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Donna Pratt of O’Fallon, Illinois, was introduced to Wounded Warrior in 2010. “I was invited to a bicycle ride,” Pratt said. Pratt, who developed cysts on her spinal cord during her 14 years as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, was restricted to a wheelchair at the time. “I was able to use a handcycle,” she said. “It introduced me to a whole world of adaptive sports. It saved my life.” Wounded Warrior’s mission is to empower wounded veterans, Adaptive Sports Manager David Mynett said. “Our goal is to empower them and connect them to organizations and let them fly,” he said. “We want to get them to start their journey again.” Pratt is just one example of

ATHENS — The village board of trustees held an informational meeting Wednesday to address parking concerns on Second Street. Second Street — a two-lane road — is too narrow to accommodate parking on both sides of the street, village Mayor Peter Alberti said. Village officials proposed to eliminate parking on the north side of the street in front of the library to alleviate congestion and make the roadway safer, he said. Staff from the D.R. Evarts Library, at 80 Second St., is concerned that prohibiting parking in front of the library will make it less accessible for patrons. “Second Street is 29-anda-half feet wide,” Alberti said. “Each lane should be 9 to 15 feet wide, making the road 18 to 30 feet wide.” Because of the road’s small width, the mayor said parking should be permitted on one side of the street or be staggered with 200 feet between vehicles. “That [staggering] has not been happening,” Alberti said. “It is restricting traffic flow. One car can pass through at a time.” Athens library Director Sam Gruber found out about the proposed parking ban Monday. “Our concern is that we don’t have a dedicated parking area,” he said. “A lot of patrons are older or have mobility issues. We also have parents that use the front area to drop off and pick up their kids.” Parents can still pull-up to the library, Alberti said. “It would be ‘no parking’ not ‘no stopping,’” the mayor added. Patrons can use roughly three parking spots on Church Street, Gruber said, but losing the five to six spots up front would negatively impact li-





Donna Pratt, of O’Fallon, Illinois, bi-skiing on Thursday at Windham Mountain.

Hudson standout Murphy honored

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Hudson High standout Kimedrick Murphy was Utica’s representative on the Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year Team PAGE B1


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Donna Pratt, of O’Fallon, Illinois, getting ready to bi ski at Windham Mountain on Friday.

WINDHAM — More than a dozen injured veterans grabbed life by the horns this week by participating in adaptive winter sports at Windham Mountain. Wounded Warrior Project and the Adaptive Sports Foundation hosted winter sporting events for wounded vets from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday. Activities including bi-skiing, monoskiing and adaptive yoga. Wounded Warrior has been helping injured veterans nationwide get back in the saddle for the last decade. For the last eight months, the program has focused on increasing its follow-up routine with participants, Adaptive Sports Manager David Mynett said.

Beekeeper appeals for return of his hives By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

STOCKPORT — A local beekeeper is searching for his honeybees after part of his hives were reported stolen from his Stockport home. For the past decade, Stuyvesant resident Jeff MacCormack, who owns Bee Bins Apiaries in Schodack Landing, kept several hives outdoors in boxes just below Stockport Garage and Oil at 829 Route 9. Someone took two of the boxed hives between late January and early February, MacCormack said. “As a beekeeper, we are tasked with managing the hives and keeping the bees healthy,” he said. “Bees are inactive in winter, so you don’t visit the apiaries that often. If I do visit, it is just to check that they are still alive — usually

with three- or four-week intervals between visits.” On one of those visits this week, MacCormack said he noticed two boxes were missing and filed a police report Wednesday with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Police are investigating the alleged theft, Lt. Wayne Lopez said Friday. MacCormack estimates the loss of the bees will set him back about $1,500, but for the Stuyvesant beekeeper, it is not just about the loss of money. If the bees are returned, MacCormack said he will consider dropping the charges. “Whoever you are, you’ve taken a part of my livelihood,” MacCormack said. “They are living and breathing creatures. Taking them would be akin to See HIVES A8


Beekeeper Jeff MacCormack, of Stuyvesant, said two boxes that were part of his collection of honeybee hives were taken from Route 9 in Stockport. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Columbia County Sheriff’s office is investigating a theft of two bins of honeybees that were part of a hive kept in Stockport.



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Forty-nine people are dead and scores more are seriously injured after a heavily armed gunman clad in military-style gear opened fire during prayers at a mosque in the center of Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. A second mosque was also targeted in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a well-planned “terrorist attack” making for “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” Authorities said they had four people in custody - three men and one women - but later clarified that only three were believed to have been involved in the violence. One man in his late 20s, whom the authorities declined to name, was charged with murder and was expected to appear in court on Saturday morning. The suspects had not been on security watch lists, officials said. Police had also deactivated an improvised explosive device, and were working to disarm a second, that had been attached to a vehicle used by the suspects. Counterterrorism forces were activated across New Zealand and Australia, as New Zealand elevated its national security threat level to “high” for the first time. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said 41 people had been killed at Al Noor mosque on Deans Road, opposite a large downtown park. Seven more were fatally shot about three miles away at a mosque in Linwood, an inner suburb of Christchurch, and another person died at the hospital. Health officials said 48 patients, including both young children and adults, were being treated for gunshot wounds at Christchurch Hospital, while additional victims were seeking medical treatment elsewhere. Around 200 family members were at the hospital awaiting news about loved ones. Portions of the ghastly attack at the downtown mosque were broadcast live on social media by a man who police confirmed had also released a manifesto railing against Muslims and immigrants. The 74-page document states that he was following the example of notorious right-wing extremists, including Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015. The document, littered with conspiracy theories about white birth rates and “white genocide,” is the latest sign that a lethal vision of white nationalism has spread internationally. Its title, “The Great Replacement,” echoes the rallying cry of, among others, the torch-bearing protesters who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. Meanwhile, the digital platforms apparently enlisted by the suspects highlights a distinctly 21st-century dimension of mass gun violence - one sure to put more pressure on social media companies already under scrutiny about how they police their services. Schools and public buildings, as well as the Christchurch Hospital, were on lockdown for hours on Friday afternoon as the police commissioner advised residents of Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island, to stay off the streets. Bush appealed to Muslims nationwide, asking them to stay away from mosques while the security risk remained grave. “I want to ask anyone that was thinking of going to a mosque anywhere in New Zealand today not to go, to close


An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on Friday, March 15, 2019, shows a New Zealand police officer walking past ambulances at a hospital following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. At least one gunman who targeted crowded mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch killed a number of people, police said, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describing the shooting as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.

your doors until you hear from us again,” he said at a news conference. In a country of nearly 5 million, more than 46,000 residents are Muslim, according to data from the 2013 census, up 28 percent from 2006. The prime minister said New Zealand had suffered “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence,” lamenting in particular that a target had been placed on the country’s migrant population. “Many of those who will have been directly affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand. They may even be refugees here. They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home.” “They are us,” Ardern intoned. The “extremist views” that she said had motivated the alleged attackers, “have absolutely no place in New Zealand, and, in fact, have no place in the world.” She said the suspects had chosen New Zealand “because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values.” Addressing the suspects directly, she said, “You may have chosen us. But we utterly reject and condemn you.” Before the attack, someone with apparently advance knowledge of unfolding events posted links on Twitter and the message board 8chan to the 74-page manifesto, as well as to a Facebook page where the individual promised that the attack would be streamed live. The Twitter posts included images of weapons and ammunition, as well as the names of perpetrators of past mass-casualty shootings. In the manifesto, the purported shooter identified himself as a 28-year-old white man born in Australia. He described his motivation, which he said involved defending “our lands” from “invaders” and ensuring “a future for white children.” He aimed to “directly reduce immigration rates,” he said, explaining that he chose to target New Zealand to illustrate that there was nowhere “left to go that was safe and free from mass immigration.” The 17-minute video, apparently filmed from a helmet camera, captured the man’s drive to the mosque. Once there, he pulled a weapon from the trunk of the car and walked a short distance to the entrance, where he began to shoot. In the final minutes of the video, he can be seen spraying bullets through the corridors and into the rooms of the house of worship. Twitter said it had suspended the account where the links had first appeared and was “proactively working to remove the

video content from the service,” according to a spokesperson. Facebook “quickly removed both the shooter’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video” as soon as the social media company was alerted by police, a spokeswoman, Mia Garlick, said in a statement. “We’re also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we’re aware.” The aggregation and discussion website Reddit was also “actively monitoring the situation” and removing “content containing links to the video stream,” a spokesperson told The Post. Further afield, Felix Kjellberg, a YouTube celebrity from Sweden who goes by “PewDiePie” and flirts openly with Nazi symbolism, distanced himself from the violence after the man who live-streamed his rampage asked viewers to “subscribe to PewDiePie.” The author of the manifesto also said he intended to deepen strife in the United States over gun ownership and the Second Amendment. Gun laws in New Zealand are more stringent than American regulations, but not as strict as those in Australia and much of Europe. In 2017, more than 1.2 million guns were held by civilians, according to a tracking website maintained by the University of Sydney School of Public Health. New restrictions came into effect, including on military style semiautomatic weapons, after what had previously been deadliest shooting in New Zealand’s modern history. In 1990, 13 people were killed in the seaside town of Aramoana when a resident, David Gray, went on a shooting spree after an argument with a neighbor. Violent crime is rare in New Zealand, compared to the rest of the world. The country’s murder rate fell to a 40-year low of 35 in 2017, police said, seven deaths for every 1 million people. The sense of tranquility reflected in those figures was replaced by mayhem and desperation, as residents appeared on local television pleading for information about family members who had been at the targeted mosques during Friday prayers. Recalling the scene inside the downtown mosque, where several hundred had been present for afternoon prayer, an eyewitness told Radio New Zealand, “There was blood everywhere.” Others described to local television how they heard fellow worshipers crying out for help and saw bullet shells strewn across the floor. Video on social media of the attack’s aftermath showed a state of disbelief, as

mosque-goers huddled around the injured and dead. Amid anguished cries, a person can be heard saying “there is no God but God,” the beginning of the Muslim profession of faith. Ikhlaq Kashkari, president of the New Zealand Muslim Association, thanked police and urged “all New Zealanders to stay calm and united,” according to local media. Jill Keats, 66, told Newshub she was on her way to lunch when she heard noises that she thought at first were firecrackers. Then, she saw victims come streaming out of the mosque, some of whom she helped find medical aide. “I never thought in my life I would see something like this,” she said. “Not in New Zealand.” Among those inside the mosque in downtown Christchurch were members of Bangladesh’s national cricket team, according to a Bangladeshi journalist, Mohammad Isam. The ESPNcricinfo correspondent posted a video on Twitter of the cricket players hurrying through nearby Hagley Park as sirens wailed in the background. The mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel, addressed residents in a Facebook video on Friday, asking them to remain calm. “It looks as though the worst has happened,” she said. Government ministers voiced shock and outrage. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, speaking on Checkpoint, said the country had been robbed of its “innocence,” while Andrew Little, the justice minister, affirmed, “There is no place for hate in New Zealand.” Officials in Australia, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, expressed solidarity. Morrison, speaking to reporters Friday evening, confirmed that one of the individuals taken into custody was an Australian-born citizen. Morrison called the suspect “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.” World leaders joined in condemning the attack and expressing support for New Zealand. British Prime Minister Theresa May offered her condolences, and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said he would increase security at London mosques. Security was stepped up in other European counties as well. European Council President Donald Tusk predicted that the attack would not “diminish the tolerance and decency that New Zealand is famous for,” and sad, “Our thoughts in Europe are with the victims and their families.” The Washington Post’s Kareem Fahim and Amar Nadhir contributed to this report.

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4 Tannersville candidates vie for two trustee seats

Monday, March 18 n Greene County Legislature special

public safety committee meeting; economic development and tourism; Gov. ops.; finance and Rep. and Dem caucus 6 p.m. at the 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, March 19

By Sarah Trafton

n Athens Village Planning Board

Columbia-Greene Media

6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Coxsackie Village Election Day 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie 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

TANNERSVILLE — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Tannersville Village Board on Tuesday. Mayor Lee McGunnigle, a Democrat and the incumbent, is running unopposed for a 13th term. Unopposed races are not included.



Wednesday, March 20


n Catskill Central School District BOE 7 p.m. in the CHS 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 meeting 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Greene County Legislature Regular Meeting No. 3 at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill

Age: 39 Occupation: Owner of the restaurant Last Chance Cheese Education: Union College, class of 2001 Kashman is running for his second term on Democratic party line. Kashman is most proud of the work the village has done on the Rip Van Winkle Lake Park, he said. He plans to continue to improve the village’s infrastructure. “The Village of Tannersville is currently working on numerous infrastructure projects including improvements to our parks and water system,” he said. “One goal as a trustee is to continue effectively

Thursday, March 21 n Coxsackie Village Planning Board

7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie

Monday, March 25 n Catskill Village Planning Board 7

p.m. at the Catskill Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill n Greenville CSD BOE Budget Meeting 4 6 p.m. at the MS/HS Library, 4976 SR 81, Greenville

Tuesday, March 26 n Catskill Town Planning Board 7

p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill

Wednesday, March 27 n Athens Village Board 6:30 p.m. at

Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill

Monday, April 1 n Athens Town Board 6:45 p.m. at

the Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Cairo Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo n Coxsackie Village Organizational Meeting 7 p.m. Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Board of Electrical Examiners 1 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., 4th Floor, Room 469, Catskill

Wednesday, April 3 n Catskill Central School District

BOE budget workshop 7 p.m. in the CHS Library, 341 West Main St., Catskill

Thursday, April 4 n Cairo Town Planning Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo n Coxsackie Village Workshop Meeting 6 p.m. Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie

Monday, April 8 n Catskill Village Planning Board 7 p.m. at the Catskill Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill n Coxsackie Village Board 7 p.m. Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie

Tuesday, April 9 n Coxsackie Village Historic Pres-

ervation Committee 6 p.m. Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie

Wednesday, April 10 n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. at the

Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill

Monday, April 11 n Windham-Ashland-Jewett CSD Board of Education 7 p.m. in the School Library, 5411 Route 23, Windham

supporting these projects and plan for future infrastructure project that will help our community grow.” Kashman and his wife Lauren have two children. David Kashman

Age: 57 Landers is running for his sixth term on the Democratic and Watchful Eye party lines. As a longtime mountaintop resident, Landers feels his experience makes him the right man for the job. “I’ve served as trustee and deputy mayor for the village of Tannersville for the past 10 years,” he said. “I’ve worked diligently toward making the village a better place to live and raise a family.” Landers plans to continue to collectively work with the board to improve the village, he said. “For the time that I have served on the village board, I believe that the village residents and taxpayers have been fortunate to have good board members that have worked together

for the betterment and future of the village,” he said. “I look forward to serving the community for another term.”

JOHN PALERMO SR. Clifton Age: 62 Occupation: Re- Thompson tired Education: Rensselaer High School, class of 1974 Palermo is running for his first term on Right Choice party line. Palermo said his accessibility and experience make him a good candidate. “Being retired, I feel I have more time available than the present trustees that have full-time jobs,” he said. “My experience with the highway department brings a lot to this village.” Palermo and his wife Kathy have four children. Palermo did not submit a photo.

CLIFTON THOMPSON Age: 49 Occupation: Owner of C Thompson Plumbing and Heating, owner of

Tannersville Laundromat Education: Windham-Ashland-Jewett High School, 1987 Thompson is running for his first term on Right Lee Choice party line. McGunnigle Thompson strives to serve as a watchdog for taxpayers, he said. “With the impending merger between the Village Highway department and the Town of Hunter Highway Department, I want to ensure that the community does not lose services and all their concerns and questions will be attended to with transparency,” Clifton said. “I believe with my background and experience I am a valuable voice at this time of uncertainty. It is time for fresh ideas, organization, accountability in the various departments of the Village.” Thompson hopes to attract people to the community and help grow the local economy, he said. Thompson and his wife Kimberly have three children.

GREENE COUNTY POLICE BLOTTER Editor’s Note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.


Dashan L. Lyons, 27, of Catskill, was arrested at 10:56 p.m. March 4 in Catskill and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony. He was held. n Keith C. McClain, 32, of Tannersville, was arrested at 12:48 p.m. March 5 in Tannersville and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony; a aggravated family offense, a class E felony; and second-degree menacing with a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. He was held. n Derek A. Butterworth, 30, of Durham was arrested at 8:55 p.m. in Durham and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony; and two counts of fourth-degree stalking, class B misdemeanors. He was held. n Edwin H. Garcia-Lopez, 25, of Coxsackie, was arrested at 5:12 p.m. March 4 in Kinderhook and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Bradley W. Hulbert, 55, of East Durham was arrested at 11:15 a.m. March 6 in Greenville and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08, driving while intoxicated, and aggravated DWI, all unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date.

n A 14-year-old male of Athens, was arrested at 4:26 p.m. on March 7 in Coxsackie and charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Bruce Haeussler, 60, of Coxsackie, was arrested at 8:54 p.m. in Coxsackie and charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Scott E. Pooters, 29, of Earlton, was arrested at 10:40 p.m. March 7 in Coxsackie and charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Erin P. Rodriquez, 43, of Catskill, was arrested at 5:43 p.m. March 8 in Athens and charged with petty larceny, a class A misdemeanor; and issuing a bad check, a class B misdemeanor. She was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Joshua R. Case, 28, of Round Top, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. March 8 in Cairo and charged with burglary, a class D felony; and third-degree stalking, a class A misdemeanor. He was held. n Duane G. Walcott, 19, of East Durham, was arrested at 9:09 a.m. March 8 in Durham and charged with assault, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanors. He was released on his own

recognizance. n Cody A. Womack, 26, of Hudson, was arrested at 9:01 p.m. March 8 in Cairo and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; and driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor. He was held. n Rebecca F. Hellegers, 65, of East Jewett, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. March 9 in Windsor and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. She was released to a third party. n Mark C. Suozzi, 28, of Freehold, was arrested at 2:36 p.m. March 9 in Catskill and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI, all unclassified misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Selina M. Angle, 54, of Tannersville, was arrested at 10:37 p.m. March 9 in Tannersville and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 and driving while intoxicated, both unclassified misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Renee M. Raffiani, 48, of Coxsackie, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. March 9 in Coxsackie and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08, driving while

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intoxicated, aggravated DWI, all unclassified misdemeanors. She was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Amanda G. Owen, 30, of Leeds, was arrested at 3:40 a.m. March 10 in Catskill and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, both unclassified misdemeanors. She was released to a third party. n Nadia K. Dearstyne, 38, of Lexington, was arrested at 7:24 p.m. March 10 in Catskill and charged with driving while intoxicated, and aggravated DWI, both unclassified misdemeanors. She was released to a third party. n Robert G. Pagan, 37, of Athens, was arrested at 11 p.m. March 10 in Catskill and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both class A misdemeanors. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Dennis F. Foster, 43, of Climax, was arrested at 7:50 p.m. March 11 in Coxsackie and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Jennifer R. Pascuzzi, 33, of Coxsackie was arrested

at 7:50 p.m. March 11 in Coxsackie and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Tonya M. Darquea, 42, of Round Top, was arrested at 10:50 a.m. March 12 in Cairo and charged with forgery, a class D felony; identity theft and unlawful possession of personal identification, both class A misdemeanors. She was released on her own recognizance. n Craig J. Rhatigan, 51, of Catskill, was arrested at 6:42 p.m. March 12 and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. He was released on his own recognizance. n William J. Alfeld, 25, of Cairo, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. March 12 in Catskill and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date. n Melissa A. Minguez, 31, of North Bergen, New Jersey, was arrested at 10:40 p.m. March 12 in Tannersville and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date.



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Vote in village elections Tuesday Voters in Greene and Columbia counties are urged to go to the polls Tuesday to decide the direction their villages will take over the next two to three years. Five villages in Greene County and four in Columbia County are holding elections, but several races are uncontested. Here’s some of what voters will see on the ballots in the Twin Counties’ nine villages. All polling places are open from noon to 9 p.m. Athens: Three people are running for mayor. Republican incumbent Peter Alberti is challenged by Democratic Trustee Stephan Bradicich and independent candidate Norman Benjamin Jr. Four people are running for two seats on the village board. Republican incumbent Shannon Spinner, Republican Robert Scott and Democrats Joshua Lipsman and Amy Serrago are in the race. Catskill: Four people are running for two seats on the village board. Village President Vincent Seeley, on the Democratic and Independence party lines, and Trustee Stanley Dushane, on the Republican and Constitution party lines, the incumbents, are

challenged by Natasha Law, (D,I) and Daniel M. Shanley, (R, Constitution). Chatham: John F. Howe is running unopposed for mayor. He will succeed Thomas Curran. Jaimee Boehm, Peter Minahan and Jodie Russell are running for election to a two-year term as trustee. Melony Spock and Joseph Cerami are running for a one-year term as trustee. Coxsackie: Incumbent Mayor Mark Evans, a Republican, and incumbent trustees Donald Daoust, a Democrat, and Stephen Hanse, a Republican, are running unopposed. Hunter: Anita Ayres of the Pro party and Guy Chirico of the Livable Village party are running unopposed for two trustee seats. Kinderhook: David Flaherty and Dale R. Reiser, both of the Van Buren party, are running unopposed for two trustee seats. Philmont: Two people are running for mayor. Incumbent Clarence V. Speed (People’s Party) is challenged by Robin Andrews of the Citizens Party. Three people are running for two trustee seats. Incumbents Laurence Ostrander (Pine

Tree Party) and Douglas C. Cropper (Village Party) are joined in the race by Heath Iverson (Philmont’s Future Party). Tannersville: Incumbent Mayor Lee McGunnigle (Democratic, Watchful Eye) is running unopposed for a new term. Four people are running for two trustee seats. Incumbents Dave Kashman, a Democrat, and Gregory Landers (Democratic, Watchful Eye) are challenged by Clifton Thompson and John Palermo Sr., both running on the Right Choice Party line. Valatie: Incumbent Mayor Diane Argyle and incumbent trustees Frank Bevens and Larry Eleby are running unopposed for new terms. These are the key races among the policymakers in Columbia and Greene counties. You may have been visited by them on door-to-door campaigns. You may have seen and heard them at village board meetings. You may have stopped to talk to them at the local grocery store. You know where they stand and what their goals are for new terms. On Tuesday, voters, the choice is yours.


Trump’s war on refugees The Washington Post

In seeking to justify the Trump administration’s massive reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — who resisted the scale of the cut but lost out to White House hard-liners — has said Washington and its Western allies should “take care of them over there.” The administration’s budget proposal shows that its true policy is to turn its back on refugees wherever they may be. In the budget he submitted to Congress, President Donald Trump would slash funds for international humanitarian assistance and all but eliminate the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. That agency, which is part of the State Department, spends more than $3 billion annually helping refugees from some of the globe’s

most turbulent spots who have applied to resettle in the United States. The administration proposes to squash its operations nearly to nothingness, leaving it with just $320 million — about a tenth of its current resources. Along with its crusade to whack refugee resettlement, the administration would drastically cut humanitarian aid generally, as well as global health programs. That blueprint is going nowhere in Congress, which has no appetite for the broad retreat from global leadership that is central to Trump’s worldview. However, it is in line with the president’s determined war on refugees and legal immigrants, generally. In the current fiscal year, the White Though it cannot unilaterally downsize department and program budgets, the White House can reorder priorities within agencies,

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and it is doing so with a vengeance in its full-court press against refugees. A key agency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is shuttering its international division, according to a report this week in the New York Times — a move likely to create obstacles for refugees applying to resettle in the United States, as well as refugees already in the United States intent on bringing family members to join them. More than 68 million people have been forcibly displaced around the world, a number unseen since World War II, according to the United Nations’ refugee agency. At a moment that calls for leadership from Washington, Trump is turning his back not just on the world but also on the United States’ tradition of compassion for those in need.

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Climate change’s threat to nuclear plants Susan Q. Stranahan The Washington Post

When America’s fleet of nuclear reactors was designed some four-plus decades ago, few people had ever heard the phrase “climate change.” Today, the global threats of worsening weather patterns and natural disasters are well recognized, commanding concern and responses across the board. Except, apparently, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In late January, by a 3-to2 vote, NRC commissioners rejected a recommendation from their own senior staff to require reactor owners to recognize new climate reality and fortify their plants against real-world natural hazards such as flooding and seismic events. Most, if not all, of those reactors were engineered, built and maintained with highly optimistic assumptions rooted in the late 1960s and 1970s. For those keeping tabs, March is nuclear accident month. Three Mile Island occurred 40 years ago; Fukushima Daiichi, eight. In the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster, the NRC asked its staff to scrutinize U.S. reactor operations and identify ways to prevent a similar accident. The experts crafted a list of 12 sweeping recommendations. The underlying theme: Prepare for the unexpected. High on the list was a recommendation that plant owners be required to reevaluate the seismic and flooding hazards at their sites “consistent with the current state of knowledge and analytical methods,” and update buildings and equipment to reflect actual risks - not projections formulated back when “LaughIn” was must-see TV. The 12 recommendations were delivered to the NRC commissioners in July 2011. A draft of new rules implementing the recommendations was finally hammered out in 2016. Lobbyists for the industry pushed back,

arguing existing rules provide adequate protection. That’s not surprising. After the Three Mile Island accident, when safety enhancements were ordered, the price tag was steep. The industry set out to ensure that didn’t happen again. Heeding the NRC’s initial calls to conduct hazard assessments, plant operators performed “walkdowns” at their facilities, evaluating critical safety systems for vulnerabilities, with varying degrees of thoroughness. In 2012, Florida Power & Light reported that its St. Lucie plant was prepared for disaster, but two years later, heavy rainfall sent 50,000 gallons of water through flood barriers that had been missing the proper seals for decades. Duke Energy underestimated peak stormsurge heights at its Brunswick plant near Wilmington, North Carolina, by about eight feet. Flooding is a particular threat. Because nuclear reactors require access to water for cooling, many sit in locations vulnerable to severe coastal storms or rising rivers. Hurricane Florence last fall threatened 16 reactors in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The year before, Florida’s two nuclear facilities, Turkey Point and St. Lucie, sat in the path of Hurricane Irma barreling toward the coast. Thirty-four reactors at 20 sites around the United States are downstream from large dams. Possible failure of the dams, and the tsunami of water unleashed after a collapse, was ignored or not adequately taken into consideration when the plants were designed. Nor was the threat of increasingly severe storms and resultant flooding. When the results of the “walkdowns” were tabulated, 55 of the 61 U.S. nuclear sites were found to confront flooding hazards beyond what they were designed to withstand. Identifying the problems was Part I of that NRC staff

recommendation. Ordering fixes was Part II. In January, the majority of commissioners said, in effect, forget Part II. The commission dropped the new natural hazard upgrades, saying they were not “necessary for adequate protection” or did not provide “a cost- justified, substantial safety benefit.” Other rules contained in the regulatory package would protect public health and safety, said chairman Kristine L. Svinicki, in a statement on behalf of the majority. That prompted strong dissents from commissioners Jeff Baran and Stephen Burns. “This decision is nonsensical,” Baran wrote.”Instead of requiring nuclear power plants to be prepared for the actual flooding and earthquake hazards that could occur at their sites, NRC will allow them to be prepared only for the old, outdated hazards typically calculated decades ago when the science of seismology and hydrology was far less advanced than it is today,” he wrote. Burns added: “The accident at Fukushima was a direct result of the operator and regulator failing to take action to account for new scientific knowledge related to natural hazards, especially flooding hazards. . . . In the United States, there exists incontrovertible evidence that the current design bases for some plants do not address a flood hazard identified by the licensees’ [plant operators’] own analyses.” The new regulations aren’t scheduled to even go into effect for at least two years, probably longer. We’ll just have to wait to learn who’s right - the world’s climate experts or three members of the NRC. Stranahan is a journalist who covered the Three Mile Island accident and is a co-author of “Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.”


We need someone more in touch with farmers’ needs To the editor: You report that Antonio Delgado is appointing “farmers” to his Agriculture Advisory Committee “to help him better serve the farmers who live and work within his district.” My concern is that his committee does not seem to include any small or organic/biodynamic farmers, which we have a lot of in this district. Though I preferred another candidate, I voted for Delgado because we needed to get rid of Faso. Now, I am starting to think we need someone more in touch with the real necessity of protecting our environment, not just for, but also from the farmers like the ones Delgado is listening to. For instance, non-farmer Decker stated that she wants to loosen labeling for what


qualifies as good food and then, according to the Register-Star, went on to say that she would like to see Delgado “address soil erosion and diminishing available valuable farm land.” First of all, the “all natural” label means nothing at all, and secondly, the type of farming those chosen for his committee are doing is the cause of that soil erosion and diminishing available valuable farm land. The problem is not the population increase as much as the depletion of the soil, pollution of soil and ground water, and nutrition lacking in food that results from their farming practices. Organic and biodynamic farming practices do not cause soil erosion, do not pollute the waters, do leave the soil fertile, and do produce good, nutritional food.

One of the farms owned by an appointee to his committee has 400 cows that never see the light of day. They have 2000 acres that the cows do not graze on. Do you call that farming? I call it animal abuse. And if the corn they grow is GMO, they are using huge amounts of an extremely toxic pesticide (glyphosate), which pollutes the soil, the water, and the crops. We all need to pay attention to the disturbing realities of pollution, genetically modified foods, and toxic chemicals in our food that are caused by non-organic farmers, especially the factory farmers, when considering what food to buy and whom to appoint to committees. JAN KIBLER GHENT


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Flora Mary Terracciano Flora Mary Terracciano of Chatham passed away on March 14, 2019. She was born in Chatham on November 12, 1924, the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Ordiano Terracciano. She is survived by 9 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by brothers, Joseph and James Terracciano and sisters Angeline (Julie) Quirino and Antonetta (Ann) DiLeo and niece Carol Worden. Flora attended Chatham High School. She worked as a seamstress at Jones Manufacturing and later at Sonoco Crellins in Chatham.

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Mail bomb suspect to plead guilty Benjamin Weiser The New York Times News Service

NEW YORK — The man accused of mailing pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week in federal court in Manhattan, the court’s docket shows. The defendant, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., a fervent Trump supporter who was arrested last fall in Plantation, Florida,

sent homemade bombs created with PVC pipe and glass shards to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, as well as to CNN and actor Robert DeNiro, authorities said. The court’s docket entry states only that there is a plea scheduled for Thursday, but it does not indicate what charges Sayoc will plead guilty to.

Tesla model Y, a new SUV, is unveiled amid mounting challenges Neal E. Boudette and Raymond Zhong The New York Times News Service

Tesla has unveiled a sevenseat compact sport-utility vehicle called the Model Y, in its latest effort to broaden its product range while contending with problems on a number of fronts. Speaking on Thursday night at an event at the company’s design center in Hawthorne, California, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, touted the new electric vehicle’s performance and safety-focused design. “It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car,” Musk said. “This thing will be really tight in corners. And we expect it will be the safest midsize SUV in the world by far.” Tesla, however, is still a long way from delivering the vehicle.

It forecast that the earliest deliveries would begin in fall 2020, barring engineering or production delays of the sort that hampered its best-selling car, the Model 3. Last year, Musk predicted that the Model Y would be ready for delivery in the first half of 2020. Tesla has not offered detailed plans for assembling the car, and recently said it would probably make the Model Y at its giant battery plant in Nevada. Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., said Tesla’s goal of having the Model Y in volume production by the end of next year was a matter of concern. “This timeline appears similar to the original timeline for the Model 3 ramp, which was ultimately delayed by nine-12 months,” he wrote in a note to investors.

Jeb Bush says Trump should face a Republican primary challenger John Wagner The Washington Post

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said a fellow Republican should challenge President Trump for the GOP nomination next year, though he acknowledged the difficulties in defeating a sitting president. “I think someone should run, just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” Bush said in an interview on CNN’s “The Axe Files” scheduled to air Saturday, according to excerpts released by the network. Bush, who fell short to Trump in his bid for the 2016 nomination, said defeating Trump will be difficult for any candidate, in part because Trump “has a strong, loyal base.” “But to have a conversation

about what it is to be a conservative I think is important,” he told host David Axelrod. “And our country needs to have competing ideologies . . . that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving toward rather than revert back to a nostalgic time.” In January, Bush introduced Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, at Hogan’s second inauguration, saying he was “at the top of the list of leaders that I admire,” and that the governor “embodies the strong independent leadership America needs now.” Hogan has not ruled out a 2020 challenge to Trump and is planning an April visit to New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state.

William C. Powers Jr., 72; author of report outlining wrongdoing at Enron By Matt Schudel The Washington Post

William C. Powers Jr., a law school dean who was the chief investigator and author of 2002 report that outlined misdeeds by executives at the energy company Enron, leading to congressional investigations and criminal charges, died March 10 in Austin. He was 72. His death was announced by the University of Texas, where Powers served as dean of the law and, from 2006 to 2015, as university president. He had complications from a fall and from an adult-onset form of muscular dystrophy. Enron had been a Wall Street darling, with diversified holdings, a high profile and earnings that reached into the billions of dollars. Its name adorned the stadium of the Houston Astros baseball team. In 2001, the Houston-based company’s fortunes suddenly collapsed, and by December it had gone into bankruptcy. Powers, then serving as the law school dean at Texas, was named to Enron’s board of directors, with instructions to lead an internal probe of what went wrong. He had no previous ties to the company, but watchdogs warned of a potential conflict of interest because the law school had accepted donations from Enron. Nonetheless, Powers forged ahead, assembling a group of more than 30 lawyers and accountants to examine Enron’s records and conduct interviews. In February 2002, he submitted a 218-page report, describing a culture of corruption and financial malfeasance at the company’s highest levels. “What we found was appalling,” he said before a subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee. The Powers Report implicated Enron’s top executives in a scheme to use questionable or fraudulent accounting methods to hide huge financial losses while skimming off millions of dollars for themselves. It was one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history. “We found something more troubling than those individual instances of misconduct and failure to follow accounting rules,” Powers told the congressional committee. “We found a systematic and pervasive attempt by Enron’s management to misrepresent the company’s financial condition.” Powers noted that “Enron improperly inflated its reported earnings for a 15-month period” in 2000 and 2001 “by more than $1 billion. This


William C. Powers Jr. appears before a congressional committee in 2002.

means that more than 70 percent of Enron’s reported earnings for this period were not real.” Enron managers did not attempt to halt the financial chicanery, the report charged, and the company’s outside accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, looked the other way and destroyed financial documents. The Powers Report “blows my mind,” Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., said. “I am absolutely dumbfounded. I feel like I am in Sin City.” The report offered a blueprint for congressional investigations of Enron and subsequent criminal cases against the company’s leaders and its accounting firm. Within months, Arthur Andersen was found guilty of obstruction of justice and was required to surrender its accounting licenses, effectively putting it out of business. Enron’s chief financial officer, Andrew Fastow, who had illegally pocketed more than $30 million, pleaded guilty to fraud charges and served six years in prison while cooperating with prosecutors. The company’s top two executives, Kenneth L. Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, were arrested in 2004 and later convicted of various crimes, including conspiracy and fraud. Lay died in 2006 while awaiting what was expected to be a life sentence. Skilling was released from prison last month, after serving more than 12 years. Enron was liquidated, and its various entities sold off to pay creditors. Soon after the scandal came to light, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which strengthened financial and

securities regulations and instituted mandatory rules governing corporate oversight and accounting procedures. William Charles Powers Jr. was born May 30, 1946, in Los Angeles. His father was a teacher, his mother a homemaker. He majored in chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, from which he graduated in 1967. After serving in the Navy, he received a law degree from Harvard in 1973. He taught at Southern Methodist University, the University of Michigan and the University of Washington before joining the law faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. He wrote several books on liability law and torts and had a private practice while teaching and had a wide range of other interests, including Greek philosophy, physics, literature and sports. He was named dean of the law school in 2000 and in 2006 became president of the university. Powers raised more than $3 billion for the university and was instrumental in establishing a new medical school in Austin. He led an effort to improve the university’s fouryear graduation rate, which rose from 50 percent to almost 70 percent. Throughout his nine-year tenure, the second longest of any UT president, he continually battled interference from the state’s Republican governors and legislators. Powers rejected calls to cut back on liberal arts programs, to eliminate affirmative action efforts and to have professors evaluated by the amount of money they brought into the university’s coffers. In 2014, he saved the financially struggling student

newspaper, the Daily Texan, by merging it with the university’s school of communications. He repeatedly resisted efforts from hostile members of the board of regents to oust him before retiring in 2015. His marriage to Karen Devendorf ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Kim Heilbrun of Austin; two children from his first marriage; three children from his second marriage; a sister; and six grandchildren. In 2016, two years after stepping down from the presidency, Powers defended his leadership of Texas’s flagship university: “We teach the next generation of leaders on a campus that helps discover planets orbiting distant stars and that helps understand dark matter and, yes, even helps us understand even better what Shakespeare is about. Every single one of us needs to work hard every day to keep it that way.” Matt Schudel has been an obituary writer at The Washington Post since 2004. He previously worked for publications in Washington, New York, North Carolina and Florida.


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After months-long wait, Senate tees up vote on Hurricane Michael aid Tamar Hallerman The New York Times News Service

WASHINGTON — An end may soon be in sight for Hurricane Michael victims who have been seeking emergency aid from Congress for months. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday teed up a procedural vote on legislation that would deliver federal agriculture and infrastructure relief to victims of recent natural disasters. Just what will be included in that bill is still unclear, but Georgia senators said McConnell’s move sets up votes in the chamber the week of March 25. Senior members of the Senate Appropriations Committee were still negotiating the details of the package when lawmakers left Washington for the weeklong St. Patrick’s Day recess on Thursday evening. Sticking points continued to be the scope of assistance for Puerto Rico as well as potential legislative add-ons. Democrats are pushing for additional aid for the U.S. territory beyond the $610 million included in the legislation

Isakson and Georgia colleague David Perdue introduced last month. The Georgians squeezed a major concession from President Donald Trump when he agreed to sign off on that amount, since the Puerto Rico money is what derailed disaster assistance talks last month. The money is aimed at preventing a late March funding “cliff” for the island’s food stamp program, which is more limited in scope than the one used on the U.S. mainland. Puerto Rico’s Department of Family Affairs began cutting benefits earlier this month in order to sustain the program. The White House has signaled it won’t accept more than the $610 million for Puerto Rico. Trump previously told White House staffers he didn’t want additional dollars going to the island because he thought local officials were exploiting the federal government, according to the Washington Post. Democrats say far more than $610 million is needed for the Caribbean island, which is still struggling to recover from

2017’s Hurricane Maria. “That amount is completely inadequate,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who co-authored a recent letter to Senate leaders with three other progressive Democrats, including presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. “Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. The people who live there are American citizens. They deserve the same treatment.” Perdue, a Trump ally, said the president is “trying to meet all the needs that need to be addressed.” Under pressure from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and local farm groups, Isakson and Perdue have been pushing their Senate colleagues to set aside their differences and advance the aid package as soon as possible. The tornado that recently ripped through Alabama and Georgia has added more urgency to the effort, and the package Perdue and Isakson introduced will likely be expanded upon to account for some of the damage.

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Drives, part II: The sweet smell of prey By Charlene Marchand For Columbia-Greene Media

The second article in our series on drives is about prey drive: Ah, the sweet smell of predation: our next hard-wired canine instinct tantamount to the survival of our beloved dogs. Prey drive is all about food (not unlike pack drive), all about energy (often high energy), all about adrenaline and endorphins. Prey drive is triggered by vision, scent and sound. The dog’s mind computes as follows: “If I see it move, I have to chase it. If I hear the beckon of that little red squirrel, I have to find it and chase it. If I smell the fresh scent of that fat bunny, I have to track it and kill it.” It’s all about food and dayto-day survival. The dog in prey drive is acutely aware of that inner voice in the distance telling him or her it’s going to be a long, cold winter and they must put food on the table and in the freezer for the long haul. Here’s what prey drive also means in 2018: The dog is lured like a magnet to the movement of car wheels, bicycles, skateboards, joggers, running children, other dogs, cats, etc. The dog is summoned by the highpitched screams of kids down the street having a pool party. The soft voice of “get me” is spoken by the resident felines, sometimes, but sometimes not, aware that they have spoken. And last but not least, the dog that escapes the home, yard or kennel, can be found miles from home on a ground track of dubious destination. Our great-working dogs in the areas of search-and-rescue, bomb detection, drug detection, Police K-9 Unit members and herding and tending dogs all exhibit the inherited behavior of high prey drive. This is the talent — coupled with pack drive — that allows them to excel at their jobs. To be successful in these endeavors, prey drive must be coupled with pack drive. The Volhards put this best and succinctly: “Behaviors associated with prey drive include: Air scenting and tracking, biting and killing, carrying, digging and burying, eating, high-pitched barking, jumping up and pulling down, pouncing, seeing, hearing, smelling, shaking an object, stalking and chasing and tearing and ripping apart.” It is key to understand that your canine survivors of being legitimately lost or dropped (abandoned) somewhere, are typically high in prey drive. These dogs will hunt and kill, keep moving to look for accessible feeding stations along the way and have the courage, if you will, to approach and make contact. Know that your most talented dogs are typically high in prey drive. This does not mean that they are easy or easier to live with. The challenge for knowledgeable owners is not to suppress the drive, but to know how to turn it around — to re-define it to enable the dog to work for the pack leader. The caution that comes with prey drive is the aggression that may follow when the dog has caught “the prey,” whatever that may be. Dog owners must have correct training to teach them how to get the dog back into pack drive from prey drive. To a dog, prey drive is play drive! There are many families who desire and require a successful canine companion to be in low (or almost no) prey drive. Occasionally, I’ll work


Pictured is CGHS/SPCA Animal Care Technician Jenna Underwood and her friend, Torre. Torre is a 6-year-old spayed female Labrador mix. She is a very playful, energetic, intelligent dog waiting for the perfect home. Torre would do wonderfully well in a home where she is the only dog and receives all the loving attention she deserves.

with a “Penelope” who is content to sit on the front porch watching the world go by. She is composed, seemingly disinterested in her frenetic surroundings, doesn’t leave the yard and has an air of contentment with whatever her family chooses to do. When we have a “Penelope” walk into our shelter, we most probably will have a line a mile long to adopt her. These dogs are wonderful “fits” for many of us. The rest of us will be licking our chops for the enjoyment and challenge of our wily and prey-driven charges! Onto Defense Drive next! Feel free to call us with any questions at 518-828-6044 or visit cghs. org. Stop down and see us at 111 Humane Society Road, off Route 66 (about a mile south of the intersection with Route 9H) in Hudson. We are open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Food Bank is open to anyone from the public in need of pet food or for those wishing to donate food anytime during business hours. All of our cats and kittens are “Furrever Free” with all expenses paid. Spay/neuter clinics for cats are $75 male or female, including a rabies vaccination and a 5-in-1 feline distemper combination vaccination. Nail clipping

services are available 10-11 a.m. every Saturday at the shelter, no appointment necessary, for a donation of $5 for cats and $10 for dogs. Charlene Marchand is the chairperson of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA Board of Directors. She may be contacted at

Beware the Ides of March By Bob Beyfuss


For Columbia-Greene Media

I had to return to New York last week from my winter home in Florida for a few days in order to get my new enhanced driver’s license. This process generally requires an in-person visit to the DMV with lots of papers to prove citizenship, social security and residence. A new photograph and an eye test is also required for the new license. I thought I had all the proper paperwork with me the first time I drove to the DMV, but I did not and it actually took me three trips from Conesville to Catskill to get it done. The late winter scenery is not as pretty as I remembered and the dirt and salt residues made it seem like my borrowed car needed to be washed every time I drove it. I also wanted to get a taste of late winter at home for the first time in perhaps five or six years. I enjoy my winter time in Florida very much, but occasionally, I get homesick for the Catskill Mountains. I have fond memories of March ice fishing, snow shoeing, X-country skiing, boiling maple sap and tracking animals in the snowy woods. I celebrated many birthdays boiling sap in my yard as I gazed up at those beautiful blue and white hills around me. A man needs a change of elevation on occasion. The only time I get above sea level down here is when I drive over Tampa Bay via the Sunshine Skyway. My neighbor back home told me I would need to get my driveway plowed out to begin with, which was a bit of a surprise. I was not expecting more than a foot on snow on the ground as I drove home from Albany airport, but the north-facing dirt road I live on and


BEYFUSS the woods around my house did indeed have at least 12 inches of snow. The second unpleasant surprise was a burst pipe somewhere that prevented me from turning on the water. My plumber had turned on the gas heat, but it had been too cold to turn on the water until the house warmed up. It was 3 degrees when I got home the first night. That was quite a shock to my system, which had become accustomed to 80-degree days. It did not get all that cold again while I was home. In fact, it warmed up to 45 degrees or so and much of the snow melted and was replaced by mud or by huge, wet puddles on top of frozen ground. I have never been a fan of the messy mud season that precedes spring in the Catskills. There was no evidence of spring flowering bulbs yet, or any sign of life really, in the areas I traveled in. If I was staying in New York for more than a few days, I would have cut and forced some trees and shrubs into bloom to see some color.

The second night at home, it snowed about 4 inches more on top of the half-melted snow that had refrozen into ice. I fell down hard, once, in the driveway on the snowcovered ice. I needed to get into my sheds to get my snow shovel and some tools, but the shed doors were blocked by snow drifts and a few inches of inch beneath them that I had to chip away. It took a couple of uncomfortable hours to finally squeeze inside the doors to fetch my snow shovel and an ice chipping tool. When I finally got inside my sheds, I noticed my stored ice fishing gear and some metal, maple tapping spiles that I used in years gone by. Before I returned to Florida, I gave all those things away to younger friends who will get to enjoy the same pleasures of March that I once enjoyed. I am sorry to admit, but for me, those days have passed forever. The soothsayer told Caesar to “beware the Ides of March” (March 15) and that is the day he was assassinated. I celebrate my birthday on the Ides, but I don’t think that celebration will happen anymore in my home in New York. This year I will go to a baseball, spring training game, instead, with my kids and grandkids. It is a good trade; baseballs for snowballs, or mud balls! Spring is still on the horizon in upstate New York. Reach Bob Beyfuss at

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A pirate’s life is the life for me By Dick Brooks


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When I grow up, I want to be a pirate. I’m not being influenced by recent Disney movies. This is something I’ve given years of consideration to. One must plan for one’s future. Over the many years that separate me from my distant childhood, I’ve considered many career options. At a very early age, being a fireman had great appeal. I loved the equipment — especially the trucks. Being a sensible child, I abandoned this attraction quickly. All the firemen I knew were volunteers, making this a highly useful — but not very profitable — profession. The little girlfriend I had at the time, who had a taste for red licorice whips, made me realize that profit would have to be one of my motives for choosing an occupation. Next came the urge to hit the range: Just me, my trusty horse and a funny sidekick on the western plains. Shooting bad guys and the occasional band of marauding Indians and having a saloon-dwelling girlfriend who wore a fancy dress had a lot of appeal. The fact that the horse got more kisses than the fancy lady made a lot of sense to a young lad also. Chewing tobacco and having those cool bowed legs almost lured me into the cowboy way of life, but every time I got on a horse, I fell off and they


BROOKS smelled funny. I put “cowboy” on the back burner. There came a very brief period during which I wanted to join the ballet. This ended quickly when I couldn’t find a tutu to fit and was told that toe shoes didn’t come in a size 13. I finally realized that having all the natural grace of a moose in combat boots would probably mean that no ballet company would be interested in me displaying my talents to the world. Next came the desire to become a clown and make small children laugh and clap their little hands. I actually did become a clown for a short period and went from place to place painting faces and dressing funny. As for making the small children laugh, I quickly learned the sad truth: Kids are scared to death by clowns. I’d come near a little one with my funny red nose, bright red afro and big, floppy shoes and the kid would scream and run to his mother. Another career path ended when I discovered that

kids have the same reaction to Santa Claus. Adults love clowns and Santa. Kids are scared stupid by them. My interest in children led me into teaching elementary school. This career stuck and I spent 38 years in the classroom. It was a wonderful job, but then I retired and again started considering other career options. I have looked at all the jobs that might have some appeal to me that I might be good at. I’ve decided that a pirate’s life is the life for me. I’ve always wanted a peg leg, just to see how fast I could spin on it, eye patches are cool and a bandanna would look great on my bald pate. I already have a nice naval cutlass, short pants and long stockings. I even have a pair of shoes with buckles on them leftover from a colonial costume. I like rum and cannons. I’ve been practicing my naval expressions. I figure I’m ready; I don’t think that the fact that I don’t know how to sail will have a big effect on my ability to find employment. If you hear of anyone who’s hiring pirates, would you let me know? I know I’d be really good at it, after all, I was a politician for 20 years. Thought for the week — What has four legs and an arm? A happy grizzly bear! Until next week, may you and yours be happy and well.

Church Briefs RUMMAGE SALE MEDUSA — The second Spring & Easter Rummage Sale will be held 8 a.m.-noon March 16 at the Medusa Church, County Route 351, Medusa. Breakfast will be held 7-11 a.m. at the Medusa Fire House.

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNERS CATSKILL — A St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served 4-7 p.m. March 16 at the Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill. Snow day, March 17. Eat in or take out. Serving corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread and dessert. Adults, $15; children 7 and younger, $11. Advance reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the church at 518-943-2042 or ATHENS — A take-out corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held noon-3 p.m. March 17 at Saint Patrick Church, 24 North Washington St., Athens. Tickets are $12. For tickets and information, call 518-567-1203.

SPAGHETTI DINNER ATHENS — A spaghetti dinner will be served 4-7 p.m. March 29 at the First Reformed Church of Athens, 18 North Church St., Athens. Take out only. Menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Adults, $10; children under 10, $5. For information and tickets, call 518-334-9488.

YARD AND BAKE SALE SAUGERTIES — The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society Yard Sale & Bake Sale will be held rain or shine, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5 and April 6 in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. Household items, toys, books, jewelry and homemade baked goods. For information, visit http://www.katsbaanchurch. org.

DELMAR — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support Helderberg Christian School will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 6 at Unionville Reformed Church, 1134 Delaware Turnpike, Delmar. Eat in or take out. Meatballs, salad and bread included. Gluten free option available. There will also be a bake sale. Adults, $10; children under 10, $7. For information, call


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Library From A1

brarygoers. “The closest municipal lot is by the village building,” Gruber said. Patrons would have to walk down a muddy, unlit alley to access the library from the municipal parking lot, Gruber said. “It’s not really a viable resource,” he added. Eliminating parking on the south side of Second Street is an alternative to losing the north side parking. “We would prefer to keep the parking on our side, but losing either parking spots will be detrimental,” Gruber said. The library is open later Mondays and Wednesdays until 8 p.m. “We wouldn’t want people having to cross the street, especially when it’s icy out,” the library director said. Additionally, the loss of the street’s south-side parking spots would increase the demand for north side spots to residents on the street, which would make less parking available for patrons, Gruber said.

Warriors From A1

a success story. “Wounded Warrior showed me anything in life can be adaptive,” Pratt said. “I developed a model for my life because of it: I don’t adapt to life; life adapts to me.” Pratt was using a bi-ski device Friday, which allowed her to ski while in a seated position. “Upright skiing isn’t in the cards,” she said. Bi-skiing is also an option for individuals who are paralyzed or have lost limbs, Pratt said. Nigel Towler, of Burlington, New Jersey, was skiing for the first time on Friday. “I’ve never touched one of these things,” he said. “I’ve only seen it in the movies.” The Adaptive Sports Foundation helps veterans learn new skills, Mynett said. “They often think they can’t take part in sports anymore when in reality they can,” Mynett said. “In fact, they can thrive at them.” The events help veterans get out of the house and become integrated into their communities, Mynett said. About one-third of all wounded warriors reported that physical activity helps them cope with emotional stress, according to a 2018 Wounded Warriors Program survey. Towler was medically retired from duty as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army in 2017, after 23 years of service, due to post-traumatic stress disorder and physical injuries. “The medical board told me to contact Wounded Warrior,”

“We’re a small library that offers a lot of programs,” he added. “This would just make things that much harder.” The idea for parking restriction was not meant to be an attack on the library, Alberti said. “The library thought it was aimed at them,” he explained. “That was not the intention. The intention is safety.” Second Street serves as a truck route in the village, Alberti said, adding a few drivers have hit parked cars on the roadway. “Two cars can’t pass through, let alone a fire truck,” he said. The board will continue to discuss the issue at its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at 2 First St. Gruber is hopeful for a positive outcome. “We had a good turnout [at the meeting] of board members, community members and patrons,” he said. “The board was receptive to our comments and expressed an interest in finding a compromise. We will do our best to work with the village board to find a solution without impacting our patrons.”

Towler said. After signing up, Towler thought that would be the end of it. He was wrong. “Three days later I got a call,” he said. The first event Towler went to was a bouncy-house event, he said. “It was awesome,” he said. “And I said to Jenn (a Wounded Warriors staff member), I want to be in.” After participating in the Wounded Warriors Program’s Odyssey event, a 90-day mental health program, last year in Niagara Falls, Towler received two weeks of inpatient treatment in Boston. “It was a life-saver,” he said. “I was in very bad shape.” Towler recommended the Wounded Warriors Program to other veterans, he said. “I would bring them personally if I can,” he said, “I think it is the most worthwhile

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going to a local dairy farm and taking a couple of cows.” MacCormack is concerned for his bees. Taking care of them requires experience, he said, adding one misstep could destroy the entire hive. “Chances are, if you haven’t been a serious beekeeper and you don’t know any serious beekeepers, all of that would be for nothing,” MacCormack said. “I would appreciate the return of the hive.” After working as a truck driver for over 30 years, MacCormack retired and started his beekeeping business six years ago. Purchasing raw honey was too expensive, he said, and he became fascinated with the bees after watching a small swarm congregate on a branch near his home. “I was amazed,” he recalled. It has taken MacCormack a few years to learn the art and skill of beekeeping. “I did everything wrong the first year,” he said. “Somehow, they managed to make it through winter. And

program to veterans.” Warriors have many sporting options to choose from, Mynett said. “Sled hockey is very popular,” Mynett said. “Sailing is great for the visually impaired. Tennis, for someone with an amputated limb, they can just wear a prosthetic racket.” Golf, climbing, cycling, winter sports and wheelchair basketball and softball are also common, Mynett said. Warrior athletes can compete at three levels: the Warrior Games, the Valid Games and the Para Olympics, Mynett said. Experienced athletes also have the opportunity to help newcomers. “A lot of warriors still don’t know No. 1 about wounded warrior or No. 2 about adaptive sports,” Mynett said. “They are truly life-saving organizations.”

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over time, they increased in number. At some point, I had more honey than I could use, and I thought, this a resource I could share with the neighborhood.” MacCormack has been sharing his bees ever since. Honeybees are the major pollinators of U.S. crops, and add about $15 billion a year to the agricultural industry, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. But the number of honeybee colonies has dropped significantly, from 6 million in the 1940s to about 2.5 million today due to environmental stressors, according to the USDA. “The plight of the honeybees is that they are in decline around the world,” he said. “Anything I can do to maintain a healthy bee population is a good thing.” To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.


Jeff MacCormack, of Stuyvesant, regularly sells his honey as part of his business, Bee Bin Apiaries. He started the business after retiring from truck driving in 2013.


Jeff MacCormack, of Styuvesant, has owned Bees Bins Apiaries for the past 6 years.




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Instructor explains the nuances of stream dynamics to catch more trout at class at Field & Stream.

Trout season just around the corner By Larry DiDonato

niques for trout fishing in rivers and streams was the topic of an aptly named class, “Fishing for Trout in Streams” held this past Tuesday at Field & Stream in Latham. The free course focused on “reading” streams and adjusting techniques to stream features. It emphasized tips such as casting to cover high percentage locations located around structure, the head and tails of pools, river bends, undercut banks, eddies, plus much more. It covered selecting the right equipment including terminal tackle to best approach the size of the stream you’ll fish. It discussed the pros and cons of using live bait and/or artificials based on variables such as water temperature and rates of flow. Sound like something you would have liked to have attended? Well, you’re in luck as the free class is being offered again on April 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the fishing section of the Latham store. While local streams are in good condition currently given the relative lack of extreme deep snowpack, heavy rains and a quick thaw could change things in a hurry. With two weeks to go

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Friday, March 15 marked the close of the statewide season for walleye, pike, and pickerel. It reopens again across the state on the first Saturday in May. The closure of these species now limits what you can keep when fishing through the ice or open water for that matter. However, with no closed season, perch, sunfish, and crappie are still fair game. With spring fast approaching and temperatures finally warming, there’s not much time left to safely get on the ice to fish. Safety must remain paramount especially at this time of the year when conditions can vary greatly and deteriorate quickly. Check actual ice quality as well as thickness before venturing onto any frozen body of water. Different types of ice have varying strength and hardness. Walking on low quality ice increases the danger. “Honeycomb” and other ice types can be extremely hazardous despite their thickness. Caution here remains the better part of valor. In just two weeks on April 1, trout season opens in New York. Honing effective tech-


UTICA — Hudson High graduate Kimedrick Murphy was named the Elmira College basketball team’s Sportsman of the Year. One member of each team was named that institution’s representative on the 2019 Empire 8 Men’s Basketball Sportsman of the Year Team. The Empire 8 Conference emphasizes that “Competing with Honor and Integrity” is an essential component of a student-athlete’s experience in conjunction with an institution’s educational mission. These honorees have distinguished themselves and consistently exhibit the critical traits as outstanding sportsmen. Murphy, a 6-7 center, played in 24 games this season and inished the year with an average of 4.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He totaled 30 blocks on the year, good for second in the conference. Murphy exploded for a career-best 18-point, 15-rebound effort in the Pioneers win over Mt. St. Mary (NY) on his way to earning the Conference’s Player of the Week award.


Former Hudson High standout Kimedrick Murphy was Utica College’s representative on the Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year Team.

The Pioneers capped their season with a 14-11 overall record and an 8-8 ledger in the

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Baffert will contend

Mike Tierney The New York Times News Service

ARCADIA, Calif. — Every year, when the summer gives way to fall, trainer Bob Baffert tells his staff, “I need to restock the pond.” Off to the horse sales he goes, to inspect irsthand the yearlings who might eventually sustain his magical touch with 3-year-olds in the Triple Crown series. On the phone he stays, constantly ielding calls from owners of the inest stables, all of them eager to entrust their latest handsomely pedigreed prospects

to Baffert. By the time the deadline to submit candidates for the three Triple Crown events — the highest-proile races in horse racing — arrives in late January, Baffert’s golden pond invariably has been replenished. This year has been better than most. Baffert, the winningest trainer in Triple Crown history, enters the season with 17 nominated thoroughbreds. The list is notable not for its quantity — Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher submitted as many names, and Steve Asmussen, with 27, has

even more — but for its quality: Baffert trains three of the top contenders, a dominating stable of favorites so fearsome that trainer Jeff Bonde referred to them as “those Baffert Maseratis.” Though Baffert ine-tunes thoroughbreds across the spectrum for age, gender and racing surface, his focus long has been squarely on coaching up 3-yearolds for the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. “I joke with him: You get a rash when See BAFFERT B6

As Yankees loom, the Red Sox double down on a reliable set of arms Tyler Kepner The New York Times News Service

FORT MEYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox ran away with the American League East last summer, then stormed through the postseason with only one loss in each round. It was one of the most emphatic championship runs in recent history — but only in the retelling. “People generalize and they’ll say, ‘OK, the Red Sox won 108 games and went 113 in the postseason, look how easy it was,’” said Dave Dombrowski, the president of baseball operations, from his ofice at JetBlue Park this week. “Well, it wasn’t easy. It really wasn’t. During the regular season, even with 108 wins, the New York Yankees won 100. “And I know people say, ‘Oh, that’s an eight-game

difference,’ which I understand can be quite a bit. But it sure didn’t feel that way.” The season essentially hinged on Boston’s four-game sweep of the Yankees at Fenway Park in early August. Had the Yankees won those games instead, both teams would have inished with 104 victories. That is how close the old rivals were. They diverged this winter, though, with revealing approaches to the offseason. The Red Sox are prepared to rely heavily on their starting rotation, while the Yankees reinvested significantly in their bullpen. The Yankees gave threeyear deals to two free-agent relievers: Zack Britton ($39 million) and Adam Ottavino ($27 million). The Red Sox spent about the same amount to


Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (right) and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski (left) look on during batting practice prior to a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.

retain starter Nathan Eovaldi for four years and $68 million. But they lost two relievers — Joe Kelly, who signed for three years and $25 million with

the Los Angeles Dodgers, and closer Craig Kimbrel, who is unsigned — without replacing them. “They wanted me back, I

wanted to be back here and we were able to make that work,” Eovaldi said Wednesday, after his irst start of the exhibition season. “We kept on that same game plan with that goal in mind to be able to come back and win a World Series. We’re taking the little steps now to be able to do that.” The Red Sox will again have baseball’s highest payroll, at more than $220 million. But they still had to make choices, especially with several important players facing free agency within the next two years. They chose to keep their sturdy rotation together — at a cost of about $83.5 million for Chris Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eovaldi. Those four and Eduardo Rodriguez, who earns $4.3 million, went 68-28 for Boston last season, including October.

“In my opinion, it’s just good baseball,” said Porcello, the 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner. “Most of the teams that are competing for a World Series year-in and year-out have good starting rotations, and almost all of the teams that have won have had acetype guys, and guys that ill out the rotation to give them the foundation they need. “For us as starting pitchers, we want to chew up the most innings as possible and give the team a chance to win as frequently as we can.” The Boston starters actually did not throw very many innings last season. Porcello led the staff with 191 , with Price at 176, Sale at 158, Rodriguez at 129 and Eovaldi at 111, including his time with Tampa Bay. But the Yankees got even See RED B6

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Victor Conte, of BALCO fame, has found a new home in boxing Dylan Hernandez Los Angeles Time

LOS ANGELES — Only in America? Certainly. In the case of Victor Conte, however, Don King’s signature catchphrase should be slightly modified. More appropriate would be something like, “Only in boxing.” Only in what Conte described as the “red-light district of sport” can a convicted steroid distributor be part of a highprofile event and do so in full view of the public. “I was banned everywhere else,” Conte said with a chuckle. Now a vocal advocate for year-round drug testing, the self-educated former BALCO mastermind helped lightweight champion Mikey Garcia move up to the heavier welterweight division for his showdown with hard-punching Errol Spence on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. Conte works with several other fighters, including top middleweights Danny Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade. At a crowded hotel bar three nights before the fight, Conte was but another person in the sport with a sketchy past. Conte mentioned King, the promoter who was charged in the killings of two people in separate incidents (in 1954 and 1967). He also pointed to Bernard Hopkins, who was incarcerated for five years before becoming one of the most decorated middleweight champions of all-time. “I’m not the only guy that’s been to prison,” Conte said. This is a world in which there are already whispers about matching up the winner of Garcia-Spence against a 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao, not because the once-dominant Filipino represents a legitimate threat to either fighter but because he could be used as a vehicle to introduce Garcia or Spence to a larger audience. If transforming Garcia or Spence into a mainstream attraction requires Pacquiao to be subjected

does, but I’m not worried about that,” James said. “I would be more fearful if he was a Christian than Victor Conte. Jesus is greater than Victor Conte will ever be.” The event’s promoter, Richard Schaefer, said he believes in second chances. So do Sulaiman and Garcia. “We know that he has some history in the past,” Garcia said. “He handled that. He paid his price, in a way. But he’s really turned it around.” Garcia and his trainer-brother have talked openly about their work with Conte, insisting they have nothing to hide. “We’re clean,” Garcia said. Conte had an entirely different relationship with his first post-BALCO boxing client, Andre Ward. The now-retired former super middleweight and light heavyweight championship wanted their connection to be kept secret. Ward and his trainer, Conte said, “used to come over and sit in the parking lot and bicker out in the front about whether this was a good idea or a bad idea to be associated with me.”

to a legally permissible form of elder abuse, so be it. The inner workings of boxing are a reminder that morality is relative. “It doesn’t mean what I did was OK,” Conte said. “It was not. I made serious mistakes and caused a lot of damage to others around me, but I learned from those mistakes.” Conte, 68, spent four months in prison in 2005 for his role in the BALCO scandal, which tarnished the reputations of highprofile athletes such as Barry Bonds and Marion Jones. He claimed he is reformed, saying he now provides high-tech training and legal supplements to athletes instead of performance-enhancing drugs. He pushed Garcia and Spence to enroll in a 10-week random drug testing program overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. Nonetheless, his history makes his presence here remarkable. The optics are troubling. That alone would make it considerably harder for him to openly associate with athletes in other sports. But boxing’s fragmented structure — there is no league or single governing body — leads to institutionalized buck-passing that doesn’t exist in other sports. “We have absolutely no authority to limit anybody’s participation in any activity in the world,” World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman said. Spence said when asked about Conte, “I don’t know. He didn’t really work anybody in boxing that I know of, but I mean, I don’t know. We’re supposed to be on the VADA testing thing, but I haven’t been tested by VADA in like two weeks, so I don’t know what’s going on with that. I don’t know.” Spence’s trainer, Derrick James, said Conte’s involvement in Garcia’s camp didn’t bother him. “I think that Victor Conte is who he is and does what he

Ward parted ways with Conte after they were publicly linked. The stigma lessened over time. Robert Garcia became familiar with Conte through another of his fighters, former four-division champion Nonito Donaire. Mikey Garcia said he has been taking legal supplements from Conte’s SNAC brand — Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning — for several years. When Mikey decided to move up from the 135-pound lightweight division to the 147-pound welterweight category, Robert reached out to Conte to see if he could help him prepare. Conte said yes, but under one condition: Garcia had to enroll in VADA’s drug-testing program. Conte wanted to protect himself against the possibility of Garcia doing something outside his purview and testing positive. Garcia agreed, figuring that the random exams would temper suspicions that would arise from his association with Conte. Garcia spent the first five weeks of the year in the San

Francisco Bay Area under Conte’s watch. Outdoor workouts involving bands and plyometrics were overseen by Remi Korchemny, a former sprint coach who is serving a lifetime ban from United States Track and Field for his role in the BALCO scandal. Garcia also worked indoors with Mike Bazzell, who had him alternating between exercises wearing an oxygenlimiting mask and activities in oxygen-rich enclosures. Garcia added six to eight pounds of muscle, but said, “we also didn’t want to be big and slow because that’s not what I want to use against Spence. So we decided to focus on the speed. Keep that speed, that explosiveness.” He returned to camp in Riverside pleased with the results. Conte remains convinced the use of performance-enhancing drugs remains rampant in sports. He described methods that could be used by athletes to avoid detection and named one particular substance for which there is no effective test. And while he said testing has

improved since the BALCO days, he claimed, “They’re beatable to this minute.” But if Conte believes drug use remains prevalent and he insists his own fighters remain clean, isn’t he placing them at a disadvantage? “No, because I’m helping level the playing field for my guy,” Conte said. “I’m taking the advantage away from the other guy.” Conte changed course. “Let me put this in perspective,” he said. “People say, ‘He’s so smart, he might still be tricking people.’ First of all, I went to prison. I caused all sorts of anguish and pain for my family.” He said his legal supplement business made $250 million over the last 19 years, $50 million of which went into his pockets. “I’m the guy with the cash in the bank,” he said. “I’m not going to go there. It’s not worth it to me. I’ll be 69 this year.” Asked how he is leveling the playing field, Conte replied, “I make sure they’re enrolled in VADA. VADA’s most stringent testing there is.”

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Kyle Busch needs 1 more NASCAR win to tie Petty’s record 200 Brendan Marks The Charlotte Observer

One of the most “untouchable” records in NASCAR history — Richard Petty’s 200 career victories — is perilously close to being matched. Well, sort of. After sweeping last weekend’s three national series races at Phoenix, Kyle Busch now has 199 career wins. Of course, those have come across all three of NASCAR’s national series — Truck (53 wins), Xfinity (94) and Cup (52) — compared to Petty, who won all 200 of his races at the Cup level. Busch could tie or even surpass Petty this weekend in California alone. If not then, it won’t take much longer: Busch has wins at NASCAR’s next three tracks (Martinsville, Texas, Bristol) in the last two years. It’s a near-lock that he will pass the King by month’s end.

included as many as 62 races in the ‘60s. Oh, how times have changed. Now, Busch certainly deserves credit for this accomplishment, even if you don’t count his 200 as coming close to Petty’s. The 33-year-old is already the winningest driver in Truck Series history, ahead of Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr., even though he doesn’t participate full-time at that level. Same for the Xfinity Series, where Busch has almost twice as many wins as the next-closest driver, Hall of Famer Mark Martin. On top of that, Busch is just two wins away from moving into the top 10 all-time in the Cup Series. Busch just wins and wins and wins. Busch is never realistically going to touch Petty’s 200 career Cup wins. No one is. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, even those multiple-time

But what should we make of that? And the bigger question: Do Busch’s 200 wins really count since they weren’t all in the Cup Series? Most traditional NASCAR fans and people in the industry would say no. Petty’s wins all came against the highest level of competition racing could offer, while Busch, a Cup stalwart, routinely dips down to the Xfinity or Truck series against less-formidable drivers. On the other side of the coin, though, the Cup Series that the King dominated from the 1960s to 1980s wasn’t exactly ripe with talent like the sport is today. Petty saw a far less competitive overall group than the drivers Busch faces every week. It wasn’t uncommon for Petty to win races by several laps — nowadays, drivers are lucky if they win by several seconds. Petty also had more chances to win. The Cup schedule

champions aren’t even halfway to 200. The only person who is, Petty’s former rival David Pearson, passed away in November. Even if Busch keeps up the ridiculous pace he’s on now, it would still be a long shot that he gets within sniffing distance of Pearson’s 105. Look, nobody is suggesting that Busch’s 200 wins makes him a better driver than Petty. The man is nicknamed “The King” for a reason, right? Instead of comparing Busch and Petty, trying to say which is better or arguing over their respective merits, let’s try this instead: Appreciate greatness for what it is, and enjoy it while it lasts. Busch, like Petty did years ago, is going to step out of the car one day and not get back in. Rather than waste our time until then, why not just relish in watching one of the sport’s best drivers? Richard Petty is still the greatest NASCAR driver of all

time (even if he said Pearson may have been the most talented driver ever). But once he passes 200, and once he keeps growing that wins total, Kyle Busch will be NASCAR’s best-ever winner. Both can be true without taking anything away from either. This week’s NASCAR race at Fontana: what you need to know. Race: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400. Distance: 200 laps, or 400 miles. Where: Auto Club Speedway, a 2-mile, low-banked, asphalt oval in Fontana, Calif. When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday. TV: FOX. Last year’s winner: Martin Truex Jr. Also this week: Production Alliance Group 300, Xfinity series, Auto Club Speedway, 5 p.m., Saturday, FS1. Worth mentioning: This

race has gone to NASCAR overtime four of the last five years.

WHO’S HOT/WHO’S NOT HOT Kyle Busch: He swept all three races at phoenix last week, including picking up his first cup win of the season. Martin Truex Jr.: He doesn’t have a win yet this year, but a runner-up finish at Phoenix has him up to fifth in the points standings — not bad for someone still adjusting to a “new” team.

NOT Alex Bowman: A wreck at Phoenix hurt him in the points standings, dropping him to 16th. Michael McDowell: Not a good weekend for McDowell — he got into a fight with Daniel Suarez days before the race, then crashed out. He’s down to 30th in the points standings.

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Legals NEW York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application Date: 02/27/2019 Applicant: David Patcher Facility: Four Corners Rd Pond 135 Four Corners Rd Ancram, NY Application ID: 4-102000105/00001 Permits(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands Project is located: in ANCRAM in COLUMBIA COUNTY Project Description: The applicant proposes to control nuisance aquatic vegetation impeding the recreational use of Four Corners Road Pond by applying the aquatic herbicide Clearcast (ammonium salt of imazamox) and the algaecide Cutrine Plus (Copper Ethanolamine Complex) within a 6-acre area of the pond and NYS Freshwater Wetland CO-12. Clearcast will be used to target the invasive species eurasian water milfoil, and Cutrine Plus will be used to control excessive algae growth between May 1 and August 1. The applicant has requested a multiple year approval through Fall 2020. Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed. SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The application type is exempt and/or the project involves the continuation of an existing operational activity. DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29) It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29. Availability For Public Comment Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact NYSDEC Person no later than 04/05/2019 or 30 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later. Contact Person EVAN H HOGAN 1130 N Westcott Rd Schenectady, NY 12306 (518) 357-2069 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Coxsackie will hold a Public Hearing at Village Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051 on April 8, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to introduce Local Law #4 of 2019, titled "Amending Section 119-19 of the Village of Coxsackie Code to Allow the Village Board to Set Permit and Inspection Fees for New Sewer Connections by Resolution". Nikki Bereznak, Clerk TEN % ACRES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/5/2019. Office in Greene Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 357, Hunter, NY 12442. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

TOWN OF NEW LEBANON JOB POSTING CLERK OF COURT NEW LEBANON TOWN COURT The New Lebanon Town Court is accepting applications for the position of Court Clerk. The Clerk of Court provides critical administrative and clerical support to the Town Justices, and assists the Court during all courtroom proceedings, both civil and criminal. The position is ideal for an applicant seeking an interesting, varied, part-time position with significant responsibility. The court clerk must be available during Court hours on Thursdays from 2pm 7pm. Other administrative functions can be performed according to a more flexible schedule. The successful applicant will be joining a staff consisting of one experienced deputy court clerk, and will be assisting two judges. Duties and Responsibilities -Prepare court dockets of cases and maintain court calendar -Create and file court documents, including sentencing, probation, and release information -Maintain records of payment for court fines, bail and other fees -Correspond with attorneys or parties appearing before the Court as required -Respond to telephone inquiries from the public in a polite and knowledgeable manner -Provide needed support or assistance to the judge when on the bench or in chambers Requirements for Applicants -High school diploma; some college a plus. No legal training necessary. -Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and other basic applications -Bookkeeping experience helpful; must be able to create accurate financial reports and file them electronically -Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with the public, professional demeanor -Experience with legal processes and court procedures a plus; however, on-the-job training will be provided. Must be able to attend a mandatory full-day training for Court Clerks -High-degree of confidentiality required -20 hours per week -Starting rate of $14.50 per hour Interested applicants must send a letter of interest and a resume to be received no later than 4pm on 4/5/2019 to: New Lebanon Town Clerk PO Box 328 New Lebanon, NY, 12125 Or via email to: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Coxsackie will hold a Public Hearing at Village Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051 on April 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to introduce Local Law #3 of 2019, titled "Amending the Village of Coxsackie Code Chapter 67 to Require Installation of a Knox Box on Buildings Located Within the Village". Nikki Bereznak, Clerk PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Coxsackie will hold a Public Hearing on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village of Coxsackie Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051 to present the proposed tentative Budget for 2019-2020. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at such Public Hearing any and all persons shall be heard. Nikki Bereznak, Clerk ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM

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Any Bidder who submitted completed Bid Forms to Greene County, upon returning such set in good condition within thirty days following the award of the contract or rejection of the bids, will be refunded their full payment. Deposits will not be refunded to any non-bidder (including material suppliers, subcontractors, or those that provide quotes to Bidders). Questions should be sent to Ablen Amrod, P.E. via email at or Fax at (518) 452-1335. Please note that ( w w w. d e b i d d o c u is the designated location and means for distributing and obtaining all bid package information. All Bidders are urged to register to ensure receipt of all necessary information including bid addenda. All bid addenda will be transmitted to registered plan holders via email and will be available at Plan holders who have paid for hard copies of the bid documents will need to make the determination if hard copies of the addenda are required for their use, and coordinate directly with REV for hard copies of addenda to be issued. There will be no charge for registered plan holders to obtain hard copies of the bid addenda. Bids should exclude sales and compensating use taxes on materials incorporated into the work. A bid bond in the amount equal to at least five (5%) percent of the Bid will be required with submission of each bid. The successful bidders, to whom the contracts are awarded, will be required to provide a payment and performance bond equal to the full amount of the Contract. Bids will be received on an itemized unit price basis. The Contractor must insure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, creed, color, religion, sex or national origin. New York State Prevailing Wage and Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements shall apply to this project. Women and Minority Owned Businesses are encouraged to Bid. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in the Bids received, or to reject any or all Bids without explanation, and to select the Bid, the acceptance of which, in its judgment, will best assure the efficient performance of the work.

Digital copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained online as a download for a non-refundable fee of Forty-Nine Dollars ($49.00) from the website: under 'public projects.' Complete hardcopy sets of bidding documents may be obtained from REV, 330 Route 17A, Suite #2, Goshen, NY 10924, Tel: 1-877-272-0216, upon depositing the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each combined set of documents. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. Cash deposits will not be accepted. Any Bidder requiring documents to be shipped shall make arrangements with REV and pay for all packag- Bid Request Opportuing and shipping costs. Columbia nities Inc. is seeking vendors that may be

interested in bidding for material needed in Columbia County residential and mobile homes for the contract year beginning May 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Scope of work includes various weatherization materia! ex, insulation, both Fiberglass, Cellulose, LED Bulbs, 2 part Foam, Caulk Shower heads . Specifications and Bid/Proposai Packages are available by calling 518-672-7268 starting March 25, 2019 between 9:00am and 4:00pm Completed bid proposals must be received by April 11, 2019 no later than 3:00pm at 540 Columbia Street Hudson New York 12534, All proposals will be opened 3:00pm at Columbia Opportunities Inc at 540 Columbia Street Hudson New York 12534. Columbia Opportunities Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids/proposals. The Weatherization Program is administered by NYS Homes and Community Renewal with funding by US Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program and the US Health & Human Services' Home Energy Assistance Program. Minority and/or Womenowned businesses are encouraged to apply. NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA (Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law section 501) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information that will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel, which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Taghkanic which will be filed on or before May 1, 2019. The information may be reviewed by appointment in the Assessor's office at the Taghkanic Town Hall, 909 State Route 82, on Wednesday's, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. An appointment may be made to review the assessment information by telephoning the Assessor's office at (518) 851-7501 Dated the 1nd day of March, 2019 Craig Surprise Assessor Town of Taghkanic Winco Park Residence take notice: Due to family emergency and testing labs holiday hours, the December Bacteriologial Monitoring test was not performed as required by NYS DOH. Any questions cal 518-650-5343

Taconic Hills Central School District (herein referred to as the "Owner") for the 2019 Capital Improvement Project at Taconic Hills CSD. Bids shall be received by the Owner, in the District Office 73 County Route 11A, Craryville, NY 12521, until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids electrontransmitted ically or via facsimile will not be accepted. All bids received after that time will be returned to the respective bidder unopened. Bids are requested for the following Prime Contracts: Site Construction #101 General Construction #102 Greenhouse General Construction #103 Flooring Construction # 104 Mechanical Construction #105 Plumbing Construction #106 Electrical Construction #107 The Architect for the Project is: SEI Design Group Architects, DPC, 187 Wolf Rd., Suite 304, Albany, NY 12205. A pre-bid walkthrough for considering Bidders' questions will take place at 10:00 AM on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at Taconic Hills CSD High School Main Entry, 73 County Route 11A, Craryville, NY 12521. All pre-bid RFI's should be sent to The Instructions to Bidders, Form of Proposal, General Conditions, Drawings, and Specifications may be examined at the offices of the Owner, Architect and the following locations: Construction Journal, 400 SW 7th St., Stuart, SECTION 001110 - FL 34994, A D V E R T I S E M E N T http://www.construcFOR BIDS Separate sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the Board of Education,

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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA Any listed plan holder upon returning such set in good condition within thirty (30) days after Bid opening will be refunded the deposit. The Board of Education hereby reserves the right to waive any informalities and reject any or all Bids or to accept the one that in its judgment will be for the best interest of the school district. A Bid Bond or Certified Check made payable to the Owner in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Bid, subject to the conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders, must be deposited by each Bidder with his Bid as a guarantee that in the case the contract is awarded to him, he will then ten days thereafter, execute such contract and furnish a satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond, and the Bidder shall not withdraw his Bid for a period of forty-five days after the above date of Bid opening, and to guarantee the performance of all other obligations of the Bidders as set forth in Instructions to Bidders. Attention of the Bidders is called to the requirements as to the conditions of employment and minimum wage rates to be paid under this Contract as well as to other provisions set forth in the Instruction to Bidders. Work shall be commenced and continuously and diligently prosecuted immediately after contracts have been signed. VILLAGE OF COXSACKIE, NEW YORK NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF A BOND RESOLUTION SUBJECT TO A PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coxsackie, Greene County, New York (the "Village Board") at a meeting thereof held on the 11th day of March 2019 duly adopted a bond resolution an abstract of which follows, which bond resolution is subject to the permissive referendum provisions provided in Article 9 of the Village Law. Resolution No. 72019: The bond resolution authorizes the Village of Coxsackie (the "Village") to acquire a motor vehicle for fighting fires (the "Fire-Fighting Vehicle"), including appurtenances relating thereto, stating the estimated maximum cost of said acquisition, together with certain costs preliminary and incidental thereto is $494,449, appropriating said sum therefor and authorizing the issuance of up to $494,449 serial bonds of the Village to finance said appropriation. It was also resolved that the foregoing bond resolution was

adopted subject to a permissive referendum. The Village Board determined in the resolution, among other things, that the maturity of such bonds would exceed five (5) years and that the period of probable usefulness of the FireFighting Vehicle, as set forth in the Local Finance Law, is twenty (20) years. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said bond resolution shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption, unless there shall be filed with the Village Clerk in the manner and time provided by the Village Law a petition protesting against the resolution and requesting that the matter be submitted to the electors of the Village for their approval or disapproval at a referendum as provided in the Village Law. A complete copy of the bond resolution is available for inspection in the Village Offices, located at 119 Mansion Street in the Village of Coxsackie, New York during regular business hours. By order of the Board of Trustees Of the Village of Coxsackie, New York Nikki M. Bereznak, Village Clerk Dated: March 13, 2019

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Outdoors From B1 before the opener, anything can happen. However, assuming stream flow conditions remain favorable, slowly bouncing a worm directly past a waiting trout is a proven method of landing a hungry, albeit sluggish trout from the cold waters on opening day. Using other baits or artificials can be effective as well if you can present them at the proper speed and location. With all the cold weather we have been experiencing, it’s hard to believe trout season is around the corner but as they say, time and tide (and the flow of area streams) wait for no man! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and Happy Hunting, Fishing and Trapping until next time.

NEWS AND NOTES St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/ Celebration at the Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club: The Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, tomorrow, on March 17th from 3-6 p.m. Join them for corned beef, cabbage and potatoes while enjoying traditional Irish music. Tickets for adults are $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under, $8 at the door. For more


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you have a turf horse in the barn,” said Garrett O’Rourke, general manager of Juddmonte Farms. Juddmonte’s Martial Eagle is one of Baffert’s Crown-nominated trainees. Some trainers attend to as many as four times as many horses as Baffert. With his comparatively modest contingent, currently numbering in the 70s, he can target the Triple Crown, a sphere in which he has no equal. Justify’s sweep of the Triple Crown races last year, which followed the Baffert-guided American Pharoah’s identical feat in 2015, raised his total of wins in Crown events to an unmatched 15, including ive in the Derby. “I’m trying to be in that position every year,” Baffert said of his relentless obsession with the races. “I’m constantly looking for that next great horse.” This season shapes up as an embarrassment of riches like few before. Game Winner and Improbable, ranked irst and third in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll for the age group, will be entered in the Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which Baffert has won a halfdozen times. The two horses had been ticketed for the San Felipe Stakes last weekend at Santa Anita until the track was temporarily closed to address an inordinate number of equine fatalities. The Rebel Stakes could have resembled a Baffert private party had he enlisted the ifthranked horse, Mucho Gusto; instead, he will be dispatched elsewhere later this month as the trainer plays traffic cop — scattering his charges, lest they deny one another Derby qualifying points from the most prominent prep races. “Bob seems to have it down to a science,” said jockey Mike Smith, who was Justify’s pilot and has since landed aboard the Peter Fluor-owned Roadster, a recent winner at Santa Anita. “The program is just like clockwork. It’s not one thing but all the little things. He is not only there to be in it, but to win it.” That Baffert would become master of the 3-year-old universe was the longest of long shots after he made an unusual transition from training


Trainer Bob Baffert, right, greets jockey Mike Smith and Justify after the horse won the Triple Crown, at the Belmont States in New York, June 9, 2018. Though Baffert fine-tunes thoroughbreds across the spectrum for age, gender and racing surface, his focus has long been on coaching up 3-year-olds for the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.

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fewer innings from their starters, and their newcomer, James Paxton, never threw more than 160 innings in his six seasons with Seattle. Several teams have shifted to a model that emphasizes quality over bulk from their starters’ outings — fewer innings but more effective ones, a plan that relies on a procession of reliable relievers. The Yankees should have that luxury this season, with Britton and Ottavino to go with Chad Green, Dellin Betances and closer Aroldis Chapman. The Red Sox bullpen is far less imposing: Matt Barnes, Ryan Brazier, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Tyler Thornburg, Hector Velazquez and another spot to be determined. Dombrowski said he was confident in the group, and in the team’s ability to identify other options if it fails. “You can find relievers, and relievers have a tendency to come from anywhere,” he said. “History shows you that right now, short of the premium guys, there’s a lot of inconsistency in relievers from year to year. Part of it is they get used so much when they’re pitching well that one season. For me, I just choose to go with the starting pitchers, assuming they’re of quality nature.” The Red Sox’s trick last fall was in letting their elite starters double as dominant relievers. Manager Alex Cora brought along the starters slowly last spring training — as he is doing again now — and the sweep of the Yankees in August allowed him to carefully manage their workloads down the stretch. The result was a mostly fresh rotation, as Sale, Price,

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quarter-horses in his late 30s. His hair was snow-like even then, and hidden under a cowboy hat, when he appeared unannounced at the venerable Claiborne Farm in Lexington., Kentucky, and declared, “I’d like to see Secretariat,” the retired legend whose record time in the Derby has stood for 4 1/2 decades. The proprietor, Seth Hancock, leaned from out his desk in a back ofice, sized up Baffert and directed him outside, to a spot where visitors waited to board a tour bus. Baffert, who later received a personal tour from Hancock once he achieved a degree of fame, draws motivation from snubs that are more imagined than real nowadays. “I never felt totally accepted,” he said, attributing perceptions about him to his quarter-horse roots. “I still feel like an outsider.” In the early days, Baffert had to hustle to line up Triple Crown hopefuls. Now, they seem to be delivered en masse to his doorstep by owners unfazed by the concern that juggling so many horses with the same objective could spread Baffert too thin. “No, I’ve never had that feeling,” said Gary West, who owns Game Winner and rejected the idea that Baffert plays favorites with his clients. “He’s an equal-opportunity trainer,” West said. “He doesn’t care if a sheikh or Gary or a guy driving a rusted-out pickup owns the horse. I admire him for that.” Handling the humans who

provide the horses as deftly as he does the animals maintains the pipeline. Several owners said they appreciated Baffert’s sense of humor, which frequently serves as a safety valve during the inevitable anxiety on the Triple Crown trail. He addresses John Fort, for example, as Hemingway because of the Peachtree Stable owner’s fondness for white cotton linen suits. “Bob is the most relaxed person in the world,” said Fort, who sent the Crown nominee Metropol to Baffert. “Most of the trainers I see are uptight.” Baffert subscribes to no set training formula during the lead-up to the Derby. He once researched the methods applied to Secretariat and other luminaries from previous generations, then decided they would be ineffective for his contenders. “You have to go with your gut feeling” on when to intensify or ease the horses’ training workloads, Baffert said. “They are all different. You have to gauge what each horse can handle.” A few owners in interviews praised Baffert’s ability to bring a young colt to race itness, then establish a holding pattern. “You see other trainers, their horses have a big effort and then don’t show a good effort,” said Elliott Walden, the chief executive of WinStar Farm, which shared in Justify’s ownership and is seeking a repeat of that success with Improbable. Walden, an ex-trainer, is acutely aware of

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the challenges presented by the lightly raced. Baffert, he said, “knows just how much to do with them between those races.” That does not mean there won’t be tension; not every owner’s wish can be granted on which prep races to pursue. Only so many qualifying points are available in each, and while Baffert has a major say in which horse races in which race, his decisions are not absolute. “He’s not a my-way-or-thehighway kind of guy,” West said. “Ninety-nine out of a hundred times, Bob will acquiesce.” As for the rare exception, Baffert said, “If they have a really dumb idea, I will tell them.” The racing public views the easygoing Baffert as a relative slacker in his trade, typically checking in at the barn at 6:15 a.m., much later than some of his colleagues. Once there, however, he is all business, especially with horses on the Triple Crown path. “He likes to portray a jovial, devil-may-care attitude,” O’Rourke said, “but he’s more intense behind the scenes. He worries about every detail. There is nothing haphazard in his barn.” For added incentive, Baffert, 66, creates perceived slights. After a recent Triple Crown triumph, Baffert said he anticipated an invitation to visit the White House. “I was all set to talk with the president,” he said. “And … nothing.”

Porcello, Eovaldi and Rodriguez all appeared as both starters and relievers in the postseason. Eovaldi pitched in a setup role to help win Games 1 and 2 of the World Series in Boston, then threw 97 pitches in relief at Dodger Stadium in Game 3, an 18-inning Red Sox loss. That was the rare moral victory that also had tangible beneits, galvanizing the Red Sox clubhouse around Eovaldi and crystallizing the starters’ selless approach — even if they still don’t buy the hoopla. “Ever since I was watching baseball as a kid, I’m watching Randy Johnson run out of the bullpen and pitch the eighth inning or whatever,” Porcello said. “As far as I’m concerned, I actually don’t understand the big deal around it, because that’s our job, and if we’re not here to sell out when we have the opportunity to win a World Series, then what are we doing?” Cora absorbed the starters-as-relievers strategy in 2017 as the bench coach for Houston’s championship team. The Astros and Red Sox showed that the bullpen listed on a regular-season lineup card is not always the same as the one a team will use to win a title. Dombrowski said it was presumptuous, with a long season ahead and the Yankees always looming, to plan on reprising that plan this October. But Cora is eager for an encore — knowing, perhaps, that it represents this roster’s best chance to repeat. “It was fun to get text messages: ‘Hey, give me the ball tomorrow,’” Cora said. “It’s a testament to who they are, how they felt and what they wanted. I tell you, we get to October this year, I guarantee you it’s going to be the same thing, the same mode: ‘I’m there for you.’”

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — In a tangible sign of cooperation between the commissioner’s ofice and a skeptical players’ association, MLB and the union announced several rule changes Thursday that will affect the trading deadline, the All-Star Game, roster size and on-ield strategy. The rules — some of which will not be implemented until 2020 — demonstrate that, after another winter in which many veteran free agents lingered for months on a sluggish open market, the league and the players were willing to modify their current collective bargaining agreement even though it does not expire until after the 2021 season. “It’s just good to see both sides are working together,” said infielder Matt Duffy, union representative for the Tampa Bay Rays. “It’s good when you have cooperation on both sides of an industry. I think that creates a healthy atmosphere for the industry and the game to thrive.” For the players, the changes are largely a prelude to a more complicated renegotiation of the inancial aspects of the CBA, which the sides have agreed to discuss. But they will result in immediate differences to the sport this season, including a single trading deadline July 31. This rule eliminates the archaic and somewhat confusing process of trade waivers, which for years had created a second summer trading period. Players can still be placed and claimed on outright waivers after July 31, according to the new rule, but cannot be traded after that date. The league also overhauled the selection process for the All-Star Game starters and added a $2.5 million pool of bonus money for the home run derby, including $1 million for the winner. That might

not be enough to motivate highly paid stars to take part, but for many young players, $1 million would dwarf their annual salary. “I just got engaged to be married,” said Pete Alonso, a slugging New York Mets prospect who would earn the $555,000 minimum if he makes the team. “So that would definitely pay for the wedding costs.” The All-Star starters (nonpitchers) will be selected in two phases: a primary round and a designated “Election Day.” In the irst round, fans will vote for the starters at each position, as they have for many years. Then, on a day in late June or early July, fans will vote again, choosing from the top three vote-getters at each position in the initial round (or top nine for outielders). Players will receive bonuses for finishing among the top vote-getters at their position, and the bonus pool for players on the winning team will increase. If the All-Star Game goes to extra innings, each inning beyond the ninth will begin with a runner on second base, with players allowed to re-enter the game as pinchrunners. Other changes for this season further Commissioner Rob Manfred’s goal of speeding up the pace of play. The average nine-inning game took three hours last season, down by ive minutes from 2017 but still 14 minutes longer than the average game in 2005. Pace-of-play rules for 2019 will not include a pitch clock, but will include a reduction in mound visits, from six to ive, and in the time between innings. While the change remains to be reviewed with the holders of broadcast rights, those breaks would be reduced to two minutes for all regular-season games, from 2 minutes 5 seconds for local telecasts and 2:20 for national telecasts.


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Husband’s about-face has wife unsure of their future When I first started dating my boyfriend seven years ago, I told him that I wanted to someday adopt a child. He said he would like his own children first, but adoption would be “cool.” We now have two children, 5 and 3, and I’m ready to adopt. We’re financially able to supDEAR ABBY port another child, and we both have great careers. When I recently mentioned adoption to him, he said he has changed his mind and doesn’t want to adopt. He says because we have our own children, he wouldn’t want the adopted baby to potentially feel like the “odd one out.” Is this something to end an otherwise happy marriage over? Or should I give it one more shot and hope maybe he’ll want to adopt? I have wanted to do this since I was a little girl, and it is important to me. Pro-Adoption in Ohio


You and your husband may need professional mediation to reach an agreement that will work for both of you. Bringing a child who needs a loving family into your home can be managed if everyone is on the same page with it — including your biological children. Your husband may not want the responsibility of another child because he has experienced parenthood twice and knows how much is involved in raising them, but the reason he gave doesn’t strike me as valid. That said, leaving your husband would be no guarantee that you would be in a position to adopt a child alone. There may be other options for you

if you want to help children waiting for adoption — including fostering, mentoring or volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I read your column daily and notice that you often suggest readers consult a “nutritionist” for assistance with healthy eating, weight loss, etc. I have been a registered nurse for almost 50 years, and I would like to point out that the professional to be consulted about nutrition is a registered dietitian. A registered dietitian holds a college degree and usually a higher level degree, and teaches to the American Dietetic Association nutritional standard. This is an important distinction. A nutritionist can be anybody who says they are one. Registered dietitians do not promote any fad diets and teach proper eating. This is especially important for people with medical diagnoses such as diabetes or heart disease, among others. But the teaching is for anyone who wants information about healthy eating to maintain good health throughout life. Some dietitians have private offices, but if your readers can’t locate one, they should ask their primary doctor so he/she can refer them to one. Or call the nutrition department of their local hospital, as there are often classes that can be attended at the hospital. Nurse Who Knows in Massachusetts


Claritin-D is a combination of the antihistamine loratadine and the decongestant pseudoephedrine. Loratadine is considered safe in most people. Pseudoephedrine is safe for younger people, but it can raise blood pressure and pulse, and in older men, can cause urinary symptoms. He might try plain Claritin, which is just the loratadine, and save the Claritin-D for his worst days. Less pseudoephedrine is probably better. I have been on hydrochlorothiazide for the past three weeks. Have you heard of vivid dreams associated with this medicine? I am having difficulty with it. Vivid dreams are not typically associated with hydrochlorothiazide. HCTZ does not cross the blood-brain barrier, so it wouldn’t be expected to have this effect. However, HCTZ often is given along with other medications that can have this effect, especially beta blockers, such as propranolol. If you are taking it as part of a combination drug, I would look at the other drug.

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Thank you for taking the time to share this information with my readers. Healthy eating is the basis for healthy living.

What are the side effects of long-term Claritin-D use? Should a person be concerned about serious side effects from long-term use of Claritin-D? My son has been using the medication continuously for about nine years. He has had allergy shots, which were minimally helpful. He cannot use nasal rinses or sprays because they cause TO YOUR nosebleeds. He does have GOOD HEALTH some sleeping problems, but since he’s been taking ClaritinD for so long, it’s hard to tell if that medication is the cause.

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Some medications are particularly well known for causing vivid dreams, and it is wise to tell people that before prescribing them. The HIV drug efavirenz can cause such vivid, and sometimes unpleasant, dreams that some people can’t take it. Statins, steroids, antihistamines, and SSRI anti-depression drugs all are known to cause dream problems in some people. Hagar the Horrible

What causes fungus between fatty folds of skin? A medical assistant says that if I lower my sugar, that will help. She said fungus likes sugar. I think you are talking about intertrigo, a type of skin inflammation in skin folds, such as the groin, armpit and below the breasts that is often associated with infection with the fungus Candida, a type of yeast. People with diabetes are more at risk for this condition, but other conditions, such as HIV, excess sweating and incontinence also can predispose a person to this condition. When areas of moist skin rub against each other, it can take off the top protective layer of skin and cause inflammation. Yeast and bacteria can then come in and further worsen the inflammation. Treatment starts with reducing moisture and friction. Daily cleansing with air drying (a hair dryer on the cool setting is good) followed by drying powders may be enough for many. Antifungal creams usually are added, however. Excellent control of diabetes is good for many reasons, including helping intertrigo heal faster.


Baby Blues

Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you have been endowed with tremendous vision. When the chips are down, you are able to pull from the creative wellspring of your imagination to find permanent solutions to problems. You are an unassuming individual but so bright and so thoughtful that you attract the attention of others simply as a matter of course, and not through any outright effort. You never worry about what might be possible, for as far as you are concerned, if you can think it you can do it. You don’t like to make decisions unilaterally; you much prefer discussing matters openly and honestly with all concerned and coming up with a consensus that represents the will of the majority. Lording it over others is not what you are about! Indeed, collaboration only serves to make you better at what you do, time and time again. Also born on this date are: James Madison, U.S. president; Jerry Lewis, actor and comedian; Erik Estrada, actor; Victor Garber, actor; Mercedes McCambridge, actress; Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker; Pat Nixon, U.S. first lady; Chuck Woolery, game show host; Henny Youngman, comedian; Flavor Flav, rapper. 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. SUNDAY, MARCH 17 PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You are hoping for the best, certainly, but you still have a

nagging sense that something is out of place. Identify it soon! ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You aren’t willing to take orders from anyone else today, but you do need instruction — and it’s important for you to know the difference. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You are more interested in what is going on with a friend or loved one, perhaps, than in what you are doing or are going to do. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — The simplest of messages can have the greatest import. Give yourself time to absorb what comes your way, and assess its significance. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’ll want to get certain things done today before you move on to that one endeavor you feel is most important. Your priorities are in order. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You are eager to follow someone else wherever he or she goes today, but take care that you don’t unwittingly expose yourself to danger. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’ll want to weigh all options today before making a decision that someone else is going to hold you to. A friend surprises you during the evening. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Take the time to assess your situation as fully as possible today. You don’t have to take someone else’s word as gospel, surely. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may not be able to progress as planned today, but think outside the box and you’ll find that ob-

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(e.g., Which animal was essential to transportation in the 1700s? Answer: Horse.) Freshman level 1. What shape is a stop sign in North America? 2. Supermarkets supply these vehicles to carry goods to be purchased. 3. What type of vehicle is associated with the name Evel Knievel? 4. In which year did the Wright brothers make their first flight? 5. Vehicles used in warehouses to raise and carry merchandise. Graduate level 6. What type of vehicle is associated with the name Sikorsky? 7. What type of ship was the German Bismarck of World War II? 8. These vehicles were nicknamed “prairie schooners.” 9. In England it is called a “lift.” 10. The Concorde was an SST. For what do the letters stand? PH.D. level 11. Maglev is a system of ____ transportation. 12. What is the ISS? 13. Term for a railroad with cars that are pulled up a steep slope by a cable. 14. What is the common term for an ACV (air-cushion vehicle)? 15. What type of vehicle is the Chinese Flying Pigeon?

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Octagonal. 2. Shopping carts. 3. Motorcycle. 4. 1903. 5. Forklifts. 6. Helicopter. 7. Battleship. 8. Covered wagons. 9. Elevator. 10. Supersonic transport. 11. Train. 12. International Space Station. 13. Funicular. 14. Hovercraft. 15. Bicycle. 24 to 30 points — congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points — honors graduate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 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 Quiche ingredient 4 George Eliot’s “__ Marner” 9 Make jokes 13 Wild hog 15 Happening 16 Sore 17 Hay bundle 18 Revolving part in an engine 19 Facial feature 20 Wild West outlaw 22 “The __ Star State” 23 Yankee Doodle’s horse 24 __ to rest; bury 26 Umpire’s call 29 Feeling after a big meal 34 Wooden box 35 Locked metal boxes 36 Actress Larter 37 University in Houston 38 __-miss; haphazard 39 Toot one’s own horn 40 Supped 41 Labyrinths 42 Have a snack 43 Bugged 45 Airport check-in machines 46 “Mary __ a little lamb…” 47 Wee 48 Frontal __; part of the brain 51 New Testament book 56 Feels rotten 57 Lunchtimes 58 Person, place or thing 60 Classic board game 61 Uneven 62 Lawn mower brand 63 Watches 64 Delay; put off 65 Berry or Griffey

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DOWN 1 Diminish 2 Spur on 3 Powerful wind 4 Calm 5 Soap brand 6 “__ Smile Be Your Umbrella” 7 “…and giving __, up the chimney he rose…” 8 Baby’s transport 9 Actress Smith 10 Reverberate 11 Part of the leg 12 Tim Daly’s sis 14 Period of relief 21 Jab 25 Jolson & Roker 26 Leftover fragment 27 Like a cliché 28 Churchill Downs events 29 Destined 30 Eerie sightings 31 Merits 32 Loose, as a rope 33 Exhales audibly 35 Clothing tag info 38 Became insensitive


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39 Capable of floating 41 __ culpa 42 Skirt style 44 Postgraduate papers 45 Mouth, slangily 47 Past or present 48 Mantilla fabric 49 Greasy


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