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HUDSON — Police and prosecutors in the Twin Counties are preparing for a sea change of policy changes in reaction to sweeping criminal justice reforms taking effect on Jan. 1. Under new bail restrictions, judges will no longer be able to weigh the risk to public safety and order defendants jailed with bail unless they are charged with certain violent or sex felony charges. Instead, defendants will be issued appearance tickets in nearly all cases. Dozens of felonies, including violent offenses, will no longer qualify for bail, such as aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to register as a sex offender, aggravated cruelty to animals, torturing and injuring animals, third- and fourthdegree arson, making a terroristic threat, second-degree manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds, to name a few. It’s all part of sweeping criminal justice reform taking effect Jan. 1 passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the state budget deal that passed earlier this year. Prosecutors said, despite their pleas, a delay in the roll out of the new law does not seem likely. Columbia and Greene County district attorneys are training hundreds of police officers to ensure a smooth transition after the laws take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The idea, they said, is to get police officers in the mindset before the rollout to ensure a seamless transition. “The new laws will substantially change nearly every aspect of law enforcement work, from the first 911 calls through trials and appeals,” Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka said. “It is a major challenge for us and cannot, and should not, be minimized.” Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione has serious reservations about bail reform, he said Friday. “The theory behind bail is two-fold: to insure they return to court and to protect society from an individual accused of committing a serious offense,” Stanzione said. “These reforms are focusing on the rights of the accused rather than the safety and security of the community.” Jail time can also have

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reformative effects on inmates, Stanzione said. “I have parents call my office telling me, my child has a bad addiction and if he is released, he will overdose and die,” Stanzione said. “If the person is in jail for a period of time, even a week, they often decide, this is not the life I want and they would rather get into a program and straighten out.” With 90 percent of crimes released on appearance tickets, police are concerned they might spend more time out on the road tracking down defendants. The Hudson City Court issued 270 bench warrants in 2018. On a randomly selected day, Jan. 1, 2018, there were 20 cases before the court in which 14 people failed to show. Stanzione expects that police will spend more time searching for people who do not show up for court, he said. “When we catch serious drug offenders on the Thruway who are facing many years in state prison for transporting drugs, they are not from this area,” Stanzione said. “They are passing by on the Thruway. We are not going to see them again.” When the county has to extradite an offender from another state, it can cost $3,500 to $5,000 per case, Stanzione said. Budgetary constraints may limit the number of extraditions the county can perform, he said. “Some people may not be held accountable,” he said. “We just don’t have the resources [to hold them accountable].” In Greene County, bail reform is expected to reduce the jail population by about a third, Stanzione said. Friday’s inmate population was 37. Of those inmates, individuals charged with petty larceny, second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree burglary, promoting prison contraband, second-degree burglary, three individuals charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two individual charged with fourthdegree criminal possession of a charged substance would be released under the new law, Stanzione said. Of the 68 inmates being held prior to trial in Columbia County Jail, all but 15 of those will be released after Jan. 1, Czajka said. See REFORM A2

Judge rejects public charge By Massarah Mikati Columbia-Greene Media

NEW YORK — A U.S. District Judge has halted the public charge rule from taking effect nationwide. In a Friday decision, Judge George Daniels sided with New York State in a lawsuit against the Trump administration to stop a new version of public charge from being implemented on Oct. 15. Public charge is a test in certain visa and green card applications to determine if someone is likely to become dependent on the government. Whereas the test used to only penalize those who used cash assistance or institutionalization for long-term care federally funded by Medicaid, the Trump administration last month expanded the list of benefits that can be considered to include the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, subsidized and public housing and non-emergency, federally funded Medicaid. State Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit against the Trump administration soon after the new rule was published, along with the states of Connecticut and Vermont, in the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit argued that the Final Rule was discriminatory toward immigrants with disabilities and lower incomes, and would cause health care premiums to rise. Daniels agreed, saying in his decision that the Final Rule, as it is being called, would cause irreparable harm across all spectrums — economics, health care and more. “No less important is the immediate and significant impact that the implementation of the Rule will have on law-abiding residents who come to this country to seek a better life,” Daniels wrote. “Overnight, the Rule will expose individuals to economic insecurity, health instability, denial of their path to citizenship, and potential deportation.” “It is a rule that will punish individuals for their receipt of benefits provided by our government, and discourages them from lawfully receiving See JUDGE A2

Environment scorecard: Dems pass, GOP fails By Massarah Mikati Columbia-Greene Media

A new analysis of legislators’ voting records by the Environmental Planning Lobby found that the state legislature took major steps toward creating a healthier environment in New York this past year. With legislations that phase out the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos, ban PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and constitutionally guarantee New Yorkers the right to clean air and water, the legislature has had the most environmentally friendly session in “a generation,” the report said. Of course, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which has been referred to as one of the most ambitious climate targets nationally and globally, stole the show. Some of the legislators commended for top voting scores include state Sen. Jen Metzger, D-42, and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106. Both

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State Sen. George Amedore Jr., R-46, tied for the lowest score in the annual report card compiled and issued by the Environmental Planning Lobby.

State Sen. Daphne Jordan, R-43, tied for the lowest score on the annual report card compiled and issued by the Environmental Planning Lobby.

legislators received perfect scores from the EPL, which evaluated votes on various environmental bills brought to the floor this session. “We are blessed with a wealth of natural and scenic

resources in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, and I take very seriously my responsibility as a state legislator to protect them,” Metzger said in a statement. “Our health and well-being, and the economy

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Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106, shown in this 2018 file photo speaking in Germantown, earned a score of 100 on the Environmental Planning Lobby annual report card.

of the region, depend on good environmental stewardship.” Metzger added that she has been a leading voice in the state Senate to protect farmland, fight climate change and secure funding for improving water quality.

Barrett said she is proud of supporting environmental policies to counter climate change and protect New York’s nature. She also cited legislation she sponsored in See SCORECARD A2



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“Those that will be released include defendants charged with offenses such as selling drugs, committing residential burglaries and reckless endangerment of children,” Czajka said. Greene County Public Defender Angelo Scaturro thinks bail reform will allow his clients to be more involved in preparing their defense, he said. “Five-hundred dollars to my clients is the world,” he said. “They couldn’t get out if it was $50.” In the past, Scaturro believes his clients were so relieved after being detained for two weeks waiting for their court date, they quickly agreed to whatever deal they were offered, he said. “For clarity, stark scenarios may be the best illustration of what is about to happen,” Czajka said. “Your readers may imagine a situation in which two people jump a victim on the street, punch her, kick her and steal her belongings. Should she be fortunate enough that the police catch these robbers, no judge will have the authority to send them to jail in lieu of bail. “These are not victimless crimes,” Czajka added. “These are not petty crimes. These people will be out, in the community, able to offend again.” Eugene Keeler, democratic candidate for district attorney, favors releasing defendants of minor crimes. “Holding people on minor offenses with small bail is not in the interest of justice,” Keeler said. “Holding someone in county jail at $80 a day is not in the taxpayers’ best interest, especially when it is a petty larceny or burglary down the street.”

Also new, defendants can petition the court to ask to review the crime scene, which has some concerned about rape and burglaries. When the new laws take effect, prosecutors will have 15 days within an arrest to turn over evidence to the defense. Scaturro is in favor of the new law, he said. “Prior to this, it was trial by fire,” he said. “Sometimes we would have things handed to us as a witness was taking the stand. The new process will make things more akin to a civil litigation. We will know what we have to work with and have a more fair playing field.” The 15-day time frame is a bit onerous for the prosecution, Scaturro said. Stanzione thinks the discovery law is excessive, he said. “It results in a vast amount of work in a very short period of time,” he said. “It’s just not going to happen in 15 days.” Information on cases has to get to the defense much quicker and much more complete than ever before, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said at a recent city police committee meeting in September. “We have internal video, we have body cameras, we have cameras outside of the department, we have audio recordings of phone and radio transmissions,” Moore said. “This is a lot of data to store. Not only do we have to have long-term storage, we have to have it ready, prepared and organized to district attorney and to the defense within 15 days.” Prior to the law, the DA’s office typically resolved about 70% of cases before going to trial, Stanzione said. “Now we can’t resolve a case until all discovery has been given to the defense,” he said. “It is an unbelievable burden on

criminal justice. I don’t think the people who passed it were very aware of the criminal justice system.” Keeler said when he was first elected Columbia County district attorney in 1983, he had an open file policy for discovery procedures in his office. “We did not prosecute anyone by surprise, which mean the defense lawyer could come in the DA’s office and we could go over the prosecutors file with the defense lawyer,” Keeler said. “Things were fully disclosed to the defendant’s attorney. That type of discovery is for the interest of justice. I was doing it many years before they started doing it in the state of New York.” Keeler said that he agrees it will be difficult for prosecutors to adhere to the 15-day rule. “It is going to be very tough for any prosecutor in the state of New York to fulfill the requirements,” Keeler said. “They don’t have control over the police and investigators in every department.” Keeler added that, after years of prosecutors in the state delaying releasing files to the defense and playing games, prosecutors are now getting their “just desserts.” Stanzione’s office is looking to acquire additional funding and staff to cope with the extra workload, he said. “We are trying to do our best to prepare and be ready for it Jan. 1,” he said. Part of the new discovery law will allow law enforcement officers and dispatchers’ personnel records to be available to the defense, Greene County Emergency Services Deputy Director Randy Ormerod said at the Public Safety meeting last week. Public Safety Chairman William Lawrence, R-Cairo, thinks the law is an overreach. “We were in amazement upon hearing that,” Lawrence

said Friday. “The dispatchers simply direct law enforcement to where the crime occurred. Bail reform is bad enough with everyone getting appearance tickets. To hold a conviction liable upon the background of a dispatcher is overkill.” Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett was concerned about the victims in cases whose identities will be released to the defense. “The victim of a crime doesn’t want their name out there; now it is going to be released to the defendant and defense attorney,” Bartlett said. “A lot of time people know who the victim is. But if you don’t know who the victim is you would try to protect that victim until trial.” Defendants can now petition the court to review crime scenes, police said. “If you get your house burglarized, the guy who is charged with burglary might petition the court to go back to your home so he can prepare his defense,” Moore said in September. “He can look at the room he said you burglarized, and look at the window you said he broke.” That does not encourage victims to come forward, he said. District attorneys and police have been speaking out about the issue, arguing they did not get a say in the process. Prosecutors have asked for the state to delay the rollout, but to no avail. “I get the whole idea of what they [state lawmakers] are trying to do,” Bartlett said. “But I don’t think anything was thought out before they went and did it.” This story is part of a series about the new criminal justice laws taking effect.

will be our future,” James said in a press release Friday. “This rule would have had devastating impacts on all New Yorkers — citizens and non-citizens alike — and today’s decision is a critical step in our efforts to uphold the rule of law. As long as our communities are under attack from this federal government, we will never stop fighting back.” Panic spread throughout the immigrant community when talks about changing the public charge rule first started a year

ago. According to a study from the Urban Institute, one in seven non-citizen immigrants reported dropping out of a public benefits program in the past year out of fear they would be affected by the new public charge — even when they didn’t have to. “A lot of researchers surmise that there’s this chilling effect among immigrants eligible for benefits,” Dulce Gonzalez, a research analyst at the Health Policy Center of the Urban

Institute, told Johnson News last week. “That was evident in the interviews we conducted, where we saw families who had naturalized citizens or already had a green card reporting that they stopped participating, which was kind of scary.”

Amedore did not respond to requests for comment. State Sen. Daphne Jordan, R-43, tied with Amedore for a score of 49 out of 100. But the first-time legislator refuted her score, touting environmentally friendly actions such as investigating the Dewey Loeffel Toxic Landfill, enacting stricter drinking water quality standards and urging the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Old Champlain Canal. “What I won’t do is support higher taxes on hard-working families, or more job-killing Albany mandates on small businesses, which is why I opposed many of the bills used in the scorecard,” Jordan said. “I’ll continue supporting a clean and healthy environment, and keep protecting taxpayers and job creators.” Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of EPL/Environmental Advocates, said Jordan was making excuses for her poor voting record. “Sen. Jordan earned the lowest grade in our scorecard because she voted against measures like the Child Safe Products Act that would protect our children from toxic chemicals in toys,” he said in an email. “And as a justification she is offering up the same tired talking points that friends of polluters

have been using for years. New Yorkers want healthy kids, clean air and clean water, not more excuses.” The highest-scoring Republican legislator was Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, R-116, who received 80 out of 100. While Walczyk voted against legislation such as the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and phase-out of chlorpyrifos, his voting record was more environmentally conscious than his peers in the party. “I’ve long thought that being a conservative and a conversationist are not in conflict,” Walczyk told Johnson News. “I always thought protecting the environment is important” Walczyk said he voted against the aforementioned bills because they were unrealistic or unfriendly toward farmers and small businesses. He called the CLCP a “press release bill” because it did not have a plan for implementation, despite its admirable goals.


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available assistance intended to aid them in becoming contributing members of our society,” he continued. Opponents of the Final Rule were overjoyed by the decision. “The history of our nation is inextricably tied to our immigrant communities, and because of today’s decision, so too

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the Assembly that establishes a tax credit for farmers who “carbon farm.” “I am focused on ensuring that Hudson Valley agriculture contributes to New York reducing greenhouse gases,” Barrett said. “I look forward to continuing to work on sound environmental policy in the Assembly.” Upstate Republican legislators did not fare as well on the scorecard. State Sen. George Amedore Jr., R-46, received the “oil slick” award — the lowest score of 49 out of 100 in the legislature. Amedore voted against the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the constitutional right for New Yorkers to have clean air and water, the prevention of off-shore drilling and phasing out chlorpyrifos, to name a few. “Unfortunately, this is a trend with the senator,” according to the report. “Both the Hudson Valley and Capital Region boast a long history of environmental activism and leadership. Sen. Amedore boasts a record of indifference to the well-being of his constituents and a healthy environment.”

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“This is an interesting convergency between politics and policies,” Walczyk said. “If it’s bad policy, even if it’s the most pro-environment policy that’s out there, I’m not interested.” Massarah Mikati covers the New York State Legislature and immigration for Johnson Newspaper Corp. Email her at mmikati@, or find her on Twitter @massarahmikati.

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CALENDAR Monday, Oct. 14 n Catskill Town Offices closed in observance of Columbus Day n Coxsackie Town Offices closed in observance of Columbus Day n Coxsackie Village Offices closed in observance of Columbus Day. n Greene County Office Building closed in observance of Columbus Day

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6:30 p.m. Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Town Budget Workshop 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Coxsackie Village Board 7 p.m. Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Durham Town Board 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Greene County Legislature county services; public works; economic development and tourism; government operations; finance; Rep and Dem caucus 6 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Hunter Town Board 7 p.m. Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville

Wednesday, Oct. 16 n Athens Town Board budget work-

shop 6 p.m. Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Central School District BOE 6:30 p.m. High School Library, 341 West Main St., Catskill n Catskill Library Board 6:45 p.m. at either the Catskill Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill or Palenville Library, 3303 Route 23A, Palenville n Catskill Town Board Committee 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Greene County Legislature public hearing 2019 state CDBG program application for 7883 Hunter LLC 6:25 p.m.; Legislature meeting No. 10 6:30 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill

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Poachers lose licenses for years By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

HUDSON — Two of the men ordered to pay the heftiest fines in New York state history after a deer poaching incident had their licenses revoked, the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. The poachers, Hunter Ordway, 19, of Chatham; Jeremy Schemerhorn, 41, of Chatham; and Ryan Bishop, 24, of Niverville, were fined a total of $16,300 in connection with an illegal hunt on Dec. 15, 2018. The men used lights, rifles, crossbows and thermal sensing devices to kill big bucks by deerjacking, an illegal and unsportsmanlike technique where a bright light is used to temporarily stun a deer, making it easier to shoot and creating an unfair advantage, authorities said. Ordway, who was fined $12,000, had his license revoked for five years, and Schermerhorn, who was fined $3,000, had his license revoked for four years, according to a statement from the DA’s office. The licenses were stripped as of Sept. 17. Columbia County District

Attorney Paul Czajka asked the state Department of Environmental Conservation impose a lifetime revocation of their hunting licenses but state law limits revocation to a maximum of 5 years. Both men will complete a Sportsman Education Program

ordered by DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. State DEC police officer Jeffrey Cox was off-duty when he received an anonymous tip and went to question one of the hunters. An investigation found the men baited the bucks, donned

heat-sensing night vision eyewear and stalked and shot the deer after dark with the help of a light, according to a statement from the Police Benevolent Association of New York State. Of the eight deer seized by the officers, one was a 10-point;

www.HudsonValley Rock Music Scene of the Capital Region’s ‘60s and ‘70s highlighted in new program TROY — There was a time in the Capital Region when larger music venues didn’t exist and you could see music artists like Janis Joplin, The Police, and Led Zeppelin in an intimate setting. WMHT’s latest film looks at the venues, people, and the stories of this era in the 60s and 70s. The Scene takes you back in time to clubs like The Aerodrome in Schenectady, J.B. Scott’s in Albany, and the Hullabaloo in Rensselaer. Intensive research by WMHT unearthed hidden stories about the region’s rock and roll history. The Scene reveals that Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant celebrated his 21st birthday in Schenectady and how a popular club that hosted the Dire Straits during

Village to hold public open house, Oct. 16 COXSACKIE — The Village of Coxsackie is preparing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and will hold a public open house meeting 3:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The program is a partnership between the village and the New York State Department of State that will explore strategies and projects to address issues and opportunities associated with the Village’s location on the Hudson River. Funding for this project has been provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. The meeting will provide information about the program and seek public input on issues related to economic development, environmental issues, parks and recreation, public access, and others. The public is encouraged to attend dropin hours for the informal open


State Environmental Conservation Officers James Davey and Jeff Cox seize eight illegally hunted deer in a deerjacking incident.

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their first US tour in 1979 had a resident leopard named Tanya. Interviews with members of Blotto, Silver Chicken, and The Units take viewers back to the sites and sounds of the era. Former patrons of the clubs supplied WMHT with priceless photos and footage of the often outrageous club scene. “The outpouring of interest from the community has been incredible,” notes WMHT Producer Zeke Kubisch. “There’s nothing like revisiting these stories from a time that clearly meant so much to so many in our community.” “It doesn’t matter what your age is, if the music was something you listened to

when you were younger and it made you happy, it’s still going to make you happy to this day,” states Radio Personality John Gabriel who appears in the film. “You always look back fondly on things and music is a big thing to look back on, because we’ll always have it.” The community is welcome to join WMHT and Producer Zeke Kubisch for a preview screening and discussion noon-1 p.m. Oct. 16 at SUNY Schenectady Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium. The film premieres at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 on WMHT-TV and WMHT’s Facebook Page (


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Correction In the story “Politics muddle supervisor race,” three candidates are in the race for Cairo town supervisor: Ted Banta on the Democratic line; John Coyne on the Republican and Your Voice Heard lines; and Sherry True on the True Choice line. Incumbent Town Supervisor Daniel Benoit, whose name will appear on the November ballot on the Conservative line, announced he will not seek reelection and will not actively campaign.

three were eight-pointers; one was six-pointer; two five-pointers; and one two-point buck. The slain deer were seized within four hours of receiving the tip the morning after a poacher had illegally shot a buck after dark, according to the PBA. Ordway pleaded guilty April 25 to six misdemeanor counts charging him with illegal taking of deer. He was ordered May 23 to pay $12,400 in fines and court fees. Schemerhorn pleaded guilty March 5 to three misdemeanors related to the illegal taking of deer. He was ordered to pay $3,225 in fines and court fees. Bishop pleaded guilty on Feb. 28 to four violations: hunting deer over bait, failure to tag a deer, failure to possess an archery license and failure to wear a backtag. He paid $675 in fines and court fees. The men admitted their involvement in the case when questioned by environmental conservation officers, according to the PBA. Chatham Town Justice James Borgin-Forster imposed the fines.

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Dems climb, GOP slips, state wins A new analysis of legislative voting records compiled by the Environmental Planning Lobby found that the state Legislature took major steps toward creating a healthier environment in New York this past year. The legislature phased out the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos, banned PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and constitutionally guaranteed New Yorkers the right to clean air and water. That’s not a bad year’s work for a legislature often criticized for dragging its feet. The legislature had the most environmentally friendly session in “a generation,” according to the EPL

report. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which has been referred to as one of the most ambitious climate targets nationally and globally, stole the show. Some of the lawmakers commended for top voting scores include state Sen. Jen Metzger, D-42, and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106. Both legislators received perfect scores from the EPL, which evaluated votes on various environmental bills brought to the floor this session. Congratulations to them. Some upstate Republican legislators did not fare as well. State Sen. George

Amedore Jr., R-46, received the Oil Slick Award — earning him a 49, lowest out of 100. Amedore voted against the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the constitutional right of New Yorkers to have clean air and water, prevention of offshore drilling and phasing out chlorpyrifos. As the Trump administration works to gut environmental protections, the state Legislature is doing what it can to safeguard natural resources and public health. Democratic lawmakers rated highly, Republican lawmakers not so much, but in this EPL report, all of New York state came out a winner.


Universities’ search letters won’t guarantee you a spot in the school of your choice larly inclusive. If students check boxes on their PSAT, U.S. District Judge Allison SAT or ACT forms permitBurroughs, who recently ting use of their home addeclared Harvard University dresses, and their scores are innocent of discrimination good, they get letters, and against Asian American ap- often glowing brochures. plicants, used her written Yet Harvard admits only opinion to congratulate the about 2,000 students to fill school for a practice I find a freshman class of about misleading and overdone. 1,600. At most, just 2% of the Harvard, like most other excited recipients of those colleges and universities, letters could get in. sends out what are called I began writing about “search letters” to promisthis years ago when inflated ing high school juniors and expressions of adoration for seniors. The letters extol my 17-year-old daughter each institution’s virtues. poured into our mailbox. Harvard, for instance, lauds This is fine for the majority its “limitless possibilities” of colleges and universiand “unique resources” in ties. They accept most of a search letter dated March their applicants. However, 2019 I acquired from a rewhy do places as picky as cipient. the Ivies subject so many Burroughs, a Middlechildren, and their often inbury College graduate, said experienced parents, to this search letters are part of deceptive outreach? Harvard’s “extensive and Some students, counselmultifaceted outreach efors and parents complain forts” designed “to help about this. Roaa Shaheen, attract exceptionally strong a senior at Marshall Fundaand diverse annual applimental School in Pasadena, cant pools.” California, has received I think the letters are over- letters from Wellesley, kill. About 100,000 students Princeton, Johns Hopkins, make Harvard’s search list Rice, Vanderbilt and many every year. Other colleges other schools. None warned and universities are simishe might not be accepted. Jay Mathews

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“They give hope to thousands of students and encourage them to apply, only to be rejected in decisions season,” she said. Many teenagers are savvy about the pumped-up verbiage. A 2016 letter from Swarthmore tried to win them with self-parody, calling itself “one of the finest colleges in the known universe.” But what about students whose families have no college experience? They are more likely to believe they’re in when they’re not. “Given your impressive record, I write to invite you to consider Princeton University,” said acting dean of admission Jill Dolan in a 2019 letter to a Virginia student. “Have you considered Harvard?” that school’s March letter began. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point told one Washington, D.C., student it “is looking for exceptional leaders like you - with outstanding performance records in high school.” Such valentines leave the impression that it is the students, not the colleges, who make the decision.

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The spiraling president adds self-impeachment to his repertoire WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements (“I’m a very stable genius” with “a very good brain”), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (Google the one with Finland’s dumbfounded president looking on) are as alarming as they are embarrassing. His decision regarding Syria and the Kurds was made so flippantly that it has stirred faint flickers of thinking among Congress’ vegetative Republicans. Because frivolousness and stupidity are neither high crimes nor misdemeanors, his decision, however contemptible because it betrays America’s Kurdish friends, is not an impeachable offense. It should, however, color the impeachment debate because it coincides with his extraordinary and impeachment-pertinent challenge to Congress’ constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive branch. Aside from some rhetorical bleats, Republicans are acquiescing as Trump makes foreign policy by and for his viscera. This might, and should, complete what the Iraq War began in 2003 — the destruction of the GOP’s advantage regarding foreign policy. Democrats were present at the creation of Cold War strategy. From Harry Truman and Dean Acheson through Sen. Henry Jackson and advisers such as Max Kampelman and Jeane Kirkpatrick, they built the diplomatic architecture (e.g., NATO) and helped to maintain the military muscle that won the war. But the party fractured over Vietnam, veering into dyspeptic interpretations of America’s history at home and abroad, and a portion of the party pioneered a revised isolationism. Conservative isolationism had said America was too virtuous for involvement in the fallen world. Progressive isolationism said America was too fallen to improve the lessfallen world. Hence Republicans acquired a durable advantage


WILL concerning the core presidential responsibility, national security. Durable, but not indestructible, if Democrats will take the nation’s security as seriously as Trump injures it casually. Trump’s gross and comprehensive incompetence now increasingly impinges upon the core presidential responsibility. This should, but will not, cause congressional Republicans to value their own and their institution’s dignity, and exercise its powers more vigorously than they profess fealty to Trump. He has issued a categorical refusal to supply witnesses and documents pertinent to the House investigation of whether he committed an impeachable offense regarding Ukraine. This refusal, which is analogous to an invocation of the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, justifies an inference of guilt. Worse, this refusal attacks our constitutional regime. So, the refusal is itself an impeachable offense. As comparable behavior was in 1974. Then, the House articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon indicted him for failing “without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by” a House committee, and for having “interposed the powers of the presidency against the lawful subpoenas” of the House. If Trump gets away with his blanket noncompliance, the Constitution’s impeachment provision, as it concerns presidents, will be effectively repealed, and future presidential corruption will be largely immunized against punishment. In Federalist 51, James

Madison anticipated a wholesome rivalry and constructive tension between the government’s two political branches: “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected to the constitutional rights of the place.” Equilibrium between the branches depends on “supplying, by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives.” But equilibrium has vanished as members of Congress think entirely as party operatives and not at all as institutionalists. Trump is not just aggressively but lawlessly exercising the interests of his place, counting on Congress, after decades of lassitude regarding its interests, being an ineffective combatant. Trump’s argument, injected into him by subordinates who understand that absurdity is his vocation, is essentially that the Constitution’s impeachment provisions are unconstitutional. The canine loyalty of Senate Republicans will keep Trump in office. But until he complies with House committee subpoenas, the House must not limply hope federal judges will enforce their oversight powers. Instead, the House should wield its fundamental power, that of the purse, to impose excruciating costs on executive branch noncompliance. This can be done. In 13 months all congressional Republicans who have not defended Congress by exercising “the constitutional rights of the place” should be defeated. If congressional Republicans continue their genuflections at Trump’s altar, the appropriate 2020 outcome will be a Republican thrashing so severe — losing the House, the Senate and the electoral votes of, say, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina and even Texas — that even this party of slow-learning careerists might notice the hazards of tethering their careers to a downward-spiraling scofflaw. George Will’s email address is (c) 2019, Washington Post Writers Group


Apology needs to be made To the editor: I would like to take exception to a statement made by Brent Bogardus, Greene County Republican Committee Chairman, in the 10-2-19 edition of the Daily Mail. In an article about Cairo’s Supervisor race, and change in Republican Committee leadership, Brent made an inappropriate and demeaning remark that a properly conducted and properly announced election of new leadership in Cairo’s Republican Committee was a “shady deal.” I take exception to this comment because not only does it reflect poorly on Brent himself, as a County Republican leader and Board of Elections Commissioner, but it disrespects myself, Dan Benoit and the entire Cairo Republican Committee. Committee seats are elected positions and are not


simply handed out to anyone, they are earned. The men and women of the Cairo Republican Committee carry petitions, obtain signatures from other Republicans and then submit them to the Board of Elections. I took over as its chairman in November 2015. We reorganized several times from then to this year, and I never received any objections from Mr. Bogardus about dates or candidates then. At a previous re-organizational meeting, I was re-elected chair and Dan Benoit was elected as vice chair. I have to assume at that time, no shady deal was involved. At our April 2019 meeting of the Committee, I posted an agenda item about reorganizing the committee after the June primary, which was repeated at our May meeting. In July, I told the committee that I would not be seeking the

chairmanship and that nominations should be made to replace me while filling the other executive seats. The nominations were made and seconded and the voting was done by secret ballot and counted by a group of three people. The results were noted in our minutes, kept for every meeting, and these results showed that Dan Benoit had won the chairmanship. There was no deal to be made, much less a shady one. Mr. Bogardus may not like the results of that election, as happens sometimes in elections, but there was no valid reason to smear an entire committee because of those results. I believe an apology is in order from Brent to the Cairo Republican Committee, as both a group and as individuals. WILLIAM B. LAWRENCE CAIRO


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Walter G. Engelmann Walter G. Engelmann, 93 children Christie Engelmann, years young, of Cairo, NY Carra Haskin, Carly (Chris) passed away peacefully, sur- Holland, Caytie Engelmann, rounded by family on Wednes- Michael Engelmann, Michael day, October 9, 2019 at Colum- Acker, Robert (Wendy) Acker, bia Memorial Hospital. Casey (Guy) Fisher, Ashley He was born on April 16, 1926 Fawkes, great-grandchildren in Yonkers, NY and was the son Tristan Haskin, Garrett Haskin of the late Henry and Sioban and Casey Holland, as well as (O’Callahan) Engelmann. Walter many nieces, nephews and was a graduate of Cairo Cen- great nieces and nephews. Betral School, where he enjoyed sides his parents, Walter was playing basketball. He predeceased by his served in the United bride, Peggy (Snyder) States Army Air Corps Engelmann, his sons as an Aerial Gunner and Jeffrey Engelmann and achieved the rank of Gary Acker, brothers Corporal. Later in life he Hank Engelmann and worked at the CoxsackFred Engelmann and ie Correctional Facility sister-in-law Carolyn as a Correction Officer. “Toot” Engelmann. He was a communicant Family and friends of the Sacred Heart Engelmann are invited to attend Church in Cairo for 84 years. Walter enjoyed watching calling hours on Tuesday, Ochis NY Giants and NY Mets, as tober 15th, 2019 from 4-7pm well as spending his mornings at Richards Funeral Home, 29 reading the paper with a cup of Bross Street, Cairo, NY. Mass coffee at the Cairo McDonald’s. of Christian burial will be celeHe was also a fan of cupcakes, brated on Wednesday, October brownies, candy, mayo and salt, 16th, 2019 at 10am at Sacred Heart Church, Church Street, the more, the better. Walter is survived by his Cairo, NY. Interment will follow daughter, Karin (Engelmann) in the family plot of Cairo CemColangelo, son-in-law Joe Col- etery, Cairo, NY. Memorial conangelo, daughters-in-law Caro- tributions may be made to the la (Quirk) Engelmann and Alison Wounded Warrior Project or SaAcker, sister-in-law Mina (Met- cred Heart Church of Cairo, NY. zler) Engelmann, stepdaugh- Condolences may be made at ters Wendy (Fran) Guy and Pam www.richardsfuneralhomeinc. (Hank Yost) Overbaugh, grand- net.

George Alton Gordon George Alton Gordon, of Hud- niece Lisa (Joseph) Nero, of Clavson passed away peacefully on erack, Nephew Kevin Gordon, October 10, 2019. of Washington, nephew Chad He was born on October 25, (Katrina) Gordon, of Washington, 1943 to loving parents Hyma niece Alicia (Honorio) Sanchez, of and Jane Gordon. He worked for California, and niece Darcy Lemany years at the Pocket Book mus, of Washington. In addition Factory and retired from L&B in to several great nieces and nephHudson. He was an avid collec- ews. Also U.G. is survived by his tor of rare books and coins, and dear friends Donny and Karen was well known for his knowl- Buffa. He was predeceased by edge of history, espehis parents his brother cially the United States John P. Gordon Presidents. His favorites Visitation will be Ocwere; Abraham Lincoln, tober 14, 2019, MonJohn F. Kennedy, and day evening from 4 to Theodore Roosevelt. 7 at Bates & Anderson George had a great – Redmond & Keeler Fusense of humor and was neral Home, 110 Green willing to talk to anyone Street, Hudson. A funerwho would listen about al service will be held on politics, history, hisTuesday at 10 am from Gordon torical or current events. the funeral home. InterHe was affectionately known as ment will follow in Cedar Park “U.G.” to family and friends. Cemetery. For directions or to George is survived by his sister leave a message of condolence Nancy Weaver, nephew Russell please visit www.batesanderson. (Judy) Webb, of Massachusetts, com

Jacob L. Kisselback Jacob L. Kisselback, 33, of Kinderhook; his sisters, Emma Albany, died Thursday, October Kisselback of Columbiaville, 10, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Katie Kisselback of Valatie and Albany. Amanda Konderwhich of AriBorn March 12, 1986 zona; his loving Pitbull in Honolulu, Hawaii, he canine campion “Zeus” was the son of Peter and many nieces and L. Kisselback (Dawn nephews. Werner) of Valatie and Calling hours will be Elizabeth Brito (Michael held from 10AM – 1 PM, Severt) of Oceanside, Wednesday in the RayCA. He was a Waremond E. Bond Funeral houseman for HanHome, Valatie. Funeral naford in Schodack Serivices will follow at Landing. Jake was a Kisselback 1PM with the Rev. Mihappy, caring person that brought joy to so many peo- chael Lambert officiating. Burial ple. Besides his parents, he is will be private for the family. Doalso survived by a brother, Gary nations are welcome and can be Kisselback of Colorado; a step- made to St. Peter’s Hospital ICU brother, James Konderwhich of unit, Albany, NY.

Richard D. ‘Rick’ Meade Richard D. “Rick” Meade, age 66 years, of Coxsackie, passed away on October 9, 2019, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, Albany, N.Y., surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 16, 1953, in Catskill, N.Y., and is the son of Shirley Ann Meade of East Greenbush, N.Y. Rick was predeceased by his loving grandparents Raymond and Josephine Flansburg. Besides his mother Shirley Ann Meade of East Greenbush, N.Y. survivors include his brother James “Jim” K. Meade and his wife Wendy, and his niece Malia Meade. Richard was a longshoreman at The Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. He loved hunting, fishing

Shirley Jean Pettinichi Shirley Jean Pettinichi, 92, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 She was born in Hudson on July 4, 1927 to Michael and Edith DeLavalle. In 1946, she married Anthony Pettinichi and they raised their children and lived here until 1984. When they retired they made their home in Cape Coral, Florida. While in Hudson, she lived a very active life. She was employed at Co-

lumbia Memorial Hospital, a job she truly loved. She was an active member of the Hudson Elks (787) Auxiliary and worked on various committees. Along with her husband, they organized a ski club in Hudson and enjoyed skiing at various ski resorts on Sundays. After retiring to Florida, she continued her active life with the Elks Club in Cape Coral. She is survived by her son, Scott (Jeanne) Pettinichi of

Louisville, Kentucky; daughter, Cheryl (Thomas) Kappel of Hudson, NY; her grandchildren, Sam (Kate) Pettinichi, Gabriella (Diego) Rayas, Michael Pettinichi, Darren (Valerie) Pollack, and Dayan Pollack, She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Mikel (Dylan) Bobb, Jordan Bobb, Elijah Pollack, Darren Jr. and Craig Pollack. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony and a son,

2019 at 1:00 pm from Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Monday at the funeral home beginning at 11:30am.

Elaine Kring Katt Elaine Kring Katt 96 of Kiskatom died peacefully on Thursday, October 10th 2019. Elaine was born in Ogdensburg, NY August 3rd 1923 to the late Ira and Helen Kring. She is survived by her brother Ralph Kring. She was predeceased by sister, Hope Prior, brother, James Kring and husband, James Katt. Elaine and Jim married on September 17th 1943. They had 4 children Ralph Katt (deceased), Lynda (Donald) Davis, Douglas (Connie DeFreest) Katt and Irene Pough. They had 7 Grandchildren: Amy Katt, Jennifer (Kori) Cira, Kerri (Rick) Brock, Wendy Davis, Michael Davis, Virginia Pough and Brian Katt; and great grandchildren: Mathew, Molly(Bryan), Ryan, Jeremy(Alana), Anthony, Rachel(Peter), Nicholas, Evan, Emily, Andrew, Andrew, Isaac, Ryan and Lacy; and a great-great granddaughter, Lydia. She’s also survived by several nieces and nephews. Elaine was well-loved and respected by her family the most precious part of her life. Her most treasured involvement was being in 5 generations of females, not only once but twice. The first

pyramid when her great-granddaughter Molly was born and then again when Molly’s daughter Lydia was born. Elaine was very active in the community, including the First Baptist Church of Hudson, Kiskatom Reformed Church, and Christ Church Presbyterian of Catskill. She was involved in many organizations including: Home Dem, 4H-being a leader for 35 years, the Order of Eastern Star, the Order of Amaranth, Daughters of American Revolution, Monday Club and Trebel Choraliers. Elaine had a passion for travel and visited 49 of our 50 states with Jim in their motor home. They often traveled with family and friends and had many adventurous tales to tell. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Kiskatom Reformed Church, 4865 Route 32, Catskill, NY. Calling hours 1-3:00pm with OES and DAR services beginning at 2:30pm, followed by memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests support be offered to the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Craig Anthony Pettinich. She also was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Frank DeLavalle and one sister, Glorida Tomlin. A family services was held at Fuller-Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral, Friends and family are asked to join their children 1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Hudson Powerboat Association Club to celebrate the lives of Shirley and Anthony.

Vincent John Wallace Jr. Vincent John Wallace Jr. age 87, died at his home on October 9, 2019. He was born October 26, 1931 at Hudson, NY, the son of the late Vincent J. Sr. and Elizabeth Hardy Wallace. His younger brother Reuben George Wallace died in May of 1998. He was married January 25, 1957 to Patricia B. Hawver, his wife of 62 years who survives him as do his children Vincent G.(Ellen), Michael P., Patricia K., and Timothy P. and grandchildren Robert Rock and Kayln Rock Benton (Thomas), Mason and Axel Burch, Patrick and Lauren Wallace in addition to his great grandchildren Anastasia and Parker. Also many paternal and maternal family members. He attended Hudson and Greenport public schools, graduating in 1949 and completed engineering related programs at Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, the United States Army Engineer School, the College of St. Rose and the University of Connecticut. He was first employed by the Columbia County Highway Department Engineering Section and then by the NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs Facilities Engineering Section, retiring in 1986 after 32 years as a Sr. Architect. Throughout his career he worked part time as a Land Surveyor assistant in the field, office and record repositories and then left retirement for part time employment at Taconic Farms-Germantown. He enlisted in CO.B 152nd Engineer Battalion, New York Army National Guard at Hudson in Feb-

ruary 1949 and served continu- on Rt. 23B in Greenport, restoally in the Guard and Reserves ration and continued maintefor 43 years, retiring in 1991 as a nance of the Grand Army of the Major, Corps of Engineers. Republic (Civil War) plot in the His enlisted and Hudson City Cemetery, commissioned service initiating a program to includes Engineer plaidentify the graves of toon leader, Company 38 Revolutionary War Executive Officer, Batveterans in the Hudson talion Adjutant, ComCemetery and install manding Officer, Headbronze grave markquarters Detachment, ers in conjunction with New York Army Nathe Daughters and tional Guard, Aide-deSons of the American Wallace Jr. Camp to the Vice Chief Revolution Chapters., of Staff to the Governor, Infantry prepared a booklet listing the Battalion combat Aidman and names and locations of Civil NCO in charge, Latham Medi- War Veterans gravesites in both cal Dispensary, Camp Smith, Hudson Cemeteries., worked Peekskill, NY. His community part time for 2 years with the service as a volunteer includ- curator of the Fireman’s Home ed membership in Greenport Museum to restore the 1800’s Pumper Co. No. 1,(Cpt), La- Hayes aerial ladder truck to fayette Chemical Co. Valatie, award winning condition. He A.B. Shaw Fire Co. Claverack, was a member of the Palatines Greenport Rescue Squad, to America, Columbia County Valatie Volunteer Rescue Historical Society, Sons of Squad,(Life member) Southern Union Veterans of the Civil Columbia County Ambulance War Post #154 of Albany and Squad, serving continually for the Clan Wallace Society (Life 36 years. He was certified as an member). American National Red Cross His interest in flying saw First Aid Instructor and instruc- training as a student pilot: in tor trainer for first aid and CPR fixed wing aircraft (J3 Cub)(inprograms, instructor and in- terrupted by the Korean War), structor trainer for the American training in sky diving, and cerHeart Assn. CPR courses, certi- tification as a private pilot (and fied NYS Health Department in- owner) of a hot air balloon. He structor for Emergency Medical held membership in the Catskill Technician courses and served Yacht Club (Commodore and as President of the Columbia life member), Hudson-Mohawk County Volunteer Ambulance Council of Yacht Clubs, HudAssn, and Chairman of the son Valley Yacht Club, PeekColumbia County Emergency skill, Roe-Jan Creek Boat. Medical Services Committee. Club, Hudson Valley Old- time He helped to perpetuate lo- Power Assn, (life member), Aircal history by initiating action to craft Owners and Pilots Assn., preserve the West Gatehouse of Balloon Federation of America, the former Columbia Turnpike National Rifle Assn., New York

Bernard Jutkofsky Bernard Jutkofsky, 86, of Claverack, passed away on October 10, 2019. Bernard Jutkofsky, 86, of Claverack, passed away on October 10, 2019 A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the Register Star. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 14,

and his metal detecting ventures with his brother Jim. He was a fanatic N.Y. Giants and N.Y. Knickerbockers fan. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The W.C. Brady’s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, N.Y. on Monday, October 14, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., with an 11:00 A.M. service at the funeral home. Private graveside services will take place at the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery in New Baltimore, N.Y. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y. 12208. Condolences may be made at

Boy, 6, critically injured in attack by homeless man, police say Michael Gold The New York Times News Service

NEW YORK — The 6-yearold boy was sitting on the front steps of his grandfather’s home in Queens on Thursday afternoon, waiting for a pizza delivery, when a homeless man, a stranger, came up the driveway and approached him, police said. Then, in what authorities believe was a random and unprovoked attack, the stranger grabbed the boy and slammed his head into the pavement. After the attack, the boy’s older brother, who had been waiting with him, ran into the house screaming, their grandfather, Rabbi Naftali Portnoy, told CBS New York and other local news outlets. The rabbi said he called 911, then followed the man until officers arrived and took him into custody. The child, who has not been identified, was rushed in critical condition to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where he was treated for brain hemorrhaging and facial contusions, officials said. The shocking assault was the second such attack to grab

headlines in less than a week. On Saturday, a different homeless man went on a murderous rampage in Chinatown, killing four people, police said. The attacks have come as New York City is struggling to confront a persistent homelessness crisis. The suspect in the Queens attack, Laurance Gendreau, 35, was arrested and is facing charges of assault, harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said. Portnoy told several local news outlets that the suspect told police he was “bipolar” after he was arrested. Officials said Friday they could not comment on Gendreau’s mental health. Police said the boy was in stable condition Friday but did not have any other updates on the extent of his injuries. In the Chinatown attacks, a homeless man, Randy Rodriguez Santos, is accused of bludgeoning four other homeless men as they slept, and leaving a fifth man barely alive. Santos had a history of violent and erratic behavior before the attacks Saturday, police said. But neither authorities nor social

service providers raised concerns about his potential for violent behavior. After those attacks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would send more police officers, mental health providers and outreach workers to the community in lower Manhattan, where residents have raised concerns about a recent influx of mentally ill homeless men who appear to need more intensive services. To address the city’s homelessness crisis, de Blasio has vowed to open 90 new shelters across the city by 2022. The shelters were intended to provide better services, including resources addressing mental health issues. But the mayor’s plan has been hindered in part by strong resistance from residents in some neighborhoods where shelters have been proposed. This week, hundreds of people packed into an auditorium in Queens to voice their vehement opposition to the planned opening of a shelter in Glendale, a neighborhood about 3 miles west of Kew Gardens.

State Rifle and Pistol Assn., Columbia - Greene Sportsman Assn., Reserve Officers Assn., National Guard Assn, American Artillery Assn., 1st Litchfield (Conn) Artillery Regt., 5th New York independent Battery, HCSD Concerned Taxpayers (Chin). He sought to restrain Government excesses at all levels and was an outspoken Tea Party Patriot. He received religious instruction at St. Mary’s Academy and worshiped at St. Mary’s Church, All Saints Chapel (Episcopal) and Christ Church Episcopal (serving as a lector). A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:00 am from Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street. Visitation will take place Sunday from 2 to 5 at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. In lieu of flowers donations in Vincent’s name may be made to the Columbia Greene Humane Society.

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Once a bum, always a bum Cairo Historical Society Once again we anticipate the yearly invasion of small ghouls, ghosts and Disney characters. They are easily appeased by offerings of copious quantities of sugar. Then all will be quiet again except for the occasional accusation of parental snitching of Snickers bars. The signs of Halloween will disappear as quickly as the bags of goodies, leaving only the smiles on the faces of dentists as a reminder of the good time had by all. Halloween stands alone as our only holiday not rooted in religion or patriotism. Its pagan roots give it a bit of an edge, a feeling that something exciting could happen that makes it a real kids’ delight. Actually, I think it was started in the 1930s by a group of companies that made cheap candy and wanted to boost sales, or maybe it was the companies that made make-up who wanted to off load all their left-over stuff, and I’m almost certain that the folks from the Home and Garden Network had a hand in it somewhere. Modern Halloween seems to be gentler and milder than the ones of a few years back. There isn’t as much evidence of tricks as there was in the past. Property damage and vandalism seem to be down and that’s a good thing. I look forward to the parade of little ones dragging their bags of loot up to the door, ringing the doorbell and then standing there with a kind of stunned look on their faces while their parents, who are lurking in the shrubbery, try to coax them into uttering the magic words that bring forth goodies: “Trick or Treat.”



BROOKS When I was a child Halloween wasn’t as productive as it could have been. Growing up in the country meant there were only three houses within walking distance. The round trip covered a distance of more than a mile so the trip always involved walking down a dark, wooded dirt road with all sorts of sounds from the blowing leaves and rustling branches making just the sort of noises that our fertile little minds associated with large carnivores. Our costumes usually involved using our parents’ old clothing and whatever else we had around the house. My perpetual favorite was dressing as a bum. Dad’s old jacket and pants tied up with a length of rope, a little burnt cork for a beard and a rubber cigar from J.J. Newberry’s and I was good to go. Looking back now I feel a small pang of guilt for our treatment of our little brother — the two oldest boys grabbed all the good old male clothing, leaving him with just my mom’s leftovers. My memory’s eye still carries a mental picture of this short little kid, tripping over the dress that was dragging in the dirt while trying to see where his feet were over his enormous,

lumpy bosom. No sissy bags for us, we carried a pillowcase, which showed how high our expectations were. After completing our route and having snacked on our bounty as we walked from house to house, our haul looked pitiful in the bottom of the pillowcase when we returned to home base, but we went to bed satisfied that we had done a great job of terrorizing the neighborhood and drifted off to sleep, planning our costumes for next year. It’s been a long time but I still look forward to Halloween — next year I think I’ll be a bum. I wonder what happened to my rubber cigar? Thought for the week — Great Truths Little Children Have Learned: 1) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats. 2) When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back; they always catch the second person. 4) Never ask your 3-year-old brother to hold a tomato. 5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food. 6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair. 7) Never hold a Dustbuster and a cat at the same time. 8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. 9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. 10) The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandma or Grandpa’s lap. Until next week, may you and yours be happy and well. Reach Dick Brooks at

Local organizations receive donations from bank’s Charitable Foundation TANNERSVILLE — Local non-profit organizations were presented with donations from the Bank of Greene County’s Charitable Foundation at the Bank’s Tannersville branch location. These non-profit groups provide a wide range of assistance and services to the local communities. A total of $239,000 was awarded this year from the Bank of Greene County’s Charitable Foundation to more than 270 local non-profit organizations. The organizations receiving donations at this time were Adaptive Sports Foundation; Catskill Mountain Foundation Inc.; Community of Windham Foundation; Hunter Foundation; Mountain Top Arboretum; Mountain Top Historical Society; Mountain Top Library; Palenville Fire Department Inc.; Palenville The Hamlet; Tannersville

launches fundraiser CAIRO — The Cairo Historical Society has just launched a fundraiser for the new Headquarters Building. The 1867 Beers Map of the Town of Cairo is a full-color reproduction of the original map published over 150 years ago. “It’s also quite a bit bigger at 20 inches by 26 inches in size”, reports Sylvia Hasenkopf, the President of the Cairo Historical Society. “It was important to us that we create a truly authentic looking reproduction of the old map,” she said. “Jonathan Palmer, the Archivist at the Vedder Research Library assisted us in obtaining a very high resolution image of the map they have in their collection. This allowed us to enlarge the map to many times its original size and maintain the crispness of the printing on it. Once the image from Jonathan was received, the Cairo Historical Society cleaned up the map, by taking stains and other blemishes out of the image before going to print.” “These old maps were hand drawn and then colored by hand, so you have these wonderful, bright colors on the map showing the different school district in the Town of Cairo,” Hasenkopf said. “It was very important to us at the Cairo Historical Society to create an heirloom product that anyone would love to own. What makes the 1867 map even more interesting it that it has all the names of the homeowners in the town on it. This way people can easily look at the map and find exactly where their ancestors were living in Cairo.” “Anne Gibbs and Janos Barna, who are members of the Cairo Historical Society, offered to frame the print for the raffle. They own White Mule Framing on Main Street in Catskill and they truly did an outstanding job at showing off the map to its best advantage.” The framed 1867 Map of the

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1867 Beers Map of the town of Cairo.

Town of Cairo that is being raffled off is on display at the Cairo Town Hall, Main Street, Cairo. Raffle tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 and 7 for $10. Sherry B. True in the Town of Cairo Supervisor’s Office will have tickets for sale, as will Sylvia Hasenkopf at 518-8213852. Those who wish tickets may also mail in their request to the Cairo Historical Society, PO Box 803, Cairo, NY 12413. Ticket stubs will be mailed to you. The Cairo Historical Society accepts cash, cheques and credit card orders. The Cairo Historical Society will mail the framed map at no charge to anyone outside of Greene County who may win. “Packing and shipping the package will be professionally handled by White Mule Framing, who have extensive experience with projects like this.” For anyone who is interesting in buying a print of the map, they are also available for sale. Each print is $125 plus sales tax and $15 shipping. Local pick up is available. “All proceeds from the raffle will assist the Cairo Historical Society in their HVAC Campaign for their new Headquarters building. Last winter Hasenkopf Quality Construction built the shell of the new

Headquarters. This summer the new standing seam roof was installed and this fall the new windows and doors will be installed. Holdridge Electric just hooked up electrical power to the building,” said Hasenkopf. “It’s now time to move inside and begin finishing the interior. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC), a big ticket item, must be installed before we can complete the plumbing and electrical needs inside.” The Raffle for the framed 1867 Map of the Town of Cairo will take place at the Annual Christmas Party of the Cairo Historical Society at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Cairo Public Library on Railroad Ave. in the Town of Cairo. The winner need not be present to win. There is a second place prize, one of the four license plate toppers produced and hand-painted by the Cairo Historical Society and the 3rd place winner will take home a copy of the book, Cairo’s Hometown Heroes, One Small Town’s History of Patriotism and Sacrifice. Should anyone have any questions about the raffle or the Cairo Historical Society, contact Sylvia Hasenkopf at 518821-3852 or cairohistsociety@

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Bank of Greene County representatives present local nonprofit organizations with donations from the Bank’s Charitable Foundation at the Tannersville branch.

Area Health Committee; Village of Tannersville; Women’s Expo at St. Theresa’s; Zadock Pratt Museum. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to fund a wide variety of projects benefiting and including education, health and wellness, social and civic services, culture, arts, and affordable housing. The Bank of Greene County and the Foundation will

continue to devote time and money to local non-profit organizations that improve the quality of life in the community. Applications are accepted each year between Dec. 1 and Jan. 15. More information about the Bank of Greene County and the Charitable Foundation may be found at the Bank’s website www.tbogc. com.

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Saturday - Sunday, October 12-13, 2019 - A7


Church Briefs BLOOD DRIVE CATSKILL — The Catskill United Methodist Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill.

APPLEFEST WINDHAM — The annual Applefest will be held 10 a.m.4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the WindhamHensonville United Methodist Church, Main Street, Windham. Featuring baked goods, hospitality table, crafts, vendors and more.

BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER GREENVILLE — The St. John the Baptist Rosarians will serve a Frese’s barbecue chicken dinner 3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at St. John’s Hall, 4987 Route 81, Greenville. Eat in or take out. The menu includes half a chicken, slaw, potato, corn on the cob, roll and cookie. Pre

sale tickets are $11 available after weekend Masses. Tickets are $13 at the door Oct. 15 or by calling 518-239-6371. Beverages will be available.

FALL CRAFT FAIR CATSKILL — The Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill, third annual Fall Craft Fair 9 a.m.3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Church. There will be many returning crafters.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS COXSACKIE — The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Coxsackie Riverside Park located on the Hudson River. Local faith leaders are invited to attend to offer individual blessings to beloved pets. A brief memorial ceremony will be held at noon to remember pets that are no longer with us. Pictures of pets

may be brought to remember them. Pet friendly vendors are invited to attend at no charge. A collection of cat and dog food will be taken to help with the local pet food pantry. To learn more, contact Jeffrey Haas at 518-478-5414 or

FALL HARVEST RUMMAGE SALE CAIRO — Calvary Episcopal Church, 143 Jerome Ave., Cairo, will hold its Fall Harvest Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. There will be everything from quality clothes, books, records and collectibles to decorator items for Fall and Halloween all at rock bottom prices. For information, call 518-622-2945.

pancake and sausage supper 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Includes homemade apple sauce and desserts. Adults, $8; children 6-12, $4; children 5 and younger, free.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST BERNE — The Helderberg Christian School will serve an all you can eat pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Rock Road Chapel, 96 Rock Road, Berne. Menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, apple sauce, hot cocoa, coffee and juice. A gluten free option will be available. Tickets are $10. Tickets available through the school office, 518499-5416;

Catskill, to benefit Madison Jones. Take outs begin at 4 p.m. Menu includes salad, Italian bread, pasta with meatballs, penne alla vodka, chicken francese, eggplant parmesan, homemade cakes and pies, coffee, tea and ice tea. Adults, $15; children 6-12, $7.50; children under 5, free.

its annual turkey supper 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9. Eat in or take out. Adults, $15; children 6-12, $7; children under 6, free. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling GNH Lumber at 518-966-5333. It is not necessary to visit the store in person.


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

WINDHAM — Hope Retoration Church, 117 Route 296, Windham, 21st annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. The gourmet chefs are ready to serve a full course turkey dinner. Reservations will not be necessary. Take outs are for shut-ins only.




CAIRO — South Cairo United Methodist Church, 25 County Route 67, South Cairo, will serve an all you can eat

CATSKILL — An Italian dinner will be served 5-7 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 50 Williams St.,

NORTON HILL — The Asbury United Methodist Church, 5830 Route 81, Norton Hill, Greenville, will serve


DEC announces grand opening of new Upper Esopus Fire Tower ALBANY — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Basil Seggos announced the opening of the new Upper Esopus Fire Tower at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center (CVC) in Mt. Tremper. The completion of the project was announced during a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony led by DEC Regional Director Kelly Turturro. The new addition to the CVC supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with the outdoors. “The new Upper Esopus Fire Tower provides another exciting dimension to the Catskills Visitor Center, enabling visitors to experience an outstanding view of the Catskill Mountains,” Seggos said. “The fire tower adds to the Catskills’ many gems, and will inspire more New Yorkers to get out and explore this region and experience all that the Catskill Park had to offer.” Located in Ulster County, the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center serves as a gateway for outdoor enthusiasts to learn about the Catskill

Park’s opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The center showcases the Catskills’ natural resources and recreational opportunities with information about the 700,000-acre Catskill Park, New York City’s 1 million acre Catskill/Delaware drinking watershed, and ways to recreate and enjoy these treasured natural resources. In 2019, DEC awarded $286,665 for the construction of a historic-style fire tower at the CVC to add to its amenities. The fire tower will offer an introductory fire tower experience to visitors to the Catskills, providing an unencumbered view of the Upper Esopus Valley and surrounding Catskill Mountains. In addition, the fire tower allows visitors who may not otherwise be able to undertake the challenging hike of several miles to experience a fire tower on the high peaks in the Catskills. The fire tower is an 80-foot AERMOTOR MC-39, first installed in Venice, Florida, and weighs 18,000 pounds and stands 92 feet high from the ground to the peak of the cab. The tower was recently

completed by Dave Vana of Davana LLC, Fire Tower Restoration, of Bloomingdale, New York. Vana purchased the tower in Florida, dismantled it, and transported it to New York, where he reconditioned it, replaced necessary parts, and galvanized the entire structure. The tower will include a map table with an alidade, a pointer used to determine direction by observers locating wild fires from the cab of the tower. In addition, DEC staff constructed a nature trail around the tower and a kiosk with information about all of the Catskill Fire Towers at the base of the tower. For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York state from more than 100

fire towers perched atop the highest peaks, searching for the dangerous, telltale signs of fire. There were 19 fire towers in the Catskill region and 52 in the Adirondacks. Beginning in the 1980s, the state of New York began to phase out the use of fire towers for spotting forest fires, and in 1990, the last five towers still in operation were closed. Across the state grassroots, volunteer-based initiatives formed to save the fire towers. These initiatives recognized that the towers represent New York’s history and heritage of forest protection and are also a resource with tourism potential. The Upper Esopus Fire tower represents a legacy of DEC


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Pastor Paul Meador • Sunday Worship 11:00am (all are welcome) • Church School: “Faith Builders Kids Christian Education” Wednesday at 7pm • Wednesday, Bible Study & Prayer - 7-8:30pm (all are welcome) • Food Pantry, Last Saturday of the month, 10-11am and last Monday of the month, 5-6pm, or by appointment • Thrift Shop Open April 12 - Mid Oct., Thursdays 10 - 4 Saturdays 10 - 2 and when Food Pantry is open. (Handicap Accessible) • Youth Group - Grades 6 - 12 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 6:30pm

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A8 - Saturday - Sunday, October 12-13, 2019

Birds and pesticides The fall gardening season is in full swing as late season vegetables and flowers come into prominence. I planted a combination of turnips, beets and carrots in my garden in an area that was vacated when I harvested my garlic in late July. The turnips grew quickly and were ready to harvest less than a month after sowing. As I picked them, the slower to germinate beets began to grow and as I thinned them, the even slower growing carrots finally emerged. It looks like I will harvest three types of root vegetables (four if I count the garlic) from the same raised bed. As a guy who is a serious “multitasker” this makes me a happy gardener! The wild asters that seem to appear overnight at this time of year are putting on a spectacular display in the fields and roadsides the past two weeks. I particularly enjoy the purple-flowered New England aster, but the various white and yellow species are also quite beautiful. Asters have characteristic, daisy-like flowers that are usually small, but they appear in masses of clusters. I plan to transplant some New England asters into a new perennial bed I am making in front of my house. I bet that with timely pinching during the growing season, these wild flowers will rival any greenhouse-grown varieties next fall. I am also enjoying the masses of goldenrod blooming in uncut hay fields the past few weeks. Contrary to common belief, goldenrod is not a serious contributor to pollen-borne allergies, but the heavy yellow pollen is important food for bees and other pollinators. Dahlias, anemones and chrysanthemums



BEYFUSS also provide lovely fall color in cultivated gardens and I noticed that some wild witch hazel shrubs are blooming in the woods. These spidery yellow blossoms also have an interesting, spicy fragrance. Recently, a reader pointed me to a story regarding the effects of a particular class of pesticides called “neonicotinoids” on migrating songbirds. These chemicals have come into widespread use in recent years since they are considered less toxic than some other products previously used. Toxicity is a difficult concept to measure on all levels. All pesticides are thoroughly tested for acute toxicity and they are assigned what is known as an “LD 50.” This term refers to the amount of the active ingredient that is needed to kill 50% of a test population, usually mice or rabbits. It is usually expressed as “parts per million” or milligrams per kilogram of body weight of the tested animals. The lower the LD 50, the more acutely toxic the substance is. It is calculated for ingested as well as topical exposure. Once this amount is calculated, smaller and smaller quantities are tested until a “NOEL” effect is established. NOEL means “No Observed Effect Level.” The “NOEL” level is then divided by 1,000 to come up

with an “acceptable” residue tolerance that may remain on the treated crop. This is a level that is considered “safe” for you and me to eat on a daily basis. Similar studies are used to calculate non-acute toxicity, primarily carcinogenicity. Even if a substance does not kill test animals outright, the substance must also be tested to see if it causes cancer, even in subsequent generations of the test animals. One might think that with all this testing, once the product is allowed to be used, we can be pretty sure it is “safe.” Well, that is not always the case when it comes to non-targeted animals, such as birds and bees. In the case of the “neonics,” the effect they have on migrating songbirds, who may eat as few as one corn seed that has been treated, is to cause them to stop feeding and lose body weight. According to a story reported in the New York Times, this effect has led to an almost 20% decline in the overall populations of these birds. This same class of chemicals has also been linked to a major decline in bees and other pollinators. Right now millions of songbirds are migrating south and millions of people are also planting fall crops, especially lawn grasses. I think that both farmers and homeowners should look carefully at the seed they may be planting right now to see if the seed has been treated with a product called “imidacloprid,” which is one of the most common neonics. If you use a lawn service, or employ a commercial operation that does this type of work, you might want to investigate this as well. Reach Bob Beyfuss at

BRIEFS We want to hear from you. To send information to be included in Briefs, email to; mail to The Daily Mail, Atten: Community News, One Hudson City Centre, Suite 202, Hudson, NY 12534; fax to 518828-3870. For information, and questions, call 518-8281616 ext. 2490.

OCT. 12 CAIRO — The 27th Annual Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Cairo Town Park. Admission is free. ATHENS — An American Flag Retirement Ritual Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the American Legion TGM Post 187, 61 Second St., Athens. Appropriate disposal (retirement) of tattered, torn, ripped and faded American Flags of the United States will occur at this event. The event is being co-sponsored by the American Legion TGM Post 187, the On-Ti-Ora Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Greene County Blue Star Mothers. Any interested persons are invited to attend and bring damaged, torn, faded American Flags for appropriate disposal. Prior to Saturday damaged American Flags may be left in the designated mailbox in front of the American Legion Post on Second Street, Athens. For questions or information, call On-TiOra Chapter member Wanda Traver at 845-453-0188.

OCT. 14 GREENVILLE — The Greenville Local History Group will unveil its 2020 Calendar their meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the North Barn of the Town Park, Greenville. Several older photos show the area’s buildings, people and way of life. Two recent photos mark the renovation of a Greenville Center house as well as the centennial of Sunny Hill Resort. A

distinctive section of the calendar will mark 90 years of the Greenville Central School District, noting the skills and dedication of its teachers. Twenty-three individuals have been chosen to represent the “connections with influential teachers whose lessons still reverberate within us and who have served as role models throughout our lives.” Calendars are available at the Greenville Library, Kelly’s Pharmacy, Tops and GNH. The public is invited, free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

OCT. 16 COLONIE — Pride of America, a musical salute to our nation’s veterans, presented by Memorial Concert Band of Colonie at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Colonie High School, Mark Cornell Auditorium, 1 Raider Blvd., Colonie. Admission is free.

OCT. 18 HANNACROIX — The Medway-Grapeville Fire Company Auxiliary is hosting the last Nickel Social of the season Oct. 18 at the Medway-Grapeville Firehouse, 1352 County Route 51, Hannacroix. Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing and early ticket sales with drawings beginning at 7 p.m. A wide assortment of both indoor and outdoor useful items will be available including a separate bake sale and special items raffle. Delicious refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend and to try your luck at winning these great items. Early donations for the Nickel Social can be dropped off at the Firehouse. For information, including donations, contact Sue Hillicoss 518-966-8782.

OCT. 19 ATHENS — The Athens Volunteer Fire Department presents Totally ‘80s! Totally Murder!, a rockin’ radical night of mystery Oct. 19 at the firehouse, 39 Third St.,

Athens. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45, adults only. Tickets include dinner, dessert, soda, water, wine and beer included. Prizes for best dressed and more. For tickets, contact Karen at 518634-2035 or Frank at 518-6103556; or members of the Athens Fire Department. CAIRO — Friends of the Cairo Public Library will sponsor a fall book sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the shed behind the library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, weather permitting. The sales include 3 for $1 paperbacks, 50 cent hardcovers, and $5 bags of books “buy one get one free.” TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Arboretum hosts Catskill Fungi Mushroom Walk 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Join John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi for an entertaining and educational walk to explore the fungi in the Arboretum forests. Mushrooms open up a world of history, science, incredible facts to boggle the mind. We will discuss the mushrooms we discover: their historic uses, medicinal properties, ecological functions, edibility, and more. Dress appropriately for the weather — we’ll be exploring rain or shine. Members, free; non-members, $10. Program is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 518-589-3903. HUDSON — Fire Safety Day will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lowe’s, 490 Fairview Ave., Hudson. The Firemen’s Museum, Greenport Fire Dept., Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, Greenport Rescue Squad, Health Care Consortium, the Columbia County Dept. of Health and Healthy Neighbors will all be available for community members.

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Mason Hall, 15, of Durham with his first black bear taken on the bow opener.

Big game season goes on; ECOs lose one of their own Larry DiDonato For Columbia-Greene Media

Bow season for deer and bear has been on for almost two weeks in our area. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos recently had this to say on the topic: “New York

provides great opportunity for the state’s more than 160,000 licensed bowhunters to venture outside during early bow seasons, which offer mild weather and longer days in the woods, it’s also See SEASON B4

C-GCC women earn another home victory By Tim Martin Columbia-Greene Media

HUDSON — The Columbia-Greene Communicy College women’s soccer team earned a 6-1 victory over the Davis College Huskies on Wednesday. Davis College got on the board first in the sixth minute after a well placed cross in front of the Twins’ goal was redirected past the keeper. C-GCC recovered and in the 22nd minute mid-fielder Maggie Ryan launched a rocket from outside the 18 yard box to tie the game 1-1. Two minutes later, Ryan received a set up pass from Jenna Lashua and found the net again to give the Twins a 2-1 lead into halftime. The Twins continued

to gain momentum in the second half when in the 48th minute Ryan fired another blast past the keeper to make it 3-1. In the 58th minute, Twins forward Jenna Lashua (one goal, one assist) took the ball through the Huskies defense and struck a well placed shot into the left corner to put CoGreene in front 4-1. In the 74th minute, striker Katie Christman skillfully moved the ball through the Huskies defense and found the right corner to extend the lead to 5-1. Twins goal keeper (3 saves) was replaced by back-up Jessica Steinke (4 saves). Deyo took the field as a forward and was fouled in the 87th minute See C-GCC B4

Germantown honored its five seniors on the varsity girls volleyball team on Tuesday night. Seniors include Jennifer Ljutich, Kierlan Denninger (captain), Shannon Wingert, Christina Clevenger and Paige Handlowich. The Lady Clippers defeated New Lebanon, improving their record to a perfect 7-0. The GCSD Booster Club provided a celebration and senior gift after the game.

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HUDSON — The Hudson Youth Department’s Fall Soccer League (YDSL) is in full swing. The YDSL, which serves kids from the Hudson Central School District, has expanded dramatically in the last few years. Sixteen teams, made up of more than 150 boys and girls, age 4 to 11, play each week. The season continues Saturday mornings, 10 a.m.-noon, through October 26 at Greenport Town Park. Participation is free. Hailey Hollenbeck, who grew up playing soccer in Hudson and later coached for the school district, is the league’s managing coach. She has standardized the program to follow U.S. Soccer Federation Player Development Initiatives for these age levels. Funds to underwrite the league come from Friends of Hudson Youth, a non-profit formed to enrich programming at the Hudson Youth Department, with support from community business sponsors.


Youngsters participate in the Youth Department Fall Soccer League in Hudson.

Donated funds cover the cost of jerseys and new

equipment, provides for an expanded staff to help

manage the rapidly growing program, and allows it to be free of charge to local families. “Two seasons ago, there were half the number of kids participating,” said Friends of Hudson Youth president Peter Frank. “We got involved last year for the first time and immediately realized the potential. It was obvious how valuable the experience is for our youth, so we ramped up our efforts and brought in new business sponsors. We’re proud to see such rapid growth and improvement and to offer hudson youth such an amazing opportunity.” “We’ve had a lot of success maintaining an open and welcoming spirit,” says Hollenbeck. “Lack of experience is no barrier to joining in. There’s no judgement here, everyone just jumps in and has a a lot of fun.” This season’s contributors include Bank of Greene County, Bright Tykes, Camphill Hudson, Cascades, Todd Farrell’s, Furniture See SOCCER B4


TH field hockey tops Onteora Columbia-Greene Media BOICEVILLE — Tanner Van Alstyne’s goal with 26:17 left in the game proved to be the game-winner as Taconic Hills edged Onteora, 2-1, in Mid-Hudson Athletic League field hockey action on Thursday. Abby Tkacy assisted on Van Alstyne’s goal as the Titans improved to 7-2 in the MHAL and 10-2 overall. Amelia Canetto gave Taconic Hills a 1-0

when she scored off an assist from Kirsten Shumsky with 25:42 remaining in the opening half. Eva Leonard scored Onteora’s lone goal with 12:19 to go in the contest off an assist from Lola Mainieri. Taconic Hills had 13 shots on goal and 10 penalty corners. Onteora had four shots and five corners. Titans’ goaltender Sydney Kiernan had three saves. Onteora’s Alana Wood

turned away eight shots.

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Astros oust Rays, earn Another date with Yanks David Waldstein The New York Times News Service

HOUSTON — The warning signs came the night before when two heavily favored teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, were each stunned in a deciding fifth game of a division series, losing in their home ballparks. The Houston Astros had to be careful the same fate did not befall them Thursday — only in their case, it would have been worse. The Astros had 107 regular-season wins, the most in baseball, and they also won the most home games, 60. A loss in the first round of the playoffs would have been devastating for a team with World Series aspirations. “As a manager, both of those games represented the worstcase scenario for a manager,” said A.J. Hinch, the Astros manager. “When I went to bed last night I was quite aware that nothing was guaranteed coming into today, even though we had what I felt was the best team.” They also had perhaps the best pitcher in Gerrit Cole. In another glittering pitching performance by the almost unbeatable right-hander — this one a two-hit gem — the Astros bucked the recent trend and pounded the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-1, in Game 5 of their American League division series. The win moved the Astros into their third consecutive AL Championship Series, where they will meet the New York Yankees, who completed a

sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Monday. “I think throughout the year both of us thought we’d have to play each other in the postseason,” Astros third baseman Alex Bregman said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.” The Yankees and the Astros played a memorable championship series in 2017, in which the Astros won Game 7 at home and followed that up by beating the Dodgers in the World Series for the only championship in franchise history. Game 1 of the ALCS is Saturday night in Houston, but the Yankees probably will not have to contend with Cole until Game 3. Cole, who has not lost a decision in more than four months, threw eight innings and struck out 10, giving him 25 strikeouts in two starts against the Rays in the series. His only mistake was a solo home run by Eric Sogard, a contact hitter who was inserted into the Tampa Bay lineup to cut down on strikeouts. Sogard swatted a 95-mph fastball into the seats in right field, but there was little else the Rays could do against Cole, whose velocity ramped up as the game went on. Cole struck out Willy Adames looking with a 98-mph fastball on the outside corner to end the fifth inning and then got Ji-Man Choi to swing through a fastball that registered 99 mph to end the sixth. He ended the seventh by getting Avisaíl Garcia to hit into a


The Houston Astros celebrate after beating the Tampa Bay Rays in game five of the 2019 ALDS at Minute Maid Park.

double play, and notched two more strikeouts in the eighth. The Astros are now 35-8 at home in the past 43 games at Minute Maid Park, including the postseason. They won four of the seven games they played against the Yankees this year. On Wednesday, Hinch said he hoped the Astros would take an early lead to get the crowd into the game and energize his players. He got that and more as Houston scored three times before Rays starter Tyler Glasnow even recorded an out. It was almost the perfect opening salvo for Houston. George Springer, Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve all singled to produce one run. Then Alex Bregman, who came to

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the plate with chants of “MVP” ringing throughout the stadium, responded with a double into the gap in right center field to score two more. One out later, Yuli Gurriel singled to left, scoring Bregman from third for the fourth run of the inning. With Cole on the mound, the lead seemed virtually insurmountable. “You feel like once you get him on a run, it’s pretty much game over for a long time,” Josh Reddick, the Astros right fielder, said before the game. Brantley and Altuve homered in the eighth to cap the night for the delirious Houston fans. Altuve now has 11 postseason home runs, the most for a second baseman.

backfired. The Astros bullpen faltered before ultimately securing the final four outs. On Thursday Cole threw 95 pitches through seven innings, and when he jogged out to the mound for the eighth the fans roared. He threw a fastball that sizzled past Joey Wendle’s bat at 99 mph for a third strike, got Kevin Kiermaier on a wicked curve ball for his 10th strikeout, and on Cole’s 107th pitch, Adames bounced out to Altuve. Roberto Osuna closed the game out in the ninth, and when he struck out Choi to end the series, Cole led the charge out of the Astros dugout to celebrate, wrapping Osuna in a bear hug.

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Cole has not lost a decision since May 22, going 18-0 with a 1.66 ERA, including his two postseason starts. In Cole’s starts, the Astros have gone 222. Justin Verlander, who lost Game 4 pitching on short rest, said after that defeat that he was not worried about Game 5 because of Cole. “He’s been on one of the most incredible runs I’ve ever seen,” Verlander said, “that the baseball world has ever seen.” In Game 2, Cole threw 7 2/3 shutout innings, but when his pitch count eclipsed 110 in the eighth inning, he began to show signs of fatigue. He was pulled after giving up a double and a walk, a decision that almost

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While the New York Rangers have had plenty of practice time, the Edmonton Oilers have continued one of the best starts in team history. After a week off, the Rangers return to action this afternoon when they host Edmonton in a matchup of unbeaten teams. New York is seeking its first 3-0 start since the 2015-16 season after starting the season with a 6-4 home win over Winnipeg on Oct. 3 and a 4-1 win in Ottawa two nights later. Among the reasons for New York’s first two wins are the performances of Mika Zibanejad and free-agent acquisition Artemi Panarin. Zibanejad has four goals and four assists so far. He had a goal and three assists in the season opener and had a hat trick and an assist a week ago. Zibanejad was named one of the league’s three stars

of the week Monday and is the first NHL player to get at least eight points in the first two games of a season since Jaromir Jagr for Pittsburgh in 1995-96. He also joined Rod Gilbert (1976-77) as the second player in team history to do so and was the first NHL player to have consecutive games with at least four points in his team’s first two games since John Cullen in 1990-91 with Pittsburgh. “I can’t really explain what’s going on right now,” Zibanejad said after getting his third career hat trick. “I’m playing with good teammates and unbelievable players out there. I’m getting a lot of chances and now they’re going in so I’ll try to take advantage as that as much as I can.” Panarin enters with two goals and two assists in his first two games as Zibanejad’s linemate on New York’s


New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during a recent game against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden.

top line. Edmonton has won three one-goal games and scored 18 goals in its first 4-0 start

since 2008-09. Edmonton is seeking its first 5-0 start since 1985-86, when Wayne Gretzky piled up 215 points.

Edmonton’s latest win occurred Thursday in New Jersey when Leon Draisaitl scored the only goal in the shootout after Connor McDavid scored the tying goal late in the third period. James Neal also scored after getting four Tuesday at the New York Islanders. His seven goals match his total from last season with Calgary. McDavid, Draisaitl, and Neal have combined for 12 goals and 25 points so far. Neal’s seven goals in the first four games set a team record, breaking the mark of six held by Gretzky and Glenn Anderson. “We’re a resilient group,” Draisaitl said after the Oilers faced a deficit in their fourth straight game while being outshot 31-22 Thursday. “We said that before the season, we’re not going to stop until it’s over. I’m happy to be part of this group, I think we’re

building our game in the right direction. “We couldn’t really find our A game for the whole night, but it’s great to see that we can find different ways to win games.” Edmonton overcame three deficits Thursday, overcame four deficits last Saturday against Los Angeles and trailed once in their other wins. The Oilers joined the 2005-06 Nashville Predators and 1988-89 Kings as the third team in NHL history to overcome a deficit to start a season with four straight wins. New York is 5-1-1 in the teams’ past seven meetings. Last season, Edmonton claimed a pair of one-goal wins as McDavid scored the game-winner Oct. 13 in New York and Draisaitl scored 35 seconds into overtime March 11 in Edmonton.

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to earn a penalty kick. Deyo drove the ball past a diving keeper and finished off the scoring to make it 6-1. Davis College’s best chance

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The Riders offense got started early with Alan Bravo hitting a laser into tan he roof of the net from a ball that popped out to the 18, off a corner. Minutes later Edgar Gomez would bury a free kick from 20 yards. The second half saw the Knights look to pull a goal back which created a more open game. The Riders would be denied twice by the woodwork but that man Bravo would get his brace with a nearly identical goal off another of Ichabod Crane’s 7 corners. Freshman and varsity newcomer, Ivan Cruz would put the game out of reach with a fine header from and Alan Bravo free kick. Lansingburgh received strong games from seniors Chase Alonso, Michael Palermo, and keeper Logan Voter. Keepers Luke Desmonie, Quinn Murphy along with the Rider defense of Joe Dolan, Justin Meza, Chase Martino, Austin Zlomek, Jose Lopez, and Janoy Harrison registered the ninth Rider shut out in 13 games. The Riders outshot the

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was pleased with his team’s performance. “This was a good win for our program,” Lashua said. “After a slow start we recovered quickly and our defense tightened up. Maggie Ryan was in fantastic form scoring her hat trick and having four players score is great for us. Freshman defender Ashley Petrocca was

a leader on the back line and continued her great season. As a team, our skill level is improving every day and we’re excited to get back to practice and prepare for our next game.” The Twins have three games remaining. Their next home game is Octover 26 at 1 p.m. vs. Jefferson CC.

Knights, 16-7. Murphy had five saves and Desmonie two in goal for ICC. Voter collected 12 saves for Lansingburgh.

team defeated Lansingburgh 6-1 in Thursday night’s Colonial Council soccer match. Abigail Dolge tallied all six goals for the Riders, Camryn Hebert had 2 assists and Ashley Ames had one. Cali Ringwood had 12 saves in goal. The Riders also honored their seniors, Hebert, Emma Ressler and Kailee Hollister

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This is the first week with four teams on the bye. I wouldn’t have minded if a few more were, as this week’s slate presents some nearly impossible games to predict (what, you think you know what’s going to happen between Tennessee and Denver?) There are a number of small spreads, so expect some close finishes. Underdogs went 7-7-1 against the spread last week and are 46-31-1 for the year. Road teams went 8-6 straight up to improve to 43-34 (not including London games). Even more impressive, they’re 48-27-2 ATS, the secondbest mark all time through five weeks, according to Odds Shark. My most confident picks of the week ATS are the 49ers, Seahawks and Saints. Stay away from the aforementioned Titans-Broncos game as well as Steelers-Chargers.

LONDON GAME PANTHERS (3-2) vs. BUCS (2-3) Panthers by 2.5; O/U: 47.5 Make sure to set your alarm clock as Carolina and Tampa Bay play a standalone game for the second time. The Bucs’ 20-14 win at Carolina on Thursday night left the Panthers at 0-2. Enter Kyle Allen. Carolina has won three in a row with its backup quarterback and has a little mojo. Tampa Bay is the epitome of inconsistency: Loss, win, loss, win, loss. While the Bucs’ defense shut down Christian McCaffrey in the first meeting (37 yards on 16 carries, two catches for 16 yards, no TDs), expect him to have a better game and pad his NFL-leading stats (866 yards from scrimmage) in a fun one for the London crowd. The pick: Panthers 1 p.m. Games EAGLES (3-2) AT VIKINGS (3-2) Vikings by 3; O/U: 44 This has the potential to be the closest game of the week. I lean Minnesota because it’s a different team at home, and while this is a step up in competition over

the Falcons (28-12 win) and Raiders (34-14 win), the Vikings will still feast on the Eagles’ banged-up secondary. The passing game makes it back-to-back big weeks against the NFC East as Kirk Cousins throws long TDs to Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The pick: Vikings SEAHAWKS (4-1) AT BROWNS (2-3) Seahawks by 2; O/U: 46 The last time Baker Mayfield and the Browns laid an egg in prime time, they responded with a 40-point outburst against the Ravens. The Seahawks are a different animal. MVP frontrunner Russell Wilson (12 TDs, 0 INTs) leads a rested Seattle team off a big TNF win. The Browns will keep this closer than you think (they’re home, they’re angry, they’re desperate), but Wilson will make big plays late (when does he not?) and the Seahawks will take advantage of the Browns’ shaky offensive line. The pick: Seahawks SAINTS (4-1) AT JAGUARS (2-3) Jaguars by 1; O/U: 43.5 The Saints are getting points? A gimme, right? Not so fast. Jacksonville will be hungry to get to .500 and its defense will show up, so expect this to be close. Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints are 3-0 without Drew Brees, though, and the defense has been incredible. They’ll lead a fourth straight win with help from a heavy dose of Alvin Kamara. The pick: Saints GAME OF THE WEEK TEXANS (3-2) AT CHIEFS (4-1) Chiefs by 4; O/U: 55.5 It’s important not to overreact to one game. The Chiefs are still a heavyweight, even after their Sunday Night smackdown. Now, that doesn’t mean they’re an automatic play here. Their defense is still an issue, as is the offensive line. Patrick Mahomes will rebound after a 13-point showing, and this is good value to back KC as the line kept dropping. But I’m going to roll the dice that Deshaun Watson has a big game and maybe even pulls off

minds now?) The Rams have lost two in a row, and were a missed field goal away from winning at Seattle. They’ll show up, but the 49ers match up so well with them. Yes, their perfect record is against imperfect competition, but this team is well-balanced and is the real deal. Pressure from Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and DeForest Buckner will be too much for a Rams’ offensive line that has struggled. Jared Goff (NFL-worst 10 giveaways) needs time to throw, and he won’t have it. Remember, the Rams’ last home game was a 55-40 loss to the Bucs. The 49ers are averaging 31.8 points per game and allowing just 14.3. I don’t usually like to make the same team my lock on back-to-back weeks, but I’m confident the 49ers, led by speedy backs Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman, will run their record to 5-0. The pick: 49ers TITANS (2-3) AT BRONCOS (1-4) Broncos by 2; O/U: 40.5 Talk about a game nobody wants to pick. Even the linesmakers were probably like, “Just make it 2 and make people flip a coin.” My Titans strategy of picking them as road underdogs and then picking against them as home favorites netted a 2-0 result the last two weeks, and while the script says to take them here, I’m going to take a shot that Denver builds off its first win. This could come down to another field goal — Denver’s two home losses were on last-second kicks — but the Titans missed four last week and had to sign (look away, Bears fans) Cody Parkey. The pick: Broncos COWBOYS (3-2) AT JETS (0-4) Cowboys by 7; O/U: 44.5 This game all depends on how healthy (and ready) you think Sam Darnold is. It’s hard to believe he’s anywhere near 100 percent, and having not played since Week 1, it’s silly to think his presence alone is going to flip a switch for the Jets offense. The offensive line is still a big issue. If there’s one thing we know about the Cowboys, it’s that they

the upset. The Texans are 2-0 ATS as road underdogs, with an outright win over the Chargers and a 30-28 loss at New Orleans. This feels like a “last to have the ball wins,” 34-31 kind of game. The pick: Texans REDSKINS (0-5) AT DOLPHINS (0-4) Redskins by 3; O/U: 41 In Week 4, I mistakenly took both of these underdogs and then I swore off picking them. Now I have no choice. This is my fifth year writing the NFL picks column, and of the 1,116 regular-season games selected, I can’t remember a game I wanted to pick less. So, who do you take in a battle of winless teams that could set the 100-year league back 100 years: the home team getting points off a bye or the team that just fired its coach? Washington has the more talented roster and will run all over the Fish Tank. (Oh, and unless you’re in a weekly picks pool, please don’t bet on this game). The pick: Redskins BENGALS (0-5) AT RAVENS (3-2) Ravens by 11; O/U: 48 Baltimore is going to get its 2730 points, but it’s the defense that worries me. The Ravens are 0-2 ATS as home favorites (23-17 win vs. Arizona, 40-25 loss vs. Cleveland). Zac Taylor’s offensive game plan can dink and dunk its way to a (backdoor?) cover. The pick: Bengals 4 p.m. Games LOCK OF THE WEEK 49ERS (4-0) AT RAMS (3-2) Rams by 3; O/U: 50.5 Move over, Sean McVay: There’s a new wunderkind coach taking the NFC West by storm. Kyle Shanahan has something special with this 49ers team, from his offensive scheme and top-ranked rushing attack (200 yards per game!) to a relentless defensive line that can wreck a game. (Side note: Both coaches were former Redskins offensive coordinators and were on the same staff from 2010-13. You think Washington wishes it had one of these brilliant offensive

beat up on bad teams (35-17 over Giants, 31-21 over Redskins, 31-6 over Dolphins). After back-to-back losses to a pair of 4-1 teams in New Orleans and Green Bay, all they’ve heard is how they’re not a contender. I’d prefer this line be 6.5, and it’s a big number on the road, but I can’t take the Jets. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott exploit a defense still missing C.J. Mosley. The pick: Cowboys FALCONS (1-4) AT CARDINALS (1-3-1) Falcons by 2; O/U: 51.5 Atlanta has lost three straight (all non-covers) but this is a skid-snapping spot for them. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones should have huge games against an overmatched secondary. Kyler Murray will have success against the Falcons’ non-existent pass rush, too, so play the over. The pick: Falcons

SUNDAY NIGHT STEELERS (1-4) AT CHARGERS (2-3) Chargers by 6.5; O/U: 41 I’ve picked against the Chargers every week, and it’s paid off with a 4-1 ATS mark. The Steelers might have to start Devlin Hodges (who?) at quarterback, though, and while the defense has played well, I’ll lay the points and hope Philip Rivers & Co. bolt out of the gates for a change. The pick: Chargers

MONDAY NIGHT LIONS (2-1-1) AT PACKERS (4-1) Packers by 4; O/U: 47 It feels as if Detroit never beats Green Bay when it matters, and Aaron Rodgers holds a 9-4 lead over Matthew Stafford. Still, I’m going to take the points with a surprising Detroit team that is a) off its bye; b) 3-0 ATS in its last three games; c) won at Philadelphia and then nearly upset Kansas City at home. Lions running back Kerryon Johnson should be a big factor in keeping this close, and don’t be surprised if Detroit wins outright. The pick: Lions

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Man unsure about initiating romance with co-worker Dear Abby, A new co-worker started a few weeks ago. (FYI, I’m a gay man.) We share similar interests and have a lot in common. As I am getting to know him, I have become increasingly attracted to him and his personality. My joking around with him is borderline flirtatious. He hasn’t DEAR ABBY said anything about it or shown signs of being uncomfortable, and he jokes back. Should I tell him how I feel, risking our professional relationship and things becoming awkward if he doesn’t feel the same way? Or should I back off for a while? I don’t know what to do. I honestly feel like we have a connection, but I have been out of the dating scene for a long while and therefore am ... Clueless In Minnesota


This person has been working with you for a very short time, which is why I’m urging you to put the brakes on. Let the relationship develop for a few months. Your co-worker may already be involved with someone or may not be gay. If he is spoken for, do not risk your job by making any moves. However, if he isn’t, then it wouldn’t be out of line to ask him to join you for coffee, lunch — something innocuous — as friends only, and then see where it leads. I view workplace romances as potentially dangerous, because if they don’t work out, they can cause discomfort in the workplace. And some companies have rules against “fraternization.” Dear Abby,

My significant other and I recently bought an old farmhouse. We have been together for five years and have a great relationship. He has his quirks, just as I have mine, but one in particular has surfaced since buying the house. He stomps going up and down the three flights of stairs. It’s annoying and rude. If I head to bed early, it wakes me up. He claims he can’t help it. What can I do? The steps are wood and have thin carpeting on them. Am I being a nagging partner? Sick Of Stomping In Pennsylvania You’re not being a nagging partner. It appears you need thicker carpeting on the stairs. For the sake of your relationship, buy it SOON. Dear Abby, The other day I had to leave my house in the morning because my son’s school called. He wasn’t feeling well and wanted to come home. I just threw on what I had worn the day before as I headed out the door. On the way out to my car, my neighbor yelled out, “Isn’t that the same outfit you wore yesterday?” I didn’t answer because I thought it was none of her business. Should I have explained the situation? In A Hurry In California

Disturbing dreams and nightmares are fairly common, but TO YOUR they are very rarely reported to GOOD HEALTH physicians. Medications, whether over the counter or prescription, would not be my first recommendation for treatment. While there are some medications that can cause very disturbing dreams — the beta blocker propranolol comes to mind — it’s clear that bad dreams are linked to anxiety disorders or with high levels of stress or trauma. The level of disturbance you describe makes me concerned about nightmare disorder. The first line of treatment for recurring disturbing dream and for nightmare disorder starts with good sleep hygiene. Get moderate exercise, not before bed; avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, especially before bed; sleep on a consistent schedule; avoid any screens (TV, computer, tablet, smartphone) for an hour or two before bed. An evaluation for anxiety disorders, by your physician or a mental health professional, might be wise. If specific therapy is considered, there are several behavioral techniques that have been proven to be useful. For the person who may still require medication, prazosin is the one beststudied.


I read that every pound you lose translates to 4 pounds less stress on the knee. Can that be possible?



That is true. A 2005 study combined advanced gait analysis with a mathematical model to estimate the amount of stress on the knee in normal, everyday activity. They found that every pound of body weight dropped meant 4 pounds less stress at the knee. The authors noted, “Accumulated over thousands of steps per day, a reduction of this magnitude would appear to be clinically meaningful.” The effect of weight loss is Hagar the Horrible even more dramatic when looking at the effect of stairs on the knee. Most people with arthritis know that going up and down stairs is more uncomfortable than regular walking. That’s because the stresses are at least two to three times more with stairs than walking on level ground. Each pound of weight loss will then have even greater effect on knee stress with stairs. Losing weight is not easy, but it remains one effective treatment for reducing symptoms of arthritis. In a recent column, you mentioned the Epley maneuver but didn’t explain what it was. How do you do it? I sometimes experience vertigo.


I recommend the following website for more information: Also, a video is worth many words so I recommend this one: watch?v=VtJB5Vx7Xqo. The very best option is to visit a physical or occupational therapist skilled in vestibular therapy who can perform and demonstrate it for you. Baby Blues

Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you can be highly critical of others, especially those who do not live up to your lofty expectations or share your high morals and overall view of the world and the people in it. What this means, of course, is that you’re likely to find yourself in conflict with others far more often than in harmony, which is too bad, really — for you have the makings of a warm companion and a dear, loyal, valuable friend. You are drawn to issues that are “larger than yourself,” and indeed, you may in fact lead a very spiritual, even religious life. You crave knowledge of life and death and everything in between. It’s the truth you seek, and yet you recognize that the truth is, itself, often nothing more than your own interpretation of evidence that could suggest any number of realities. Also born on this date are: Hugh Jackman, actor; Kirk Cameron, actor; Luciano Pavarotti, operatic tenor; Bode Miller, Olympic skier; Tyler Blackburn, actor; Susan Anton, actress; Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer. 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, OCTOBER 13 LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Something you’ve tried to hide is likely to be uncovered today; you’ll realize that there was no need to conceal it in the first place. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may re-

Classic Peanuts

You were not obligated to explain anything to your neighbor — who may have just been trying to be friendly, or may be overly interested in your attire. Unless her intrusiveness escalates, let it go! P.S.: I hope your son is OK.

Better sleep hygiene could help with ehausting dreams Is there an over-the-counter substance or prescription that can keep me from dreaming? My dreams are exhausting. Many nights I get up from bed and go to a recliner in order to stop a dream.

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alize that your efforts at communicating with a certain someone have recently been subpar. It’s not too late to start over! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — It may be time for you to immerse yourself once more in a favorite legend or historical event. It speaks to you now more than ever. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s important for you to surround yourself with the right collaborators; today, cooperation in all forms will give you more than strength. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You may require someone to help you out of the rut you are currently in; though you have your preference, it’s likely to be someone else. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Surprise contact with an old friend gives you the boost you need right now. You’re impressed with his or her progress since last you met. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A favor done for another today may lead to a favor you receive in return before you even know you need it. The pace quickens some today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Your capabilities are many, but today you are not likely to be at all impressed with yourself. What has dampened your spirits in this way? GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — There are times when what you know and what you think are somehow strangely divergent. It’s important for you to look at the facts. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You are able to stand up to criticism today; you know what you’ve done and why, and there’s no reason

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

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Identify the female hero or villain. (e.g., Nicknamed “Danny,” she is the main antagonist in “Rebecca.” Answer: Mrs. Danvers.) Freshman level 1. Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. 2. Diana Prince is an immortal Amazon warrior goddess. 3. This fairy featured in “Peter Pan” is often trailed by small amounts of pixie dust. 4. Margaret Hamilton portrayed her in “The Wizard of Oz.” 5. Disguised as a man, this Chinese woman takes her aged father’s place in the army. Graduate level 6. This evil fairy and “Mistress of All Evil” appears in Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” 7. With snakes in place of hair, those who gazed upon her face would turn to stone. 8. Selina Kyle typically wears a tight, one-piece outfit and uses a bullwhip for a weapon. 9. A Powhatan woman who befriended the English at Jamestown. 10. Louise Fletcher played her in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” PH.D. level 11. Kathy Bates portrayed her in the 1990 film “Misery.” 12. After falling in love with a human prince, this mermaid dreams of becoming human. 13. Her name is a pun of the words “cruel” and “devil.” 14. She is the wicked mother of Anastasia and Drizella. 15. The “Witch who froze Narnia in the Hundred Years Winter.”

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Batgirl. 2. Wonder Woman. 3. Tinker Bell. 4. Wicked Witch of the West. 5. Mulan. 6. Maleficent. 7. Medusa. 8. Catwoman. 9. Pocahontas. 10. Nurse Ratched. 11. Annie Wilkes. 12. Ariel. 13. Cruella de Vil. 14. Lady Tremaine (The Wicked Stepmother). 15. Jadis (The White Witch). 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 At the present time 4 Garr & Hatcher 9 Grand __; fourrun homer 13 Unfair slant 15 __ cologne 16 Unsullied 17 __-ran; loser 18 Steps over a fence 19 Not on time 20 Abbreviated 22 Eur. nation 23 __-do-well; deadbeat 24 Fleur-de-__ 26 Go higher 29 February’s birthstone 34 Get underway 35 Uncouth 36 30-day month: abbr. 37 Springy leaps 38 Frolics 39 Cheese with a white rind 40 Cochlea’s place 41 Flies alone 42 Military chaplain 43 Perfectionist 45 Cleansed with clear water 46 Actor Holbrook 47 Alpha’s follower 48 Last part of a musical score 51 Residents 56 Jai __ 57 Europe’s longest river 58 Needs medicine 60 Cincinnati team 61 Brontë or Dickinson 62 “Get lost!” 63 Misplace 64 Lassos 65 Secret agent

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The rebirth of Celine Dion: ‘Life is short. Can we just have a good time?’ By MIKAEL WOOD Los Angeles Times

QUEBEC CITY — Celine Dion warned me not to sit on the couch. An hour or so after strutting offstage to finish the first concert of her new world tour, the pop superstar had just opened the door to her dressing room in the Videotron Centre arena here, not far from where she was born in tiny Charlemagne. The airy, suitelike space was amply appointed with fresh flowers and exercise equipment — perfect for either a hockey team or a lung-busting power balladeer with nearly a dozen platinum albums to her name. But among the many seating options, a boxy gray sofa seemed the most natural spot for a postshow interview. “Oh, not there,” Dion said as I went to take a seat. “This is the hardest couch I’ve ever sat on in my life. Well, give it a try. It’s so bad. Am I being a diva? No, right? Do you agree with me?” She wasn’t being a diva; the sofa felt like a bus-stop bench. So instead we settled into two chairs next to a Pilates machine and a shriveled-up rubber ball. What do you do with that? I asked Dion, who was dressed not at all casually in a black mesh top over a zebra-print skirt. When it’s inflated, “you lay on it and it helps you to open the chest,” she said. “It can also go at the bottom of your coccyx, if I may say.” And that stretching is good for singing? “It’s good for living,” she replied with a grin. You can understand why Dion, 51, has well-being in mind. The Courage tour — scheduled to run through late 2020 and named after a new album she plans to release Nov. 15 — marks the French Canadian singer’s return to the road following the death of her husband and manager, Rene Angelil, who died of throat cancer in 2016. The tour will stop in Ottawa on Oct. 15 and 16. The tour also comes after the conclusion

She’s in a really good place. The love of her life is gone, but I think she’s found this unique confidence — this kind of emotional wisdom — that we’ve never seen before.” STEPHAN MOCCIO Songwriter and producer

earlier this year of Dion’s looong-term engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where she began performing in 2003 (well before Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez came to town). Not unlike Vegas, which Dion helped rid of its musty Wayne Newton vibe, pop music has changed immeasurably since then; Dion’s brand of ultra-polished uplift — as heard in chart-topping anthems like “The Power of Love,” “Because You Loved Me” and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning “My Heart Will Go On,” from “Titanic” — feels even further from today’s gloomy, hip-hopattuned Top 40 than it did from the chipper late-’90s era of Hanson and the Spice Girls.

AVANT-GARDE STYLE Yet something unexpected happened on this veteran entertainer’s path toward pastured irrelevance: Dion was reborn as a proudly avant-garde style icon known for flaunting audacious outfits on Instagram and at highly photographed events like May’s Met Gala in New York, where she was seen (and seen again) in an elaborate Oscar de la Renta get-up involving sequins, a feathered headpiece and what one fashion critic described as “sleeves draped in 3,000 strands of floor-length fringe made from micro-cut glass bugle beads.”

The Dionaissance, it’s been called, a phrase Dion herself approves of, even if she claims not to know precisely how it originated. “I always loved fashion — it’s not something new,” she said. “But my team and I decided it’s OK to go to fashion shows, then it made such an impact that they wanted me to be in the front row. And that turned out to be a big deal.” Now that sense of rejuvenation — a sort of living-her-best-life quality — is creeping into her music. You can hear her having a great time on “Courage,” her first English-language album since 2013’s low-key “Loved Me Back to Life”; it’s full of glittery, happily melodramatic songs in which she’s embracing her fabulousness with refreshed vigor. And onstage in Quebec City, she seemed to lean into the outsize idea of Celine Dion. There were adventurous outfits, of course, including one that paired crisp tuxedo pants with a silky blouse whose enormous sleeves billowed just so when she pointed skyward to accentuate a big note in “Beauty and the Beast.” But she also joked easily with the audience and did a killer medley of old classics by David Bowie, Labelle, Prince and Tina Turner. “She’s in a really good place,” said Stephan Moccio, a songwriter and producer from Ontario, Canada, who’s known Dion

for years and worked on “Courage.” “The love of her life is gone, but I think she’s found this unique confidence — this kind of emotional wisdom — that we’ve never seen before.” In her dressing room, Dion said she worried at first that songwriters, knowing she’d lost her husband, would send her only “sad song after sad song after sad song.” “The loss of my husband is still in me,” she said of Angelil, whom she married in 1994 (after he discovered her when she was 12) and with whom she had three sons. “I will grieve that for the rest of my life. And I see him through the eyes of my children every day.” Musically, though, it was the bigger, more theatrical material — disco-inflected songs in which she could display both her voice and her wit — that captured the feeling she wanted to put across in her show. “I love the spotlight — I love to be looked at,” she told me as she smoothed her hair, which was knotted in a low bun at the back of her head. “I’m in show business. You show your butt or your back or your shoulder and you go, ‘Voulez-vous coucher avec moi.’ “Life is short,” she added. “Can we just have a good time?” See CELINE C2



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The Motorcycle Whisperer Iconic East Village garage manages to stay afloat By AUSTIN CONSIDINE New York Times

NEW YORK — To love motorcycles is to love some measure of suffering. Hugh Mackie knows this. He has had the smashed collarbone, cracked ribs, cracked shoulder blade and broken thumb to prove it. “I can tell when the rain is coming,” he said in an interview earlier this year. As the barometer rises, so does the pain from those old injuries. Like a lot of guys who ride, he lives by intuition: You can’t think your way out of an unexpected pothole or a hairpin turn when riding through New York City. To call Mackie, 61, a dying breed is probably an exaggeration, but maybe not here. Nestled between Avenues C and D in the East Village of Manhattan, his motorcycle garage, Sixth Street Specials, is among the last in the borough, a vestige of a neighborhood that scarcely resembles its past — and of an iron-horse culture that the city seems determined to throttle. There are many ways to get around New York in 2019, though not all of them beckon. The subway is broken. Clunky CitiBikes throng the bike lanes and bridges, and now they have zippy Revel mopeds to compete with on the road. Cars are a pain to park. The bus is ... fine, if it goes where you need. Motorcycles have always come with their own headaches, but now those headaches are worse. “Now, you get ticketed and towed relentlessly, no matter where you go, so there’s no advantage in having a bike anymore,” Mackie said. You might as well walk. Mackie, who is Scottish, opened the garage at this location back in 1986, about five years after moving to New York, and he is still here, servicing, tearing down, building, rebuilding and customizing

Motorcycles outside Sixth Street Specials in New York City in the spring of 2018. Daniel Weiss/New York Times

This place was too cool for me to come in. I felt nervous, you know? And then I got to know the guys, and I’ve been coming ever since.” XAVIER BESSEZ Sixth Street Specials customer

Sixth Street Specials owner Hugh Mackie aboard a 1952 Triumph Thunderbird that was assembled in the basement of his shop, in New York City. Daniel Weiss/New York Times

British bikes. His apartment is in the back. His wife lives there, too. The sign whispering the shop’s existence is so inconspicuous that you would never notice it if you didn’t already know it was there. Inside, one glimpses an East Village that teemed not only with painters and beat poets but also with sidewalk mechanics and motorcycle gangs.

A freelance mechanic comes in to tinker. A bumper sticker reads, “Giuliani is a jerk.” A 5-foot-tall painting sits just inside the doorway, depicting a flaming skeleton, a soupedup police car and a white-hot swirling vortex in the sky. (I didn’t understand it either.) There’s a particular kind of yellowish film that coats the walls and windows of an old

garage; it’s like stepping into a sepia-tone photograph. I grew up hanging out in my grandfather’s garage in Indiana. The warm, familiar smells of gasoline, smoke and dust, of scorched oil and chemicalsoaked rags, felt like home. Xavier Bessez, 30, rolled up to Sixth Street on a 1964 Triumph because a pin had fallen out of his brake caliper while riding. That’s dangerous. On the way, a cop pulled him over for not putting both feet on the ground at a stop sign. Bessez said he had been intimidated the first time he came here. “This place was

too cool for me to come in,” he said. “I felt nervous, you know? And then I got to know the guys, and I’ve been coming ever since.” On Fridays, Mackie said, the place often fills with guys like Bessez: fellow enthusiasts for British bikes who gather just to hang out. He pointed to a large clock in the back; etched beside the number 6, faintly, was the word “beer.” “Six o’clock is beer o’clock,” he said. Fair enough.

CHANGING NEIGHBORHOOD There used to be more places like this in Manhattan: four or five in the East Village, Mackie guessed, and maybe a dozen more farther downtown. Now they’re in North Brooklyn. Some resemble fashion boutiques, tailored to the tastes and money of upwardly mobile guys who want the glamour but not the grease. Mackie calls them “credit-card customers.” But times were different when Mackie first opened in a small, dank section of the basement. “This entire area was just

completely burned out,” he said of the East Village in the ‘80s. “Vacant tenements. Empty lots. Junkies. Hos. Just everything you can imagine in a neighborhood that has been evacuated. We were the first kind of, like, positive thing on this block for a long, long time.” Lot by lot, the neighborhood changed — fewer addicts but also fewer artisans. As autoparts stores vanished, so did the sidewalk mechanics, the stitched-together vehicles. And with them, something of the DIY spirit. “By getting rid of those autoparts stores, they completely cleaned the whole street work in the city,” Mackie said. “That was just gone overnight.” A garage like Mackie’s, which sits on a residentially zoned block, is allowed because its certificate of occupancy was grandfathered in from before the 1961 Zoning Resolution, which implemented much of the city’s current zoning. If someone tried to open a garage next door today, the New York City Department of Buildings wouldn’t issue a certificate because the block isn’t zoned for it. Most non-riverfront property in Manhattan isn’t. A survey of zoning map changes indicates that only a few blocks east of Bowery and south of 14th Street ever allowed for new garages after 1961. Once an auto shop is closed, it usually stays gone (and legally must stay gone if closed for two years). Better a high-value condo than a noisy, smelly motorcycle shop — with God knows what kind of riffraff hanging around. The bikers are leaving too. In March, the Hells Angels sold their East Third Street clubhouse; they’d been there for half a century. Now there’s a Starbucks on the block, where you can sip lattes and read about them in eulogies like this one. Starting in the Koch administration, Mackie said, things downtown started getting less fun. Stuff that bikers got away with in the ’70s and early ’80s was no longer OK. “Riding on the sidewalk, no helmet, unlicensed operator: I mean, my tickets went through See GARAGE C6

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SPECTRUM OF FANS Before the concert, I’d walked around the arena to get a sense of who comes to a Celine Dion concert in 2019 — to find out, in other words, whether her rediscovery by young people online has translated to the real world. The answer, at least in her home province, seemed to be that it had: For every two middle-aged couples who’d probably been with Dion since the outset of her Frenchlanguage career in the ‘80s, I glimpsed somebody in their 20s or younger, which seemed to please Dion when I told her later. “Did you see children? I saw a lot of children,” she said. “For me, I’m very impressed about that. I always thought my crowd was going to mature with me, and then it would fade a little bit. But what happened? I planted cucumbers in my garden, and now I have cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, radish.” Yet even the new fans want to hear the old songs, none more so than “My Heart Will Go On,” which drove the “Titanic” soundtrack to sales of more than 11 million copies. Dion said she didn’t like the song initially but agreed to record a demo at Angelil’s request; according to pop legend, the smash hit was built around that original vocal take, a story Dion stands by today. “If I’m going to do a demo, I’m going to sell the s—,” she said, lowering her voice as she swore. Decades later, she’s come around to the song. “When I

Canadian singer Celine Dion arrives for the Alexandre Vauthier Women’s Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on July 2. Lucas Barioulet/ AFP/Getty Images

die and my children can say their mom sang ‘Titanic,’ it’s good for their heritage,” she said. But sometimes she dreams of opening a concert with the tune just to get it over with; on her new tour — it will stop at Staples Center on April 2 and 3 — she’s doing “My Heart Will Go On” next to last in the set, which she said Angelil always opposed because

he thought it would be anticlimactic. “I hope Rene will not haunt me tonight,” she said, laughing. She clearly hears the words of her late husband, who was 26 years older than Dion, echoing in her head. When we met, she thanked me for coming to see her perform, whether or not I was a fan. “A lot of journalists, they sit down

and — I’m not even onstage — they’re negative already,” she said. “My husband told me a long time ago that they send people that don’t really like you.” Perhaps that was true in the past, I pointed out. But recently Dion has been nothing but adored, as she surely noticed amid the breathless coverage of the Met Gala. “I guess so,”

she said, adding that the fancy party probably looked more fun from outside than it was inside. Getting ready, making a big entrance — that she always enjoys. After the red carpet, though, it was just “talking to people around a big table that I don’t know.” “But then we went to a club after and had a great time,” she added. At the club she ran

into RuPaul, who told her she was the best-dressed person at the ball — an accomplishment, given that the event’s theme, camp, was tricky for even native English speakers to define. “I thought I was going to go with my sleeping bag,” Dion said. “What is camp? I still don’t understand it. But I won.”


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The interior of Daunt Books Marylebone. Carly Adlington/Daunt Books

London’s bookstores

punctuate the city By MICHAEL HINGSTON Washington Post

The first time I went to London, I asked a friend who lived there for bookstore recommendations. “Well,” he said with a pause, “that depends. What kind?” I was too embarrassed to admit I didn’t realize I had to specify. But given that I was in the center of the English-speaking literary world, it was an entirely reasonable question. That sense of overload returned immediately on a recent trip back to the city, but this time I was better prepared for the depth and breadth of London’s literary marketplace. Looking for a first edition of “Brideshead Revisited”? No problem. How about a medieval map? You can find that, too. Want to pick up a stack of recent paperbacks — from inside a boat? Step right this way (and mind your head). No matter your interests, or your budget, London has a bookshop for you.

Tables and bookcases at Gosh! Comics in Soho are piled with all types of titles. Mauricio Molizane de Souza/Gosh! Comics

Peter Ellis sits at his book-stacked desk inside his antiquarian bookshop off Charing Cross Road. Peter Ellis Bookseller

DAUNT BOOKS Located a short walk from the Baker Street tube station, the original branch of this travel-focused chain greets you with an impeccably chosen selection of new fiction and nonfiction (including the most recent offerings from its publishing arm, Daunt Books Publishing). But the real allure is at the back. That’s where the store opens up into three full stories of books, organized not by genre, but by country — meaning Javier Marías’s novels sit unusually but comfortably alongside “Lonely Planet Spain.” With wooden banisters, skylights and all-around Edwardian charm, it’s also one of the most photogenic bookshops in the city. 83 Marylebone High St. 011-44-020-7224-2295

ANY AMOUNT OF BOOKS If I had to name a used bookstore that would appeal to anyone, the first place that comes to mind is Any Amount of Books. This shop is one of the few remaining on the booksellers’ row immortalized in Helene Hanff’s 1970 novel “84, Charing Cross Road” (that address is now a McDonald’s), and it’s a winning jumble of genres, formats and price points. Big-game hunters can browse the store’s antiquarian titles, while those looking for quantity will be drawn to the eclectic and constantly updated sales rack out front. Most shoppers, however, will be happy to browse the walls of generalinterest titles inside — but if you have something else to do that day, you might want to set a timer, lest you accidentally spend all day there. 56 Charing Cross Rd. 011-44-020-7836-3697

FOYLES This London institution, once infamous for its maddeningly archaic business practices (titles were barely organized and there were no cash registers), has in recent years reinvented itself as a thoroughly modern bookselling chain. Nowhere is that newfound sleekness more on display

If you don’t get the name at first, the storefront window offers hints. Skoob Books

than the five-story flagship shop on Charing Cross Road. It’s thoroughly stocked, clearly and intuitively organized, and even has a dedicated cafe on the top floor, which is perhaps why the new incarnation also feels a bit lacking in personality. More adventurous book lovers will want to get their kicks elsewhere, but if you need to grab a self-help book with an expletive in the title, or a “Good Grammar Is Sexy” tote bag, then Foyles is undoubtedly the place to go. 107 Charing Cross Rd. 011-44-020-7437-5660

PETER ELLIS BOOKSELLER Did you know that in the Harry Potterverse, the magical Diagon Alley is accessed via an abandonedlooking pub just off Charing Cross Road? The booksellers of the real-life Cecil Court do, if only because the alleyway in front of their shops is frequently clogged with tour groups learning that fact via megaphone. Once you weave your way through, however, an excellent assortment of cozy, higher-end bookshops awaits — including Peter Ellis, an old-school antiquarian bookseller who specializes in modern first editions. If your favorite book was published in the

20th century, here’s the place to treat yourself to that pristine copy you’ve always dreamed of. 18 Cecil Court 011-44-020-7836-8880

GOSH! COMICS It’s fitting that there’s a Bat-Signal in front of Gosh!, as comics fans from all over the city will find themselves drawn to a graphic-novel selection that shows off just about everything the medium has to offer. The shop’s aesthetic is spare and understated, but the stock is not: Each table and bookcase is piled with titles of all sizes, formats and colors. You’ll find traditional superhero fare here (including “key creator” sections for luminaries such as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman), but also a large selection of children’s comics, an entire wall of indie and small-press titles, and a general fiction section — the latter yet another compelling argument that the genre has long since transcended the funny pages. 1 Berwick St. 011-44-020-7437-0187

PERSEPHONE BOOKS This shop does double duty not only as a charming retail outlet, but

Gay’s the Word is in another book-rich neighborhood — Bloomsbury. Gay’s the Word

also as the office space for the publisher of the same name, which has been bringing neglected titles from mostly mid-century female authors back into print since 1999. At this point, Persephone’s backlist runs to more than 130 titles, each of which is available at the store on Lamb’s Conduit Street — and each arranged, to my delight, in numerical order. Staff members work both sides of the business, and their inside knowledge of the stock means they are unusually skilled at handselling. I asked whether they had any good novels about London and was being rung up for a copy of Norah Hoult’s “There Were No Windows,” from 1944, in a matter of seconds. 59 Lamb’s Conduit St. 011-44-020-7242-9292

of bookshops. Start your visit here, at Britain’s oldest LGBT+ bookstore, which has been around since 1979. Gay’s the Word has enough stock that you might mistake it for a generalinterest shop, and it has a particularly strong selection of queer history and politics. (Though its fiction is nothing to sniff at, either: Author Sarah Waters has called Gay’s the Word “Britain’s best outlet for lesbian, gay and transinterest books.”) The shop has also long been a hub for London’s larger LGBT+ community, with a busy bulletin board, a range of in-store events and discussions, and even a mini-exhibit of queer pins from Paud Hegarty, a former store manager and gay activist who died in 2000. 66 Marchmont St. 011-44-020-7278-7654



While North Americans are often familiar with Charing Cross Road’s literary reputation, the nearby districts of Bloomsbury and Saint Pancras are home to their own excellent cluster

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Something to celebrate LITERARY GEMS: Four that

have survived the vagaries of publishing By MICHAEL DIRDA Washington Post

Anniversaries can be distinctly bittersweet occasions, and even the most lavish family gathering or corporate spectacle never wholly dissipates a certain melancholy: Where have the years gone? How did I get so old? Is this all there is? Still, here are four anniversaries — of two publishers and two literary magazines — that one can enjoy without any qualms. In fact, instead of moaning about the snows of yesteryear, just shout an unambiguous hurray. All four have survived, even triumphed. Honor them. Read them. In his foreword to “The Red Thread: Twenty Years of NYRB Classics — A Selection,” Edwin Frank writes about his original vision for this handsome line of paperbacks, an offshoot from the New York Review of Books. As founding editor, Frank aimed to create a library of “good books, books to delight and enlighten and surprise readers,” yet one “surprising in its own right, making connections with a spark.” In particular, the whole “had to be recognizable as a series.” To achieve this, Frank decided to draw on “all sorts of extraordinary books that had never even been translated into English,” as well as “the literature hidden away in publishers’ backlists.” It is this restless, elegant eclecticism, along with a truly global reach, that keeps the NYRB Classics so exhilarating. “The Red Thread,” Frank tells us, is a Chinese “metaphor for a binding tie that exists between people unknown to each other.” Creating such a tie is precisely one of the things that the world’s literature can do. For Frank, literature doesn’t just mean fiction and poetry. Eve Babitz’s manic “New York Confidential,” about a year in Manhattan during the go-go 1960s, is followed by passages from Henry David Thoreau’s nature journals. Other selections include Jessica Mitford’s stunning interview with George Jackson, the doomed young author of “Soledad Brother,” Elizabeth Hardwick’s portrait of Billie Holiday and Rachel Bespaloff’s reflections on Helen of Troy: “Of all the figures in the poem she is the severest, the most austere.” From Andrei Platonov to Victor Serge, with stops along the way for Leonardo Sciascia, Tove Jansson, Mavis Gallant,

Balzac, Vasily Grossman and Kenji Miyazawa, this sampler underscores that great writing recognizes no borders. In an especially lovely piece, Simon Leys outlines China’s traditional belief in the interpenetration of ethics and aesthetics: “One writes, one paints, one plays the zither in order to perfect one’s character, to attain moral fulfillment by ensuring that one’s individual humanity is in harmony with the rhythms of universal creation.” Leys concludes, “Even as he is creating his work, it is always and essentially on himself that the artist is working.” Hawley Harvey Crippen and Henri Désiré Landru were notorious killers, so the euphonious juxtaposition of their names struck Douglas G. Greene as singularly apt when he was founding a press specializing in collections of

criminous short stories. “Silver Bullets: The 25th Anniversary of Crippen & Landru Publishers” multitasks as an anthology, a festschrift and a bibliographical history. Its appendix lists the more than 100 volumes that Greene and his successor, Jeffrey Marks, have published since John Dickson Carr’s “Speak of the Devil” in 1994. My own favorite Crippen & Landru titles include all five of Edward D. Hoch’s volumes about that New England Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Sam Hawthorne, Anthony Berkeley’s “The Avenging Chance” and Vincent Cornier’s “The Duel of Shadows.” Each contains dazzling examples of seemingly “impossible” murders. That entertaining subgenre’s most familiar scenario typically reveals Sir Reginald or the awful Mrs. Murgatroyd stabbed to death in a room locked from

the inside. But the next most popular setup must be the body found on the deserted beach with no footsteps in the sand except those of the slain man or woman. Such is the situation facing Sir Gideon Parrot in “The Flying Fiend,” Hoch’s contribution to “Silver Bullets.” Note that Sir Gideon’s last name pays winking homage to a certain fussy Golden Age ratiocinator: In “Parrot,” he explains: “The t is silent, the accent is on the o.” Besides the Hoch, “Silver Bullets” is shot through with tales of villainy from Liza Cody; Peter Lovesey; Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller; Jon Breen; Michael Z. Lewin; and many others. All the authors preface their stories with brief appreciations of Greene and his publishing house. “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 70th Anniversary Issue,” dated September-October and edited by C.C. Finlay, is a bumper volume of 256 pages containing four novelets, eight short stories, two poems and a variety of cartoons, book reviews and essays. As an “All-Star Issue” it showcases some of our most admired contemporary writers of “fantastika”: Kelly Link, Ken Liu, Michael Swanwick, Maureen McHugh, Elizabeth Bear, Esther Friesner, Paolo Bacigalupi. In addition, science fiction grandmaster Robert Silverberg describes how “F&SF” got its start and Paul Di Filippo offers a scholarly jeu d’esprit about a long-lost collaboration between Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. One particular coup: Michael Moorcock’s intense “Kabul” tracks a ragtag band of soldiers and survivalists in a devastated near-future Afghanistan. Think “The Road Warrior” but even bleaker. To mark the 25th anniversary of “Chicago Quarterly Review,” the fall 2019 issue is appropriately huge, as befits Carl Sandburg’s “stormy, husky, brawling,/ City of the Big Shoulders.” Here, in more than 400 pages, are 32 short stories, 20 poems, a suite of photographs and a dozen works of nonfiction. The result isn’t just a literary quarterly; it’s a tour of the bright and darkling plain we call contemporary American literature. Besides many younger writers, this issue of CQR also features the work of several old pros: stories by Chicago mainstays Harry Mark Petrakis — now in his mid-90s — and John Blades, poems from David Lehman and Michael Collier, and an evocative memoir by violinist Judith Aller about growing up in Los Angeles among the celebrated musicians of the Aller-Slatkin family.

Here the heroes are librarians on horseback By KARIN TANABE Washington Post

The Giver of Stars By Jojo Moyes Pamela Dorman. 400 pages. $28.00 An impulsive British woman, her band of librarians on horseback, a punishing winter in Southern Appalachia, moonshiners with itchy trigger fingers and the town’s coal tycoon just begging them to shoot: What could possibly go wrong? Thus sets the stage for “The Giver of Stars,” by “Me Before You” author Jojo Moyes. Based on the true story of The Pack Horse Library initiative — a Works Progress Administration project that ran from 1935 to 1943 and turned women and their steeds into bookmobiles — Moyes’ characters travel into the remote Eastern Kentucky mountains to deliver learning to the most isolated residents. It is not the fate protagonist

Alice imagined for herself when handsome American Bennett Van Cleve strode into Surrey, England and whisked her across the Atlantic. She was quite sure that life in the bluegrass state would be “a year-long Derby Day,” but Depression-era Baileyville is a few mint juleps short. Not only is small-town life stifling, but her husband’s golden boy charm does not transfer to the bedroom, and her father-in-law

— the coal king with a violent nature — is employing questionable practices in his mine and acting even worse at home. Alice and her stiff upper lip are ready to accept this lot until the pack horse program comes recruiting. Alice has her britches on before her husband can say neigh, following the group’s bold leader Margery O’Hare up into the mountains. Margery — who is trying to shake her family’s feuding, fighting and hard drinking reputation — is blazing her own trails with an appealing blend of feminism and free-spiritedness. She’s the catalyst for change that Alice, and the isolated mountain families they are serving, desperately need. Together with three other librarians, including Sophia Kenworth, an African American woman whose brother was injured in the mines, they find a room of their own: a library that provides inspiration

and escape. But in town, their work is questioned, especially by the elder Van Cleve who is certain Margery is spreading a prounion message along with those copies of “Little Women.” Cries of impressionable young minds and rumors that the “English girl is really a Communist” and that a girl armed with a book “has grown hair on the back of her hands,” start growing louder. But they are matched by the bellows that the children following them down the streets let out, “begging for something to read.” The flames of learning, the sparks set by these venturesome women, threaten to ignite the town, but if the wind blows the right way, they might set it on a new and better course. The first time they ride through the mountains together, Alice asks Margery, “If you’ve never been further east than — where was it,

Lewisburg? — how is it you know so much about animals in Africa?” Margery yanks her mule to a halt. “Are you seriously asking me that question?” she demands. The answer, of course, is because of books. Books that brought stories of Africa to Appalachia and books that continue to bring us all a slice of the world. Though she made her mark writing contemporary romance, Moyes proves just as adept at historical fiction, gracefully infusing her story with strong, memorable female characters and a sprinkling of men who can make a “heart flutter like a clean sheet on a long line.” “The Giver of Stars” is a celebration of love, but also of reading, of knowledge, of female friendship, of the beauty of our most rural corners and our enduring American grit: the kind of true grit that can be found in the hills of Kentucky and on the pages of this inspiring book.

Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers Tribune News Service

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Sept. 28, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan.

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Water Dancer. Ta-Nehisi Coates. One World 2. The Institute. Stephen King. Scribner 3. The Testaments. Margaret Atwood. Doubleday/ Talese 4. Vince Flynn: Lethal Agent. Kyle Mills. Atria/Bestler 5. The Dutch House. Ann Patchett. Harper 6. The Oracle. Jonathan Cahn. Frontline

7. Killer Instinct. Patterson/Roughan. Little, Brown 8. The Girl Who Lived Twice. David Lagercrantz. Knopf 9. The Titanic Secret. Cussler/Du Brul. Putnam 10. Vendetta in Death. J.D. Robb. St. Martin’s

9. Permanent Record. Edward Snowden. Metropolitan 10. Stories That Stick. Kindra Hall. HarperCollins Leadership


1. Holy Ghost. John Sandford. Putnam 2. Immortal Born. Lynsay Sands. Avon 3. Look Alive Twenty-Five. Janet Evanovich. Putnam 4. Bullets Don’t Argue. William W. Johnstone. Pinnacle 5. Target: Alex Cross. James Patterson. Vision 6. The Reckoning. John Grisham. Dell 7. Toxic Game. Christine Feehan. Berkley 8. Kisses in the Snow. Debbie Macomber. Mira 9. The Stalking. Heather Graham. Mira

1. Inside Out. Demi Moore. Harper 2. The United States of Trump. Bill O’Reilly. Holt 3. Talking to Strangers. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown 4. Over the Top. Jonathan Van Ness. HarperOne. 5. Know My Name. Chanel Miller. Viking 6. Exonerated. Dan Bongino. Post Hill 7. Super Attractor. Gabrielle Bernstein 8. The Ride of a Lifetime. Robert Iger. Random House


10. Play Dirty. Sandra Brown. Pocket

TRADE PAPERBACK 1. The Great Alone. Kristin Hannah. Griffin 2. You Are the Girl for the Job. Jess Connolly. Zondervan 3. It (movie tie-in). Stephen King. Scribner 4. Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate. Ballantine 5. The Keto Guido Cookbook. Vinny Guadagnino. Rockridge 6. Liar Liar. Patterson/Fox. Grand Central 7. A Spark of Light. Jodi Picoult. Ballantine 8. Official SAT Study Guide (2020 ed.). College Board 9. The Whole Truth. David Baldacci. Grand Central 10. Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng. Penguin

NOTEWORTHY PAPERBACKS Summaries from The New York Times Book Review:

THE BIG FELLA: BABE RUTH AND THE WORLD HE CREATED By Jane Leavy. (Harper Perennial, $18.99.) This detail-packed biography of the baseball legend recounts his eventful life and tracks the machinations behind his rise to an unprecedented kind of celebrity in the United States. Times reviewer John Swansburg said Leavy “captures Ruth’s outsize influence on American sport and culture.”

IDENTITY: THE DEMAND FOR DIGNITY AND THE POLITICS OF RESENTMENT By Francis Fukuyama. (Picador, $17.) Fukuyama argues that an exaggerated call for recognition of group identity links movements like the “woke” activists on college campuses, white nationalism and politicized Islam — and that their demands are undermining liberal democracies. Times reviewer Anand Giridharadas called it a “smart, crisp book.”

THE COLLECTED NOVELS OF CHARLES WRIGHT: (Harper Perennial, $17.99.) Wright’s groundbreaking trilogy about the downand-out New York City life of a solitary, working-class intellectual originally came out between 1963 and 1973. “Reading Wright is a steep, stinging pleasure,” The Times’ Dwight Garner wrote.

FEAR: TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE By Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster, $18.) The veteran journalist ventures inside the contentious Trump administration in its first year, finding a “nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world.” The Times’ Dwight Garner called Woodward’s book “a slow tropical storm” that “delivers on the promise of his title.”

LOVE IS BLIND: THE RAPTURE OF BRODIE MONCUR By William Boyd. (Vintage International, $16.95.) Set at the turn of the 20th century, Boyd’s 15th novel centers on Brodie Moncur, a Scottish piano tuner who goes to work for a pianist known as “the Irish Liszt” and promptly falls in love with his employer’s Russian mistress. As their doomed passion unfolds between Paris and St. Petersburg, threats abound, including from Brodie’s clergyman father.

RED, WHITE, BLUE By Lea Carpenter. (Vintage Contemporaries, $16.95.) In this literary espionage novel, the daughter of a CIA operative meets a stranger who gradually shares with her disturbing information about her late father’s work. Her new knowledge causes her to reconsider the nature of her own and her parents’ marriage. Times reviewer Mick Herron said Carpenter “weaves a spell.”



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led to a wonderful result for EastWest. South played low from dummy on the opening trump lead, as would we all. East’s nine forced declarer’s jack. South tried a diamond to dummy’s 10. East won with his ace and shifted to the 10 of spades. Declarer might have done a little better to duck this, but he was trying to do a lot better, which probably needed a defensive slip from these “kids.” There was no slip. South won the spade shift with his ace and led the jack of diamonds. West won with his king and led the king of hearts, knocking out South’s ace. A club to the king lost to East’s ace and East reverted to spades. West won and drew all of South’s remaining trumps and then ran the rest of the tricks with his spades. They held declarer to two trump tricks and the ace of spades — down four for 1100 points! South, gentleman that he is, warmly congratulated the boys for their excellent play. (Bob Jones welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. E-mail:

By Stella Wilder Born today, you can be highly critical of others, especially those who do not live up to your lofty expectations or share your high morals and overall view of the world and the people in it. What this means, of course, is that you’re likely to find yourself in conflict with others far more often than in harmony, which is too bad, really — for you have the makings of a warm companion and a dear, loyal, valuable friend. You are drawn to issues that are “larger than yourself,” and indeed, you may in fact lead a very spiritual, even religious life. You crave knowledge of life and death and everything in between. It’s the truth you seek, and yet you recognize that the truth is, itself, often nothing more than your own interpretation of evidence that could suggest any number of realities. Also born on this date are: Hugh Jackman, actor; Kirk Cameron, actor; Luciano Pavarotti, operatic tenor; Bode Miller, Olympic skier; Tyler Blackburn, actor; Susan Anton, actress; Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer. 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, OCTOBER 13 LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Something you’ve tried to hide is likely to be uncovered today; you’ll realize that there was no need to conceal it in the first place. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may realize that your efforts at communicating with a certain someone have recently been subpar. It’s not too late to start over! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — It may be time for you to immerse yourself once more in a favorite legend or historical event. It speaks to you now more than ever. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s important for you to surround yourself with the right collaborators;

today, cooperation in all forms will give you more than strength. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You may require someone to help you out of the rut you are currently in; though you have your preference, it’s likely to be someone else. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Surprise contact with an old friend gives you the boost you need right now. You’re impressed with his or her progress since last you met. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A favor done for another today may lead to a favor you receive in return before you even know you need it. The pace quickens some today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Your capabilities are many, but today you are not likely to be at all impressed with yourself. What has dampened your spirits in this way? GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — There are times when what you know and what you think are somehow strangely divergent. It’s important for you to look at the facts. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You are able to stand up to criticism today; you know what you’ve done and why, and there’s no reason to be ashamed of it in any way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You may have to take more time today to finish something better than someone else — but making any sort of comparison would be unfair to both parties. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’re eager to see things more clearly after a period of confusion or doubt. Today, things begin to line up very much as hoped and expected. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.



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‘Downton Abbey’ film is food for thought STAR ATTRACTION:

Details make meals look delectable, historically accurate By EMILY HEIL Washington Post

The characters of “Downton Abbey,” the long-running PBS historical drama spun into a feature film that premiered Sept. 20 are beloved. The starchy butler Carson, the bonmot-slinging Dowager Countess, the chauffeur-turned-family-member Tom Branson ... But food, food has always been a star, too — the teas and puddings and roasts and cakes and souffles, around which both the downstairs servants and the upstairs British aristocrats banter and scheme. That tradition continues in the new movie, where food not only serves as a lush prop painting a picture of life in an opulent country estate, circa 1927, but as a key agent of the plot, which centers on a visit by King George V and Queen Mary that upends life at Downton and conveniently ushers in new characters to join the soapy goings-on. In the two-hour film, the procurement, storage, preparation and presentation of food is the crux of the action among Downton’s staff. And upstairs, as ever, the drama revolves around the table. At least twice, (mild spoiler alert!) food is used as a weapon in one of the movie’s central conflicts: the battle between the Crawley family’s staff and the visiting battalion of royal servants imported to Downton for the monarch’s visit. “A royal luncheon, a parade and a dinner? I’m going to have to sitdown!” sputters Mrs. Patmore, the oft-beleaguered cook of the family estate, in an early scene. Another not-so-spoiler: She doesn’t sit, or at least for long, and the household is swiftly caught up in a whirlwind of preparation. So, too, was the film’s production team. When Lisa Heathcote, the food stylist responsible for nearly every crumb that appears at the fictional Downton estate, first saw the movie script, she was delighted at the prominent role that food played. And she was mindful that on the big screen, it would be even more important than in the TV series for the food to look real, a feat she accomplishes by ... using real food, which also has the benefit of allowing the actors to munch as they see fit. She admits, though, that there is one real

From left, Michelle Dockery, Robert James-Collier, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech star in “Downton Abbey.” Focus Features

fake-out amid all the other actually edible dishes in the movie — but she wouldn’t cop to what it was. “I’m not going to say!” she says. “There’s only one thing. I thought, ‘Well, it’s quick and nobody will notice.’ [Otherwise] I make sure it’s all real food and it’s as it would have been.” (Downton fans, consider this a challenge.) One word in the script, though, stopped her in her tracks: souffle. The airy, eggy dish is a known diva of the food world — so finicky and prone to collapsing that it’s a metaphor for things that deflate. And Heathcote needed lots of them, since they were served at the dinner for the king and queen. Using the tricks in her food-wizardry arsenal, she faked the ones perched on the tray of a footman, who gets lectured by the kitchen maid, Daisy, to get them upstairs “before they fall!” Gelatin whipped

into the mix assured they could last through multiple takes. But in a later scene at the dinner table, after the souffles have been served, Heathcote went with the unadulterated dish (since the actors had to actually eat them). She prepped hundreds of them in a food truck she parks outside of Highclere Castle, the estate that serves as Downton’s set. “I had to run from my truck across the car park with the souffles like a madwoman,” she said. “By the time I got there, they were looking very sorry for themselves.” Luckily, the scene takes place midcourse. “By that time, the souffles would have already fallen anyway!” Similar finessing was required for what might be the movie’s crucial food moment. As Team Downton tries to wrest control of the dinner away from the king’s supercilious retinue (including a French chef, who only sharpens our favorite servants’ patriotic pride), they

engage in some subterfuge. A pot of sauce spilled on an immaculate shirt at an inopportune moment gets one character out of the way, allowing the wily Crawley loyalists to have their way. The weaponized concoction posed a challenge for Heathcote: It had to be just the right consistency to cling to the fabric onto which it was flung. “I spent a lot of time throwing things against the wall to see how it would behave,” she said. In the end, she landed on a mixture of fruit puree, syrup, water and corn flour “so it would really stick.” (As for the second instance in which food is used in the scheme, let’s just say guests at Downton would do well to avoid lady’s maid Anna’s offerings of tea.) That kind of attention to detail plays out in ways the audience might never notice. Rather than giving actors busywork just for the sake of having something to do, Heathcote says she’s always mindful of what would

have been happening in the Downton kitchen at a given time of day or season. The film is set in late summer, so Daisy is shown in one scene preparing a piccalilli, a British pickledvegetable concoction flavored with mustard powder and seed, a dish that a cook might have made to take advantage of the gardens’ bounty. “It’s not just a random bit of carrot or onion, which seems to happen in film all the time and is sort of daft,” she said. “There’s a story and fluidity, and it’s all making sense.” Heathcote is clearly willing to share some of the secrets to making dining at Downton look delectable, but she isn’t spilling all the Earl Grey. Another subject on which she’s tightlipped (what happens on the Downton set, apparently, stays on the set): Given that all the food lying around set is edible at worst and delicious at best, who among the cast members is the biggest eater? “I know who it is,” she says. “But I couldn’t say!”

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the roof,” he said. “It cost thousands of dollars because I was a kid and stupid.” Things have gotten tougher still under Vision Zero, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to reduce traffic fatalities, which began in 2014. I can attest. A few years ago, where I lived in Brooklyn, police officers seemed to overlook bikes parked on the sidewalk as long as they were covered and out of the way — a tacit compromise akin to drinking beer from a paper bag. Yes, it was illegal. But bikers like me believed it was based on a mutual understanding that laws should not be flouted and that legally parked bikes have a tough time in a city where people park by feel. Suddenly last year, my bike

Fumi Matsueda on his custom Triumph bike, at the Sixth Street Specials motorcycle garage. Daniel Weiss/New York Times

was towed three times. This year it was towed again. My bike wasn’t running, so I had to pay to tow it off the impound lot. All told, that single parking violation cost about $450. I’ve heard similar stories, from mechanics, riders and my tow guy. It seemed like a trend; a spokeswoman for the police department confirmed my suspicion. From 2015 to 2016, motorcycle tows more than doubled citywide. After a tiny dip in 2017, they more than doubled again in 2018. Tows for cars held steady.

TRIUMPHS AND CHALLENGES Walking through Mackie’s garage, I tried to take it all in. He was working on a Triumph that looked as if it were built for the apocalypse. A sun-bleached cow’s skull dangled from a hook in the pressed tin ceiling. Racing trophies crowded a front window that is not very easy to see through. Nearby, an irreparably dented primary cover from an old Triumph hung from a wall — a different kind of trophy. The kind you mount for having

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underground treasure trove of more than 50,000 secondhand titles at hard-to-beat prices. At Skoob, the element of surprise is key, which is why the store is full of nooks and crannies to scour and get lost browsing in. The store boasts a wide range of nonfiction, including

Fumi Matsueda works on a motorcycle at the Sixth Street Specials garage. Daniel Weiss/New York Times

lived to tell the tale. The kind you mount when both wheels left the ground. “That was one of those days when I didn’t make it home on the bike,” he said. I returned home to find that my own motorcycle, which in recent months had cost me

thousands and still didn’t run, had been knocked over for probably the dozenth time. Whoever did it had not left a note. But someone had placed my broken-off clutch lever on the seat: Usefulness? Exactly zero. I went inside and ordered a

replacement lever on Amazon. The fact that I had just been commiserating about these very sorts of mishaps with Mackie was not lost on me; neither were the implications of paying a company that was helping put guys like him out of business.

philosophy, history, politics and science, and its fiction selection includes the siren’s call that is entire bookcases of orange and black Penguin Classics. The low-hanging pipes and heating ducts only heighten the feeling that you’re about to unearth something special. 66 the Brunswick (off Marchmont Street) 011-44-020-7278-8760


the lowest level, you’ll find the L-shaped couch that attracts patrons and the bookshop dog alike. In warmer weather, the shop hosts live music on its rooftop stage. When it gets chilly, there’s a wood-burning stove to help keep you warm as you browse. Regent’s Canal at York Way 011-44-079-7688-6982

It might sound like a gimmick — and the ambiance of Regent’s Canal certainly doesn’t hurt — but this floating, century-old Dutch barge is a legitimate secondhand bookshop. Its stock ranges from classics to photography to contemporary fiction, and the farther inside you venture, the snugger it gets; when you reach the children’s section on

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