Beef burgundy, buttered noodles, broccoli, fruit cocktail. THURSDAY: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach puff, fresh pears. FRIDAY: Baked ziti with cheese, fresh green salad, Italian mixed vegetables, fruited gelatin. MONDAY: Herbed fish, roasted red potatoes, carrots, mandarin oranges.

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can only imagine why they are targeting a place named Casa Latina,” Ahmed said. Khaalid Walls, Northeast regional communications director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed the agency had taken action in Hudson on Tuesday, but would not say whether anyone had been arrested or detained. “We can confirm an enforcement action,” Walls said. “Because enforcement activities are currently underway, no additional information is available at this time.” Second Ward Alderwoman Tiffany Garriga, along with others, sat outside the restaurant while an unmarked white van, with ICE officers seated inside, idled outside the restaurant. “We are in support of my people, the people of this city — treat them like human

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reason to be targeting people — that is racial profiling. That is against the Constitution of the United States.” Officials said the program would not apply to people who already have green cards, to certain members of the military, to refugees and asylumseekers, or to pregnant women and children. But immigration advocates said immigrants not subject to the regulation could drop out of those programs for fear of retaliation. “This news is a cruel new step toward weaponizing programs that are intended to help people by making them, instead, a means of separating families and sending immigrants and communities of color one message: You are not welcome here,” said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National

beings,” Garriga said. “We are a Welcoming and Inclusive City, and we are here to stand with the people.” Ahmed said supporters of the group Columbia County Sanctuary Movement sent out word through text and Facebook that a raid was taking place outside the restaurant. Mayor Rick Rector was in the restaurant’s parking lot “monitoring” the situation, he said. “I am here in support of the city of Hudson’s law that was put in place, making sure the city is behaving and the city is doing what we committed to,” Rector said. He added he did not know if the Hudson police had been notified of the presence of ICE officials. “That has been the ongoing conversation,” Rector said. “The police are often not advised, or sometimes they are advised by ICE when they are in town.” Lt. David Miller of the Hudson Police Department later confirmed the police were not Immigration Law Center. The new regulation was announced Monday by Kenneth Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. “The benefit to taxpayers is a long-term benefit of seeking to ensure that our immigration system is bringing people to join us as American citizens, as legal permanent residents first, who can stand on their own two feet, who will not be reliant on the welfare system, especially in the age of the modern welfare state, which is so expansive and expensive,” Cuccinelli said. But U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, said the regulation will not solve the immigration crisis and could endanger people. “The new Public Charge rule from the Trump administration is not aimed at solving the complex issues at our border, but instead makes our communities less healthy, and stokes a dangerous culture of

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An unmarked white van with immigration officials waits outside the restaurant Casa Latina on Green Street in Hudson.

notified by ICE that immigration officials were coming into the city. As a Welcoming and Inclusive City, under the 2017 resolution, there are restrictions on what local police can do with regard to immigration status. Hudson police cannot question, arrest or detain an

individual based solely on an actual or suspected immigration or citizenship status, according to the Welcoming and Inclusive City resolution. Police also cannot inquire about an individual’s immigration status if they are a witness, crime victim or a person approaching the police for assistance, according to the

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Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sit in an unmarked van outside Casa Latina waiting to detain undocumented immigrants, according to the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement and city officials

resolution. Hudson Common Council President Thomas DiPietro was outside Casa Latina during ICE’s presence Tuesday and called the action “intimidation.” “I am here as a member

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House, before boarding Marine One in Washington on Friday. The Trump administration will penalize legal immigrants who rely on public programs, such as food stamps and government-subsidized housing, as part of a sweeping new policy to slow legal immigration into the U.S. and reduce the number of immigrants who are granted permanent legal status.

fear in immigrant communities,” Delgado said. The complex regulation, which is scheduled to go into

effect in 60 days, would give the Trump administration a powerful new tool to narrow the demographic of people

who come to live and work in the country. According to the new rule, the United States wants immigrants who can

U.S. to delay some China Tariffs until stores stock up for holiday shoppers Ana Swanson c.2019 The New York Times Company

The Trump administration Tuesday narrowed the list of Chinese products it plans to impose new tariffs on as of Sept. 1, delaying levies on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods to spare shoppers from higher prices during the backto-school and holiday seasons. Stocks soared on the news. The move, which pushed a new 10% tariff on some goods until Dec. 15 and excluded others entirely, came as President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure from businesses and consumer groups over the harm they say the continuing trade war between the United States and China is doing. Trump’s earlier tariffs on Chinese imports were carefully crafted to hit businesses in ways that everyday Americans would mostly not notice. But his announcement this month of the 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods meant consumers would soon feel the trade war’s sting more directly. On Tuesday, Trump acknowledged as much. “We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” he told reporters around noon. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.” Trump has been pressing Beijing since last year to make a trade deal that would, among other things, strengthen protections for U.S. intellectual property, open Chinese markets to U.S. business and result in China buying large quantities of U.S. energy and agricultural goods. But negotiators have made little progress since May, when progress stalled over several issues. The stumbling blocks include whether Trump would roll back the 25% tariffs the

administration has already imposed on roughly $250 billion of Chinese goods and whether Beijing would enshrine in law the changes it has pledged to make. The president’s comments Tuesday about the tariffs’ effect on consumers followed an announcement by U.S. trade representative’s office that while the new tariffs would take effect as Trump had threatened, some notable items would not immediately be subject to them. Consumer electronics, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors and some footwear and clothing items were among the items the trade representative’s office said would not be hit with tariffs until retailers had time to stockpile what they needed for their busiest time of year. The administration also said some products were being removed from the tariff list altogether “based on health, safety, national security and other factors.” A spokesman for the trade representative’s office said the products being excluded from the tariffs included car seats, shipping containers, cranes, certain fish, and Bibles and other religious literature. The S&P 500 climbed nearly 2% after the announcement, lifted partly by stocks of retailers and computer chip producers that have been sensitive to indications that trade tensions were getting either better or worse. Best Buy, which gets many of the products it sells from China, was among the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500, up more than 8% in morning trading. The Nasdaq composite index rose more than 2%. Liu He, China’s vice premier and lead trade negotiator, spoke with Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury

of the Common Council. It seems to me like a form of intimidation,” DiPietro said. “They are parked outside here and looking around. Who is to know what they are up to?” Reporter Amanda Purcell contributed to this report. support themselves, not those who “depend on public resources to meet their needs.” Tiffany Garriga, 2nd Ward Alderwoman in Hudson, opposed the president’s plan. “I hope he is looking in the mirror,” Garriga said of Trump. Others supported the move. “If people want to come here to work hard, I’m all for that,” said Michael Jones, of Catskill. The ability of immigrants to support themselves has long been a consideration in whether they were granted the right to permanently live and work in the United States. But the Trump administration’s new move has made assessing the financial resources of immigrants a more central part of that decision-making process. It is unclear precisely how many legal immigrants will be affected by the new rule. The New York Times News Service contributed to this report.

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Cargo ship containers at the Port of Los Angeles, Feb. 10, 2015. The Trump administration on Aug. 13, 2019, narrowed the list of Chinese products it plans to impose new tariffs on as of Sept. 1, delaying levies on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods and announcing exclusions for other products for reasons of health, safety and national security. The administration said that a new 10 percent tariff on roughly half the Chinese goods imported into the U.S. would still take effect on Sept. 1 as announced by President Donald Trump.

secretary, on Tuesday, and the three agreed to speak again in two weeks, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Earlier Tuesday, Trump had criticized China for not making large purchases of U.S. farm goods, suggesting that the tariffs might force them into action. “As usual, China said they were going to be buying ‘big’ from our great American Farmers,” he wrote on Twitter. “So far they have not done what they said. Maybe this will be different!”

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CATSKILL — The inaugural BTM Golf Open, formerly The Coxsackie Challenge, was held recently at the Catskill Golf Resort, with a total of 60 golfers participating. The event was the brainchild of tournament organizer Joe Adrian. It was held in honor of Barry T. Martin, a Coxsackie resident and longtime Catskill Golf Club member who passed away in 2017. Martin was co-founder of The Coxsackie Challenge, a golf tournament that attracted all levels of golfers, and raised thousands of dollars over a 13-year span for the Coxsackie Rescue Squad. Catskill Golf Resort PGA Professional, Brian Lowe, remembered Martin fondly during his pre-event opening remarks, enunciating Martin’s love of competition, sports, and especially golf. Many sponsors helped to make this a successful event, culminating with a donation of $2,000 to the Community Food Pantry of Coxsackie. The winning foursome — Travis Hagen, Kevin Hale, Eric Powell, and George White — finished with a score of 14 under par. Many raffle prizes including gift certificates, and golf equipment were awarded to the participants who also enjoyed food and beverages

provided by Bistro 27. Adrian said the event was a rousing success, and he plans to continue the event for years to come. Sponsors of the BTM Open included: Theron and Lisa Gunderman (Barry T. and Gilda Martin), Larry Gunderman (George and Marion Gunderman), Luxury Oil Express Inc. — Dave Hotaling, Hinterland Design, Bottle and Cork, Thunderhart at Sunny Hill, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Catskill Golf Resort, Normanside Country Club, Sycamore Country Club, Rainbow Painting – Albert Salvino, Eastern Heating and Cooling Inc., Christman’s Windham House Country Inn and Golf Resort, Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club. Also, Linda Plew, Joe Adrian, Tom Cavallino, Jeff Wanek, Chester Warren, Scott Purdy, Ralph Favicchio, Eugene Millett, Dave Merchant, Coxsackie Athens Rotary Club, Don & Tracey Golini, Starfish Communications — Cheryl Elkins, Massachusetts Mutual, Max S. Wood Equipment, GNH Lumber Inc., Emily M. Irwin, Che Figata Italian Bistro, Cask and Rasher, S&B Transportation, Walmart — Catskill, Tops Friendly Markets — Coxsackie, Persico – True Value, In Memory of Robert “Poppy” Adrian, Rainbow Golf Club.

Giants’ Latimer puts football into perspective Tom Rock Newsday

Cody Latimer keeps catching footballs. “Got to make a statement,” he said. The Giants are counting on that. Especially if they go into the regular season with Golden Tate suspended (he’s currently appealing a four-game ban for violating the policy on performanceenhancing drugs) and Sterling Shepard at less than 100% (he’s been practicing with a splint on a fractured thumb). Latimer might turn out to be their best option in the passing game in the early going. But the veteran wide receiver also is dealing with plenty off the field. In the spring, he returned to his hometown of Dayton in the immediate aftermath of a series of tornadoes that destroyed some neighborhoods close to where he grew up. Then, earlier this month, Dayton was in the headlines again, this time for a mass shooting that left 10 people dead and 27 injured. Latimer wasn’t able to fly to Ohio then as the Giants were preparing for their preseason opener, but the trauma experienced by his hometown hurt him deeply. “It’s crazy, but it’s just the world we live in nowadays,” Latimer told Newsday. “It’s happening everywhere. El Paso. It’s sad to see that stuff. It’s starting to become a common thing now, and it’s crazy. My heart is out for Dayton. I feel for them. For the people who made it out safe but also for the people who didn’t make it and their families. It’s an unfortunate thing that’s happening everywhere. It sucks, but this

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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) singles against the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Citi Field.

An Amazin’ month for the Mets Victor Mather The New York Times News Service

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New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer (12) makes a catch during organized team activities at Quest Diagnostic Training Center.

is the world we live in. It’s heartbreaking.” Then, last Thursday — the day of the preseason game against the Jets — Latimer’s mother, Tonya Dunson, flew to New Jersey to watch the game. When she arrived at Newark Airport, however, Latimer said she had a seizure and had to be rushed to the hospital. She’s been at Newark Beth Israel ever since and is scheduled to have surgery to repair two holes in her heart on Wednesday, he said. “I got a lot of stuff going on,” Latimer said. “But that’s life, man.” Latimer is optimistic his mother will make it through her surgery. “She’s been sick but she’s a fighter,” he said. “She’s strong.”

She’d been having seizures recently, he said, but doctors back home in Dayton were unable to figure out why. Tests at Beth Israel revealed the holes in her heart. They believe mending them will help end the seizures. “This should fix her episodes now,” he said. “They’ll plug the two holes in her heart. So it was a blessing in disguise ... It’s been the best thing that could have happened.” So was the decision by Latimer’s wife, Jaimee, to eschew ordering a car service for Dunson and driving to the airport to pick her up. Had Jaimee not been there, there’s no telling what might have happened when Dunson walked off the plane, said she was not feeling well and collapsed.

It was only a few hours later that Latimer caught the first career pass from Daniel Jones. A few snaps later, he caught a 31-yarder. On Sunday, at Giants practice, he hauled in a deep pass from Eli Manning. He’s coming off a disappointing first season with the Giants, in which he spent most of 2018 sidelined by a hamstring injury, and is having a strong training camp in spite of the swirls around him. “Cody is probably one of our most veteran receivers,” Pat Shurmur said. “I think he shows that out there. He knows how to practice. He knows how to compete. He has a unique ability to make a play down the field. I think he does a good job.” Latimer spent time this See GIANTS B5

A month ago, the New York Mets weren’t exactly at rock bottom, but they weren’t far off. The manager had cursed out a reporter. The general manager, according to multiple news media accounts, had thrown a chair in a meeting. At the All-Star break, the Mets had lost 10 of their last 14 games, were seven games out of the last wild card spot and had the second-worst record in the National League at 4050. It seemed pretty likely the Mets players were going to be playing golf and hunting come Oct. 1. But on Monday morning the Mets woke up one game out of the playoffs after a torrid month that few could have predicted. At the All-Star break, if you still believed in the Mets, you could get 325-1 for them to win the World Series, according to Sports Odds History. Now those odds are down to 36-1. Here’s what happened, as reflected in some New York Times headlines. ‘The Mets at Midseason:

Can They Dig Their Way Out?’ The Times asked this question on July 12, as the All-Star break ended. The bullpen was a mess. Pitching coach Dave Eiland and bullpen coach Chuck Hernandez had been fired. At least Pete Alonso had won the Home Run Derby. One person was optimistic. “I feel like we can make a run at this thing,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “We can sneak into that wild-card.” That statement, which very likely caused puzzlement for all but the most deluded of Mets fans, might just turn out to be correct. Since the break, the Mets are on an unexpected 21-7 run that includes seven- and eightgame winning streaks. (The team Mets fans love to hate, the New York Yankees, are only 20-10 over that period.) Now, at 61-57 with arguably the top pitching staff in baseball, the Mets are suddenly the team no one wants to face in a short series. It started with a 4-1 stretch against the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins that See METS B5


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Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB NY Yankees 79 41 .658 — Tampa Bay 69 50 .580 9.5 Boston 62 59 .512 17.5 Toronto 50 72 .410 30.0 Baltimore 39 80 .328 39.5 Central W L Pct GB Minnesota 71 47 .602 — Cleveland 71 48 .597 .5 Chi. White Sox 52 64 .448 18.0 Kansas City 43 76 .361 28.5 Detroit 35 80 .304 34.5 West W L Pct GB Houston 77 41 .653 — Oakland 67 51 .568 10.0 Texas 59 59 .500 18.0 LA Angels 58 61 .487 19.5 Seattle 48 71 .403 29.5 Saturday’s games Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 L.A. Angels 12, Boston 4 Kansas City 7, Detroit 0 Houston 23, Baltimore 2 Minnesota 4, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 3, Oakland 2 Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4 Sunday’s games L.A. Angels 5, Boston 4, 10 innings Baltimore 8, Houston 7 N.Y. Yankees 1, Toronto 0 Kansas City 10, Detroit 2 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3, 10 innings Tampa Bay 1, Seattle 0 Monday’s games N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 5 N.Y. Yankees 11, Baltimore 8 Toronto 19, Texas 4 Cleveland 6, Boston 5 Houston at Chicago White Sox, ppd. Tuesday’s games Houston (TBD) at Chicago White Sox (TBD), 4:40 p.m. Baltimore (Means 8-7) at N.Y. Yankees (German 15-2), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Lynn 14-7) at Toronto (Pannone 2-5), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Sale 6-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 7-2), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Kikuchi 4-8) at Detroit (Boyd 6-8), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Cole 14-5) at Chicago White Sox (Nova 7-9), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Atlanta 70 50 .583 — Washington 63 55 .534 6.0 NY Mets 61 57 .517 8.0 Philadelphia 60 58 .508 9.0 Miami 44 73 .376 24.5 Central W L Pct GB Chi. Cubs 64 54 .542 — St. Louis 61 55 .526 2.0 Milwaukee 62 57 .521 2.5 Cincinnati 56 61 .479 7.5 Pittsburgh 48 69 .410 15.5 West W L Pct GB LA Dodgers 79 41 .658 — Arizona 59 59 .500 19.0 San Francisco 59 60 .496 19.5 San Diego 55 62 .470 22.5 Colorado 53 65 .449 25.0 Saturday’s games San Francisco 3, Philadelphia 1 Miami 7, Atlanta 6, 10 innings Cincinnati 10, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 3 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 1 San Diego 8, Colorado 5 L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 0 Sunday’s games Atlanta 5, Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 3 Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 4 St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 9 Colorado 8, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 3 San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6 Monday’s games Washington 7, Cincinnati 6 Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Tuesday’s games Cincinnati (Wood 1-0) at Washington (Ross 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Quintana 10-7) at Philadelphia (Vargas 0-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-2) at Miami (Yamamoto 4-3), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 9-6) at Atlanta (Fried 13-4), 7:20 p.m. Arizona (Gallen 1-0) at Colorado (Gray 10-8), 8:40 p.m. Interleague Saturday’s game Milwaukee 3, Texas 2 Sunday’s game Texas 1, Milwaukee 0 Monday’s games Pittsburgh at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Minnesota (Perez 8-5) at Milwaukee (Anderson 5-2), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 5-6) at Kansas City (Sparkman 3-7), 8:15 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 10-7) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-7), 9:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (Williams 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Canning 4-6), 10:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (McKay 2-2) at San Diego (Lauer 6-8), 10:10 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore Orioles - Optioned RHP Tayler Scott to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Jimmy Yacabonis, RHP Evan Phillips, and LHP Ty Blach from Norfolk (IL). Boston Red Sox - Optioned RHP Ryan Weber to Pawtucket (IL). Placed 2B Michael Chavis on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Travis Lakins and 3B Marco Hernandez from Pawtucket (IL). Kansas City Royals - Optioned LHP Eric Skoglund to Omaha (PCL). Los Angeles Angels - Placed RHP Justin Anderson on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Aug. 10. Recalled RHP Jose Rodriguez from Salt Lake (PCL). New York Yankees - Recalled 2B Breyvic Valera from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Toronto Blue Jays - Recalled LF Billy McKinney from Buffalo (IL). NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona Diamondbacks - Designated LF Blake Swihart for assignment. Selected the contract of 3B Josh Rojas from Reno (PCL). Cincinnati Reds - Claimed SS Freddy Galvis off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Pittsburgh Pirates - Placed RHP Richard Rodriguez on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Aug. 10. Recalled RHP Mitch Keller from Indianapolis (IL). San Francisco Giants - Claimed RHP Burch Smith off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. Designated RHP Ryan Dull for assignment. Optioned LHP Conner Menez to Sacramento (PCL). St. Louis Cardinals - Activated C Yadier Molina from the 10-day IL. Fired assistant hitting coach Mark Budaska. Named Jobel Jimenez assistant hitting coach. Optioned C Andrew Knizner to Memphis (PCL). Placed RF Jose Martinez on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of LF Randy Arozarena from Memphis (PCL). Washington Nationals - Activated 3B Howie Kendrick from the 10-day IL. Optioned LF Andrew Stevenson to Harrisburg (EL).

FOOTBALL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Arizona Cardinals - Acquired LB Jeff Holland off waivers from the Denver Broncos. Activated TE Charles Clay and DB Brandon Williams from the physically unable to perform list. Cut DT Darius Philon. Signed DT Pasoni Tasini. Buffalo Bills - Cut G Nico Siragusa. Cut G Vladimir Ducasse. Signed LB Sam Acho, DB Captain Munnerlyn, and DT Roderick Young. Cincinnati Bengals - Activated G Alex Redmond from the physically unable to perform list. Cleveland Browns - Cut TE Orson Charles. Signed TE Rico Gathers. Dallas Cowboys - Cut LB Andrew Dowell. Detroit Lions - Waived LB Tre Lamar, placed him on IR from waivers. Cut DB CB Tarvarus McFadden and CB Marcus Cooper. Signed WR Deontez Alexander and DB Jamar Summers. Green Bay Packers - Acquired DB Derrick Jones off waivers from the New York Jets. Cut WR Jawill Davis. Signed RB Tommy Bohanon. Houston Texans - Placed DE Chris Landrum on IR from waivers. Indianapolis Colts - Waived TE Zach Conque, cut him. Signed DB Isaiah Langley. Jacksonville Jaguars - Waived G Jordan Agasiva, cut him. Waived T Andrew Lauderdale, cut him. Activated T Cam Robinson from the physically unable to perform list. Cut RB Benny Cunningham. Placed RB Roc Thomas on IR from waivers. Signed T Ka’John Armstrong, T Ben Ijalana, and TE Ethan Wolf. Waived TE Michael Colubiale. Miami Dolphins - Signed LB Terrance Smith. Waived DE Jonathan Woodard. Minnesota Vikings - Waived G Tyler Catalina,

cut him. Acquired P Kaare Vedvik from the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick. Cut LS Kevin McDermott. Named Andrew Miller chief operating officer. Signed TE Nate Wozniak. New England Patriots - Activated DB Nate Ebner and DB Ken Webster from the physically unable to perform list. Signed T Cole Croston. Waived DB D’Angelo Ross. New Orleans Saints - Announced WR Rishard Matthews has retired. Cut TE Jake Powell. Signed RB Shane Smith and T Chris Clark. New York Jets - Activated DB Marcus Maye from the physically unable to perform list. Signed K Taylor Bertolet. Oakland Raiders - Acquired DB Hamp Cheevers off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons. NFL suspended CB Nevin Lawson four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Placed DB D.J. Killings on IR. Philadelphia Eagles - Signed DB Sojourn Shelton. Waived WR Shelton Gibson. San Francisco 49ers - Cut DT Kapron LewisMoore. Cut DB Tyree Robinson. Seattle Seahawks - Cut DB Marwin Evans. Cut LB Chris Worley. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Cut G Evan Smith. Placed WR Bryant Mitchell on IR. Signed DB Micah Abernathy and DT Shane Bowman. Tennessee Titans - Cut WR Jalen Tolliver. Placed LB Riley Bullough and T Cody Conway on IR from waivers. Signed LB James Folston Jr.. Waived DE Jordan Williams. Washington Redskins - Waived LB Garrett Sickels, cut him. Waived WR T.J. Rahming, cut him. Waived QB Josh Woodrum, placed him on IR from waivers. Cut . Signed QB Jalan McClendon, LB Darrell Williams, and DB Dejuan Neal. NCAA FOOTBALL Memphis - Announced QB Brady McBride has left the program and is expected to transfer to Texas State.

HOCKEY NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Carolina Hurricanes - Re-signed general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension.

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Carmelo Anthonyhopes his legacy will be defined by community outreach Edward Lee The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE — Carmelo Anthony has done it all in his basketball career, leading Syracuse to an NCAA championship in 2003, winning three Olympic gold medals with Team USA and earning 10 AllStar selections in his 16-year NBA career. Though the former Towson Catholic star’s accolades have not been enough to convince NBA teams to sign him this summer, Anthony’s community outreach contributions have earned him one of the sport’s highest honors. Anthony, Dawn Staley and former Harlem Globetrotter TyRone “Hollywood” Brown will accept The Mannie Jackson — Basketball’s Human Spirit Award on Sept. 5 during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s induction weekend in Springfield, Mass. The award honors “a recognized leader and catalyst for change” by “demonstrating a philosophy of respectfulness, teamwork, commitment and human compassion in all aspects of their lives.” The 35-year-old Anthony, who grew up in Baltimore and played at Towson Catholic for three seasons before transferring to Oak Hill for his senior year, said he was grateful to be one of the recipients. “It’s an incredible honor to receive this award, one that speaks to overcoming obstacles and building up community,” he wrote via email. “Community impact is undoubtedly the most important part of my legacy. It is what you do for others that will last. If I am able to bring hope to even one person who doesn’t see anything hopeful around them or inspire one kid to be more than the labels society may place on them or encourage community members to take care of and stand for one another, then I will know that I’ve spent my time wisely.” Former Harlem Globetrotters owner Mannie Jackson acknowledged that issuing the first couple versions of the award named after him, beginning in 2007, had its share of hiccups because the selection committee was worried about choosing a winner from a pool of worthy candidates. But Jackson, the first African-American owner of a major sports corporation, has no trepidation about singling out Anthony as “one of the top three winners we’ve selected out of the 32,” adding University of Kansas coach Bill Self and former basketball player and announcer Sonny Hill to that exclusive club. “I don’t believe that people appreciate the full dimension of Carmelo Anthony as a human being,” Jackson, 80, said recently. “I’ve been following him since I met him at Syracuse University with Jim Boeheim and others when the Harlem Globetrotters played Syracuse up there. He had just left college and was going to the NBA, and I said, ‘This guy is going to be something.’ And not just as a ballplayer, but I had no idea that a person at that age could have a vision of what he wanted his life to be like. “I’ve followed him very closely ever since. ... He’s been everything and more than I ever expected him to be.”

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Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles past the defense of Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday (7) at the United Center in Chicago on Nov. 3, 2018.

The list of Anthony’s contributions is long. Through the foundation that bears his name, he helped reopen a recreation center in East Baltimore to help youth and young adults reach academic and career goals. He partnered with Courts 4 Kids to build new basketball courts or renovate existing ones in disadvantaged areas in Syracuse and Puerto Rico. He also started a GiveBack program that services over 800 families with food and personal supplies during the holidays. James Piper Bond, president and chief executive officer of the Living Classrooms Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that seeks to build communities through education, workforce, and health and wellness opportunities, said the organization joined Anthony in reopening the center on Fayette Street after it closed in 2005. Bond said Anthony donated $1.5 million over five years and continued to give $100,000 for a couple of years afterward. “The students, the community loved that he would take time to spend time with them,” Bond said of Anthony, who visited at least once a year. “I remember our Fresh Start students, who were young men who had been adjudicated at one point, had built him a special chair that they presented to him. He was very well-received by the community. “Carmelo was great with the kids and the students. He was generous with his autographs, and he spoke well when we had events. He spoke from the heart, and I think he could see that the program at Living Classrooms was really changing lives.” Anthony also helped deliver supplies to residents of Red Hook and Coney Island affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and organized a brunch during All-Star Weekend that helped raise funds for his foundation’s efforts. Anthony has been especially active in Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory that was home to his paternal grandparents.

In 2012, he hosted a celebrity softball game in San Juan with former NBA stars Amare Stoudemire and Marcus Camby and former New York Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams, helped found a professional soccer team there, and started a fundraiser to help the island after Hurricane Maria left many residents without power, drinkable water and food in 2017 by making a $50,000 donation. “I like to do work to remind people that they are not forgotten,” he wrote. “The work we have done in Puerto Rico is an example of that work. I’m inspired by the strength and resilience of the Puerto Rican people. I want to create opportunities to bring hope and inspire the next generation.” Jackson pointed out that Anthony works tirelessly without seeking the spotlight. “The magnitude of it surprises me,” Jackson said. “I think the amount of personal giving that he has put forth and the lack of publicity that he has sought around the country and among his peers and others impress me. He’s the kind of guy that does things when no one is looking and no one is paying attention. He has put his own money on the line for things to happen — in his life and his school, the causes he serves. He does those things very quietly and very efficiently.” Anthony slammed the U.S. government’s lethargic response to aid Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and he took umbrage with President Donald Trump’s caustic attack of Baltimore. “I think most would agree that when the place you grew up is referenced negatively, it strikes a certain emotion,” he wrote. “My goal in the work that I have done in communities since I have started my basketball career has been about sparking hope and empowering people living in the community to be a part of the change they want to see. I hope that I have the opportunity to continue to be a catalyst for change for many years

to come.” Anthony, who is currently a free agent after being waived by the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 1, did not answer questions about whether he or his agent were in talks to join an NBA team or were willing to wait until midseason to sign with a contender. But he wrote he has added boxing and Pilates to a workout regimen that still includes participating in pickup basketball games. Anthony recently opened up about a difficult 2018 season in a one-on-one television interview with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s “First Take.” After having his Houston Rockets tenure end just 10 games into the season, Anthony said he felt “the game didn’t want me back at that point in time.” “I’ve been utilizing my services for a long time. For you to tell me you don’t need that no more, I honestly felt that I was fired,” Anthony told ESPN. “I felt like (what) other people go through on a day-to-day basis .?.?. I honestly felt like I got fired.” Anthony was also denied a chance to play for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup, which begins Aug. 31 in China. In a recent interview with The Athletic, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said he was concerned about Anthony becoming “a distraction” as he seeks to extend his pro career. “I don’t think it would’ve been healthy for our program at this time,” Colangelo said. Jackson emphasized that Anthony deserves to play in the 2019-20 NBA regular season. “The top 10 or 12 teams that are up there are pretty set with their rosters,” he said. “The next 10 or 12 in the middle, I’m shocked. This guy would be great in the community, he would be great in the locker room, he would be great as a player at any level. I think he would be underpaid for what he would provide any team in that situation. That’s how special he is. He would make that team and that community better.”

Jets’ Adams offers to player corner due to team injuries Field Level Media

The New York Jets are hurting at cornerback. So much so that Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams has offered to shift there if needed. “If they need me to go to corner, I’ll go to corner,” Adams told reporters. “I’m dead serious.” The Jets sustained another injury at corner in Monday’s practice as undrafted rookie Kyron Brown left the field with a hamstring injury one day after starter Trumaine Johnson injured his own hamstring. Johnson underwent an MRI and his status for the regular-season opener against the Buffalo

Bills is in jeopardy. “I don’t think it will be months,” head coach Adam Gase said. “But, I mean, we’ll see. It’s week-to-week right now. It’ll be about how his body responds to the rehab.” The Jets had entered training camp with concerns about the cornerback position after opting not to re-sign starter Morris Claiborne, who recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Instead, their top three corners were Johnson, Darryl Roberts and Brian Poole, who is in his first season with the Jets after three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. But Gase refused to show signs of panic despite the injuries.

“I look at it as Trumaine is down right now,” said Gase. “This is a great opportunity for a lot of guys. Like somebody has a chance to step up and make a name for themselves. Somebody has a chance to get in with that first defense, go against our wide receivers, go against our offense and Sam (Darnold) and those guys and see if a guy can play at that high level.” Brown was replaced by 26-year-old Arthur Maulet, an undrafted free agent with limited experience in two seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. Derrick Jones, a 2017 sixth-round pick, was waived by the Jets on Saturday.


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Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his helmet grievance against the NFL but plans to return to the team. Brown sought to wear his old helmet, which is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). Brown, who was traded to Oakland in the offseason, reportedly had a two-hour conference call with an independent arbitrator on Friday. He sought to convince the arbitrator that he should be able to maintain wearing the head gear that he was using as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “While I disagree with the arbitrator’s decision I’m working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field,” Brown wrote Monday on Instagram. –Dak Prescott reportedly turned down an offer of $30 million annually from the Dallas Cowboys and wants to be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported Prescott is “seeking a contract worth $40 million per year.” ProFootballTalk.com’s Charean Williams reported, citing her own sources, that Prescott did not demand $40 million per year. –Tom Brady listed his home for sale, and the New England Patriots’ longtime quarterback is confident you shouldn’t care. “You shouldn’t read into anything. I think it takes a long time to sell a house. My house is a little bit of an expensive one, so it doesn’t fly off the shelf in a couple weeks,” Brady said on WEEI radio. Brady and Gisele Bundchen recently listed their Massachusetts mansion for $39.5 million as he turned 42 and signed a restructured contract with the Patriots in the span of about nine days. –Rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins could still win the

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quarterback competition in Washington, but two veterans are ahead of him at this stage, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. Colt McCoy and Case Keenum hold an edge in the open battle based on experience, Gruden told MMQB. “There’s a lot Dwayne still has to learn, but he can get there,” Gruden said. –Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to play at some point in the preseason, Denver coach Vic Fangio told reporters. Sanders has returned to team

drills as he recovers from a torn left Achilles, and he has consistently appeared on track to play in the regular-season opener. According to 9News Denver, Sanders also had “tightrope” surgery on his right ankle this offseason to address pain from the past two years, but he is nearly recovered from both surgeries. –A week after leaving practice early with a groin injury, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt returned to the practice field. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year sustained the

Johnson is down, but he’s not out of playoffs yet Field Level Media Essentially before he even got a chance to contend, Jimmie Johnson was out of the winning mix at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Running hard and highly motivated with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs approaching, the seven-time series champ hit the wall, blew a tire and was in the pits only 15 laps into the 200-lap race. With Johnson already teetering on the brink of the playoff eligibility line, the tough luck was obviously a big frustration to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team. But as Johnson quickly reminded fans on social media following the race, down is not necessarily out. “My aggression early in the race led to a mistake. ... this one is on me. Eyes forward and bring on Bristol,” Johnson tweeted Sunday evening. He’ll have the chance to prove that tenacity with three races remaining to set the 16-driver playoff field. With Johnson’s gut-wrenching 34th-place finish at Michigan (his worst showing of the season), he’s now ranked 18th in the championship standings – 12 points behind Clint Bowyer in the all-important 16th and final playoff spot. Daniel Suarez – who had a fifth-place run at Michigan – has moved ahead of Johnson and into 17th place in the standings, only six points behind the cutoff line. There are only 22 points separating four drivers – from Ryan Newman in 15th to Johnson in 18th – to set the final two playoff points positions. But before anyone counts “Seven-Time” out of the 2019 postseason run, it’s important to remember that Johnson has faced and faced down long odds before. With

all his success – 83 victories and seven titles – people forget his unlikely road to NASCAR’s big leagues. Determination has served him well. Arguably, Johnson’s whole NASCAR ascent was as unlikely as it’s been recordmaking. He grew up an offroad racer and championship motorcycle competitor in the Southern Californian deserts near his working-class El Cajon hometown. His ultimate presence in NASCAR’s national series was never a given. At various points in his life, it was never even a likely option. But after impressing some industry big wigs and earning a chance with Hendrick Motorsports, Johnson seized the opportunity and has shown himself literally the best of the best. Even as he was winning Cup title after Cup title – including an unprecedented five consecutively from 20062010 – Johnson was faced with tough obstacles. An ever-changing series championship format couldn’t even stop this natural talent from winning often and ultimately tying NASCAR’s most celebrated mark of seven titles – placing him alongside legends such as NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. His humble background and ultimate mark of succeeding against odds is important when contemplating Johnson’s motivation and ability to persevere. It undoubtedly serves him as he negotiates playoff contention and the drive to end the first winless “slump” of his decorated career – 82 races. Just looking at Johnson’s marks at each NASCAR venue is a non-too-subtle reminder of his excellence. Johnson is the only driver among the playoff-contending quartet that has multiple

wins at all three remaining tracks that will decide the postseason field. He has a pair of wins at this week’s stop, the iconic Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway half-miler. And he’s earned 21 top-10 finishes in 35 career starts – or an especially encouraging 60 percent of his competition there. Johnson has 12 career topfive finishes at Bristol. His last win was in 2017, and he’s finished top 10 in eight of the past 10 races. At the famously “Too Tough to Tame” Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Johnson has three victories. Again, his 12 top-10 finishes in 20 starts there equals a 60 percent top-10 success rate. He has finished among the top five in 45 percent of his starts (nine of 20). His last Darlington win was in 2012. His last top 10 was a third place in 2014. Last year, his No. 48 Chevrolet suffered an oil pump problem and he finished 39th. And should Johnson’s season become a “must win,” there are few places better for that scenario than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of the Sept. 8 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regularseason finale. Only NASCAR Hall of Famer and former Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon has more wins (five) than Johnson’s four at Indianapolis. He has seven top-10 finishes in 17 starts (41 percent) in Indy. He earned his four victories in a seven-year stretch between 2006-12 and topped it off with a runner-up in 2013. His last top-10 at the Brickyard was a third-place run in 2016. “We’re just going to have to rally on, and these guys are doing an amazing job,” Johnson said of his team. “We’ll keep digging.”

injury during a joint practice session with Green Bay and did not play in Thursday’s preseason opener. –Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson was removed from the physically unable to perform list. The move came two days after coach Doug Marrone was skeptical about Robinson being available for the season opener. Robinson is recovering from an ACL tear in his left knee that forced him to miss the final 14 games of the 2018 campaign. –Cleveland Browns defensive

end Chad Thomas was diagnosed with a sprained neck following a scary injury during practice. Head coach Freddie Kitchens said Thomas was moving his arms and legs and was taken for testing as a precaution. –Two days after being released by the New Orleans Saints, wide receiver Rishard Matthews announced his retirement from the NFL on Instagram. Matthews, 29, appeared in 87 games over parts of seven seasons with Miami (2012-15), Tennessee (2016-18) and the Jets (2018). Meanwhile, the Saints signed offensive tackle Chris Clark and fullback Shane Smith. Clark, 33, started 13 of the 15 games he played for the Carolina Panthers last season. –The Atlanta Falcons traded third-year tight end Eric Saubert to the Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick. The 2017 fifth-round pick appeared in 30 games over the past two seasons and caught five passes for 48 yards. –The NFL officially suspended Oakland Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson four games for violating its PED policy. Lawson had announced the suspension last week on Twitter, saying he tested positive for Ostarine despite never knowingly taking the substance. –The Detroit Lions released cornerback Marcus Cooper and signed former Alliance of American Football cornerback Jamar Summers. Cooper, 29, played in four games for Detroit last season after being released by Chicago. –The San Francisco 49ers placed offensive tackle Shon Coleman on injured reserve and signed tackle Sam Young. Coleman, 27, reportedly broke his right fibula and dislocated his ankle in Saturday’s preseason opener. Young, 32, has 21 career starts in 88 games over nine NFL seasons.

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From Nature To You, LLC. Filed 5/20/19. Office: Greene Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 7 W Bridge St, APULLUM FARMING Catskill, NY 12414. LLC, Arts. of Org. filed Purpose: General. with the SSNY on 07/03/2019. Office loc: LEGAL NOTICE Greene County. SSNY The bond resolution, a has been designated summary of which is herewith, as agent upon whom published process against the was adopted on the LLC may be served. 6th day of August, SSNY shall mail pro- 2019, and the validity cess to: The LLC, 5824 of the obligations au80th Street, Middle Vil- thorized by such resolage, NY 11379. Pur- lution may be hereafter pose: Any Lawful Pur- contested only if such obligations were aupose. thorized for an object City of Hudson Issues or purpose of which Request for Proposal the Town of Catskill, for its DRI BRIDGE New York is not auDistrict Connectivity thorized to expend money or if the proviImprovement Project The City of Hudson is sions of law which have been seeking the services of should qualified professionals complied with as of to design and imple- the date of publication ment streetscape im- of this notice were not provements within the substantially complied City's Downtown Revi- with, and an action, or proceeding talization Initiative (DRI) suit BRIDGE District. The contesting such vaCity of Hudson has lidity is commenced identified a series of within twenty days afstreetscape and multi- ter the date of publicamodal improvements tion of this notice, or to be approached with such obligations were design excellence that authorized in violation will address pedestrian of the provisions of the safety, enhance multi- constitution. modal transportation, /s/Elizabeth Izzo and improve connec- Catskill Town Clerk tivity to adjacent The following is a sumneighborhoods and the mary of said bond City's Downtown. This resolution: The title of the DRI project is funded 1. by the NYS Depart- bond resolution is: ment of State (NYS- "BOND RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF DOS). GREENE The City would like to CATSKILL, more fully develop COUNTY, NEW YORK, these concepts, select ADOPTED AUGUST 6, AUTHORIZING priority improvements 2019 based on public in- THE PURCHASE OF put/stakeholder feed- TWO (2) AMBULANCINCLUDING back and advance key ES AND components through EQUIPMENT construction based on FURNISHINGS USED CONNECTION this input and the pro- IN STATject budget, working THEREWITH, with the City's DRI ING THE ESTIMATED Committee and Grant MAXIMUM COST OF Management Consul- SAID PURCHASE, TOGETHER WITH CERtant. In 2017, Hudson was TAIN COSTS PRELIMIselected by New York NARY AND INCIDENTHERETO, IS State's Capital Region TAL Regional Economic $300,000, APPROPRISAID SUM Development Council ATING (CREDC) as one of the THEREFOR AND AUten DRI Round Two THORIZING THE IScommunities. The City SUANCE OF UP TO SERIAL and its local partners $300,000 OF THE were awarded $10 mil- BONDS lion in state funding to TOWN TO FINANCE APPROPRIArevitalize the designat- SAID ed BRIDGE District TION.." The bond resolu(Build-Renew-Invent- 2. among other D e v e l o p - G r o w - E m - tion, power) located west of things, authorized the the City's Downtown Town to purchase two with Second Street (2) ambulances for the forming the eastern Town, including equipboundary, the Hudson ment and furnishings River to the west, used in connection South Bay wetlands to therewith. The estimated the south and Dock 3. maximum cost of purStreet to the north.. The overall plan should chasing the ambuimprove safety, pro- lance, including precosts and vide enhanced con- liminary nectivity to downtown costs incidental thereand complementary to and the financing DRI related invest- thereof is $300,000 and said amount was ments. An optional pre-sub- appropriated therefore mission site tour will in the bond resolution. be scheduled for Au- To finance a portion of gust 13, 2019, pre-reg- such appropriation, seistration is required to rial bonds and bond ensure seating space anticipation notes of available for the driving the Town were authortour. Following the ized to be issued in the principal submission deadline of aggregate August 27, 2019, se- amount of $300,000 lect firms may be invit- pursuant to and in aced for interviews. RFP cordance with the prodocuments are below. visions of the Local FiFor further information nance Law, constitutcontact the Office of ing Chapter 33-a of the the Mayor, Consolidated Laws of the State of New York 518.828.7217. (the "Law"). The period of DGA RENTALS AND 4. SOUND SOLUTIONS probable usefulness of LLC Articles of Org. the specific objects or filed NY Sec. of State purposes for which the (SSNY) 7/22/19. Office bonds authorized by in Columbia Co. SSNY the bond resolution are design. Agent of LLC to be issued is ten (10) upon whom process years, within the limitaof Section may be served. SSNY tion shall mail copy of pro- 11.00(a)(27-a) of the cess to The LLC 238 Law. The proposed Frost ST Apt 3R maturity of the bonds Brooklyn, NY 11211. authorized by the bond Purpose: Any lawful resolution will not exceed five (5) years. activity. The bond resolution summarized hereby is FILM FRIENDLY available for public inPROPERTIES LLC Ar- spection during normal ticles of Org. filed NY business hours at Sec. of State (SSNY) Town Hall, 439 Main 7/29/19. Office in Co- Street, 1st Floor, Catslumbia Co. SSNY de- kill, New York. sign. Agent of LLC upon whom process Moonmira LLC. Art.of may be served. SSNY Org. filed the SSNY on shall mail copy of pro- 2/13/2019. office Cocess to The LLC 2071 lumbia County. SSNY Flatbush Ave Ste 166 designated as agent of Brooklyn, NY 11234. the LLC upon whom Purpose: Any lawful process against it may activity. be served. SSNY shall

mail copy of process to the LLC, 486 Martindale Rd., Craryville, 12521, NY Purpose: Any lawful purpose MY DJ CLOUD LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/19/19. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC PO Box 150583 Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Office Location: Columbia County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process for any lawful purpose to NEXTNRGY, LLC; 20 Pond Lot Lane; Chatham, NY 12037. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: unspecified.If Notice of Formation of RRBB LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/3/19. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Fairview Ave, Chatham, NY 12037. Purpose: any lawful activity.

New York Hemp Service LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/14/2019. Cty: Columbia. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 900 LeesOF ORville Ave., Rahway, NJ NOTICE 07065. General Pur- GANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMpose. PANY Nine Two Two One FIRST:The name of the LLC, Articles of Or- Limited Liability Comganization filed with pany is The AB Richter Secretary of State of Group LLC (hereinafter NY on 7/9/2019. Of- referred to as the fice: Columbia County. "Company") SSNY has been desig- SECOND:The Articles nated as the LLC's of Organization of the agency upon whom Company were filed process against it may with the Secretary of be served. A copy of State on July 12, 2019. County process should be THIRD:The mailed to the LLC at: within the State of New P.O. Box 130, Hills- York in which the ofdale, NY 12529. Pur- fice of the Company is pose: For any lawful located is Columbia. FOURTH:The Secrepurpose. tary of State has been NODE INNOVATION designated as agent VENTURES LLC Arti- upon whom process cles of Org. filed NY against the Company Sec. of State (SSNY) may be served. The 7/31/19. Office in Co- address to which the lumbia Co. SSNY de- Secretary of State shall sign. Agent of LLC mail process is 711 Eiupon whom process chybush Road, Kindemay be served. SSNY rhook, NY 12106. shall mail copy of pro- FIFTH:The Company is cess to The LLC 71 organized for all lawful Thompson ST 4D New purposes, and to do York, NY 10012. Pur- any and all things necpose: Any lawful ac- essary, convenient, or tivity. incidental to that purNOTICE OF FORMA- pose. TION OF LIMITED Dated: August 1, 2019 LIABILITY COMPANY. PUBLIC NOTICE FOR NAME: Meadowlark GERMANTOWN FIRE Supply Co. LLC D I S T R I C T Articles of Organiza- SPECIAL MEETING tion were filed with the NOTICE IS HEREBY Secretary of State of GIVEN that the Board New York on August 8, of Fire Commissioners 2018. of the Germantown Office location: Colum- Fire District of the bia County. Town of Germantown, Legal Zoom has been Columbia County, designated as agent of N.Y., will hold a Spethe LLC upon whom cial Meeting to discuss process against it may the upcoming 2020 be served. Legal budget, in addition to Zoom shall mail a copy any other business of any process against that comes before the the LLC to Meadow- board, on Monday, Aulark Supply Co. LLC, gust 19, 2019 at 7:00 PO Box 108, Hillsdale, p.m. at the GermanNew York 12529. town Firehouse locatPurpose: Any lawful ed at 181 Main Street, purpose. Germantown, N.Y.. Kerrie Abela, Secretary Notice of Formation of Germantown Fire DisLimited Liability Com- trict pany: Name: NEXTNRGY, LLC, Arti- NOTICE OF SALE SUCOURT cles of Organization PREME filed with the Secretary COUNTY OF GREENE of State of New York M&T Bank, Plaintiff Lynda (SSNY) on 06/04/2019. AGAINST

McNeur-McCarthy, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 6-19-2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY on 9-4-2019 at 9:00AM, premises known as 27 Clum Hill Road, Haines Falls, NY 12436. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hunter, County of Greene and State of New York, SECTION: 182.07, BLOCK: 2, LOT: 5.1. Approximate amount of judgment $38,240.46 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #829/2017. Ian L. Crimmins, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-080272-F01 64651

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF GREENE DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, V. NORAH RADLER A/K/A NORAH R. RADLER, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 20, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Greene, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC is the Plaintiff and NORAH RADLER A/K/A NORAH R. RADLER, 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 18, 2019 at 9:00AM, premises known as 2928 COUNTY ROUTE 20 A/K/A 2928 ROUTE 20, DURHAM A/K/A CORNWALLVILLE, NY 12418: Section 48.02, Block 2, Lot 3: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF DURHAM, COUNTY OF GREENE, AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 18-0196. Robert J. White Jr., Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

TINE VOGUE COMMUNICATIONS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/18/19. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 211 E 31st ST Apt 2A New York, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity. RIVERFILMS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/28/19. Office in Columbia Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 131 West 28 ST Apt 6D New York, NY 10001. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Touring Teachers LLC. Filed 3/14/19. Office: Greene Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 35 Elm St, Coxsackie, NY 12051. Registered Agent: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: GREENE COUNTY. JOHN SHLONSKY, Pltf. vs. KYLE OWEN BYRNE A/K/A KYLE BYRNE, et al, Defts. Index #18-0222. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Dec. 12, 2018, I will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main St., Catskill, NY on August 28, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. prem. k/a 100 Windy Ridge Road, Elka Park a/k/a Hunter, NY, North Lake Road, Hunter, NY and 1957 Route 296, Hunter, NY a/k/a Sec-

tion 182, Block 3 and Lot 19.2, Section 167, Block 2 and Lot 7.21 and Section 147.00, Block 2 and Lot 2. Parcel I - Beginning at a point marked by a stake driven into the ground on the East side of the State Highway running between the Village of Hunter and Hensonville, said point beginning being 23.4 ft. NW from a telephone pole market NYT Co. No. 542 and being nearly opposite of a farm house belonging to one Benson; Thence NE, 747.45 ft. to a point marked by an iron pipe driven into the ground with stones piled around it; Thence NW, 421.1 ft. to a point marked by a stake driven into the ground with stones piled around, and then continued NW, 39 ft. to the center of the aforesaid main State Highway; Thence along the center of the highway in a Southerly direction about 747.5 ft. to a point in the center of the Highway; Thence SE, 21 ft. and passing through a small telephone pole on the East edge of the Highway to the point and place of Beginning. Parcel II All that certain parcel of land described as "Lot 1," containing 13.346 acres of land, as depicted upon that certain Survey Map by Vanucchi Associates, dated April 30, 2006, entitled "Survey for Dale O'Bryon (Two Lot Subdivision)", which map was filed in the Greene County Clerk's Office on January 7, 2009, in EASI-J, as Map No. 2009-1. Parcel III - Beginning at a point marked by a stone on end in a wall line marking the Northwest corner of lands of James W. and Helen

R. Rose and being in the East bounds of a 50 ft. right of way; Running thence along East bounds of said right of way, NE, 412.37 ft. to a point therein; Thence along the lands of Brian and Lynn Byrne SE, 226.66 ft. to a point marking Southwest corner of land of Richard W. and Frances E. Palmer; Thence along other lands of said Bryne, SW, 422.72 ft. to a point in a stonewall marking the North bounds of land of said Rose; Thence along said wall, the following 2 courses and distances: North 130.83 ft. and NW, 95.96 ft. to the point or place of Beginning. Containing 2,164 acres of land. Approx. amt. of judgment is $249,342.32 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. MAX ZACKER, Referee. CERTILMAN, BALIN, ADLER & HYMAN, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 100 Motor Parkway, Ste. 156, Hauppauge, NY. #97352 Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 Wolf Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 1CM, Albany, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using www.bidx.com. A certified cashier's check payable to the NYSDOT for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, form CONR 391, representing 5% of the bid total, must accompany each


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Region 08: New York State Department of Transportation 4 Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603 D264054, PIN 881415, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester Cos., Region 8 Highway Where & When, Bid Deposit: 5% of Bid (~ $75,000.00), Goals: MBE: 12.00%, WBE: 18.00% D264043, PIN 881468, FA Proj , Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster Cos., Guiderail Replacement on Various Routes and Locations in Region 8., Bid Deposit: 5% of Bid (~ $75,000.00), Goals: DBE: 3.00% SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF GREENE TOWD POINT MORTGAGE TRUST 2015-6, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, V. ANN V. STANCARONE, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 22, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Greene, wherein TOWD POINT MORTGAGE TRUST 2015-6, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and ANN V. STANCARONE, 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 04, 2019 at 9:00AM, premises known as 601 CAIRO JUNCTION ROAD, CATSKILL, NY 12414: Section 136.00, Block 5, Lot 7: PARCEL I ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL AND LOT OF LAND, SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF CATSKILL, GREENE COUNTY, NEW YORK PARCEL II ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL AND LOT OF LAND, SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF CATSKILL, GREENE COUNTY, NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 17-0864. Aaron A. Louridas, Esq. Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. SUMMONS AND NOTICE Supreme Court of New York, GREENE County. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, -against- AULII LIMTIACO, THOMAS LIMTIACO, BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

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past weekend, while the Giants were off from practices, visiting with his mother. Now that they are back to work, he heads over to the hospital after the workouts and meetings to be with her. The recent events — the shooting and his mother’s pending surgery, plus the

CRYSTAL POND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC. and "John Doe" and/or "Jane Doe" # 1-10 inclusive, the last ten names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons, corporations or heirs at law, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint,, Index No. 2018-809 We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. To the above-named defendants: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the plaintiff's attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service ( or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) or within (60) days after service of this summons if it is the United States of America; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT - This is an action to foreclose a mortgage lien on the premises described herein. The object of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $216,000.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of

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league’s bottom-feeders, and proceeded to go 6-1 against the Pirates and Marlins. “If we keep rolling the way we are, we’ve got a really awesome chance to do something really special,” Alonso said. On Friday night, the Mets rallied from 6-3 in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Washington Nationals in front of a reinvigorated Citi Field. ‘As Wins Pile Up, Mets and Their Fans Soak in the Moment’ Oh, how the headlines have changed. The Mets finally lost Sunday after eight wins in a row, but that wild card spot seems tantalizingly close. Should they get the spot, the one-game playoff format may favor a team that can roll out Jacob deGrom (2.68 ERA), the defending NL Cy Young Award winner, or Syndergaard as the starter. The improvements seem to be coming from all over. The relievers appear to be coming around. Alonso, Conforto, Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis are all consistent batting threats. The hiring of an 82-year-old, Phil Regan, as pitching coach could have looked eccentric

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Facing little resistance, the Yankees’ main goal is health Bob Klapisch The New York Times News Service

NEW YORK — No one could have blamed the Baltimore Orioles for the sense of hopelessness that must have washed over them during the first inning of Monday afternoon’s game against the New York Yankees. A familiar script was rolled out the moment Didi Gregorius’ three-run home run cleared the right field wall, and the tale did not change throughout a day-night doubleheader sweep: another unforgiving attack against Orioles pitchers, seven Yankees home runs (three by Gleyber Torres), two more victories in the Bronx for the home team, another pinstriped step forward in an unfettered path to October. According to Fangraphs, the Yankees have a 99.9% chance of getting to the postseason and a 98.2% likelihood of winning the American League East. This year’s Yankees have the second-best record through 120 games of any Yankee team since 1962 (only the ‘98 edition fared better). Monday’s sweep — an 8-5 victory over the Orioles in the first game, followed by a similar 11-8 battering in the nightcap — lifted the Yankees to a season-high 38 games over .500 and a remarkable 4616 record within the division. Unlike the many clubs engaged in fierce battles for division leads or wild-card berths, like the New York Mets, the Yankees have the luxury of coasting over the final six weeks if they so choose. But manager Aaron Boone is still busy, mostly overseeing the various rehab schedules of his several injured players. The prevailing sentiment in the clubhouse remains fierce and forward-directed. “This club hasn’t won the division in a number of years. A lot of guys talk about that as motivation,” said D.J. LeMahieu, referring to the drought that began after the 2012 season. LeMahieu, a heavy-hitting infielder who was with the Colorado Rockies before signing with the Yankees as a free agent last winter, added, “I’ve been on teams that had to win every game down the stretch just to get to the playoffs. It’s exhausting. You get there and you have nothing left.” James Paxton, who picked

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New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated by right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a three-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during game two of Monday’s doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

up the win in Monday’s first game, agreed with the idea that such a successful summer had only sharpened his teammates’ focus. “We obviously love our lead, but nothing has changed in here since April or May,” said Paxton, who was with the Seattle Mariners before this season. “Guys are still getting after it night after night.” Boone boiled down the sentiment into a simple sentence. “We’re chasing greatness,” he said of his team, which is on pace for 102 victories, according to Fangraphs. Barring an unforeseen crash, Boone will be able to focus on timing the returns of his most dynamic starting pitcher (Luis Severino), the relief corps’ bridge to the ninth inning (Dellin Betances) and one of the lineup’s most thunderous long-ball threats (Luke Voit). All three had made significant progress in their recoveries before the first pitch Monday. Severino, who has been on the injured list all season with shoulder and lat issues, threw 29 pitches in a problem-free bullpen session that included sliders and change-ups. Betances, who has been similarly inactive with a strained lat, threw 20 pitches that put his velocity to the test: 17 fastballs and three breaking balls. “I felt fine today, so I was

happy with that,” Betances said. “This is the first time being hurt in the big leagues. It’s been frustrating, but the fun part is about to start, so I’ll be back for that.” Both pitchers are expected to be at full strength by the end of the month. Boone is hopeful they will return to action in September, when the Yankees will be in the final stages of fine-tuning their playoff roster. They’re just as optimistic about Voit, who’s been out for two weeks with a sports hernia. He ran sprints early Monday and reported that he felt “pretty much back to normal.” He will hit Tuesday for the first time since being injured and could begin rehab games at Class AA within two weeks. Despite the long list of injured players, the Yankees have continued to flatten weaker opponents. Monday’s wipeout of the Orioles was no exception, as the games devolved into glorified batting practice for the Yankees. The show featured not only Torres’ blasts, but also a 461-foot monster by Gio Urshela off Gabriel Ynoa in the first game. The ball left the park so quickly that Urshela sheepishly admitted that even he was surprised. “I didn’t know I had that,” Urshela said. In the clubhouse, several teammates, including Severino, teased Urshela about

his in-game impression of the club’s strongmen, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. “He said now I have the power,” Urshela said with a laugh, repeating Severino’s words. But even that feat was eclipsed by Torres, whose solo home run in the first game was joined by three-run shots in the fifth and sixth innings of the nightcap. The soft-spoken middle infielder has slugged 13 home runs against Baltimore this year, the most by any player against a single opponent in one season since divisional play began in 1969. The Orioles were so unnerved by Torres’ power they intentionally walked him to load the bases in the eighth inning. Torres smiled and said he was “a little” surprised he commanded so much respect from the opposing dugout. But Torres was only following the seasonlong narrative against the Orioles: Not only have the Yankees beaten Baltimore 15 of 17 times, they have hit 59 home runs against the Orioles, the most by any team against a single opponent in a major league season. And the hapless Orioles can only anticipate more of the same: Their pitchers have two more games against the Yankees before they can leave town.

Now playing for the Syracuse Mets: Yesterday’s stars, not tomorrow’s Seth Berkman The New York Times News Service

SYRACUSE — During a recent homestand, the Syracuse Mets trotted out a lineup featuring two players born during Ronald Reagan’s first term and another born during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. In its first season as the New York Mets’ Class AAA affiliate, Syracuse has relied on an unusually mature bounty of past-theirprime veterans (and, notably, one former professional football player). Coming out of the All-Star break, Syracuse’s position players had combined for 9,472 games of major league experience. Journeymen such as Rajai Davis, 38, Rene Rivera, 36, and Gregor Blanco, 35, came to upstate New York in search of one more shot at the big leagues. In return, Syracuse has seen a rise in fan interest thanks to the name recognition of former All-Stars and World Series would-be heroes several years removed from their prime. For Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and manager Mickey Callaway, they provide a cheap insurance policy in case injuries befall their major league regulars. “Last year in Vegas, we didn’t have depth to help Mickey,” said Syracuse manager Tony DeFrancesco, who also managed the Mets’ Class AAA team in Las Vegas in 2018. “This year there’s plenty of depth.” Depth, yes, but little youth. Traditionally, Class AAA has been the level for prospects in need of extra seasoning before reaching the majors, a few journeymen who shuttle back and forth as depth pieces, and one or two players at the end of their careers pining for one last go-round. The brightest young prospects often spend most of their minor-league time

developing in Class AA before skirting through Class AAA in a matter of weeks — if at all. Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres skipped straight from AA to the majors and is a leading National League Rookie of the Year candidate. But the Syracuse Mets and their storage locker of relics are more top-heavy than most, with their pipeline of prospects having been depleted with recent trades and call-ups. Baseball America ranked the Mets’ farm system at No. 26 in late July — and that was before they traded their two top pitching prospects, Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson, to Toronto for Marcus Stroman as they aimed for the short-term goal of a wild-card berth this year. Syracuse’s average age of 30.2 years for a position player is the oldest in Class AAA, according to Baseball Reference, and a full three years older than the International League average. (The average position player age on the Yankees Class AAA team is 26.8.) “From an outsider’s perspective, it’s an organization that’s kind of in limbo,” a scout for an American League team said of the Mets, requesting anonymity to speak freely about another club. He added that franchises in similar positions average about two to three years to rebuild a farm system when done correctly. That timeline may be extended for the Mets. Before the Stroman trade, they already shuttled out several top prospects in splashy trades for All-Stars who have underperformed. With the Mets needing to fill roster space in Class AAA, Syracuse became an appealing option for veterans like Rivera who could only muster minor league

offers last winter. When Matt Kemp, an AllStar in 2018, signed a minor league deal in late May, he said he did not expect to be in Class AAA for long, envisioning Syracuse as a quick launch pad for a return to the majors. He was right, but not in the way he expected — the Mets released him in July. “The first thing you look at is where’s the best fit to play in the big leagues at that time,” Rivera said. Rivera and other veterans created a private WhatsApp chat group for the former major leaguers stationed in Syracuse. They empathize over similar goals and adjusting to life in upstate New York, where the clubhouse is cramped and major league amenities like a private chef are replaced by a pantry with Cup O’ Noodles and packets of instant oatmeal. When Carlos Gomez was called up to the Mets in May, veteran colleagues bombarded him with texts to put in a good word about his aged brethren in Class AAA. “Things like, ‘Those Triple-A guys are doing a great job,’” Blanco said, smiling. Doug Glanville, who played nine years in the majors, believed most former pros on minor league deals believe they are auditioning for 30 teams, not one. Still, the veterans treading water in Syracuse have made the best of their circumstances. The access to former major league stars was a big draw for many fans who frequently attended games this year, said Jen Zingaro, a Mets fan from nearby Liverpool. After home games, dozens of autograph seekers wait outside NBT Bank Stadium — a nondescript field shadowed by tall trees, weeds and random moving trucks parked beyond the outfield wall — with binders full of cards featuring Syracuse Mets players from their major league stops.

Simone Biles smiles during the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Sprint Center.

How Biles changes the way her competition measures success Greg Woods The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sunisa Lee is content, she says, and as the first-year senior gymnast sits and dangles her feet off a platform set up for the U.S. gymnastics national championships, it’s hard to tell otherwise. “I’m super-happy with how I ended up at this meet,” the silver medalist in Kansas City says, an easy smile curling around her lips. Lee took home the silver in the all-around competition at Sprint Center on Sunday. For many gymnasts, that might leave a sour taste in their mouths — so close to a gold. One step away. The 2020 Olympics loom large, so these gymnasts can ill afford missteps if they want to see their dreams come to fruition. Things are just a little different when you’re taking second behind Simone Biles. Biles secured her recordtying sixth U.S. gymnastics national championship Sunday night, winning gold in the floor exercise, balance beam and vault, cruising as she usually does to yet another career accolade. She’s the best gymnast of alltime, and that’s hardly an opinion. Outside of her accomplishments, which include four gold medals at the 2016 Olympics and four world championships, Biles has won every meet she’s entered dating back to the 2013 nationals, and often by wide margins. At this championship meet alone, Biles unveiled two unprecedented moves. Friday night, Biles became the first ever to land a double-double balance beam dismount — meaning two flips and two twists — and Sunday night, she became the first to complete a triple-double, which means three twists and two flips. Even the other gymnast people often point to when arguing the best of all-time, Mary Lou Retton, said 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.” So, Lee said, when Biles is involved, the barometer for success shifts. The measuring stick bends to accommodate Biles’ legend. At any other meet, perhaps the gymnasts who finished second, third and fourth would leave wanting more. This just wasn’t that. “I do consider it a win,” Lee said, “just because she’s unbeatable.” That seemed to be the consensus among those who finished behind Biles at last weekend’s meet: It’s just different competing against someone of Biles’ caliber. Morgan Hurd, who finished fourth, used the word “superhuman” to describe Biles and her transcendent talent.

MyKayla Skinner, the eighthplace finisher, said Biles is “out of this world.” Leanne Wong, 15, who took fifth, said she saw Biles, 22, as a role model when she was younger. “It’s crazy. She does stuff that I never even thought people could do,” Lee said. “It’s a little bit intimidating. It kind of changes my mindset a little bit, just because I feel like I’m not as good as her. So when I’m competing next to her, it’s kind of crazy. Ending up second, it gave me a little bit of confidence.” For Skinner, who trained with Biles as an alternate for the 2016 Olympics, it comes down to awe at times. How did she do that? How is she so good? How? “Simone’s so good she could fall in every event and still win,” Skinner said. “Sometimes I just look at her, and I feel like she’s not human. I don’t know. She’s crazy.” Another side of this involves the attention and media coverage — or lack thereof — that Biles’ contemporaries receive when she’s competing. Biles is a specter, attracting attention from the furthest reaches of whichever meet she’s competing in. Die-hards. Casuals. Doesn’t matter. Sunday night, when Biles landed the first-ever tripledouble in her floor routine, she leapt so high that those on the ground had to crane their necks to track her jump. “But Simone deserves it,” Skinner said of the extra attention. “She’s out of this world. For me, I try not to worry about that kind of stuff, which really helps. The time will come, and I hope one day I can be like Simone, which would be cool.” Part of what makes the words of Skinner, Hurd, Lee and others so profound is that they’re plenty accomplished themselves. Skinner, a five-time national team member, has won three medals at the world championships. Hurd, the 2017 world allaround champion and a fivetime world medalist, was a member of the gold-medal winning American team at the 2018 world championships. Lee just took second behind Biles. None could come remotely close to challenging Biles, but by the same token, none of them were any annoyed by it. Lee said she considers Biles the greatest gymnast ever. That’s how good Biles is, and how she shifts the way her competition measures success. “Just watching her go out there and freaking nail it every time,” Skinner said. “I know everyone has mistakes, and they fall here and there, but watching her go out and enjoy gymnastics and watch her sell it and fly like a freaking beast. I don’t even know how she does it. I’m like, ‘Can I be you?’”


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Woman loses self-esteem when addict betrays her I’ve been with my boyfriend, “Rocko,” for two years, but in the late months of last year, he became distant. He would disappear for days at a time, block my phone number and ignore me. I was sure he was seeing another woman or taking drugs because he is an exaddict. Two months ago, he was arDEAR ABBY rested. I was right — Rocko was on drugs and had been hanging out with another woman. Like any man who’s caught, he swears she was “just someone to get high with” and nothing happened between them. It has destroyed my self-esteem. I hate myself, and I can’t stop wondering why I wasn’t enough. Rocko is currently in rehab and seems to be doing wonderfully. I have asked him a lot of questions and said I needed him to be truthful. So far he has been honest. However, he still denies anything happened between them. He says he wants to save our relationship and start a new life together now that he’s clean. How do I do this? I don’t trust him! I’m already doubting everything he says and does. How do I even begin to forgive him for everything he has done to us? Jumble Of Emotions In Kentucky

JEANNE PHILLIPS

You wrote that the way Rocko treated you has destroyed your self-esteem. Work on rebuilding it, and once you have done that, ask yourself why you should continue to be involved with someone as unstable as this man. Disappearing for days at a time, blocking your number and ignoring you when you reach out is

abusive. Rocko has been around this track before and may again. If you don’t have it in you to stay and see this through to a possibly positive conclusion, end the relationship. My neighbor regularly goes around gardening in her yard wearing yoga pants with huge tears in the inner thighs and an even bigger hole in the crotch. You can’t miss it because she bends over, and stays bent over, for significant quantities of time while she is weeding. Her behind is frequently aimed in the direction of my house and yard. I have kids, and her other close neighbors have kids even younger than mine. The first time I saw her, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and assumed the tears were recent. But she wears this same pair of indecent pants every time she goes out to garden. She isn’t poor. She spends lots of money on her garden and updating her house every year. This woman is in her 60s, semi-retired, and loves nothing more than to call the police and the city code enforcement people on any neighbor she dislikes, so I can’t talk to her about it because I’m afraid she’ll retaliate. Should I send her an anonymous letter asking her to buy new pants? Exposed Out There

DR. KEITH ROACH

There are two major types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: chronic bronchitis, where the primary problem is productive cough; and emphysema, which is destruction of the small airways. Shortness of breath is a common feature of all types of COPD. The most prevalent

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No. Tell her calmly that you are concerned about your children and ask her to please wear something less “revealing.” However, if she refuses, install a hedge to shield you from the view. And practice your “look away” skills.

Smoking, symptoms biggest factors in COPD prognosis I was diagnosed with COPD a year and a half ago and have several questions. I seem to be unable to get answers from my pulmonary doctor, as he is always busy and doesn’t have a lot of time to spend with me. How fast does COPD progress? I’m 78 years old, in reasonTO YOUR ably good health and exercise GOOD HEALTH regularly. I have chronic bronchitis with a slight amount of emphysema. I had been coughing a little during the day, had mucus in the morning and coughed at night for two to three hours after bedtime — to the extent of having to use a rescue inhaler to settle down and get back to sleep. After he put me on Trelegy, all of those symptoms disappeared, and I feel perfectly normal except for shortness of breath. My other question is what is the life expectancy of a person diagnosed with COPD? I’ve read about answers to this all over the map, from two or three years after diagnosis to 15 or more years. I would presume that it depends on other factors such as physical condition, exercise, weight, etc. But I would like some kind of guideline for someone in my condition.

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cause is smoking. I can’t answer your questions on rate of progression and overall prognosis without much more information, but it is certainly a good sign that many of your symptoms are well-controlled on treatment. The single biggest factor in rate of progression of COPD is whether you are a smoker, but not being able to exercise, being male and being very underweight are additional risk factors for faster progression. Lung function falls inexorably over time. In people who have no lung disease, the normal decline with aging is never enough to cause symptoms during normal activity. In someone with COPD, the decline over months to years can cause symptoms to occur first with exercise, and then when at rest. Once people have severe symptoms at rest, the prognosis becomes quite poor. No medication can reverse lung damage. Inhaled steroids reduce inflammation and can slow progression somewhat. Inhaled bronchodilators open airways and make breathing easier. Inhaled anticholinergics reduce secretions. Your medication, Trelegy, contains all of these medicines, and is appropriate for people with severe COPD or those who do not have good symptom control with a less intensive regimen. An online calculator for prognosis can be found at https://bit.ly/2N1UEoy. It can be used if you know how far you can walk in six minutes and the results of your breathing test.

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Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you can be a rather difficult individual, hard to know and erratic in mood and behavior — but not according to those who are closest to you! To them, you are simple, straightforward, affable, generous, involved and quite even-tempered. Still, it has to be said that in situations in which you are not comfortable or with which you are unfamiliar, your defensive and suspicious nature can make you irritable, critical and even aggressive with those who seem to be threatening you in some way — even if the threat is not at all real. You have a rather crazy and unpredictable sense of humor; one may never know, from moment to moment, what you will think is funny or what you will laugh at — and you have been known to laugh at virtually everything and anything. Also born on this date are: Mila Kunis, actress; Halle Berry, actress; Tim Tebow, football player; Earvin “Magic” Johnson, basketball player; Steve Martin, actor and comedian; Doc Holliday, Old West gunslinger; Danielle Steel, author. 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. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You may be facing some requirements that put you off, but once you wrap your head around the reasons they are in place, all will be well. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You may find that someone who has been a rival is easier to work with today than someone who is a friend. The dynamic is less confusing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — What you’re trying to create for yourself and for those on your team

is something that no one else knows how to make. Keep going! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Your view about a certain key issue is clear to most, but there are some you will still have to convince. Do so today; don’t delay! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — You’ve been trying to figure out a way around a certain problem instead of determining how to solve it. A friend holds the key. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You mustn’t try to get away with anything today; play by the rules, and treat others precisely the way you wish to be treated. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — The information you receive today may prove useful to you — but you will want to consider the source as you weigh its overall value. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You may be toying with a certain idea that isn’t likely to be met with approval from those in charge. You’re trying to make some big changes. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You can do something quite memorable today, but you’ll also be putting yourself in the way of criticism from those who can’t keep up with you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’re facing a situation today that demands that you address it in a completely objective manner; you must keep emotions in check! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You can come through for a friend or co-worker, but you mustn’t expect any kind of reward for your efforts — if your motives are pure. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’ve been trying to make a few changes of late, but nothing is paying off as you had hoped. Perhaps your expectations have been unrealistic. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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SUPER QUIZ

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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.

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Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

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(e.g., “As I was going to ____, I met a man with seven wives.” Answer: St. Ives.) Freshman level 1. Opera title: “The Merry Wives of _____.” 2. The film “A ____ to Three Wives” was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. 3. How many of his wives did Henry VIII have executed? Graduate level 4. His wives included Barbara Hutton, Dyan Cannon and Barbara Harris. 5. Term for a supposed truth that is actually spurious or a superstition. 6. Ira Levin’s novel “The ___ Wives” has had two film adaptations. PH.D. level 7. In the Bible, Abraham’s first two wives were Sarah and ____. 8. The plays of Moliere include “The ____ for Wives.” 9. “Wives with ____” is a documentary TV series.

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Windsor. 2. Letter. 3. Two. 4. Cary Grant. 5. Old wives’ tale. 6. Stepford. 7. Hagar. 8. School. 9. Knives. 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?

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Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 __ in the face; insult 5 Make wood smooth 9 Angers 13 Part of the leg 15 Wedding cake layer 16 Webster 17 Glowing coal fragment 18 Extra juror 20 Simple card game 21 String after D 23 Scorched 24 Pyle or Els 26 Hairdo 27 Warning 29 Passengers 32 Assumed name 33 Take __; try hard 35 “…Mary had a little lamb, __ fleece was…” 37 Pleased 38 Throw 39 Fastener 40 Sup 41 Melon or squash 42 Brass instrument 43 Longs 45 Like ringlets 46 One of JFK’s brothers 47 Check casher 48 Attach 51 Lamb bearer 52 Spring month: abbr. 55 Car crashes 58 Dash device 60 Burn up 61 Look for 62 Exhausted 63 “Jane __”; Charlotte Brontë novel 64 Swing back & forth 65 Hickory or hemlock DOWN 1 Ragout 2 __ beans 3 Shorten

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