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Fire victim’s family: ‘Jerry loved life’

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HUNTER — State fire investigators ruled Tuesday that the townhouse fire that claimed the life of a local husband and father was accidental. Jerry Meigs, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of a fire that broke out Aug. 6 at about 6:44 a.m. in his

townhouse on Scribner Hollow Road. Investigators determined that the fire originated in the kitchen area near the stove, according to the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control. The cause of Meigs’ death remains one of the fire’s unanswered questions, state police Public Information Officer

Steven Nevel said Tuesday. “The cause is still under investigation,” he said. “It does not appear to be criminal or foul play.” Meigs was seen at the third floor balcony asking for help from bystanders, Nevel said. He then went back into the See FIRE A2


Jerry Meigs, right, enjoys a playful moment with his family.

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GREENPORT — Last October, the new roundabout near the entrance of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge was opened, and now, less than one year later, the blacktop is being dug up and replaced. The good news is that it won’t cost taxpayers a dime. Greenport Town Supervisor Kathy Eldridge said she had concerns that the road needed to be redone so soon after the initial project was completed. “I was concerned that there were problems and that this work needed to be done,” Eldridge said. The roundabout, at the intersection of Routes 9G and 23, came with a price tag of $4.5 million and took two months to complete in 2018. In addition to the roundabout itself, the project also included creating travel lanes, a 25-space parking area at the east side of the intersection, and sidewalks leading from the northern entrance to the Olana State Historic Site, over the bridge, and to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. It was part of a larger $14.6 million Skywalk project connecting the two historic sites. Now, the blacktop on the roundabout has been removed, leaving a milled surface for the time being. Work is expected to be completed in the overnight hours over the next few See ROAD A2 MELANIE LEKOCEVIC/COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA

The left lane exiting the roundabout near the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, where the pavement is milled and awaiting new blacktop.

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CATSKILL — Town planners unanimously approved a $10 million fourstory hotel and resort for Brooks Lane in Jefferson Heights on Tuesday night. Green Suites Resort will feature 48 suites for golfers and other visitors to the region. In the winter months, the resort will run a shuttle to Windham Mountain for winter sports enthusiasts. The town planning board approved a special-use permit for Catskill Golf Course owner David Vipler with 14 conditions to address concerns regarding traffic and parking that residents aired at a July 11 public hearing.


“There will be no-parking signs on both sides of Brooks Lane,” Town Planning Board Chairman Joseph Izzo

said Wednesday. A blind-hill sign will be added at the crest of the road and parking barriers will be considered at

certain spots. There will be an event space in the hotel for weddings and conferences, Vipler said in July. “It’s going to be an amenity hotel,” Vipler said. “And the amenity is not just golf. It’s going to be a pool, it’s going to be wiffle ball and possibly a tennis court.” The planning board’s resolution requires the resort to have safe, convenient and adequate access for both vehicles and pedestrians. Parking needs are also addressed. “There is adequate off-street parking and loading areas which are See GOLF A2

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problems with the blacktopping that needed to be reseamed, and it needed to be blacktopped again.” Construction began Monday, and Eldridge said it was supposed to be completed within a week. No construction is expected during the daytime. “They were going to do the

major work during the nighttime, but I am thinking they will probably need to do work during the day, too,” Eldridge said. Eldridge said she hoped the roundabout would be widened, but that there were no plans to do so. When work is being done overnight, Eldridge said traffic

would be rerouted. “They said they would do it as quickly as possible with as few problems for commuters as possible,” she noted. “I hope New York state DOT and the state make this as smooth a transition for the commuters as possible.”


“Jerry’s smile was contagious and his humor enjoyed by all,” according to the laundromat’s Facebook page. “He had a huge heart and willingness to help anyone in need. His family needs us right now. His wife and children not only lost their best friend and father, but they lost everything they own.” In addition to monetary donations, the laundromat is accepting children’s books, toys and clothing sized 5T for boys, 8/10 for girls and L/XL for women. The Meigs family is working to establish a music festival named “Turtle Jam” in Jerry’s memory, Jerald Meigs said. “His nickname was turtle,” he said. Proceeds from the event, which would be held each August, would go to help save sea turtles and protect estuary habitat, Jerald Meigs said. Meigs has left a lasting impact on the community, Kristin said. “He was the best and he will be missed,” she said. State police, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Greene County Fire Investigation team and Catskill, Hunter, Tannersville, Haines Falls, Hensonville, Palenville and Centerville Cedar Grove Fire Departments responded to the scene. Hudson Fire Department sent a truck to Catskill to remain on stand-by while Catskill responded to the mountaintop.



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days. Spokesman Joseph Morrissey from the state Department of Transportation said the project was completed to the specifics laid out in the original construction plans. “The project that included the roundabout was constructed last year on time and under budget,” Morrissey said. “Asphalt pavement was placed in accordance with contract specifications. The schedule was clearly outlined in pre-bid documents and was not accelerated. Portions of the project need to be repaved this week to correct some imperfections.” The repairs, he added, would not cost the taxpayers anything. “This is being done at the contractor’s expense,” Morrissey said. Eldridge said she was notified by the state that the work would be needed. “I was made aware construction would be done,” Eldridge said. “There were some

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condo and was not seen again. “Meigs re-entered the condo and failed to exit,” Nevel said. Meigs’ body was found at the front door on the north side of the condo, Nevel added. Meigs’ father Jerald recalls his son as being a free spirit. “He was one of those kids that if he had five bucks and you needed six, he would try to get you the six,” Jerald Meigs said. “You couldn’t help but like him. You met him and didn’t forget him.” Meigs’ sister Michelle Meigs agreed. “Everyone knew his name wherever he went,” she said. Meigs had the gift of gab, his wife Kristin said. “It was a blessing and a curse,” she said. “He could turn a stranger into a good friend within minutes with ease. But I knew when he was out running errands it wasn’t going to take five minutes.” People from all walks of life attended Meigs’ Celebration of Life at his sister Charlotte’s house, she said. “There was so much love there,” Charlotte Meigs said. “Only he could bring all those different people together.” The group spent the night playing music and telling stories about Jerry, Michelle said. Meigs had a plethora of interests, Jerald Meigs said. “He loved music. He loved to sing, he loved to write. He was in a couple bands and had a large following on the

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properly located on the lot so as to provide safe and convenient circulation,” according to the condition set forth in the resolution. Other concerns regarding water pressure along Brooks Lane will be addressed as part of the construction of the project. Vipler applied for an $8.2 million grant from Empire State Development but will pay the $179,500 out of pocket to put in 1,920 feet of new water lines if he does not receive

Flames fully engulf a condo on Scribner Hollow Road in Hunter.

mountaintop.” Charlotte agreed. “Everything he wanted to do, he would do it,” she said. “There was nothing holding him back. And everything he would do, he would do it passionately.” Kristin agreed. “He loved life and never did anything moderately,” she said. “He wouldn’t eat moderately. He would gorge himself because he loved everything.” Meigs had a foot in both worlds, Jerald Meigs said. “He was a Woodstock-type musician but also a professional state employee, getting benefits for his kids.” Meigs worked in the power plant at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, Jerald Meigs said. Kristin, and his children, Rowyn, 7, and Elijah, 3 were

the grant. The new water line will benefit 52 homes, Vipler said. The new water line is a condition of the project’s specialuse permit. A fire hydrant also needs to be relocated from the south entrance to the north entrance as requested by the fire department. The project will also require a soil erosion and sediment plan and a utility plan, which will be submitted to the Code Enforcement Officer. A state Department of Health food service permit is also required, according to the resolution. “We plan on breaking ground in the spring and anticipate 15 to 20 months of

visiting Kristin’s mother and spending time at the Jersey Shore when the fire broke out, Jerald Meigs said. “He was really in love with his life and his kids,” Charlotte Meigs said. Humor was another one of Meigs’ strengths, Kristin said. “He could whip up stupid dad jokes in an instant,” she said. “He danced very weirdly but it was very cute.” Red Cross was not immediately notified, Red Cross Public Affairs Team Member Mary Alice Molgard said Tuesday. Molgard was unsure if the Red Cross’ assistance would be requested now that the family was back in the area, she said. Tannersville Laundromat is collecting items for Meigs’ family.

construction,” Vipler said Wednesday. The project will be completed using panelized or pre-built construction, so the process should go quickly, Vipler said. “We are very excited,” Vipler said. “It’s been almost two years planning the project. We’re very pleased and look forward to getting this done as soon as possible.”

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7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Legislature finance audit 4 p.m.; CWSSI public hearing 6 p.m. Hunter Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville

Monday, Aug. 19 n Athens Town Board regular meeting

and informational meeting on solar 6:45 p.m. at Athens Volunteer Fire Department, Third Street, Athens n Coxsackie Village Planning Board 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Legislature economic development and tourism; Gov. Ops; Finance and Rep. and Dem. Caucus 6 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville

Tuesday, Aug. 20 n Athens Village Planning Board 6:30

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

Wednesday, Aug. 21 n Catskill Central School District BOE 6:30 p.m. in the High School Library, 341 West Main St., Catskill n Catskill Library Board 6:45 p.m. at either the Catskill Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill or Palenville Library, 3303 Route 23A, Palenville n Catskill Town Board Committee 6:30 p.m. Palenville Fire House, Route 32A, Palenville n Greene County Legislature CGCC budget public hearing 6:25 p.m.; Regular Legislature Meeting No. 8 6:30 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill

Falling tree crushes car, driver unhurt By Amanda Purcell

police arrived. The tree fell squarely on the roof of the car, damaging the doors and pinning them shut, Hudson Fire Chief Anthony DeMarco Jr. said. It took about 15 minutes to free the woman, he added. Firefighters waited for Greenport Rescue Squad to arrive at the scene before they lifted the tree off the vehicle. Firefighters lowered the driver’s seat and were able to free Rivera by taking her out through the back door of the vehicle. Using steel struts and straps, firefighters lifted the tree off the car. Hudson Department of Public Works crews removed the tree. The falling tree sliced a power line in half, fire officials said. National Grid was called to repair the line after it tripped a breaker. Damage to the car’s roof combined with the damage underneath the car from the weight of the tree likely totaled the vehicle, Miller said. The tree showed signs of decay, and that is likely the reason it fell, DeMarco said. Officials did not know who owned the tree as of late Tuesday afternoon.

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HUDSON — An Ulster County woman was in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday and she is lucky to be alive. A large tree fell on her vehicle just as she was making a threepoint turn on Rossman Road on Monday. Alexis Rivera, 26, of Glasco, was behind the wheel of her red Nissan sedan when the tree fell around 8 p.m. when she was leaving work at Columbia Memorial Health, 71 Prospect Ave. “The timing of the tree falling as she was making the threepoint turn was one in a billion,” Hudson police Lt. David Miller said Tuesday. “She [the driver] was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Miraculously, Rivera suffered no major injuries. She was checked out at Columbia Memorial Health for minor pain and released, Miller said. “I think she [the driver] was more in shock than anything else,” Miller said. No one else was in the vehicle at the time, he added. Rivera was trapped in the vehicle when firefighters and

DeMarco praised the team effort from National Grid, Department of Public Works, the Hudson Police Department and fellow firefighters. Emergency crews left the scene around 8:30 p.m. The tree was chopped up for firewood early Tuesday by the Department of Public Works, DPW Superintendent Rob Perry said. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.

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THREE FUN EVENTS ON AUGUST 17th—VISIT THEM ALL! Enjoy WOMEN’S EXPO at St. Theresa’s, and support The Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter. Stop at Chicken Run for the 7th Annual Cancer Patient Aid Car Show and support Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid. Enjoy the best of Greek food and products at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption Annual Festival.

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Restaurant raid violates sanctuary In one of those bizarre coincidences that doesn’t seem like a coincidence at all, Monday’s new policy that will deny green cards to legal immigrants whose lack of financial resources means they could need government benefit programs was followed Tuesday by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on Casa Latina, a small restaurant on Green Street in Hudson. News travels fast in Hudson, as it does in all communities, on social media, and the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement arrived at the restaurant in a hurry. Sanctuary Movement member Jarin Ahmed immediately called out ICE: “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 can only imagine why they are targeting a place named Casa Latina.” Yes, we can imagine. Meanwhile, Kenneth Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was justifying the rationale behind the new green card policy. “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,” he said. Immigrants who don’t have full command of English or who have medical issues could drop out of those programs or avoid them altogether, fearing retaliation or ostracism. The policy demonizes programs that are intended to help them and makes their path to citizenship much tougher. It sends a dangerous message to immigrants and Welcoming and Inclusive communities like Hudson: You are not welcome here. As for Tuesday’s ICE raid, Sanctuary Movement supporters and allies like Ahmed, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Tiffany Garriga and Sanctuary Movement leader Bryan McCormack peacefully stood by community members and kept a close eye on ICE every step of the way. A safe, crime-free community is what all citizens want, but the way to accomplish this goal is not through intimidation or scattershot policy changes that turn beneficial social programs against impoverished immigrants. It is through careful and perceptive immigration reform across the nation and in the Twin Counties.


Trump policy has subjected asylum seekers to appalling conditions (c) 2019,The Washington Post ·

When the Trump administration this year began forcing Central American asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while awaiting their day in U.S. immigration courts, the new policy was given a bloodless bureaucratic name: Migrant Protection Protocols. Now it is apparent that the “protection” granted those migrants is scant indeed. Thousands of them have been preyed on by criminal gangs, crammed into festering detention centers that are breeding grounds for disease and hamstrung by daunting impediments to finding lawyers to represent them. Dozens have been kidnapped. The policy has subjected asylum seekers, including those with legitimate claims for humanitarian protection in the United States, to appalling risks and inhumane conditions. The Trump administration could have focused on creating an efficient system that might dissuade migrants from making the northward trek, by quickly adjudicating their applications and deporting those whose applications are denied. Instead, Washington opted for a de facto regime of deterrence outsourced to Mexico, where migrants are neglected, ill-treated and victimized. The Post’s Kevin Sieff described cases in which Central American migrants, returned to Mexico by U.S. authorities, have been seized by kidnappers who demanded ransom from their relatives at home and in the United States. That’s chilling; it’s also unsurprising and predictable in Mexican border areas such as Tamaulipas, to which migrants are being returned, which the State Department acknowledges is dangerous territory. The system grew out of President Donald Trump’s alarm at the swelling tide of asylum

seekers, mainly Central American families, who threatened to overwhelm U.S. border patrol and agencies starting last year. Beginning in January, and then in greater numbers since, asylum applicants have been sent back to Mexican border towns to await hearings. Thousands are now stuck there; some are reported to have given up. Logistical obstacles prevent some from being notified of upcoming hearing dates. Many report problems enlisting U.S.-based lawyers to represent them in U.S. immigration court and without one, their chances of success are all but nil. In June, Trump strong-armed Mexican officials into agreeing to deploy thousands of national guard forces to detain and deport Central American and other migrants heading toward the United States. Many wound up in Mexican detention centers, where they are subjected to atrocious conditions. As the New York Times reported, many of the approximately 60 detention centers where migrants are held are ill-equipped for the numbers of detainees who have arrived. Basic hygiene, including showers and functioning toilets, is in short supply; so is medical attention. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose administration has been criticized for its handling of the crisis by his government’s own human rights ombudsman, is pledging improvements. The Trump administration is within its rights to seek means to deter migrants whose chances of receiving asylum are poor. But by shunting migrants to Mexico, where they face menace, inhumane living conditions and obstacles to seeking a fair adjudication of their asylum claims, the administration is complicit in a massive injustice.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY ‘The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.’

The land of the free and the home of the rent-seekers CHICAGO — Given its surplus of violence and scarcity of resources, Chicago surely has bigger things to worry about than the menace, as the city sees it, of Laura Pekarik’s cupcakes. Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government’s unsleeping solicitousness for the strong. Pekarik, a feisty 33-year-old single mother and embodiment of America’s entrepreneurial itch, grew up in Chicago’s suburbs and at age 24 began baking for the fun of it. Eventually, she invested her entire savings ($12,000) in a limegreen truck, called Cupcakes for Courage, from which she began selling. She was part of the proliferation of heterogenous truckdispensed foods — one truck was called The Schnitzel King — that grew in response to consumer demand for the fun and convenience of curbside lunches of all sorts. This was, however, neither fun nor convenient for restaurants, which responded by (guess one): (a) upping their game in order to compete with the upstarts in trucks or (b) running to the government for relief from competition. If you guessed “b,” you get an A for understanding the land of the free and the home of the rent-seekers. Rent-seeking is private factions manipulating public power to enhance their profits. This is what Chicago’s restaurant industry did, with the help of an alderman who owns several restaurants and is the former head of the Illinois Restaurant Association. In 2012, at their behest, the city revised its vending laws to forbid food trucks from operating within 200 feet of any business that serves food (with fines of up to $2,000), which banned the trucks from almost all areas with office workers seeking lunches. And the regulations require food trucks to install GPS devices so government can track their



WILL movements, like convicted felons wearing ankle bracelets. This made the truck operators’ right to work — itself radically truncated — contingent on forfeiting their right to privacy. The commissioner of the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection says that the city’s food truck regulations — the city’s protection of consumers from more choices than the city thinks is good for them — “strike the right balance” between the interests of restaurants and trucks. Oh? Why is striking such balances between the interests of rival economic factions the proper concern of politicians and bureaucrats? The commissioner was echoing Illinois’ Supreme Court, which said the city had a “rational basis” for its “attempts to balance the interests of food trucks with the need to promote neighborhood stability that is furthered by brick-and-mortar restaurants.” And the court was echoing the rent-seekers’ selfserving and evidence-free faux sociology. In reality, which is a foreign country to many courts, the “rational basis” test is too permissive to be dignified as a test: It means that any government infringement of economic liberty passes constitutional muster if the infringing legislature offers any reason for it or even if a court can imagine a reason for it. And even if the reason — the legislators’ motive — is obvious to any sentient observer: to placate rent-seekers.

The court said the rational basis test applied here because the challenged regulation “does not affect a fundamental right.” So, the highest court in the state that advertises itself as the Land of Lincoln, an apostle of free labor, says that the right to work autonomously is not “fundamental.” The court swallowed the junk-food sociology that asserts, without evidence, two things: that the existence of brick-and-mortar restaurants is threatened by food trucks, and that such restaurants are essential to “neighborhood stability.” Never mind the absence of evidence of damage to neighborhoods or restaurants in foodtruck meccas such as New York, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. Laura Pekarik was lucky. She diversified her business early on by opening two brickand-mortar stores. When the weather is clement and business is good, she has 40 employees. But others have not been lucky: The number of food trucks in the Windy City has dropped by 40%. She hopes the U.S. Supreme Court, where she will continue to be assisted by the Institute for Justice, will hear her argument against government picking winners and losers, and doing so on behalf of those who have already won advantages. The court should assert that the rational basis test does not require courts to be willfully oblivious of disreputable legislative motives. This also should be an opportunity for some conservatives to rethink their obdurate devotion to a “judicial restraint” that is indistinguishable from dereliction of judicial duty. George Will’s email address is (c) 2019, Washington Post Writers Group


Greene County residents should be outraged To the editor: In reference to the article by Sarah Trafton on the Greene County Public Safety meeting, “Ideas for the Old County Jail Aired” (August 10, 2019), at which Meg Nowack, who leads the Save the Old Jail coalition (“STOJ”) and who is also the leader of the preservation group, Historic Catskill, made a short presentation seeking assurances that the historic old jail will not be torn down anytime soon. At the meeting there were mixed messages from the committee members, and, as I read this article, at least a lack of understanding of what the coalition had proposed at the Old jail Legislative Workshop on July 24; or, perhaps, a simple ignoring of that proposal, so that the county can go full bore and spend at least $500,000 (likely more) to tear down the jail, on a property assessed at $1.8 million, to build “23 or 41 parking spaces.” This prospect should

outrage every citizen and taxpayer in Greene County. For the record, STOJ, with the full support of our Taxpayers Association, Camp Now and other members of the coalition, offered to buy the complex for $1 (or more, which price would be negotiated with the county), thereby immediately saving the county at a minimum the $500,000 demolition fee; to pay for an independent engineer’s report of the complex, not on how to demolish it, but on what would be needed to make it completely safe — STOJ would pay for the report and for the cost of any immediate repairs (if needed) to do so, again saving the County thousands of dollars; a walk-through of the old jail buildings with the STOJ engineers and our team of potential investors, to decide on what options (museum, hotel, technical school, housing for needy vets, and other options) would be best for the complex; and a commitment

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Jeffrey Cole On August 10 the Lord called a successful Barber for many Jeffrey Cole home after suf- years. Jeff was a free spirit and fering a catastrophic stroke had traveled throughout Europe on August 1 in Albany Medical with Amsterdam as his favorite. Center. Jeff was born in Hud- He loved St. Maarten and cruisson, New York to James R. ing as well. Jeff enjoyed good Cole(deceased) and Elizabeth food and many restaurants. He (Greene) Alecksynas. Besides always knew where to find the his mother and stepfa“Best Hot Dog” in the ther (Harry), he is surarea. He has been ill vived by the love of his with a chronic illness life his daughter Emma for the past three years. Elizabeth Cole of PresBesides spending ton Hollow, brother time with his daughter Christopher Cole of and family, he enjoyed Valatie, niece Madisports especially NFL son Cole of Valatie and football knowing all nephew Zackery Cole the players names and Cole of Valatie along with stats. He will be missed several cousins. He by his family and many friends. was pre-deceased by his neph- The family would like to give a ew Christopher Cole. Jeff at- special thanks to Amy Lasher. tended ICC then Hudson High Thank you for being by Jeff’s School where he graduated. side for many hours during this He attended and graduated trying time. You were a great from Columbia Green Commu- comfort to us all. nity College. He worked sevCalling hours will be Friday, eral years at Berkshire Farm August 16, 2019 from 1-3pm at for Boys and Hillcrest Center in the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Great Barrington, Ma. helping Home, Valatie NY. Funeral sertroubled youth. Later in life he vices and burial will be private at changed careers and became the convenience of the family.

Betty Ruth Maxwell Edge Betty Ruth Maxwell Edge of Kinderhook, New York, and formerly of Ringwood, New Jersey, peacefully departed this world at the age of 80 on August 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 15, 1938 to the late Ovie Odis and Ruth Marie (Boerger) Maxwell. The eldest of three children, she is survived by her brothers, Douglas (Gwen) Maxwell and Lon Maxwell. She was a graduate of the Lutheran School of Nursing (St. Louis, MO). Married for sixty years, she is survived by her husband; Rev. Thomas Leslie Edge; daughter Dr. Elizabeth (Andrew) Howard; son Christopher (Alison) Edge; daughter Angela (Scott) Sadlo; grandchildren Christopher and Paul Howard, Geoffrey Edge, Emmanuelle and Mark Sadlo; seven nieces; four nephews; and countless friends. A servant of Christ, Betty worked as a registered nurse for over forty years. She faithfully and carefully supported her husband’s ministry at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Ringwood, NJ for more than thirty years. She attended The Cathedral of All Saints upon her move

to the Capital District. With a loving hand she nurtured her grandchildren through childhood, relishing the opportunity to participate in their lives, and will forever be their Nana. With a sense of style and grace, her warm smile and southern charm brought light to all those around her. She cherished flowers and tenderly cultivated them. A selfless caregiver, she provided ceaseless care to her husband Thomas until her final day. All who knew her will miss her loving spirit, boundless generosity, warmth, and compassion. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday 17 August at 11am at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 107 State Street in Albany, followed by a Christian burial at Kinderhook Cemetery, CR 21, Kinderhook NY 12016. Visiting hours will be on Friday 16 August from 6-8pm at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 107 State Street, Albany. Memorials may be made to The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan Street, Albany, NY 12210 or Christ the King Lutheran Church, 50 Erskine Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456. Arrangements are by the Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet. Condolence book at

Trump 2020 Rust Belt pitch threatened by manufacturing recession By Vince Golle and Mike Dorning (c) 2019,Bloomberg · Vince Golle,Mike Dorning

President Donald Trump has been boasting about creating manufacturing jobs in states key to his re-election, but an emerging recession in the sector threatens to reverse that trend and imperil his message. A decline in manufacturing jobs in coming months could hurt Trump in Rust Belt swing states such as Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania and could give Democrats a weapon against the president. Trump traveled to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to make his case. “Factory floors across this land are once more crackling with life,” Trump told workers at a Royal Dutch Shell plant in Monaca, northwest of Pittsburgh. “Our steel mills are fired up and blazing bright. The assembly lines are roaring.” But Trump faces U.S. manufacturing output declining in consecutive quarters, the common definition of recession within the industry, the result of global weakness and a trade war between the U.S. and China. So far, job growth has helped Trump make his case. Payrolls in manufacturing totaled about 12.9 million workers in July, the most since November 2008, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Since Trump took office in 2017, factory employment has increased by about a half million workers after stagnating in the prior two years. But hiring momentum in the sector has started to fade. In the

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President Donald Trump speaks to employees of the Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019.

six months through July, 38,000 jobs have been added at factories, the fewest for a similar period since January 2017, when Trump took office. Trump campaigned in 2016 on revamping trade deals to revive America’s industrial base -a strategy that helped him pick off the historically Democratic states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that Hillary Clinton took for granted. Democrats carried those three states in every election from 1992 to 2012 and they will likely need them to win in 2020. Nationally, manufacturing jobs accounted for 11.9% of employment in counties Trump carried in 2016 compared with 6.7% in counties Clinton carried. In Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, manufacturing’s share of employment averaged 17.9% in Trump counties versus 8.5% in

Clinton counties, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of December 2018 employment data. “There is no doubt that a core portion of Trump’s base is a group of former and current manufacturing workers,” said Mark Muro, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. “This is an important part of his base, and it has also been an important part of the story he tells of having the back of the middle-class little guy.” The benefit Trump derives from the story in his campaign will depend on what happens with jobs if output continues to decline. The Fed’s latest industrial production report last month showed U.S. factory output declined at a 2.2% annualized pace in the second quarter after a 1.9% rate of decline in the

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When his wife was killed in the El Paso, Texas, shooting this month, Antonio Basco lost not only his spouse of 22 years, but also his only relative. With no other family, Basco told a funeral home that he wanted to invite the public to attend the visitation and prayer service on Friday for his wife, Margie Reckard. The response has been overwhelming. Less than 24 hours after Perches Funeral Homes wrote on Facebook that Basco “welcomes anyone to attend” the service, more than 50 people have called to order flower arrangements, said Jorge Ortiz, general manager of the funeral home. The flowers and cards, as well as online tributes, have poured in from across the country. Reckard, 63, was one of 22 people killed in the shooting at a Walmart on Aug. 3, and the story of El

Paso rallying around Basco is one of many to inspire an outpouring of sympathy and compassion in the aftermath of the attack. There were the parents who died protecting their 2-month-old baby, who survived; there was the soccer team that hosted a vigil for their 15-year-old teammate who was killed; there were the Walmart employees who helped shoppers flee and then helped each other deal with their trauma. In the days after the massacre, Basco told KFOX that when he met his wife, “she was an angel, and she still is.” He said her kindness could not be matched, and that one could see that she was “an awesome lady” simply by looking at how she acted. “We were going to live together and die together,” he said. Photographs of Basco kneeling in front of a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles for Reckard and other victims have been widely

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Statue of Liberty poem was only supposed to welcome white immigrants ‘from Europe,’ Cuccinelli says By Dave Goldiner New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The hardline White House official who slammed the famed poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty now claims the verse was only supposed to welcome white immigrants. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Immigration and Citizenship Services boss, told CNN that the “give me your poor, your tired” no longer makes sense in today’s world where many immigrants and refugees are non-white people from developing nations. “Of course that poem was referring back to people coming from Europe,” Cuccinelli told Erin Burnett Tuesday. Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner who wants to end birthright citizenship even though it’s written into the

Constitution, claimed that immigrants in the 19th century were more deserving of entrance into the U.S. because of the stratified nature of the societies they were fleeing. “They had class-based societies where people were considered wretched if they weren’t from the right class,” he said. Cuccinelli did not explain why that would be any different from non-white immigrants coming from similarly stratified nations today. The Edison, New Jersey, native told Burnett that his own Italian immigrant grandfather sponsored two brothers to come the U.S. He insisted that the “yearning to be free” line was never intended to let penniless immigrants get a free ride in the

New World. “It’s not to get free stuff,” he added in a Fox News interview on Wednesday. “It’s freedom to have opportunity.” The Lady Liberty drama started when Cuccinelli defended an aggressive new rule that will effectively deny permanent residency to legal immigrants who apply for food stamps, public housing or other programs. He said the “public charge” rule reflects common sense and in keeping with longstanding American values. Shockingly, Cuccinelli said that the famed Emma Lazarus poem “The New Collosus” should really refer to newcomers “ready to stand on your own two feet.” Or, as he now suggests, to white people from Europe, like his

His only relative was killed in the El Paso Massacre. He has invited the city to her funeral. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

previous three months. Within specific industry groups, metals, machinery, textiles, paper and petroleum and coal were among those that experienced outright production downturns during both quarters. Another gauge of American manufacturing activity fell in July to an almost three-year low, dragged down by slower production and shaky export markets that help explain the Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce interest rates last month. At least one Democratic presidential candidate has highlighted manufacturing declines. “Despite Trump’s promises of a manufacturing ‘renaissance,’ the country is now in a manufacturing recession,” SEn. Elizabeth Warren wrote in a post last month. The downturn in the index of factory activity is consistent with a recent trend of manufacturing weakness throughout the world. Producers are beset by a combination of tepid global economies and trade policies and tariffs that have left supply chains at some companies in disarray. While manufacturing makes up only about 11% of the U.S. economy, the risk is that further weakness will extend to service providers and prompt those companies to reduce investment and limit hiring.

shared across social media and by news organizations. They show him with his head resting against his forearm, his hair spilling out from under a Ford Motor cap, wearing a blue plaid shirt and a wedding band. Ortiz said the funeral home, in a strip mall in northeast El Paso, can hold 200 people, but is now expecting up to 1,000 mourners to arrive for Reckard’s visitation Friday evening. “It’s just about how you organize your personnel and everyone,” he said, adding that mourners will most likely have to cycle through in batches. In his 11 years with the funeral home, Wednesday’s Facebook post was the first open invitation to a service that Ortiz could remember. Overflow crowds have been hosted in the past, he said, but never more than about 400 people. The funeral home’s Facebook post has been shared

more than 10,000 times and elicited more than 1,000 comments. One woman wrote that she had sent flowers from Los Angeles. Another man said he would attend the visitation and represent the hundreds of people who could not make it. Harrison Johnson, the

funeral director who is handling Reckard’s visitation, told KVIA that Basco had confided in him that he didn’t really know what to do now that his wife was gone, but that he had been touched by the enormous response to the notice that all are welcome.

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Trek through Europe enjoyed by Prattsville world travelers By Abby and Gabby For Columbia-Greene Media

Prattsville — Mary Cline has a unique way of entertaining her sister Brenda, who has been spending some sisterly time with her. Mary, husband Ron, and Brenda were traveling down East Windham when a deer suddenly made an appearance. Mary applied the brakes to try to avoid the deer and the driver behind them smashed into them, totaling the Clines’ car. They were all shaken up but had no severe injuries. Mary, Ron and Brenda want to extend their thanks and gratitude to the EMTs, Rescue Squad and Police. Mary said the care and solicitude

they received was excellent and sends special thanks to Rosanne Cross and Amy. David Rikard and son Jamison have returned from their trip to Europe and would like to share the following: “More Prattsville world travelers return!! Town Justice Dave Rikard and 14-year-old son Jamison have just returned from a trek through Europe, ending in North Africa. They left on July 12 and arrived home midnight on Aug. 2, exhausted! They first flew to London, where they met up with son Andy, who is stationed in Germany with the US Army. They spent three nights in London and visited Stonehenge. They then flew

to Barcelona, Spain for three nights, where they enjoyed many tapas at the numerous street cafes in that beautiful city! Then they flew to Paris for the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and a river cruise around Paris. After three nights in Paris, they drove to Bruges, Belgium, once known as the financial center of the world, and now known for its breweries and chocolates, staying two nights, then on for a night in Brussels, and then on to Germany where they visited the Army base where Andrew and his team are based between deployments and call outs. They then flew from Frankfurt to Bologna, Italy, another beautiful medieval era city,

for three nights. Andrew then returned to his duty station, and Dave and Jamison went by high-speed train to Rome for three nights. While there they visited Ostia, the ancient Roman seaport, the Vatican, and, of course, the Forum and Coliseum. They then flew to Cairo, Egypt, for three nights, truly another world, where they visited the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, took a nice ride in the desert on some friendly camels, and visited several famous mosques and museums. Ancient wonders!! But glad to be back home!” Welcome home, David and Jamison. The Greene County Women’s League held its annual fundraising luncheon at the

Copper Tree Inn at Hunter Mountain on Aug. 6. Two tables of Prattsville ladies attended. It was a banner luncheon for the league’s goal of helping Greene County cancer patients who need financial assistance. The assistance runs in the thousands of dollars and if you would like to help, the league is having a car show at the Chicken Run 10 a.m.–2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17. Registration 9–11 a.m. Lots of prizes, activities, raffles and the cars. Rhonda Fancher Margiasso, daughter of Ron and Freda Howard Fancher, is the chairperson for this event. Check it out. The weather should be perfect. If you want to become a

member of the league, contact greene for all particulars to join and/or contribute. Happy birthday Sawyer Petricini on Aug. 17. Happy birthday wishes to Suzette Donisan and Harvey Truesdell on Aug. 19. Chuckie Brainerd is wished a happy birthday on Aug. 20. Alanna Ballard is wished happy birthday on Aug. 21. Jesse Petricini and Eric Dymond are wished happy birthday on Aug. 23. Happy anniversary to Pat and Ed Chatfield on Aug. 18. Send news to or call 518-299-3219.

Mountain Top residents visiting and receiving visitors By Christine Dwon For Columbia-Greene Media

We extend deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ruth Blumenthal. Ruth passed away Aug. 9. A service will be held for Ruth at 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Lexington/West Kill UMC in Lexington. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall. Mary Palazzolo enjoyed spending a few days with her daughter Carly and son-in-law Dom on Long Island last week. Carol and Skeet Constable attended a surprise birthday party last week in Latham at the home of Carol’s sister-inlaw Debbie, for Debbie’s cousin and Carol’s brother Ronnie Holcomb. Marilyn and Nancy Dippold are enjoying a visit with Marilyn’s brother, Roger, who came from Texas last week. Family has been coming to the Dippold home in West Kill to visit with Roger, Marilyn and Nancy. There was a moving and beautiful “Unity Ceremony” held in the lovely Lexington Town Park across from the

Lexington UMC on Aug. 10 for JoEllen Schermerhorn and George Slauson. Family and close friends shared readings for this joyous celebration. A dinner party followed after the ceremony at the Brandywine in Windham. Congratulations, JoEllen and George! Congratulations to WRIP on its 20th anniversary. Quite the celebration was held at the WAJ school on Aug. 10. Lots of shared memories and many thanks to Jay, Joe, Patty and everyone else associated with the station for all their hard work and dedication. The Lexington Farmers Market will be held 10 a.m.noon Aug. 17 under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building, 3542 Route 42. Happy 28th wedding anniversary to Tina and Ray Albino on Aug. 16. Celebrating a birthday on Aug. 16 is Nancy Nelson. Aug. 16 is Aud Gannon’s birthday. Happy birthday to Candice Boyle on Aug. 17. Diane and Tim Cross celebrate their wedding anniversary on Aug. 17. Happy birthday on Aug. 19 to Harvey

Truesdell. Stephanie Simpfenderfer celebrates her birthday on Aug. 19. Aug. 19 is Jack Jordan’s birthday. Linda and Jim Varelas have their wedding anniversary on Aug. 20. Happy 15th wedding anniversary Aug. 21 to Liza and Paul Dwon. Also celebrating their anniversary on Aug. 21 are Lessia and Ray Clinton. Best wishes to you all. Aug. 18 is the last summer worship service in the Methodist Church in West Kill at 9 a.m. Services resume in the Lexington UMC at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 with the combined service. The West Kill Community Cemetery annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Community Hall, 141 Spruceton Road, West Kill. The Greene County Senior Nutrition Program menu for the week of Aug. 19–Aug. 23 is as follows: Monday—Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, broccoli, tropical mixed fruit; Tuesday—BBQ chicken, Brussels sprouts, baked beans, fruited gelatin; 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—Farm to Table—roast beef with gravy, green salad, baked potato, glazed carrots, local farm fresh fruit. All persons 60 and older and spouses are invited to attend. Meals served at noon for a suggested donation of $4 per meal. Please call at least a day in advance to reserve your meal. Mountain Top Senior Service Center is located in the Jewett Municipal Building, Route 23C, 518-263-4392. The Kaaterskill UMC Roast Beef and Peach Shortcake Dinner will be held Aug. 20 in the Tannersville Rescue Squad building. Takeouts start at 5 p.m. and serving at 5:30 p.m. Free will offering. Greene County Public Health Rabies Clinic for Greene County cats, dogs and ferrets will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Cairo firehouse, Railroad Avenue. Donations are highly encouraged. Please

call ahead for ferrets. Please bring record of pet’s previous vaccination to receive a threeyear vaccination. If no record is shown, pet will be given a one-year vaccination. New Baltimore Animal Hospital provides the veterinary service. Call 518-719-3600 if you have questions. Prayers for the family and friends of Ruth Blumenthal, Pastor Bob and Kate Barnum, John Grinnell, Ellouise Cole, George Dart, Marilyn and Nancy Dippold, Donald Falke, Donna Falke, Martha Hartman, Dale Klein, Barbara and Bill Mead, Jannel Mellott, Ellis and Betty Potter, Stephanie Pushman, Joan Rappleyea, Ann Robinson, Art and Joyce Rood, Anna Simpfenderfer, Clarence and Jeanne Soule, Tom Soule, Don and Diane Strausser, Dr. Dan Sullivan, Gladys Van Valkenburgh, Annette Waller, Mary and Ron Westman, Mickie Winters, our country, our leaders, our military and their families and all others in need of prayer. Greene Room Players Songbirds, directed by

Linda Nicholls, presents “Love Songs,” songs from Broadway, the 1960s, 1970s and much more 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Mountain Top Library, Tannersville. Free admission. Mark your calendars for the Lexington Town Picnic and Community Picture sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society on Sept. 7 starting at 11 a.m. under the pavilion at the Lexington Municipal Building. Lexington and friends of Lexington are all invited. Bring a dish to pass and hot dogs, hamburgers and beverage will be provided. The 2020 calendars will be available at the picnic — and at later events — for $10 each. The Lexington Historical Society hopes to have the 2021 calendar made using pictures from people in the community, so if you have special pictures you’d like to have in the 2021 calendar, let the Historical Society know and they’ll make a copy. Until next week take care, be thankful, be humble and please be kind to one and all.

Autumn not long in coming; no fall rummage sale While driving around, you can tell the month of August is half over. The leaves are no longer bright, dark green, but are taking on a yellowish hue. Sunflowers and black-eyed Susans are in full bloom, marigolds have spread. The pinks and purples are no longer dominant. The nights have turned cool. Sleep comes easy, and the cats are snuggling again. Autumn is not here, but you can tell it is not long in coming. The members of the Jewett Fire Department would like to thank all for a very successful barbecue. From the first takeout at 3:30 p.m., through the last dinner at 6:30 p.m., the parking lot was full. Thank you to all who helped serve, and to Hannaford for its very generous donation. The Jewett Church members also extend their thanks for a tremendously successful bake sale to benefit Hope House in Thailand. Another sign of fall — the WAJ Alumni newsletter has appeared in our mailboxes. Don’t forget to save the date Oct. 5 at the Acra Manor. Sad news for my friends. There will be no fall rummage sale in the Windham UMC. Not enough helpers setting up and tearing down. We rely on the few good workers who are getting too old and tired to do all the work. We need some young blood to step up and take the reins.



ANDERSON The church service at North Settlement will be held at 4 p.m. this Sunday . All are welcome. Apple Fest is coming in October, Columbus Day weekend. Keep watch for the information. The VFW Auxiliary will be holding its annual Craft Show 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the DugOut on Rt 23 Windham, the VFW Hall for the newcomers. Call Janet Goos at 518-7343028 to reserve your table. The Ashland Tractor Pull is coming Sept. 15. Look for the flyers for information. The Ashland Church Sale is still going on from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays inside the church hall. We have a new supply of deep fryers and many other additional items. If you are setting up a new apartment, sending a young one off to school, or just need to replace something, stop in and check us out first. Rock bottom prices. Many baking items for those who want to try

a new recipe but don’t want to invest big bucks in equipment. The 103rd Holcomb Family Reunion will be held Aug. 24 at the Jewett Church Hall, Jewett starting at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Please come and get together with the family. Hope to see you there. — President Opal E. DeLong. The Cloggers are coming! Sept. 7 the Windham Hensonville UMC will be holding their annual covered dish, Cloggers, Ice Cream Social at the church hall. Event starts at 5 p.m.

Hall Windham 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 Alumni Saturday Silent Auction at the Thompson House Evergreen noon-3 p.m. benefit Windham Hensonville UMC. Oct. 5 WAJ Alumni dinner Acra Manor. Oct. 12 Apple Fest at Windham UMC. Oct. 12 Autumn Affair in Windham. Please help me advertise your activity by emailing me at or calling 518-734-5360.



Prayers to the family of the young man who lost his life in the fire at Scribner Lodge.

I’ve always said it is easier to clean someone else’s house than to keep your own tidy. One of the biggest problems at home is going through your memories. When Judy moved back with her mom, she decided to go through all of the picture boxes and reorganize them. Anyone who knew Marty knows he was an avid picture taker and there are MANY pictures. No, it didn’t happen — the pictures are still scattered, but she has found memories. When she heard that Larry Tompkins was doing a show in Jewett, she decided to give him pictures of the wedding of Catherine Morse to Leonard Smythe. In the box was a menu from one of Rose’s bowling banquets, autographed by the bowling team: Lillian M. Dodge, Bert Kupka,

COMING EVENTS Aug. 16 Jewett Looking Back 7 p.m. Jewett Grange Hall, CR17, Jewett (Larry Tompkins). Aug. 17 Womens’ Expo St. Theresa’s RC Church hall. Aug. 16 Golf Tournament to benefit Westchester Burn Unit Windham C C. Aug. 18 Service at North Settlement Church. Aug. 24 Rips Country Bazaar Haines Falls. Sept. 7 Ice Cream Social and Cloggers at Windham UMC starts at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 Tractor Pull Ashland Park. Sept. 22 Catskill Glee Club concert benefit Ashland UMC. Center Church, Windham. Sept. 28 VFW Craft Sale VFW



Fran Jenkins, Julie Dodge, Marie Schlesingers, Rose Hudecek, Alta Jeralds, Ruth Leurs. What memories are surfacing! The menu itself is a masterpiece. Last year, I went out for dinner with a friend, and we decided to start with a cocktail...$15 for a margarita. At Barime’s on Route 9W, one mile south of Ravena, a daiquiri was 50 cents, Manhattan or martini 55 cents, sidecar 80 cents. Champagne was expensive — $1.25. Wine with dinner was 40 cents a glass. Did you want to start with an appetizer? Shrimp cocktail for 65 cents, a bowl of soup was a quarter. Entrees included fried chicken-half, fresh killed broiler, fried crisp and brown or broiled, mushrooms, F. F. Potatoes green salad $2.50. Filet Mignon with French fries, mushrooms and salad $4, whole broiled Maine lobster meal for $3.50 and Frogs legs $3. For dessert, a slice of pie or a strawberry sundae was yours for a quarter. We scrimped and saved for this meal. The story goes of this one woman (not one of the above), who would eat half her meal,

then tell the waitress that it didn’t taste just right. She tried, but there was something “off” about it. The waitress would invariably apologize, and offer to take it away and give her a new meal. Oh, I’ll take a replacement meal, but please don’t throw out the old one, I’ll take it home to my dog. Every time, this woman would get two full meals for the price of one. Hubby ate good, too. This all brought back many good memories of my bowling days. It seems too coincidental that Saturday was National Bowling Day. Years ago, the Mountain Top did a lot of bowling. In Prattsville, the bowling alley was located where Jim’s Great American is. Marie and Boice Spaulding ran the alley. There were many teams, all competing for the end-of-the-season tournaments. The highlight of the year was the bowling banquet. We no longer have a local bowling alley. It is hard to find one. Unfortunately, we have lost one of our greatest social pleasures. All I have left is the occasional menu, picture or trophy.

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Gareth Armstrong’s ‘Shylock’ AT CATSKILL’S BRIDGE STREET THEATRE AUGUST 15TH-25TH both the matinee and evening performances of the Sunday Marathon on August 18 (“Pay What You Will” tickets are available only at the door one half hour prior to these performances). For more details, visit the theatre online at Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Tummler - Etymology: Circa 1930, from Yiddish (tumler). 1. An employee – usually male – of a Borscht Belt resort charged with the duty of entertaining guests throughout the day by providing any number of services, from comedian to master of ceremonies. 2. A lively, mischievous man. CATSKILL — One of the things actor Steven Patterson discovered during his first run with Gareth Armstrong’s play “Shylock” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre back in 2007 was a way of getting inside Tubal, its main character, by viewing him as a Catskills tummler. Steven Patterson brings his performance in “Shylock” to the stage of Catskill’s adventurous Bridge Street Theatre from August 15-25, in rotating repertory with “Thrice To Mine”, Roxanne Fay’s one-woman show about the actual woman on whom Shakespeare based the character of Lady Macbeth. Generally perceived as villainous in the plays in which they appear, these two characters receive far more probing and sympathetic scrutiny in both these bracing theatrical inquiries. Were these two “villains” really villains? “Shylock” and “Thrice To Mine” will be performed together in Catskill under the title “… And Every Tale Condemns Me

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For a Villain”. Recommended for audiences ages 13+, the plays alternate performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 and 7:00pm from August 15 – 25, 2019 at Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, in Catskill, NY, just a block and a half west of Main Street across the Uncle Sam Bridge, which spans Catskill Creek. You can view the shows individually or in “one fell swoop” at Saturday and Sunday

Marathons (with a break in between). General Admission is $25, Students 21 and under are only $10. Discounted advance tickets are available online at and or by calling 800-8383006. Tickets will also be sold at the door one half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis. “Pay What You Will” performances take place on Thursday evening August 15, Friday evening August 16, and at

Tickets: Advance tickets available at and http://shylock., or by calling 800-838-3006 General Admission $22, $10 for students ages 21 and under Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25, $10 for Students ages 21 & under. “Pay What You Will” tickets are available only on the day of performance and go on sale at the door one half hour before curtain time

Beat Fringes, new work by Vincent Pidone opens Saturday August 17 HUDSON — These drawings, in ink on paper, are created from moire patterns. That is, an interference pattern created between two or more overlapping patterns. Considered a distraction in the printing industry, much has been written about how to eliminate the moire effect. A perverse reading of that literature provides a cookbook for making a seemingly endless series of drawings. The “rules” for making these drawings were very simple: only one pattern of straight lines was used. Multiple copies of the pattern were rotated, and/or scaled by small amounts. The ink color was varied. As Sol LeWitt said; “The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.” In LeWitt’s terms, this is conceptual art. In contemporary parlance these works are generative art, in that the image is “generated” during the production of the drawing; it is not the realization of a picture imagined beforehand. While Vincent Pidone has made occasional moire

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drawings for about ten years, the colored drawings are recent. All works presented here were done in 2019. And while artists like Sol LeWitt, Francois Morlett, Jesus Raphial Soto, have explored moire in the past, none of them were working with the possibilities of color blending shown here.

Many of these drawings were made using only blue, red, yellow, and black ink. The appearance of other colors in those works is the result of interactions taking place in the viewer’s eye. That is to say, the appearance of green in those pictures is an illusion created by optical blending, as if the pointillists

had used lines instead of dots. All of the drawings create an experience of colors for the viewer that is more than the sum of the individual colors used to create the drawing. Please join us for a reception celebrating the artist on Saturday, August 17th from 5-7 pm for cocktails and light snacks.

Jesse Eisenberg steps into the masculine vortex By Raymond Pignone Columbia-Greene Media

In “The Art of Self-Defense,” Jesse Eisenberg is Casey, a hunched-over bundle of tics and neuroses. He has good reason to be. On his way home from the market with a sack of dog food, he is viciously attacked by a gang of masked motorcyclists. He is beaten into a coma and wakes up in a hospital. He is so frightened of leaving his apartment that he stops going to work. He thinks about buying a pistol, but the shop owner, like everyone Casey meets, turns his terrors into droll mockery. “I just want a gun that fits in my hand,” Casey says. “That’s why they call it a handgun,” the shop owner replies. One day, Casey is walking past a seedy karate dojo that looks as if it had been plunked down on an otherwise deserted city street. He falls under the spell of its charismatic yet furtive Sensei (Alessandro Nivaro). He joins an odd collection of male rejects whose masculinity is so trampled down that there is nowhere to go but up. The

Jesse Eisenberg in a scene from ‘The Art of Self Defense’.

fear-wracked Casey tells Sensei, “I want to become what intimidates me.” Written and directed by Riley Stearns, “The Art of SelfDefense” strides into the blackcomedy, test-of-manhood territory staked out by David Fincher’s “Fight Club” and, more recently, the baroque deadpan dread of Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” But Stearns falls a bit short on the ideas he presents and you feel the movie, which is disturbing and has flashes of brilliance, could be sharper. Stearns elicits a convincingly queasy performance from

Eisenberg, who conveys both fear and the inner rage trying to erupt. Eisenberg wins you over by building his character through detail. Casey orders a yellow leather belt (yellow is the color of cowardice), which matches his karate rank, to wear to work and pump up his courage in “the real world.” The movie is said to be about toxic masculinity in the #MeToo age, but Stearns and Eisenberg don’t so much exploit it as satirize it and the cult of pathological male supremacy embodied by Sensei. Nivaro, whose excellent supporting performance suggests a tough

snake-charming Pygmalion, starts to remake Casey in his own image, even as Casey reveals a romantic attraction to Anna (Imogen Poots), the children’s karate instructor and Sensei’s sexual conquest. Casey lives in a nondescript suburb of a nameless, nearly barren city. The movie seems frozen in an indistinct time. Casey has a VCR and VHS tapes and he works with boxy, oldschool computers. The supermarket Casey frequents sells goods with generic branding (Dog Food, Toothpaste, etc.), a conceit borrowed from Alex Cox’s disorientation classic, “Repo Man.” Instead of pushing this material to the brink of grueling horror as Fincher, Lanthimos and Cox would, Stearns pulls back and softens the edges. He flexes his theme of hyperbolic masculinity and then shortchanges it with a cheap shock at the climax. But Stearns reserves his best surprise for the fadeout as Casey realizes masculinity doesn’t have to be toxic.

CALENDAR LISTINGS TSL Movies August 15 - August 22 n Angels Are Made of Light — This stirring and beautiful documentary from Academy Award-nominated director James Longley (Iraq in Fragments) traces the lives of students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers a nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war. In English, Dari, Pashto, and Arabic with subtitles 2018. 1h57m. n The Serengeti Rules — One of the most important but untold science stories of our time. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth – from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools – they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be. 2019. 1h24m. n Walking on Water — Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Boasting uncensored access to the artist and his team, Walking on Water is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of his latest largescale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature. Captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall camerawork, we watch the artist’s vision unfold, and get to know the man chasing it. 2019. 1h40m. n Rojo — In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silence. In Spanish with subtitles. 2018. 1h49m. n Ingmar Bergman • Smilea of Summer (1955) — Celebrating Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday: After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night, at last, ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chockfull of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies. In Swedish with subtitles. 1955. 1h48m. n American Heretices — A glimpse into the deeply-entwined, polarizing, and often misunderstood history of religion, race, and politics from the perspective of a courageous group of Oklahomans working to bridge the divide within their communities. Leading historical, religious, and constitutional experts bring compelling perspective on how the conservative Christian agenda emerged over the last 30 years to become a powerful and divisive force in today’s political landscape. 2019. 1h25m. TIME & SPACE LIMITED 434 COLUMBIA STREET, HUDSON, NY | (518) 822-8100 | FYI@TIMEANDSPACE.ORG

AUGUST 15 Inspiration is Everywhere Thursday, August 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Low Key, high enjoyment art class. The Art School has a great collection of books that will be the springboard for today’s creations. Choose a work that speaks to you and then make it your own. Materials provided. $10 – $15, Thursday, August 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,

Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Route 21C, Ghent, 518-6727140 http://artschoolofcolumbiacounty. org/ Astronomy and the Sturgeon Moon! Thursday, August 15, 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Join Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District at The Philmont Public Library another Astronomy talk! Pamela Price, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Education Program Coordinator at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center will teach us about what we can see in the night sky and how to use binoculars to get a better view! We will also learn about the origins of full moon names including Sturgeon Moon and Grain Moon since tonight will be the August full moon! Then we will learn how to make a Star Wheel to navigate the night sky. All are welcome to enjoy this fun family event! Thursday, August 15, 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m., https://www.facebook. com/events/403684716908879/ Philmont Public Library, 101 Main Street, Philmont, 518-672-5010 Little Shop of Horrors Thursday, August 15, 2 p.m. Get ready for this beloved and out-of-this-world comedy. Down on skid row we meet the meek and lovable Seymour Krelborn where he discovers a carnivorous plant that needs more than plant food to grow—it needs blood. And has plans for total world domination! This smash hit sci-fi musical will crash like a meteorite onto the stage and satisfy every appetite. $15 – $39.50, Thursday, August 15, 2 p.m.m Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 NY-203, Chatham, 518-392-9292 13 Thursdays Thursday, August 15, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Every Thursday for 13 weeks we open for beer, cider, wine, and a summer cocktail. Stop in, wet your whistle! Through September 5th Thursday, August 15, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC, 1727 Route 9, Clermont, 518-537-6820 Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series: Jessi Mason Thursday, August 15, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings this summer are reserved for our Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series! Relax on our beautiful lawn adjacent to the mansion and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic–children are welcome! New York based singer-songwriter Jessi Mason’s songs are honest and intimate, her voice sweet and soulful. One reviewer writes, “Mason is one of the best pop songwriters around. She travels the singersongwriter axis with so much skill and self-assurance that every song she has is a gem.” Free, Thursday, August 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm https://www.friendsofclermont. org/events Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, 518-537-4240 Series: Who Got Next Thursday, August 15, 7:30 pm Short narrative films and documentaries by the young filmmakers of Albany’s Youth FX. Free, Thursday, August 15, 7:30 pm, Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, 518-822-1050 The Great American Trailer Park Musical Thursday, August 15, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Music and Lyrics by David Nehls Book by Betsy Kelso There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres — and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When a stripper on the run comes between the Dr. Phil– loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband — the storms begin to brew. This hysterical, mud-splattering good time of a show is making its return to The Barn stage and it’s sharp irreverence creates one of the most laugh-outloud shows you could ask for. $29.00, Thursday, August 15, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, 518-794-8989



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The Stony Clove: Today’s Route 214 By Dede Terns-Thorpe For Columbia-Greene Media

From the New York Evening Post, 1847: “The height of the cleft mountain is a little less than two thousand feet. The distance through the Clove is about two miles. In entering the Clove from Hunter, the visitor will pass through a forest, whose tall and massy columns and thickly interwoven boughs will give him such ideas of a primitive forest as cannot be obtained in visiting the groves and woodlands in our more thickly settled regions. The sun’s rays do not penetrate to the moss-covered rocks of these woods. “This venerable forest passed, a short walk into the center of the Clove. Hard by a narrow path, rise, on both sides, to the height of then or fifteen hundred feet, vast walls of rock. The sides of the Clove, in some places, are quite perpendicular, in other, rocks of immense size, high up on the mountain side, overhand the way and make the visitor, as he passes, shudder lest they may break from their hold and crush

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him to atoms. “There are no flowers in this rocky pass. A few firs and spruces, struggling for life among the rocks in the ravine and on the sides of the Clove, and the moss which is spread over all the rocks, are all of vegetation that exist to give life or beauty to the gloominess and roughness of this place. If the visitor will linger here, he shall see the sun decline, and feel the twilight darkness stealing upon him ere at is mid-afternoon. It is at such

a time that one is able best to appreciate the wildness and grandeur of this remarkable pass. The birds that have made this their mid-day retreat now leave it for sun-lighted groves and fields. A gloomy darkness and stillness come over the Clove, and, as the vision looks out through the cleft mountains or up their steep sides and sees the heavens lighted up by the sun, solemn thoughts and strange emotions engross the soul. “So much is the sun excluded

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from this pass that ice may be found in it al all times during the year. In August last, I (no name given) cut some from a cleft in the rocks in the Clove, which I carried several miles to

my boarding place, where it was used upon the tea-table.” Years ago, leaving the Main Road (23A) turning south towards Lanesville you would come across the following

communities (Hope I have these in the correct order): Sax Corners (presently corner of Ski Bowl Road and 214), a little further one would arrive at Higgins Hollow, on to Stony Clove, to Nealsville, to Edgewood and lastly to Lanesville. In doing this, you would pass three post offices: Stony Clove, Edgewood and Lanesville. Lanesville Post Office is still in operation on a part-time level. Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed learning about the Stony Clove. The Clove allowed many additional visitors to journey to the various sections of the town. The Stony Clove brought the railroad, which brought the people that greatly increased the tourism boom in our community. Thank you, Lanesville! Have a good day. Until next week, take care. Be thankful and be kind. You never know how your act of kindness may change someone’s life. Please contact hunterhistorian@, or call 518-589-4130 with any concerns, input or questions.

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Hudson Valley “I like to play music; play guitar - I love that. Play some golf in the summer. Just relax, enjoy the summer. That’s nice.” – Henrik Lundqvist

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The #MaddieStrong Golf Tournament Saturday, August 17th at Rip Van Winkle Golf Club 48 players tee off at 12:00pm 48 more players tee off at 3:00pm $100 ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET INCLUDES: • 9 Holes of Golf • Lunch • Chicken BBQ Dinner • Live Music + Fireworks WANT TO GIVE SUPPORT BUT DON’T GOLF? $50 TICKET INCLUDES: • BBQ Dinner + Live Music + Fireworks Tee Sponsors available for $150

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August 23, 2019 at Catskill Golf Resort Registration begins at 8:00 am with a shot gun start at 9:00 am. Dinner will follow the golf tournament at the Stottville Fire House. To obtain an application for the event, please contact Mark Wendelken @ (518) 929-4674 or Nick Wendelken @ (518) 788-3635 or Jeannine Muhn @ (203) 910-3171 or email Application and money ($400 per foursome) must be in by August 9th.

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CHATHAM — Registration is still open for the Northern Columbia Wildcats Pop Warner football team. Players are needed for the Mitey Mites, which is a full-contact program for 7-8-9 yearolds, and the flag football team for 5-6-7 yearolds. The Wildcats are members of the Capital District Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association and practice at Water Street Park in Ghent. The Pee Wee Wildcats and Mitey Mites play their home games at Chatham High School, while the flag football program plays its games at Water Street Park. Players can register online at For information, contact Northern Columbia County Pop Warner Association President Jon Myers at nccpwpresident@ Parrow named baseball coach at HVCC TROY — After a national search, Hudson Valley Community College Director of Athletics Justin Hoyt named Joshua Parrow as the College’s head baseball coach. Parrow comes to

Hudson Valley with nearly a decade of collegiate coaching experience after spending the previous nine seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. During his tenure at Bridgeport, Parrow helped turn around the program’s pitching staff, which included an East Coast Conference regular season championship and the University’s first trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2016. The student-athletes recruited by Parrow broke all statistical records at Bridgeport including, total wins, strikeouts, earned run average, doubles, home runs, RBI, hits and batting average. Prior to Bridgeport, Josh started his coaching career in the West Haven Twilight League in 2011 and was named the League’s Coach of the Year. A Capital Region native, Parrow played high school baseball at Catholic Central High School in Troy, where he was a two-way player for the varsity team. He also played NJCAA baseball for the Herkimer Generals, where he was a member of See WILDCATS B6

Giants’ Tate loses appeal, will serve four-game suspension NOAH K. MURRAY/USA TODAY

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during organized team activities at Quest Diagnostic Training Center.

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NEW YORK — Golden Tate’s appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances was denied, meaning the wide receiver will miss the first month of his first season with the Giants. Tate said in a statement last month that he was appealing the suspension because he took prescribed medicine as part of a family fertility program, and once he realized it included a banned substance he stopped and notified the league. He met with an independent appeal

committee last week. The chances of him winning were slim as the league has a zerotolerance stance toward such banned substances regardless of intent or ignorance of ingredients. Tate, 30, has been practicing with the Giants in training camp and participated in last week’s preseason opener. He still is allowed to practice and play in preseason games this summer. His suspension will begin on Sept. 2 and he will be eligible to rejoin the Giants on Sept. 30 following their fourth game of the season against Washington. The Giants signed Tate, a 10-year veteran, to a

four-year, $37.5 million contract as a free agent shortly after trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns this offseason. The suspension comes at the start of what may be the most important and urgent beginning to a regular season in Eli Manning’s career. With rookie Daniel Jones waiting behind him, Manning is charged with winning games and keeping Jones on the sideline. He’ll have to attempt to do so now without one of his top receiving weapons. “Golden is a smart player and he is going to be in the right spot and he has a good

feel for the zones, how to get open versus different techniques and stuff,” Manning said. “A veteran guy but also, we have seen a bunch of it with the Giants, his run after catch historically has been very good. A play maker.” With Tate unavailable, the Giants receivers for the start of the season will likely include Sterling Shepard (who is practicing with a fractured thumb), Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, T.J. Jones and rookie Darius Slayton. Tight end Evan Engram and running back Saquon Barkley also are key pieces in the passing game.

The 2019 NBA All-Lefty Team Marc Stein The New York Times News Service

Apart from the excruciating heat, this is my kind of August. A major international competition looms at month’s end and International Lefthanders Day — one of my favorite holidays — falls on this Newsletter Tuesday this year. Perfect! Seeing a smattering of lefties at last week’s USAB training camp in Las Vegas put me in the perfect mindset to compile the 2019 edition of The New York Times’ (suddenly) annual All-Lefty Team. There were 42 players

in the league last season identified as left-handed shooters, according to Basketball Reference, and four of them earned an invite to the desert to compete for a roster spot on the squad that will represent the United States in the World Cup starting Aug. 31 in China: Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks); Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls); and the Sacramento Kings’ duo of Marvin Bagley III and De’Aaron Fox. Unlike Major League Baseball, the NBA does not officially track “handedness.” But it has always been a serious focus for me, not only as a

fellow lefty but because of the inherent craftiness that all the best lefties in basketball are reputed to possess. As the former All-Star guard Nick Van Exel, who has since joined the coaching ranks, told me last season: “I think being a lefty is always an advantage — except when we go shopping.” Having covered Van Exel as a Lakers beat writer with the Los Angeles Daily News when we were both much younger, I relished asking Fox and Young about some of their lefty role models — and then hearing both mention Nick The Quick. Those

conversations also gave me a natural (and predictably sappy) segue to the revelation of my latest All-Lefty Team selections: BACKCOURT James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Mike Conley (Utah Jazz) Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic and the Washington Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas are former All-Stars on the comeback trail from injury who combined to play in just 48 games last season. Even so, narrowing down to a backcourt twosome without them was as challenging as I can remember, thanks largely to the emergence

of Sacramento’s Fox and D’Angelo Russell, who was signed-and-traded to the Golden State Warriors by the Brooklyn Nets in July after becoming an All-Star in the East. Harden, of course, is one of the consensus top-five players in the world. So this whole conversation starts with The Beard, who unforgettably told me for this project last summer that he “wouldn’t be where I am today” if he were right-handed. Yet that leaves only one spot for Fox, Russell or Conley if we persist See NBA B6

Braves show Mets the benefits of humility Tyler Kepner The New York Times News Service

ATLANTA — Nearly seven months have passed since the New York Mets’ new general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen, issued his memorable rallying cry to his competitors. “Come and get us,” Van Wagenen said — and the Atlanta Braves, by definition, were the first team in his sights. The Mets have finally looked like a playoff team, winning 15 of their past 17 games through the weekend. But after feasting mostly on weak opponents, the Mets on Tuesday encountered the Braves, who won the National League East last season and are once again well ahead of the field. The game went so poorly that one of the Mets’ best hitters, Jeff McNeil, hurt his left hamstring running out a grounder in the top of the ninth inning of the Braves’ 5-3 victory. “I didn’t feel a pop; I just felt a little snag, nothing crazy,” said McNeil, who will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday morning. “I guess we’ll see where it is in the morning. Hopefully it’s not bad, maybe just a cramp.” The Braves — the Mets’ nemesis in the late 1990s and early 2000s — thumped Zack Wheeler for 12 hits and all five of their runs, lifting their record to 71-50, six games ahead of Washington and nine ahead of the Mets. They have


New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) scores a run past Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann (16) on Tuesday at SunTrust Park.

made a strong division-title defense, without hype. “I think it’s easier for clubs to not have those

expectations, to go below the radar,” said Alex Anthopoulos, the Braves’ understated general manager. “This club does a really good job of

ignoring all that stuff. If you look at preseason predictions, I don’t think anyone had us being a contender for the playoffs — and they might be right, we’re not done yet. “But I think you’re better off operating that way. I’ve been humbled enough in this game that you know how hard it is.” The Mets’ season, until recently, had been one long lesson in humility. They woke up on July 13 with a 40-51 record, behind every other NL team except the Miami Marlins. Now — even after losing their past two games — they are 61-58 and nearly in position for a wild-card spot. That status adds extra sting to games like Tuesday’s. “I just didn’t have it tonight,” said Wheeler, whose two-seam fastball was cutting into lefties, instead of running away. “It stinks. We’re on this run and I didn’t give us a chance.” The Braves, meanwhile, are being careful not to look too far ahead — “I’d rather it stays quiet,” Anthopoulos said — but their record ranks them second in the NL, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers (79-41 through Monday) have won the past two pennants and eliminated Atlanta in the division series last fall. “When they beat us, they knew they were supposed to win, and they knew they were a See BRAVES B6



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Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB NY Yankees 80 41 .661 — Tampa Bay 70 50 .583 9.5 Boston 63 59 .516 17.5 Toronto 51 72 .415 30.0 Baltimore 39 81 .325 40.5 Central W L Pct GB Minnesota 72 47 .605 — Cleveland 72 48 .600 .5 Chi. White Sox 53 65 .449 18.5 Kansas City 43 77 .358 29.5 Detroit 35 81 .302 35.5 West W L Pct GB Houston 78 42 .650 — Oakland 67 51 .568 10.0 Texas 59 60 .496 18.5 LA Angels 58 62 .483 20.0 Seattle 49 71 .408 29.0 Monday’s games NY Yankees 8, Baltimore 5 NY Yankees 11, Baltimore 8 Toronto 19, Texas 4 Cleveland 6, Boston 5 Houston at Chi. White Sox, PPD Tuesday’s games Houston 6, Chi. White Sox 2 NY Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Toronto 3, Texas 0 Boston 7, Cleveland 6, 10 innings Seattle 11, Detroit 6 Chi. White Sox 4, Houston 1 Wednesday’s games Texas (Allard 0-0) at Toronto (Reid-Foley 2-2), 12:37 p.m. Baltimore (Bundy 5-12) at NY Yankees (Happ 9-7), 1:05 p.m. Boston (TBD) at Cleveland (Bieber 12-4), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Miley 11-4) at Chi. White Sox (Detwiler 1-3), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 12-9) at Detroit (Jackson 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Atlanta 71 50 .587 — Washington 64 55 .538 6.0 Philadelphia 61 58 .513 9.0 NY Mets 61 58 .513 9.0 Miami 44 74 .373 25.5 Central W L Pct GB Chi. Cubs 64 55 .538 — St. Louis 62 55 .530 1.0 Milwaukee 62 58 .517 2.5 Cincinnati 56 62 .475 7.5 Pittsburgh 49 69 .415 14.5 West W L Pct GB LA Dodgers 80 41 .661 — Arizona 61 59 .508 18.5 San Francisco 59 60 .496 20.0 San Diego 55 63 .466 23.5 Colorado 53 67 .442 26.5 Monday’s games Washington 7, Cincinnati 6 Arizona 8, Colorado 6 Tuesday’s games Washington 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 4, Chi. Cubs 2 LA Dodgers 15, Miami 1 Atlanta 5, NY Mets 3 Arizona 9, Colorado 3 Wednesday’s games Arizona (Ray 10-7) at Colorado (Freeland 3-10), 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Bauer 1-0) at Washington (Strasburg 14-5), 4:05 p.m. Chi. Cubs (Hamels 6-3) at Philadelphia (Nola 103), 7:05 p.m. LA Dodgers (Kershaw 11-2) at Miami (Hernandez 2-4), 7:10 p.m. NY Mets (Matz 7-7) at Atlanta (Keuchel 3-5), 7:20 p.m. Interleague Monday’s games Pittsburgh 10, LA Angels 2 Tampa Bay 10, San Diego 4 Tuesday’s games Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 2, Kansas City 0 Oakland at San Francisco, 9:45 p.m. Pittsburgh at LA Angels, 10:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s games Minnesota (Gibson 11-5) at Milwaukee (Gonzalez 2-1), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Diego (Quantrill 5-3), 3:40 p.m. Oakland (Bailey 2-2) at San Francisco (Beede 3-6), 3:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (Archer 3-8) at LA Angels (Peters 2-1), 8:07 p.m. St. Louis (Hudson 10-6) at Kansas City (Keller 7-12), 8:15 p.m.

Pro football NFL PRESEASON Preseason Week 1 Thursday, Aug. 8 Buffalo 24, Indianapolis 16 N.Y. Giants 31, N.Y. Jets 22 Cleveland 30, Washington 10 New England 31, Detroit 3 Miami 34, Atlanta 27 Tennessee 27, Philadelphia 10 Baltimore 29, Jacksonville 0 Carolina 23, Chicago 13 Green Bay 28, Houston 26 Arizona 17, L.A. Chargers 13 Seattle 22, Denver 14 Friday, Aug. 9 Pittsburgh 30, Tampa Bay 28 Minnesota 34, New Orleans 25 Saturday, Aug. 10 Kansas City 38, Cincinnati 17 Oakland 14, L.A. Rams 3 San Francisco 17, Dallas 9 Preseason Week 2 Thursday’s games Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 8 p.m. Friday’s games Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Cleveland at Indianapolis, 4 p.m. New England at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas vs L.A. Rams, at Honolulu, HI, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, 4 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 San Francisco at Denver, 8 p.m.

Golf PGA TOUR BMW CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN & WHERE: Aug. 15-18; Medinah CC No. 3, Medinah, Ill. (Par 72, 7,657 yards) PURSE: $9.25 million (Winner: $1.665 million) DEFENDING CHAMPION: Keegan Bradley FEDEX CUP LEADER: Brooks Koepka TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 12-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 12-2 p.m. (GC), 2-6 p.m. (NBC) NOTES: The is the second of the three FedEx Cup Playoff tournaments and is a no-cut event. The top 30 players in the rankings after the BMW Championship will advance to next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, where the top-ranked player will begin the tournament with a two-shot lead over the No. 2 player. ... Tiger Woods is No. 38 in the standings after withdrawing from The Northern Trust with an oblique injury. The defending Tour Championship winner is projected to need an 11th-place finish or higher to advance to Atlanta. Woods won the PGA Championship at Medinah in 1999 and 2006. ... Kevin Na withdrew on Monday to be with his wife, who is expecting the couple’s second child. ... Paul Casey returns after sitting out The Northern Trust to spend time with family. ... Course No. 3 has held the Ryder Cup (2012), three U.S. Opens (1949, 1975 and 1990), two PGA Championships (1999, 2006) and three Western Opens (1946, 1962 and 1966). BEST BETS: Koepka (8/1 by PointsBet) is a three-time winner this season and wants to secure the No. 1 spot for the coveted two-shot cushion entering Atlanta. ... Despite missing two cuts in his last eight PGA Tour starts, Jon Rahm (10/1) is on a hot streak with a win, a pair of T-3s and two top-10 finishes in the other six events. He was leading on the back nine at The Northern Trust on Sunday but suffered another string of late errors to fall short. ... England’s Justin Rose (16/1) is trying to become the first player to successfully defend as a FedEx Cup champion. He is coming off a T-10 at The Northern Trust and has not finished worse than T-20 in his past five events. ... Byeon-Hun (Ben) An is a gut shot play at 80/1. He has finished T-13, T-32, 3rd and T-38 in his past four events while rising into the world top 50. An has three career international victories, with the most recent coming in 2015.

Could the Phillie Phanatic really become a free agent? Oona Goodin-Smith The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The fans are flustered. The team is fighting back in federal court. The mascot’s creators say they never wanted it to come to this. And yet, the question of the Phillie Phanatic’s free agency looms larger than a 6-foot-6, 300-pound flightless Galapagan bird brandishing a ballpark hot dog launcher. Will Philadelphia’s beloved green mascot be forced to pack his bags over a copyright controversy? While the case is complicated by the Phanatic’s unusual creation story and distinctions between copyright and trademark, things aren’t likely to end in a farewell to the mascot, legal experts say. The lawsuit: In a federal lawsuit filed this month, the Phillies accused Bonnie Erickson and Wayde Harrison — a married puppet and costume-creating duo responsible for designing the Phillie Phanatic — of threatening to withdraw from a 1984 agreement to let the Phillies use the mascot “forever.” If the Phillies do not renegotiate with Erickson and Harrison for “millions of dollars,” the lawsuit asserts, the pair has threatened to “make the Phanatic a free agent” and sell the rights to the furry, cheesesteak-guzzling biped to another team. In a statement, Harrison and Erickson called the litigation “incredibly disappointing,” adding that they “very much want the Phanatic to remain the Phillies mascot.” “At the Phillies request more than 40 years ago, we created the Phanatic, giving him a story and a life. ... His value has grown with his popularity, and we felt that the Phillies franchise never offered a reasonable payment to extend the Phanatic’s license,” the statement reads. Copyright v. trademark: The case marks an unusual intersection of copyright and trademark law. A trademark protects “a word or logo or thing that is used to identify a brand,” said Amy Landers, a professor and director of the intellectual property law program at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law. “When we see the Phillie Phanatic, we think of the Phillies. When we see the Coca Cola logo, we think of the soda. It’s a way to protect what people advertise.” Copyright, she said, “is formal way of protection for creative expression like books, art, and movies, and more recently for costumes and clothing.”


The Phillie Phanatic dances with a local dance team during a game between the Atlanta Braves and Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on September 29, 2018.

The Phillies have trademark rights to the Phanatic, and the current dispute is over a copyright agreement. What usually happens with a mascot’s copyright?: A team typically contracts designers to build the mascot and pays a flat fee for their services and rights to the creation, said Paul Kennedy, an intellectual property attorney at Pepper Hamilton. “But that’s not how this evolved,” he said. “Harrison and Erickson retained some of their rights to the copyright, and now want more money for the success of the Phanatic.” What happened with the Phanatic?: In 1978, when the Phanatic first sprung on to the Veterans Stadium field and into Philadelphians’ hearts, the Phillies paid Harrison and Erickson $3,900 for the creation of the mascot costume, but left the Phanatic’s copyright rights to the design duo. It was a move then-Phillies Vice President Bill Giles made to save $1,300, and later regretted. In fact, in his 2009 autobiography, Giles called it “the worst


Phils hire Manuel as hitting coach Field Level Media

The Philadelphia Phillies replaced hitting coach John Mallee with 75-year-old former manager Charlie Manuel on Tuesday. The team began the day ranked 24th in the majors in batting average (.245), 23rd in home runs (149) and 22nd in slugging percentage (.738). Manuel, who was working as a senior adviser to the general manager, will assume the hitting coach position for the remainder of the season. He compiled a 780-636 record in nine seasons as Philadelphia’s skipper from 2005-13, capturing two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship. –Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich was back in the lineup Tuesday after missing five starts because of back tightness. The right fielder entered Tuesday hitting a National League-best .335 with 39 home runs, tied for the most in the majors with the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout. Yelich, 27, had a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday, striking out, but otherwise had not played since Aug. 5. –The fading Boston Red Sox returned right-hander Nathan Eovaldi to the rotation after a failed stint in the bullpen, manager Alex Cora announced. Cora said that Eovaldi, who began the season as a starter before missing three months with an elbow injury, was the team’s planned starter Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians unless the veteran was needed in relief on Tuesday. Eovaldi, 29, is 0-0 with a 6.25 ERA in 13 appearances (four starts) this season while allowing a career-worst average of 10.5 hits per nine innings.

–The Colorado Rockies parted ways with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, designating him for assignment. Iannetta is the franchise’s career leader at catcher in games played (571) and games started (531). He appeared in 620 games for Colorado overall. The 36-year-old is in the final season of a two-year, $8.5 million contract, but the team wants to make room for catcher Dom Nunez, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Iannetta is batting .222 with six homers and 21 RBIs in 52 games this season, with Tony Wolters having emerged as Colorado’s No. 1 backstop. –The Rockies also made a pitching transaction, calling up right-hander Jeff Hoffman from Albuquerque to make a spot start with righty Jon Gray scratched due to a sore left ankle. Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A. Hoffman, 26, was 1-3 with a 6.57 ERA in eight starts for Colorado earlier this season. He went 6-6 with a 7.91 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) for Albuquerque. Gonzalez, 27, was 0-4 with a 6.57 ERA in six games (five starts) for the Rockies in 2019. He got a no-decision Saturday at San Diego, where he allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings. –The disappointing season for Carl Edwards Jr. continued, as the struggling reliever was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Padres due to a strained right shoulder. San Diego recalled left-hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A El Paso. Edwards, who turns 28 next month, has endured the worst of his five seasons in the majors, going 1-1 with an 8.47 ERA with the Padres and Chicago Cubs in 22 appearances.

decision of my career.” “Once they saw how successful it was and how popular it was, then they chose to buy the copyright from us,” Erickson, who worked with Jim Henson and the Muppets and created famed puppets Miss Piggy, Statler and Waldorf, and more, told WBUR last month. “It cost them more.” It cost $248,700 more. In 1984, the Phillies bought the copyright rights for $250,000 from Harrison and Erickson in an agreement the team’s lawsuit said was “forever.” But artists can renegotiate copyright after 35 years, to capitalize on the success of their creations, Landers said. That’s what Harrison and Erickson are trying to do now. Who’s really responsible for the Phanatic?: In their lawsuit, the Phillies argue they are a co-author of the Phanatic character, helping Harrison and Erickson to bring the mean, green, and slightly obscene mascot to life — a move which

bodes well for the team’s argument, Landers said. That way, a judge may be forced to look at Harrison and Erickson’s copyright on the shag rug costume separately from the Phanatic’s mischievous antics on the field, for which the Phillies claim credit. Could the Phanatic leave Philly?: Even if the creators’ copyright claim prevails in court, it would be difficult for another team to use the “free agent” mascot with the same character as the Phanatic, according to experts. Because the Phanatic is such a wellknown mascot, trading him to another team by simply swapping his jersey may lead to violations of trademarks the Phillies hold on the green guy, Kennedy said. “Let’s be practical here,” he said. “From a trademark standpoint alone, who else is going to want the Phillie Phanatic? He’s as Philadelphia as it gets.”

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Tiger Woods meets with officials on Chicago golf plan Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune

MEDINAH, Ill. — Tiger Woods entered and exited public view quickly Tuesday. But he remained at Medinah long enough to get briefed on the plan to renovate the courses at Chicago’s Jackson Park and South Shore. Woods arrived shortly before 1:30 p.m. and said he’d give it a go at the BMW Championship, the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events on the PGA Tour. Woods will be first off the first tee in Wednesday’s pro-am, starting at 6:50 a.m. He is scheduled to meet with reporters after. Woods has said that winning the Masters in April took a toll on his body,

and he wasn’t kidding. He has teed it up only five times since, making two cuts. He withdrew from the Northern Trust last weekend with what he called a mild oblique strain. Woods received physical therapy Tuesday afternoon before huddling with NBC/Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing, who is spearheading the $30 million-to-$60 million Jackson Park project, and his TGR Design duo of Bryon Bell and Beau Welling. TGR Design became the lead architect on the plan in December 2016 with the idea of building a course that could host a BMW Championship. During the meeting Rolfing asked Woods if he remains committed.

According to those present, Woods replied: “Absolutely, I’m as interested as I’ve ever been. Let’s get this done. We have to make this happen.” Rolfing and the TGR team later met with Ald. Leslie Hairston, who favors the plan. “We have tried so hard to get investment on the South Side,” Hairston told the Tribune. “The reason I’m here is to see what that investment looks like, what it can bring. I came to the underbelly to see the setup. Carpentry, electricians, HVAC, all of that is done locally (for tournaments).” Organizers hope she can help sway the mayor’s office. Rahm Emanuel was a strong advocate for the plan, but

Lori Lightfoot has yet to voice approval, saying she’s “not wild about” what she has heard. Hairston believes she can win the mayor over, saying she will walk Lightfoot around the South Shore Cultural Center to “separate fact from fiction.” As for critics who are concerned about the course’s effect on a nature sanctuary, Hairston said: “It’s already a golf course. We’re not taking anything. We’re improving it. That’s where I kind of get offended. It’s like: How dare you want a quality golf course?” Woods has said that two of his motivations are to work with former President Barack Obama, who personally asked him to get involved in the golf

project, and to help disadvantaged kids in Chicago. “If we can pull this off,” he said at the Masters in 2018, “I think it can benefit so many people on the South Side.” Woods has a strong bond with Chicago, having won the Western Open at Cog Hill in 1997, 1999 and 2003. Medinah also has been very good to Woods. He entered the 1999 PGA Championship in a mini-drought, having fallen short in 10 majors since his breakthrough at the Masters in 1997. He held off a scissor-kicking Sergio Garcia to win by one. He crushed the field at the 2006 PGA Championship at Medinah, winning by five strokes.

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140 SOUTH ROAD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/02/19. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o William R. Bell, 205 W. 54th Street, Apartment 7A, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 5355 Main Street, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/9/2019. Cty: Greene. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to The LLC, 5365 State Rte. 23, #405, Windham, NY 12496. General Purpose. Aegis Security Solutions LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 6/7/2019. Office location: Greene County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 145, Greenville, NY 12083. Purpose: security systems services and general business purposes Alley 81 LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/1/19. Office: Greene Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 231 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 General Purpose ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY BKO BOULEVARDS, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on 08/06/2019. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC to Kristal Heinz, ESQ., P.O. Box 1331, Hudson, NY 12534. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TRUMBLE FARMS II, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 07/08/2019. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC to Kristal Heinz, ESQ., P.O. Box 1331, Hudson, NY 12534. Purpose: To engage in any lawful activity. DOUBLE G BUILDERS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/02/19. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 826 State Route 295, East Chatham, NY 12060. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Drwellness LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 5/8/19. Office: Greene Co. SSNY design agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to princ address 1963 Rte 214 Lanesville, NY 12450 RA: Soribel Fernandez 85-14 251 St Bellerose, NY 11426 General Purpose

ELIZABETH HOUSE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/16/2019. Office loc: Greene County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 436 Street, Commercial Provincetown, MA 02657. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Legal Notice Aplic. for Authority for Foreign LLC Clark Realty Group LLC File Date 6/20/19 Columbia County Jurisdiction: Massachusetts Organized 2/18/2015 2 Brown Street Pittsfield MA 01201 SSNY is designated agent of LLC for any process. Principal office: 2 Brown Street Pittsfield MA 01201 Auth. Officer: Secretary Commonwealth of Mass, Boston Ma Purpose: All legal purposes SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff -againstJOHN KONIK, JR. A/K/A JOHN KONIK, NICOLE KONIK, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated April 1, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY on August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Town of Cairo, County of Greene and State of New York, being more particularly shown, known and designated as Lot #10 on a map entitled "Machican Manor", property of Oriac, Inc. Scale as shown dated August 20, 1975, survey and map prepared by Morrill Associates, Professional Land Surveyors, Cairo, New York, and which map was filed in the Greene County Clerk's Office on the 21st day of June, 1977. Section: 119.01 Block: 1 Lot: 18 Said premises known as 62 MAHICAN DRIVE, SOUTH CAIRO, NY Approximate amount of lien $266,321.80 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Index Number 0041/2018. RALPH C. LEWIS, JR., ESQ., Referee David A. Gallo & Associates LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 99 Powerhouse Road, First Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 File# 7645.15 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: H Transport LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on JUNE 13, 2019. Office location: COLUMBIA County SSNY has been designated as agent of H Transport LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to H Transport LLC, 27 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534. For any lawful purpose Marsfall, LLC Arts of Org. filed SSNY 7/3/19. Office: Columbia Co. SSNY design agent for process & shall mail to Legalinc Corp Srvcs Inc. 1967 Wehrle Dr #1-086 Buffalo, NY 14221 General Purpose

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2003-SD1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-SD1, Plaintiff AGAINST FRANK R. CANZANIELLO, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 11, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Village of Catskill, on September 18, 2019 at 10:00AM, premises known as 803 ROUTE 145 AKA 803 NYS 145, FKA 707 ROUTE 145, CAIRO, NY 12413. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of CAIRO, County of Greene and State of New York, SECTION 83.01, BLOCK 2, LOT 1. Approximate amount of judgment $45,288.02 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2018400. ANGELO F. SCATURRO, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 STONE BRIDGE CIDER LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/02/2019. Office loc: Columbia County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 85 Middle Rd., Hudson, NY 12534. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of 3141 Atlantic Avenue LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/03/2018. Office location: Greene County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 Franklin Street, Catskill, NY 12414. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED RATE ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PA S S - T H R O U G H CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-11, Plaintiff AGAINST MARVIN STAHL, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated April 11, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Village of Catskill, on September 11, 2019 at 12:30PM, premises known as 2517 COUNTY ROUTE 10, WINDHAM (TOWN OF ASHLAND), NY 12407. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ashland, County of Greene and State of New York, SECTION 60.00, BLOCK 1, LOT 26.2. Approximate amount of judgment $527,162.72 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 14-0546. JON KOSICH, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FIRST:The name of the Limited Liability Company is BAMAUTO LLC (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") SECOND:The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on MARCH 5, 2019. THIRD:The County within the State of New York in which the office of the Company is located is Greene. FOURTH:The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is 136 Pine Crest Lane Freehold NY 12431. FIFTH:The Company is organized for all lawful purposes, and to do any and all things necessary, convenient, or incidental to that purpose. Dated: March 5, 2019

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR TRUMAN 2016 SC6 TITLE TRUST, Plaintiff AGAINST ALEX QUIROGA AKA ALEXANDER QUIROGA, PAUL QUIROGA, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated July 17, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Village of Catskill, on September 18, 2019 at 4:00PM, premises known as 525 CASE ROAD, ASHLAND, NY 12496. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Ashland, County of Greene and State of New York, SECTION 77.00, BLOCK 1, LOT 23.1. Approximate amount of judgment $212,896.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2018-614. ANN M. WEAVER, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 Notice of Formation of Travis Gough Trucking LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/19. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 585 Rt. 66, Hudson, NY 12534. Purpose: any lawful activity. Legal Notice of Estoppel NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill, New York, on August 14, 2019, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which said Village is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding

contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. Catskill, New York August 14, 2019 Melissa Ragaini, Deputy Clerk RESOLUTION NO. 6 2019 Dated: Village of Catskill, New York, August 7, 2019 BOND RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF CATSKILL, NEW YORK (THE "VILLAGE"), DATED AUGUST 14, 2019, AUTHORIZING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND WATER MAINS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE VILLAGE, ESTIMATING THE AGGREGATE COST THEREOF TO BE $5,000,000.00; APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $5,000,000.00 SERIAL BONDS OF THE VILLAGE TO FINANCE A PORTION OF SAID COST. Resolution by: Joseph Kozloski Seconded by: Peter Grasse WHEREAS, the Village of Catskill (the "Village") owns and operates a water system for the benefit of the Village (the "System") and the system provides potable water and fire flow for the Village; and WHEREAS, the Village's existing water treatment plant and water main distribution components are aged and in poor condition, needing frequent emergency repairs, and the System requires improved water

treatment and replacement of portions of the distribution lines and related equipment in order to satisfy drinking water standards under Federal law; and WHEREAS, the Village has reviewed the need to make several improvements to the System including, but not limited to: rehabilitation and lining of presedimentation basin at the water plant; construction of new activated carbon system and associated piping and building for removal of disinfection byproducts and replacement of old and undersized water mains on Main Street in the Village (collectively, the "Project"); and WHEREAS, Delaware Engineering, DPC, a reputed engineering firm retained by the Village (the "Engineer"), has advised the Village Board that the cost of the Project will be approximately Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00); and WHEREAS, the Engineer has further advised the Village Board that a portion of the cost of the Project in the amount of up to Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) could be paid for by a a grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation ("EFC"); and WHEREAS, the Village Board desires to adopt this resolution to evidence its approval of the Project; and WHEREAS, the Village desires to issue serial bonds in an amount up to Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) to finance the Village's portion of the cost of the Project, as determined by the Engineer; and

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill, New York, as follows: SECTION 1 Pursuant to Sections 31.00 and 32.00 of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33- A of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (the "Law"), the Village hereby authorizes the Project and the financing of the Project. The maximum aggregate cost of the Project, based upon the Engineering Report prepared by Delaware Engineering, DPC, is hereby estimated to be $5,000,000.00, a portion of which shall be paid from the issuance of up to $5,000,000.00 serial bonds to finance such costs. SECTION 2 It is determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid Project is forty (40) years pursuant to Section 11(a)(1) of the Law. SECTION 3 The plan of financing includes the issuance of $5,000,000.00 serial bonds, reimbursement of up to $3,000,000.00 of said amount from a grant from EFC, payment by Village residents of water charges (the "Charges") and, to the extent of any shortfall from the Charges, the levy of a tax upon all of the real property in the Village to pay the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and owing. SECTION 4 The temporary use of available funds of the Village, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes for which the same were


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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA borrowed, raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized to be expended pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Local Finance Law for the specific objects or purposes described in Section 1 of this resolution. If such temporary funds are used for any expenditure authorized in this resolution, the Village intends to reimburse such funds with the proceeds of the tax-exempt borrowing authorized and identified pursuant to Section 1 above. SECTION 5 The proposed average maturity date of the bonds authorized pursuant to this resolution is expected to exceed five (5) years. SECTION 6 The serial bonds issued to finance the cost of each object or purpose described in Section 1 above shall mature no later than the date of the expiration of the period of probable usefulness for each such object or purpose. SECTION 7 The Village hereby covenants and agrees with the holders from time to time of the serial bonds of the Village issued pursuant to this resolution, and any bond anticipation notes of the Village issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, that the Village will duly and faithfully observe and comply with all provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), and any proposed or final regulations of the Internal Revenue Service issued pursuant thereto (the "Regulations") unless, in the opinion of Bond Counsel to the Village, such compliance is not required by the Code and Regulations to maintain the exemption of interest on said obligations from Federal income taxation. SECTION 8 Pursuant to Section 617.5(a) of the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in the event that certain components of the Projects set forth in Section 1 of this resolution are subject to the procedures required by the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA"), no "action", as the same is referred to in Article 9 of SEQRA and SEQRA regulations, shall be taken and no Indebtedness shall be issued until all of the procedures and requirements set forth therein have been completed with respect to the Projects. Similarly, no Indebtedness shall be issued until all of the applicable procedures and requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act have been completed with respect to the Projects. SECTION 9 Each of the serial bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said serial bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds shall be general obligations of the Village, payable as to both principal and interest by a general tax upon all the real property within the Village without legal or constitutional limitation as to rate or amount. The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said serial bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the Village by appropriation for (a) the amortization and redemption of the bonds and notes to mature in such year, and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. SECTION 10 Subject to the provisions of this Resolution and the Law, pursuant to the provisions of Section 30.00 relative to the authorization of the issuance of serial bonds and bond anticipation notes, or the renewals of said obligations and of Section 50.00 and Section 60.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Board of Trustees relative to authorizing Indebtedness hereun-

der and prescribing the terms, form and content as to sale and issuance of said Indebtedness herein authorized, are hereby delegated to the Treasurer of the Village, the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Village. Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph a of Section 56.00 of the Local Finance Law, the power to determine whether to issue bonds and bond anticipation notes having substantially level or declining annual debt service, as provided in paragraph d of Section 21.00 of the Local Finance Law, is hereby delegated to the Treasurer of the Village, the Chief Fiscal Officer of said Village. In addition to the delegation of powers described above, the powers and duties of advertising such bonds for sale, conducting the sale and awarding the bonds, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, who shall privately negotiate or advertise such bonds for sale, conduct the sale and award the bonds in such manner as she shall deem best for the interests of the Village; provided, however, that in the exercise of these delegated powers, she shall comply fully with the provisions of the Local Finance Law and any other order or rule of the State Comptroller applicable to the sale of municipal bonds. SECTION 11 All costs and expenses in connection with the acquisition and development of the objects and purposes set forth in Section 1 above, and the financing thereof by the sale of bonds, including but not limited to, the fees and expenses of engineers, bond counsel, financial advisors, underwriters, feasibility consultants, counsel for the Village and other professionals, shall be paid to the extent permitted by law from the proceeds of the sale of such bonds. SECTION 12 The validity of the bonds authorized by this bond resolution and of any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds may be contested only if: (a) Such obligations are authorized for any object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money; or (b) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of such resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication; or (c) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. SECTION 13 This Resolution shall constitute the declaration of the Village's "official intent" to reimburse expenditures related to the additional costs of the Project authorized by Section 1 with proceeds of the Bonds and notes, as required by United States Treasury Regulation Section 1.150- 2. SECTION 14 This resolution shall be published in full in the designated official newspapers of the Village for such purpose, together with a notice of the Village Clerk in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Law. SECTION 16 This resolution shall take effect immediately. STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF GREENE VILLAGE OF CATSKILL OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE VILLAGE OF CATSKILL This is to certify that I, Melissa Ragaini, Deputy Clerk of the Village of Catskill in the said County of Greene, New York, do hereby certify that the following Resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill at the Board Meeting on August 14, 2019, and is on file in the office of the Village Clerk, and that said resolution is a correct and true transcript of such original Resolution. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Village this 14th day of August, 2019. Melissa Ragaini Deputy Clerk of the Village of Catskill Greene County, New York

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff AGAINST KATHRYN VEVERKA, PETER VEVERKA, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 19, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY, on August 28, 2019 at 12:30PM, premises known as 1777 ROUTE 145, EAST DURHAM, NY 12423. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Durham, County of Greene and State of New York, SECTION 50, BLOCK 4, LOT 26-27. Approximate amount of judgment $128,601.35 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 79/2018. JON KOSICH, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff against BRUCE HILLJE, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on July 2, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 325 Main Street, Catskill, N.Y. on the 5th day of September, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greenville, County of Greene and State of New York. Said premises known as 3016 County Route 26, Climax, N.Y. 12042. (Section: 13.00, Block: 3, Lot: 23.1). Approximate amount of lien $ 152,166.20 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 1061-17. Monica Kenny-Kelf, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF COLUMBIA INDEX# 13828/2018 S U P P L E M E N TA L SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Columbia County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises are situated. MTGLQ Investors, L.P., Plaintiff(s), against Unknown heirs at law of Scott James Witko, and if they be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors; administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; Kyle James Witko, The People of the State of New York, and "JOHN DOE #1," through "JOHN DOE #12," the last twelve

names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises being foreclosed herein, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVENAMED 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 20 days after the service of this summons exclusive of the day of service or within 30 days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. 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: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a certain mortgage bearing the date May 30, 2007, executed by the defendants, Clara A. Witko, to Citifinancial Company (DE), to secure the payment of $136,356.05, with interest, which said mortgage was recorded in the Clerk's Office where the property is located on May 31, 2007, in Liber/Reel/Book/Instrument/CRFN 610 of Mortgages at Page 1705. Said mortgage was ultimately assigned to MTGLQ Investors, L.P., and the Assignment of Mortgage was dated October 5, 2017; and recorded in the Clerk's Office where the property is located on April 5, 2018 in Liber/Reel/Book/Instrument/CRFN 864 at Page 1331 of Mortgages, covering premises known as 12 James Street, Hudson, New York 12534, (Section 100.18, Block 3 and Lot 17). To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Jonathan D. Nichols, Acting J.S.C. of the State of New York, filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of COLUMBIA on 7/17/2019. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Greenport, Columbia County, New York (Section 100.18, Block 3 and Lot 17), said premises known as 12 James Street, Hudson, New York 12534. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. The following amounts are now due and owing on said mortgage and the said instrument secured by said mortgage, no part of any of which has

COUNTY OF COLUMBIA INDEX NO. 14103-2019 Plaintiff designates COLUMBIA as the place of trial situs of the real property S U P P L E M E N TA L SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 3003 MAIN STREET VALATIE, NY 12184 District: Section: 33.18 Block: 1 Lot: 73BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT P. DEDRICK A/K/A ROBERT PHILIP DEDRICK A/K/A ROBERT DEDRICK if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CORPORATION, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA "JOHN DOE #1" through "JOHN DOE #12," the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. 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 Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; 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 OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $270,000.00 and interest, recorded on January 13, 2009, at Liber 650 Page 2172, of the Public Records of COLUMBIA County, New York, covering premises known as 3003 MAIN STREET VALATIE, NY 12184.The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. COLUMBIA County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 company SUPREME COURT OF mortgage THE STATE OF NEW who filed this foreclosure proceeding YORK

been paid although duly demanded: Entire Principal Balance in the amount of $125,737.33 with interest from March 15, 2016 at the current interest rate of 5.00%. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES B A N K R U P T C Y COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York State Department of Financial Services' at 1-800-269-0990 or visit the Department's website at RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME AT THIS TIME. You have the right to stay in your home during the foreclosure process.?You are not required to leave your home unless and until your property is sold at auction pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale. Regardless of whether you choose to remain in your home, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROPERTY and pay property taxes in accordance with state and local law. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to "save" your home. ?There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner's distress.?You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Our File 35140

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The fading Boston Red Sox’s plan to return right-hander Nathan Eovaldi to the starting rotation was delayed after he was used out of the bullpen on Tuesday in their game at Cleveland. Hours before Eovaldi recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning with the Red Sox holding a one-run lead, manager Alex Cora told reporters that Eovaldi, who began the season as a starter before missing three

months with an elbow injury, iwould be the team’s planned starter Wednesday against the Indians unless the veteran is needed in relief on Tuesday. Eovaldi, 29, is 0-0 with a 6.12 ERA in 14 appearances (four starts) this season while allowing a career-worst average of 10.3 hits per nine innings. The third-place Red Sox entered Tuesday having lost three consecutive games and 12 of their past 15 in falling to 17 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees in the American

League East. Boston trailed division rival Tampa Bay by 8 1/2 games in the AL wildcard chase. The Red Sox pitching staff has gotten progressively worse over each of the past few months, falling off from a 3.82 ERA in May to a 5.89 ERA while going 3-9 in August entering Tuesday. Pitching in his eighth season, Eovaldi is in the first of a four-year deal he signed with Boston in the offseason. He was 6-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 22 games (21 starts) in 2018,

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with the same format used in NBA All-Star balloting: two selections in the backcourt, three in the frontcourt — with the bonus addition of a sixth man. Fox, 21, has the most intriguing ceiling of the three, thanks to his game-changing speed, court sense and a blossoming touch as a shooter. He has work to do on his finishing and consistency but has essentially played his way onto the Gregg Popovich-coached World Cup squad by showing beyond-his-years poise in running a team. That claim is bound to bring me more grief from the D’Angelo devotees who were already dismayed by my recent contention that Russell, with his constant need for the ball, is not a good long-term fit with the Warriors. Hopefully we can all agree that neither Fox nor Russell is quite ready to bump out Conley — although I should concede that Russell hasn’t received enough credit from me for the work he has done on his body and the leap he took as a scorer as a Net. Conley narrowly claims the spot beside Harden as a proven shooter, shot-creator and defender arguably coming off his best individual season. He’s just a winner — someone other players want to follow. As a result, Conley’s arrival in Utah to complement the dynamic Donovan Mitchell has convinced many prognosticators that the Jazz will be a true threat in the loaded Western Conference next season. FRONTCOURT Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz) and DeAndre Jordan (Nets) In the spring, when I got my first glimpse of Zion Williamson at Duke, I got duly swept up in Zion Fever and had a sneaky conversation with

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better team than we were,” said Braves utility man Charlie Culberson, who played for the Dodgers in the 2017 World Series. “For them, it was more like a confidence that they’re supposed to be there and supposed to go further. The key is experience, and they’ve had it.” The Dodgers have steadily brought up high-impact prospects to their roster, with Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler and Alex Verdugo all emerging in the past five years. The Braves have had similar success with young outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (33 homers, 28 steals through Monday), second baseman Ozzie Albies, injured shortstop Dansby Swanson and starter Mike Soroka. “I saw it over there, and I


New York Knicks center DeAndre Jordan (6) in action against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden.

myself about potentially anointing Williamson as a member of this squad before he ever played in an NBA game. Then Williamson’s brief summer league experience with the New Orleans Pelicans, in which he airballed his first jumper and logged only nine minutes in one game after absorbing a knee-to-knee hit, led to a rethink. Zion may eventually succeed Harden as the face of International Lefthanders Day in the NBA, but he’s got to earn it. The good news for Zion: He is in the right category, as a frontcourt candidate, to crack the upper echelon of Southpaws Only sooner rather than later. The choices here aren’t nearly

see it here: These kids come into the clubhouse knowing they belong,” Culberson said. “Everybody treats them normal, and they don’t try to change who they are. These guys are comfortable, and they’re elite for a reason.” The Braves have essentially matched the Dodgers’ offense this season; with both teams having played 120 games through Monday, the Braves had more total bases and just one fewer run scored. The difference has been pitching: The Dodgers’ rotation had a 2.90 ERA, by far the best in the majors, while the Braves ranked 15th at 4.47. “You look how we came into the year, and with threefifths of our starting rotation, things happened,” Anthopoulos said. “We’ve gotten consistency from these five, and we like the five that we have.” Those five are Max Fried, Dallas Keuchel and Julio Teheran — the scheduled starters in this series — plus

Soroka and Mike Foltynewicz, an All-Star in 2018 who was sent to the minors earlier this season. Sean Newcomb was sent to the bullpen, and Kevin Gausman was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. Anthopoulos added relievers Shane Greene, Mark Melancon and Chris Martin at the trading deadline, but has mostly resisted dealing from the Braves’ stockpile of pitching prospects. He has also been frugal in free agency, signing Josh Donaldson, Brian McCann and Keuchel to one-year deals and resisting most long-term commitments. Only four players — first baseman Freddie Freeman, Albies and outfielders Acuna and Ender Inciarte — are signed past 2020. “When we believe in the opportunity, we’ll spend and we’ll add,” Anthopoulos said. “But we have to believe in the opportunity. I think we have shown it at various times, but we are very selective about

as appetizing. In response to the aforementioned backcourt overload that squeezed out Fox and Russell, we’ve “cheated” for the second year in a row and moved Simmons to a frontcourt spot based largely on his size. It is often suggested, after all, that Simmons — given how he moves, passes and bangs at 6 feet, 10 inches — could be an ideal small-ball center in the modern game to try to offset his well-chronicled shortcomings from the perimeter. The issue there is that the center spot is not exactly a prime area of need in Philadelphia thanks to Joel Embiid. Not that Simmons really had to worry about making this team somewhere. He is not only

what we do and how we do it.” The conservative approach has worked for the Braves, who staggered through three seasons of at least 90 losses before last year’s breakthrough. Soon enough, they should have another chance to win a postseason series, which they have not done since 2001. If fans are focused on that, Anthopoulos said, it is a sign of progress. “We get back to the playoffs and we get eliminated in the first round, and then it’s another level of expectation, which is great: We haven’t won a series,” Anthopoulos said. “It went from three years of losing 90 games, which was hard on this fan base, and now we’ve made it back. But getting in every year, consistently, is hard enough, and you can’t get ahead of yourself.” The Mets have lived that reality. As hot as they have been lately, they are still chasing the Braves — not the other way around.

including a 3-3 mark with a 3.33 ERA after being acquired by Boston from Tampa Bay in late July, helping the Red Sox to a World Series title. Eovaldi is 44-53 with a 4.23 ERA in 170 major league appearances (152 starts) for the Dodgers (2011-12), Miami Marlins (2012-14), New York Yankees (2015-16), Rays (2018) and Red Sox (2018-19). He missed the 2017 season while recuperating from Tommy John surgery.

one of the three lefties who earned All-Star status last season (along with Harden and Russell) but he also recently scored a five-year, $170 million contract extension. Filling the frontcourt around him was the true challenge. Ingles, a versatile and skilled glue guy, has always been a personal favorite. So I looked past his pedestrian player efficiency rating (13.4) last season and decided that Julius Randle, the Knicks’ new marquee signing, would have to duel Nets newcomer DeAndre Jordan for the final opening. Randle is not without his critics, given his defensive deficiencies and what some scouts regard as a me-first nature offensively, but he did average a robust 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in New Orleans last season — and he’s just 24 years old. Randle was only snubbed here, despite that level of production, because the fact that both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving wanted Jordan’s rebounding and locker-room presence in Brooklyn could not be ignored. SIXTH MAN Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers) Talk about daunting. For the first time in forever, there is a sixth-man opening on our AllLefty Team because of the retirement of Manu Ginobili. That’s the same Ginobili, remember, who is destined to join Kevin McHale and Bill Walton as the only Hall of Famers who have also won the Sixth Man Award. Sabonis, though, makes a compelling case to fill the void. He was a true sixth man who posted a player efficiency rating of nearly 22 for the Pacers last season — well above the league average of 15. Questions persist about how well he’ll mesh long-term alongside Myles Turner, since Sabonis is not a floor-stretcher with his perimeter shot. But his arrival in the Paul George trade, alongside the All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, was a beyond-words bonus for Indiana, given his effectiveness as a rebounder at both ends and his mobility at his size.

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two Mountain Valley Conference championships and appeared in two NJCAA Region 3 Championships. To date, Coach Parrow has

directly worked with 37 student-athletes in the last five years who have went on to be drafted by Major League Baseball. Josh earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with honors and obtained his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport.

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Subject of uncle being gay never came up My brother, “Kevin,” came out at the age of 30. Now, 20 years later, I have a son who would like to stay with my brother for a few months while working a job nearby. We have never discussed that Kevin is gay. I had no idea when he came out to me. No one ever asked me DEAR ABBY about it other than my mother, who goes on and on when we are alone about “how could this have happened?” The news did not change anything for me. I love my brother for the kind, loving, hardworking person he is. He is always welcome in my home, but my parents refuse to accept any of his friends, so he never brings anyone along. People still sometimes ask me if they can set up a girl for Kevin to date, so I don’t think most people know he is gay. He told me that if anyone questioned me about his sexual orientation to tell them to ask him in person, so it’s a topic I never bring up. Should I talk to my son about his uncle being gay before he moves in with him? My brother lives alone with his dog in a nice house with extra rooms. Cautious In Pennsylvania


Talking to your son may not be necessary. If he and his uncle have agreed on the living arrangement, the chances are good that the subject has already been mentioned or is not an issue.

I know a girl through work I’ll call Lydia. She is a hard worker and a great mom and wife. She has a loving husband and three great children under 19. Her youngest just started driving. Lydia hosts all the parties and holidays. Everyone thinks she has a perfect life, and she’s the Rock of Gibraltar. If anyone has a problem, they go to her. Not long after I started working here, there was a terrible tragedy in Lydia’s family (it didn’t involve her husband or children, but another relative). She is very depressed and doesn’t seem to be able to pull herself out of it. I know everyone is busy with their own lives, but how can I get her friends — or anyone — to help her through this? Abby, she is such a beautiful and kind person, I feel terrible for her. I have only been at this job six months, and I don’t really know anyone. She never talks about it at work. But I can see the difference in her. Lending A Hand In New York You are kind to want to help Lydia. Because you are concerned about her, speak to her privately. Tell her how terrific you think she is, and you know she has been going through a difficult time. Then tell her that if she wants to talk or there is anything you can do to help, all she has to do is let you know.

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Alarming rate of false positives plagues lung cancer screening I’m a 74-year-old female who smoked a pack a day for 40-plus years, having quit smoking about 18 years ago. As a precaution, I asked my primary doctor to order a screening CT scan, knowing that I’m a candidate for lung cancer. The results showed a 3-mm nodule in one lung, and I was advised not to worry and that TO YOUR my doctor would order another GOOD HEALTH CT scan in six months. I can’t help but wonder if this is cancer and if an oncologist, after six months, will ask me why I waited so long to see him.


Medical professionals have been attempting to screen for lung cancer for decades. Chest X-rays proved insensitive: By the time cancer could be seen on X-ray, it was usually too late to do anything about it. CT scans are much more sensitive (maybe too sensitive; see below), and studies have shown that some lives will be saved with a screening program. However, the number of people who would benefit is relatively small; 256 moderate-to-heavy smokers would need yearly screening for three years in order to prevent one lung cancer death. There are two other significant concerns about lung cancer screening. The first is the issue you have now: an abnormal result and what to do about it. It’s extremely common. Almost 25% of scans will be abnormal, and 96% of the abnormal results will be false positives. But it will require multiple scans and sometimes an invasive procedure to prove it. This means a great deal of anxiety among people who get the type of result you did. The small size of your nodule means your risk

that this nodule is cancer is much lower than 1%. A follow-up scan is the usual recommendation, and if the nodule is the same size or smaller, the chance of it being cancer is very close to zero. You should have had a careful explanation of the likelihood of false positive results before getting the scan. You should also have been warned of the possible need for a biopsy and the possible financial costs associated with follow-up testing. The second concern is that current smokers who consider screening should receive intensive advice and help in quitting smoking. A negative CT scan is not a “clean bill of health” for a smoker and quitting remains the single most important thing most smokers can do for their overall health.


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I am 90 years old. My husband and I donated blood as often as needed, over 100 times, but last week my doctor said I tested positive for syphilis. I about fell off my chair. I haven’t slept for four nights. Have you ever heard of this? The screening test for syphilis, called the VDRL or RPR test, is not particularly accurate. About 1-2% of people will have a false positive result. Meaning, the test is positive but they do not have syphilis. There are many possible causes, such as infection and autoimmune disease, like lupus, but some people, particularly older people, will have a positive test for no identifiable reason. In your case, I am sure it is a false positive, but your doctor may do a more specific test, such as an FTA-ABS, to be 100% sure. You shouldn’t let it keep you awake at night.


Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you are one of those lucky individuals success is likely to come to very quickly, and relatively easily! You have been endowed with tremendous talents, and the opportunity to put them on full display is likely to be yours at a remarkably early age. Indeed, you’re likely to come “from nowhere” and take the world by storm — when in fact you will be realizing a dream toward which you have been working in an almost single-minded fashion for quite a long time. You are not likely to take your journey alone; by your side is likely to be a good friend or two who will complement you perfectly with his or her own special skills and traits. Alone, you can do much — but together, you may find that you can do virtually anything! Also born on this date are: Jennifer Lawrence, actress; Ben Affleck, actor and director; Napoleon Bonaparte, statesman; Julia Child, celebrity chef; Debra Messing, actress; Mike Connors, actor; Ethel Barrymore, actress. 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. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — What someone else can’t do, you may be able to do quite well — even though you’ll be jumping into a situation that may not be familiar to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You may have to talk yourself into something that you would otherwise steer clear of — but the reason, and possible rewards, are clear. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You will have a chance to revisit something today that is a favorite of yours. Inspiration results, and a new project may be conceived.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You want things to be as simple and clear-cut as your notion of right and wrong, but today you’re likely to face a much more confusing reality. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — A positive attitude goes a long way today, especially when you are facing difficulties that are not of your own making. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your confidence may take a hit today, thanks to someone not being in the right place at the right time. Recovery is assured but could take time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You may not get the commitment from friends you were hoping for, but one or two will be willing to give you some time and attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Don’t be fooled by appearances today! You’ll want to get down to the nitty-gritty, where how things look don’t matter at all. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A challenge arises today that will soon have you tapping into all kinds of skills you haven’t used lately. You can overcome it with style! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’re likely to attract quite an audience today if you stay on course and do what lies ahead. Are you ready to be the center of attention? GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You may have to play a more important role in someone else’s affairs today than you had expected. Still, he or she could be in no better hands. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — A rough start gives way to smooth sailing later in the day. You will begin to measure gains almost immediately, but expect an ebb and flow. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Get the free JUST JUMBLE app • Follow us on Twitter @PlayJumble

Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

New Zealand Level 1




Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Answer here: Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: CEASE EVENT PEPPER TUSSLE Answer: Owners not cleaning up after their dogs was her — PET PEEVE


Solution to Wednesday’s puzzle

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., What is the capital city of New Zealand? Answer: Wellington.) Freshman level 1. What is the largest city? 2. There are two main islands. What is the northernmost one called? 3. This bird is the smallest of the flightless birds. Graduate level 4. The indigenous people are the _____. 5. What famous mountaineer was from New Zealand? 6. How many stars are on the flag of New Zealand? PH.D. level 7. What is considered the national sport of New Zealand? 8. Earthquakes earned the country the nickname the “____ Isles”. 9. Who is credited with discovering New Zealand?

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Auckland. 2. North Island. 3. Kiwi. 4. Maori. 5. Edmund Hillary. 6. Four. 7. Rugby union. 8. Shaky. 9. Abel Tasman. 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 Arthur of tennis 5 Plant pest 10 Smell __; suspect trickery 14 Welcome blessing 15 Ross or Rigg 16 Indian princess 17 Concern 18 Character assassination 20 __ boots; footwear for Killy 21 Sour 22 Melon casings 23 __ in; takes a close-up 25 __ and don’ts; rules to follow 26 Yells 28 Traditional practice 31 Blotchy-colored horse 32 Bouquet thrower 34 Hope or Dylan 36 Part of B.A. 37 Beef and pork 38 Sleuth’s find 39 Actress Leoni 40 Lather-topped 41 Item of clothing 42 Zigzag skiing 44 Holds sway 45 Can top 46 Dye plant 47 Swiped 50 Pencil’s core 51 Brown shade 54 Prohibited goods 57 Linear measure 58 “That hurt!” 59 Tango or twist 60 At a __ for words; speechless 61 Myrtle or maple 62 Stranger 63 Shoelace problem

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5 Gomez __; John Astin role 6 Wharves 7 Ax handle 8 “Message __ Bottle”; Costner film 9 Water barrier 10 Manet or Monet 11 Parade spoiler 12 “…and giving __, up the chimney he rose…” 13 Cheap containers 19 Stood up 21 Oz visitor 24 Pitcher’s joys 25 Failures 26 Squabble 27 Takes on employees 28 Carson __, NV 29 A must-do 30 Grieve DOWN 32 Sun’s ray 1 Fundamentals 33 Crash into 2 __ up; absorb 35 Wagers 3 Like latitude 37 Ambiance lines 38 Violin holder 4 180 degrees from 40 Frequent __; WSW globe-trotter


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Non Sequitur

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41 Put in the mail 43 __ time; constantly 44 Kindle user 46 Therefore 47 Aberdeen native 48 Sightseeing trip 49 __ more; again 50 Come to shore


52 Hemingway’s “The Sun __ Rises” 53 Tree house 55 “Much __ About Nothing” 56 __ cholesterol; LDL 57 One honored in January, for short


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