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CATSKILL — The proposed hotel at Catskill Golf Course has taken its next step in passing through the Zoning Board. Golf course owner David Vipler has been trying to get his plans for a hotel approved by the town since February. Vipler presented his revised plan at a Zoning Board meeting Wednesday. “We’re 1 mile from the Thruway,” Vipler said. “The Catskill exit does not have a hotel. The closest one is Carl’s Motor Lodge, which is seasonal and

closes in November.” The proposed lodging, called Greens Suites Hotel, would be open year-round, Vipler said. Vipler’s plans were not accepted in the past because the hotel would be constructed in a high-density zone. The new plans moved the site into a rural area zone and changed its size from three stories to four, and from 42 units to 50, Vipler said. “The footprint is 125 feet smaller,” he added. Meryl Learnihan, of Catskill, is a member of the Brooks Lane See HOTEL A2


Charles Kuehn’s rendering of the Greens Suites Hotel in Catskill.

Last-second goal

Florence weakens, but still packs a wallop

Maple Hill wins thriller over Greenville PAGE B1

By Richard Moody


Candidate in Catskill Marc Molinaro, the GOP candidate for governor, talks about fracking and the county jail controversyl PAGE A3


A less daunting battle Once seen as a scant possibility, Democratic hopes of retaking the U.S. Senate look brighter. PAGE A5

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Members of the Alger family came to the Twin Counties earlier this week from New Bern, North Carolina, for a family funeral Thursday — the same day their home on the riverfront of the Neuse River was hit by Hurricane Florence. Florence is classified as a Category 2 storm by the National Weather Service and is expected to have sustained winds of up to 105 mph and a storm surge that could reach 13 feet. The storm began its brutish slow-motion collision with the Carolina coasts Thursday, with beach towns cowering under the first bands of lashing rain. Millions of people have left the area after mandatory evacuations were ordered for most coastal counties of South Carolina and parts of North Carolina. The Alger family traveled to Hudson for the funeral of Greg James Alger, of New Bern. The family was originally from Hudson and Greg was buried Thursday in Cedar Park Cemetery in the city. “We were going to leave Friday, but we won’t be able to get back into the state,” Lenny Alger said. “We are right on the water in an inlet of the river.” The family moved to North Carolina from Hudson 18 years ago and returned for what was supposed to be a short-term trip. The Algers may stay in the Twin Counties through Sunday. They are staying at the Best Western in Coxsackie, Lenny said. “I am hoping we have a

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A cyclist rides along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, in N.C., on Wednesday. The wind and rain of Hurricane Florence began to lash North Carolina and grow in size on Thursday, packing sustained winds of up to 100 miles an hour and driving a storm surge that could reach 13 feet in places.

home to go home to,” said Cassandra Alger, Lenny’s niece. Cassandra serves in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed in Idaho. “I have a lot of friends who stayed in New Bern because they have no place to go. They can’t move some people.” Officials were closing lanes traveling south of Interstate Route 95 and turning them into northbound lanes, Lenny and Cassandra said, adding they saw people evacuating as they traveled north for the funeral. See FLORENCE A2


Wood panels are installed on the windows before the arrival of Hurricane Florence, at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday. The first rains of Florence were starting to lash North Carolina on Thursday, with the storm growing in size, packing winds of up to 110 miles an hour and driving a storm surge that could reach 13 feet in places.

Local benefits sought from Hecate project By Daniel Zuckerman Columbia-Greene Media

COXSACKIE — The Coxsackie Elementary School auditorium Wednesday was filled to capacity as residents and elected officials from the local and state levels addressed the Hecate Energy LLC solar project proposed for the vicinity of Farm to Market Road. State Sen. George Amedore Jr., R-46; Assemblyman Chris Tague, R-102; U.S. Rep. John Faso’s District Director Ryan McAllister; Coxsackie Town Supervisor Richard Hanse; and Coxsackie Village Mayor Mark Evans each spoke about their support for the work of Saving Greene: Citizens for Sensible Solar, a group opposed to Hecate’s nearly 400-acre solar project.

POLITICAL TALK All of the speakers addressed the Article 10 process, which takes the decision-making on large-scale utility projects out of local control. Many projects, including

Athens Generating, have come and gone in Coxsackie but haven’t provided any real benefits to the village, Evans said. This point has been expressed repeatedly to Hecate representatives, Evans said. “If we’re going to have projects that are sited here, then we should have the benefit here or in New York state,” Evans said. “I would like to see a direct benefit to myself as a taxpayer.” The town board sees the Hecate project is three separate projects sewn together in order to fall under Article 10 guidelines, Hanse said, adding the town and village boards recently submitted a petition to the state Public Service Commission declaring the project is not a proper subject for Article 10. “We’ll see where that goes,” Hanse said. “If they agree with us, and they should, that would be great.” Hanse showed Tague around each of the sites Wednesday See PROJECT A2


Saving Greene member Kim Rose (far right) on stage at the Coxsackie Elementary School with (from left to right) Coxsckie Town Supervisor Richard Hanse and U.S. Rep John Faso’s District Director Ryan McAllister.



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existing parking lot. “We are not taking away any parking; we are adding parking,” Vipler said. The parking lot will be in a high-density zone, which means Vipler also had to apply for a land-use variance, Harvey said, adding the lot will require a short-form environmental assessment from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The hotel will be hidden behind the clubhouse to address local residents’ concerns over having their view obstructed, Vipler said. “Some homes on a deadend road would see it,” he said. The hotel will be built at the ninth hole of the golf course, Vipler said. “It will remain an 18-hole golf course — that’s very important to maintain,” he said. Vipler will have more steps to take before the project is approved. “Once it’s through the zoning board and he gets the variances, it will continue to the planning board for a special

use permit,” Harvey said. Because Vipler’s 142-acre parcel is within 500 feet of county Route 23, the zoning board will have to send the plans to the county for a review to identify actions that could have intermunicipal or countywide impacts, Harvey said. The project is expected to cost $8 million, Vipler said. “We’re hoping to get approval this fall and start building in the spring,” Vipler said. “It’s a year-and-a-half-long project so it wouldn’t be complete until fall 2020.” The public did not get the floor Wednesday because it was a regular zoning board meeting and not a public hearing, Harvey said. The Zoning Board will have a public hearing for the variances at its next meeting scheduled for Oct. 10. “The public and neighbors can come to the meeting and share their concerns and questions,” Harvey said.

officer down in Charleston area — 20 minutes inland from the South Carolina coast. “I talked to her mother earlier today,” Demarco said. “She is worried about her house, but she has to help people. I feel sorry for people who are living along the coast.” Charles Swain, of Catskill, plans to pray for the people living on the coast, he said. “It’s a sad thing, definitely,” Swain said. “Only thing you can do is say a prayer for them. Some people can’t leave. You feel bad.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he is deploying 50 airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard to Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach to assist in the hurricane response. The team traveled Wednesday afternoon to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society is doing its part to help with hurricane relief. The humane society will take in five to 10 dogs from a South Carolina animal shelter, ColumbiaGreene Humane Society President and CEO Ron Perez said Thursday. “We make sure we have ample space for the dogs,” Perez said. “We do not know what condition the dogs will be in, so we keep veterinarians on standby. We will give the dogs health and wellness tests, vaccines and get them ready for adoption as soon as possible.” The American Red Cross deployed volunteers to help during the hurricane, including three people from Ulster and Dutchess counties. No volunteers from Columbia and Greene counties were deployed as of Thursday, said Kimmy Venter, the director of communications for American Red Cross

Eastern New York. The Red Cross is sending volunteers with extensive training and experience working in the local area to help with relief efforts during Hurricane Florence, Venter said. More than 1,500 Red Cross disaster workers are involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The Red Cross moved additional disaster workers, vehicles, equipment and relief supplies into key areas Wednesday. Some 80 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and relief supplies were deployed. “We don’t know what is going to happen going forward and I anticipate that we will deploy more volunteers,” Venter said. “We encourage people who want to help to provide a financial donation or donate blood.” The New York Times contributed to this report.

brownfields we have in Greene County.” The Article 10 process leaves all decisions on large-scale projects in the hands of the developer and the land owner, Kim Rose said. “I think that’s what people are missing when they say ‘Well, the farmer has a right,’” she said. “Yes he has a right, but what about all the people that live around that parcel? What about their rights? The project’s size was debated by Saving Greene members and Mark Flach, whose property is being used for the proposed project. “It’s 400 acres of solar, not 933, on my property,” Flach said. Group member Jeffrey Rose asked Flach not to disrupt the meeting, saying the landowner had a chance to share his thoughts at a Tuesday town board public hearing on a proposed solar law. “You had your ability to speak last night,” Jeffrey Rose said.

Coxsackie, asked the group about solar panels catching fire, which is a concern for her, she said. “If they’re going to put it around people’s homes and there it goes, the whole thing will blow up,” Gunderson said. “They can’t do anything about it if there’s a fire. It’ll just burn.” An issue that hasn’t been brought up is what to do with the weeds on the land proposed for solar, Gunderson said. “How are they going to do that? Poison and that poison is going to go into the ground and that’s going to go into the water,” she said. Saving Greene members vowed to continue hosting

informational meetings on a monthly basis as needed, Kim Rose said after the meeting, adding varying viewpoints were heard and expected.

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Neighbors — a group of residents concerned about the proposed hotel project — and was in attendance at Wednesday’s meeting. “We want the golf course to succeed,” Learnihan said. “We’re not objecting to the stay-and-play hotel, but we want to make sure it’s in harmony with the neighborhood. “It’s an old neighborhood — some people have lived in their houses for 60 years,” Learnihan added. “It’s well-established and quiet.” Learnihan brought a list of concerns with her to the meeting from the Brooks Lane Neighbors. The neighbors are concerned traffic will increase and the hotel would be a fire hazard. “It’s a narrow road with a blind turn and no sidewalk,” Learnihan said. “We don’t even have enough water

pressure to put out a fire in a one-story house.” The Brooks Lane Neighbors has more than 30 members. “We’re worried about his [Vipler’s] intentions and interest in our welfare,” she said. “We want it to be successful,but not run over us to make money.” Barb Sanson, of Catskill, another Brooks Lane Neighbors member, said the hotel would be too close to home for her. “The last thing I want to see is a four-story building down the road,” she said. Vipler had to submit an application for an area variance because he wants the building set back 20 feet from the road instead of the 50-foot standard for rural areas, Zoning Board Vice Chairman Gary Harvey said. “If we push it back further, it would be in the tree line,” Harvey said. “We don’t want to remove any trees.” A new parking lot will be behind the hotel, Vipler said. In its previous incarnation, the building interfered with the

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As the hurricane hit the coast at about 2 p.m. Thursday, officials warned of its potential to deliver catastrophic, life-threatening damage, including drenching some areas with up to 40 inches of rain. The storm was forecasted to crawl places as far inland as Charlotte — about 150 miles from the coast — that could receive more than 10 inches of rain. The hurricane slowed and was downgraded to a Category 2 storm Thursday, but Lenny said that does not make things better. “It means there is going to be a lot of rain,” Lenny said. “And everything is going to be really wet and then the winds could cause branches and poles to fall on houses.” Lynn Demarco, of Albany, has a niece who is a police


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where solar is proposed and one word came to mind, the assemblyman said. “The first word that came to my mouth was ‘enormous’ and that was startling,” Tague said. Tague does not want to see 25 percent of the town turn into a solar farm and elected officials in Albany shouldn’t have any say in local decision-making, he said. “I’ll be here to support this community, I’ll be here to support your local government,” Tague said.

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Not everyone at the meeting agreed with Saving Greene’s message. Eric Voellm, of Coxsackie, doesn’t understand the objection to the project because it will provide clean energy to the town. “Here we have an opportunity to supply clean energy for many, many people and it’s like, ‘No, we can’t have any solar here, geewhiz,’” Voellm said. “I thought as a country and as a culture we were looking for clean energy.” Greene County has plenty of brownfields, or formerly developed land, that should be used for solar projects before bucolic farmland is used, Saving Greene member Kim Rose said. “Nobody wants solar in their backyard; it’s just not pretty,” she said. “Let’s exhaust all of the

REACTION Voellm considers solar farms to be architectural wonders and schools can take children on field trips to them, he said after the meeting, adding Coxsackie residents tend to resist any project proposed in town. “Everybody’s first reaction is before they even hear what is said is no,” Voellm said. “We have enough bucolic scenery in Greene County. You’ve got mountains upon mountains upon mountains.” Karen Gunderson, of

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CALENDAR Monday, Sept. 17 n Athens Town Board 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Greenville CSD BOE Business Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Auditorium, 4976 SR 81, Greenville n Greene County Legislature 6-7 p.m. public comment session on proposed jail in the Board Room; 7 p.m. economic development and tourism; gov. ops; finance and Rep. and Dem. caucus at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Suite 408, Catskill n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville

Tuesday, Sept. 18 n Athens Village Planning Board 6:30

p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Durham Town Board 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Hunter Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville n Ravena Village Board 6 p.m. Ravena Village Building, 15 Mountain Road, Ravena

Wednesday, Sept. 19 n Catskill Town Committee meet-

ing 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill n Greene County Legislature meeting No. 9 6:30 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Suite 408, Catskill

Thursday, Sept. 20 n Coxsackie Village Planning Board

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

Monday, Sept. 24 n Catskill Village Planning Board 7 p.m. at Catskill Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill

Tuesday, Sept. 25 n Catskill Town Planning Board 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 26 n Athens Village Board 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Library Board 6:45 p.m. at the Catskill Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill or Palenville Library, 3303 Route 23A, Palenville n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, Academy Street, Catskill n Coeymans Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. Coeymans Town Hall, 18 Russell Ave., Ravena n Greene County Legislature workshop 6 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Suite 408, Catskill

Thursday, Sept. 27 n Coeymans Town Board 7 p.m. Coey-

mans Town Hall, 18 Russell Ave., Ravena

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

Town Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Cairo Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Meeting/Court Room, 512 Main St., Cairo n Coeymans Planning Board 7 p.m. Coeymans Town Hall 18 Russell Ave., Ravena n Greene County Board of Electrical Examiners 1 p.m. at the Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., 4th Floor, Room 469, Catskill

Tuesday, Oct. 2 n Durham Town Board workshop 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Lexington Town Board 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3542 Route 42, Lexington n Ravena Village Board 6 p.m. Ravena Village Building, 15 Mountain Road, Ravena

Thursday, Oct. 4 n Ashland Planning Board 6 p.m. at

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Monday, Oct. 8 n Ashland Town Board 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 12094 Route 23, Ashland n Athens Village Clerk’s Office closed for Columbus Day

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ees 7 p.m. at the library, 80 Second St., Athens n Lexington Town Planning Board 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3542 Route 42, Lexington

Gubernatorial candidate makes an appearance in Catskill By Logan Weiss Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — A packed crowd made it to the town of Catskill on Saturday, not just for the fun and food at the Catskill Food Truck festival, but for politics as well. Marc Molinaro, the Republican nominee who is running for the governor’s office, stopped by in Catskill to host a Greene/Columbia counties town hall forum on Saturday. The event was hosted at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center on Academy Street. Introduced by Assemblyman Chris Tague, R-102, and state Sen. George Amedore Jr, R-46, Molinaro was greeted by a full room of people from all over the Twin Counties and the surrounding area. In his introductory remarks, Tague spoke of the confidence he had in Molinaro to lead the state to a more successful future. Tague also took shots at Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the current administration, stating that Cuomo “is the most corrupt governor in the United States.” Tague also stated that Molinaro is within striking distance of Cuomo, referring to a poll conducted by the New York State Reform Party. That poll had Cuomo with 46 percent of the votes, Molinaro with 43 percent, and undecided voters at 11 percent. Amedore also spoke highly of Molinaro. “We know how difficult it is to live and work in this state,” Amedore said. He praised Molinaro’s legislative and executive experience. “We cannot afford Cuomo for another four years,” Amedore added. Then Molinaro took to the front of town hall with a large round of applause from the crowd. He started off by thanking them for attending the event and showing their support. “This is the 13th or 14th town hall meeting we have hosted,” Molinaro said, “You can’t represent the people if you don’t know them.” Molinaro spoke about his background, family history and resume. He started his political career serving on the village of Tivioli board of trustees in 1994, he said. He was 18 at the time. In 1995, Molinaro served as Tivoli’s mayor, and he was the youngest mayor at the time. Molinaro was elected mayor five times, and he was elected four times to the Dutchess County legislature. He also represented the 103rd district in the New York State Assembly in 2006, and served six years as an assemblyman. In 2011, Molinaro was elected county executive. He highlighted the work he did for Dutchess County, including having the second highest bond rating in the state. Toward the end of his presentation Molinaro took questions from the audience, which ranged from Article 10 to fracking to the Common Core curriculum, and locally about the possible construction of the Greene County jail. “I was very impressed,”


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CORRECTION In the story “Voters to get say in primaries,” which appeared on page A1 of Thursday’s edition of The Daily Mail, Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106, who is running for her third term, said, “I hope all eligible voters will turn out and vote.”



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Jeffery Yeh, of Stockport, shaking hands with gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro.


Assemblyman Chris Tague, R-102, and State Senator George Amedore Jr, R-46, introduced Molinaro at the town hall.


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The people who attended the town hall event Saturday afternoon. Most were from the local area.

Molinaro talked about the Joe Maratioti, of Coxsackie, said. Maratioti asked the state’s education system for question concerning Article some time. He said the over10, “It seems like he is very ed- all goal is to make New York’s educational system equal uacated on the subjects.” One guest at the town hall for all who attend, including was teary eyed leaving the fa- those with special needs. Molinaro’s eldest child is on the cility. “I feel like he is the first autism spectrum, he said. “He lives it. Hopefully he candidate who cares about special needs,” Danielle Ho- ) taling, of Catskill, said. She was wiping tears from her face, citing the challenges of having a child with special needs.

will fight for it,” Hotaling said. Molinaro and his wife, Corrine, have three children. Their eldest daughter is on the autism spectrum. He also coaches his 9-year-old son’s soccer team. Molinaro and his wife are expecting a fourth child this November. They reside in Red Hook.

Molinaro also talked specifically about Greene County, “Greene is a lot like most of upstate New York, who want a government who respects the people.” Molinaro said, when asked about his day in Greene County overall. “I am thrilled to be here.”

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The build-a-new-jail debate

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Hops farms changing face of local agriculture When Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation to shell out tax breaks to assist the state’s hops farmers grow a better crop and encourage development of new farm distilleries, it speaks volumes about the sea of change agriculture is experiencing in the 21st century. The Kinderhook Creek Hops Yard, Chatham Brewery, Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company in Catskill, Subversive Malting & Brewing in Livingston (which is opening the Catskill Beer Cafe this fall) and Crossroads Brewing in Catskill and Athens are among the local brew factories and craft-beer restaurants that will benefit most from the new law, directly and indirectly. The hop-farm assistance law actually consists

of two bills. The first will assist orchards and vineyards that grow hops to qualify for a property tax exemption by waiving the $10,000 sales requirement. Farms can qualify for the tax break if they are in the first, second, third or fourth year of production. The law also provides limited tax exemptions for farmers who are replanting or expanding production over six years. The second allows businesses holding farm distillery licenses to enter into private contracts to produce custom-tailored liquor for the customer. By coincidence or deliberate planning, the governor signed the legislation just as hops are growing again in the Empire State. The richness of the latest crop puts local farmers in

mind of a sort of “golden age” in the 1800s, when the central New York communities of Cobleskill and Cooperstown were home to some of the largest hop farms and distribution hubs in the region. For all appearances, the hops industry is booming, here and across the state. If the momentum continues — and it appears it will — hops farms are altering the landscape of agriculture. With healthy crops on the horizon and a strengthening, readymade local market of breweries, distilleries and craft-beer emporiums right here at home, the future looks extremely bright. This is the sort of shot in the arm the Twin Counties’ farming industry needs.


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Among the most troubling of the many untruths advanced by President Donald Trump is his repeated insistence that the federal government did a good - indeed, a “tremendous” - job responding to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. A recent study estimated that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the storm, and nearly a year later, residents are still struggling to cope with disruptions that affect nearly every facet of life. That the president sees nothing wrong with that - even defines it as success - is obscene. It should concern anyone who takes seriously the government’s responsibility to help people afflicted by natural disaster. During an Oval Office briefing Tuesday on preparations for Hurricane Florence, Trump brushed aside questions about any lessons learned from the widely panned government response to Maria. “An incredible, unsung success,” he said. Wednesday morning he followed up with a tweet about the “unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico.” He got one thing right - about the job not being appreciated. A Post-Kaiser

Family Foundation poll released hours after Trump’s tweet showed Puerto Ricans are widely dissatisfied with local and federal government for their utter failure to respond to their needs. The most intense ire was aimed at Trump: Eight of 10 residents gave him negative reviews, including roughly half who gave him the lowest grade of “poor.” The survey was the first to gauge the experiences of residents who lived on the island when Maria hit last September, and it offered fresh evidence of the storm’s stunning devastation and lingering effects. Eighty-three percent reported either major damage to their homes, loss of power for more than three months, employment setbacks or worsening health problems. To this day, complaints persist of unreliable power, damaged roads and suspect water. “We’re living day by day, and we’re living with hope that things might get better, but they have not,” said one resident of Bayamón. There is no question that Puerto Rico, with its island location, credit problems and already frayed infrastructure, presented logistical challenges for the Federal Emergency Man-

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agement Agency (FEMA). None of that, though, gives the administration a pass. A FEMA after-action report showed the agency greatly underestimated how much food and water would be needed, and that it had thousands fewer workers than were needed, with many not qualified.An investigation by Politico showed a marked difference in the administration’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria, with a far more aggressive approach taken to help victims in Texas. Trump’s comments about Puerto Rico - and his silence when the Puerto Rican government raised its official death toll from 64 to 2,975 - show a clear double standard that is not lost on Puerto Ricans, who told Post-Kaiser researchers that rebuilding the island is not a federal priority. “The president of the United States has to remember that we’re Puerto Ricans; if you like it or not, we’re part of the United States, too,” said a resident of Ponce, on the island’s southern coast. “You see the response they got in Miami and New Orleans; they respond right away. Over here, it ain’t working that way. “

To the editor: The need to replace the Greene County Jail has been an issue for more than 15 years when the County built the new Municipal Building. Back then there was a proposal to move the facilities to the existing High School along with the Municipal Building and build a new High School for “free” (State 95 percent aid at the time). The Legislature ignored evaluating the possibility and moved forward with an unimaginative solution that did not address the need for the Jail. And now, after all these years the Legislature is again using the least creative and also most expensive solution to resolve the requirements to maintain a County Jail. I have read through all the documents that are on the Greene County Website and spoken with several knowledgeable individuals and would like to clarify a few misconceptions that have been promulgated through signs and committee “notes.” There is an excellent analysis of three alternatives to building the jail in the “Alternative To Incarceration (ATI) Committee Presentation” (https:// www.greenegovernment. com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Report-ofthe-ATI-Committee.FINALwithnotes-10-5-17.pdf) that provides an objective cost analysis and recommendations to the County for a holistic approach to addressing the issues of crime in Greene County.


bond and operational requirements would not be $2.1 million (the interest rate) nor will it be $1.1 million as stated by the Legislature, but will be an additional $3.7 million per year ($92 million over 30 years without cost for living adjustments) when one includes the overall budget cost of supporting the new Jail. See Projected Budget for Sheriff’s Department if the Jail is built. n The Ricci Greene Report analyzing the Jail Requirements was conducted in 2015 when “The Average Daily Population” (ADP) in the Jail was higher. The ADP has dropped about 50% from the highs and would indicate that the sizing of a jail was calculated using outdated ADP numbers. Current trends indicate the ADP will remain much lower. n The cost of housing



TSUKADA inmates out-of-county is about $75/day where the cost of housing them in Greene County is $337/day. The difference is that other counties run their facilities with empty beds and the use of those beds by Greene County actually saves them money — much like a motel with empty rooms. n According to the “Question and Answers Document,” the Correction Officer (CO) ratio will go from one CO to 10 inmates to one for 60 inmates. This efficiency will reduce the need for more CO jobs. n Most likely, the money to build the jail will go to large financial institutions outside of Greene County. The construction jobs to build the jail will also probably be contracted with companies that will bring in labor from the outside to augment any local labor. They will leave and Greene County residents will be left with a 30-year bond and additional operational costs. This will neither keep money in Greene County nor create long term jobs. n I am unsure how much the “Ricci Greene Report” cost Greene County but to hesitate to evaluate the “shared county jail” solution study that will cost less than $30, 000 is totally illogical. The potential savings for that solution would save millions of dollars (ATI Report) n The County Legislature does not have to seek approval of the residents of the County but can vote on this without approval. School Budgets require the vote of the residents of the school district to be approved, it is hard to understand how the Legislature can unilaterally commit close to $100 million dollars in debt without resident consent; especially for a solution that will waste millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money.

RECOMMENDATIONS: n It is a NYS mandate

that all counties have a jail. The Greene County Legislature should formally request a ruling or waiver that provides for shared jail facilities and a methodology for counties to pull their

resources to maximize ADP in a collective manner to reduce costs. n The Greene County Legislature should table the vote on the Jail Resolution and revisit discussions with Columbia County to evaluate the feasibility of working with them to create a shared resource that would dramatically reduced incarceration costs. n The Sheriff Department, which is responsible for the County Jail program should provide a five-year plan to evaluate and recommend changes to their operation that will enhance performance. This includes innovative approaches to incarceration that have been successful around the country including technological advances in ATI programs. n Greene County has the potential to become a major arts and recreation destination in the near future. The County Legislature should conduct programs and services that could support infrastructure that will lend to sustainable job creation. Greene County has the third highest Drug Overdose rate in NYS. Perhaps developing a program with State and Federal backing that addresses this growing problem would create jobs and also help a population in great distress. n Greene County Legislature should delay the vote on the new jail proposal for another year while pursuing serious evaluation of the alternatives. It will not cost us money but in fact will delay expenditures that far exceed the current budget.

CONCLUSION Greene County has to address a major problem that has been ignored for years. It is time to provide vision and leadership to help the residents of Greene County successfully move forward to a better future. Spending $90 million dollars for a jail is not that vision. The money would be better spent on economic development, infrastructure improvements, and coordinated activities with each municipality to transcend parochial existing models. Ken Tsukada is a retired business analyst with more than 35 years of experience in the computer industry. He was also involved in the export of seafood as well as other international projects. Tsukada was a past Cornell Cooperative Education (CCE) Board President, served on the Elementary School Facilities Design Committee and for the last 12 years as been the Catskill JV Wrestling Coach.

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Harriet B. Hegeman Harriet B. Hegeman 95, of and two great-grandchildren: Claverack, died Wednesday Lillian and Alexander Robin, as September 12, 2018 at Colum- well as many nieces and nephbia Memorial Hospital. Born ews, ive stepchildren and many in Rock Hill, SC, she was the wonderful friends. She was predaughter of the late deceased by her husWilliam A. and Kathbands Herbert E. Kline ryn (Beach) Ball. Harin 1995, and Alan Heriet was a member of geman in 2000. In adthe Reformed Dutch dition to her husbands, Church of Claverack. she was pre-deceased She was a very talentby one brother, David ed artist and a loving Ball, and two sisters: mother, grandmother Marjorie Blue and Sarand great-grandmothah Green. Calling hours Hegeman er. She is survived by will be Monday Sept. her daughter, Amy (Christopher) 17, 2018 at (1:00-2:30) pm at Cornell of Ghent, NY, two sis- the Reformed Dutch Church of ters: Dorothy (Dot) Snotherly Claverack. Funeral services will of Burlington, NC and Elea- begin at 2:30 with Pastor Linda nor Sikes of Sanford, NC, two Miles oficiating. To leave online grandchildren: Mary (Andrew) condolences visit: www.sacRobin, Daniel (Linara) Cornell,

Joann E. Thulen CLERMONT erine LeVine of Arlington, MA, Joann E. Thulen, 85, of Cl- Charles LeVine of Schuylerermont, NY, passed away on ville, NY, Michael (Jennifer) Wednesday, September 12, Thulen, Jr of Point Pleasant, 2018 at her home. NJ, Kelly Thulen of Howell, NJ, Born on March 18, 1933, and Patrick Thulen of Portland, in Queens, NY, she was the OR; along with extended family daughter of the late Thomas and friends. and Elizabeth (Prostowich) Friends may call at the BurNanke. Joann married Charles nett & White Funeral Homes on A. Thulen on July 24, 1954 in Sunday, September 16, 2018 Poquonock, CT and Charles from 5 to 8 pm. predeceased her on Mass of Christian September 5, 2009. Burial will be celebratIn addition to raised at 9:30 AM on Moning her family, Joann day, September 17th, was active in her com2018 at Holy Trinity munity. She was a Parish-Church of the communicant of Holy Resurrection in GerTrinity Parish- Church mantown, NY. Fr Winof the Resurrection in ston Bath will officiGermantown, former ate. Burial will be at St. Thulen parishioner, volunteer, Catherine Cemetery, trustee, and a member Broad Brook, CT. of the Altar Guild of St. Sylvia’s Memorial donations may Church in Tivoli, she taught re- be made in Joann’s memory ligious education at St. Chris- to Community Hospice of topher’s Church in Red Hook, Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty and a founding member of St., Catskill, NY 12414 or to St. Marin de Porres Church in National Shrine of the Devine Poughkeepsie. Joann also vol- Mercy c/o: The Marians of the unteered as a Girl Scout leader Immaculate Conception, Eden and a Cub Scout leader. Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263. She is survived by her chilArrangements are under the dren, Mary (Dan) Howard of Cl- direction of Burnett & White ermont, NY, Beth Anne (Trevor) Funeral Homes 7461 S. BroadSmith of Schuylerville, NY, way, Red Hook, NY. and Michael (iancé:Madeline For directions, or to sign the Iannazone) Thulen of Brick, online guest book, please visit NJ; her grandchildren, Kath-

William J. Fay III GREENVILLE – William J. Fay III, 69, passed away on Wednesday September 12, 2018 after a long illness. He was born on August 12, 1949 in Brooklyn to the late William J. Fay, Jr. and Mildred A. Lynch Fay. He was a graduate of St. Marks Grammar and High School in Brooklyn. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Staten Island, and his Master’s Degree from Russell Sage College. Bill was an Honorably Discharged Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War with a rank of E-5. He worked as a Counselor for Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie. He was a member and president of the Northeast NY Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association, which honored him at the annual reunion on July 28th of this year. He was also a life member of the DAV and a member of the American Legion Post 291 in Greenville. Bill was a lover of music and an accomplished musician, having won numerous awards for song writing. His favorite activity was to play music with his 3 sons on the stage they built at his home.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Fay, in 1981. Bill is survived by his sons, William J. Fay IV, Timothy E. Fay, Brendan T. Fay, and their spouses; his grandsons, Seaghan Liam and Declan William Fay; his 4 sisters, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Calling hours will be held on Sunday September 16th from 4 to 7pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81,Greenville. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday September 17th at 11am at St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. Oficers and members of Greenville American Legion Post 291 will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m. to honor their comrade. In lieu of lowers, donations can be made to the Northeast NY Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association, P.O. Box 326, Freehold, NY 12431. Condolences can be posted at

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Battle for Senate is suddenly less daunting for Democrats By Laura Litvan and Steven T. Dennis

super-PAC that was once led by Scott — making up nearly half of that amount. New Republican PAC has spent $8.4 million to defeat Nelson so far, according to the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington. Senate Majority PAC has stepped in to provide about $6 million to aid Nelson. Senate Majority PAC and another Democrat-aligned group, Priorities USA Action, said Wednesday they’re about to begin an $18 million digital advertising effort in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota. Separately, SMP said it would run a $3 million digital ad program supporting Democratic Senate candidates in Montana, Nevada, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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WASHINGTON — Once seen as a scant possibility, Democratic hopes of retaking the U.S. Senate have brightened with just eight weeks left before the midterm elections. The shifting fortunes are starkly illustrated in Texas, where Senator Ted Cruz is confronting surprisingly strong competition from Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke has chipped away Cruz’s poll lead enough to spur outside GOP groups to mobilize spending and President Donald Trump to plan a campaign rally in what should be a reliably Republican state. In another sign of Democratic momentum, two incumbents in states Trump carried overwhelmingly — Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Joe Donnelly in Indiana — have shown strength in some recent polls that make them seem better bets for re-election. At the same time, Democrats have a chance to pull off upsets in states once thought safely in the Republican column, particularly in deep-red Tennessee where popular former governor Phil Bredesen is running ahead in polls. Setting the Agenda At stake is control of the national agenda. Democrats would need a net gain of two seats in the Nov. 6 elections to gain a Senate majority. Independent analysts already give Democrats a solid shot at seizing control of the U.S. House. The party holding the Senate will decide the fate of Trump appointees, including possibly one or more Supreme Court picks that could cement a conservative high court super-majority for decades to come. Republicans still have the advantage, even if it has shrunk. Chief among them is that Democrats have 26 seats on the line in November compared to just nine for Republicans — one of the most politically skewed Senate-election maps in history. Ten of Democraticheld seats are in states won by Trump two years ago. Democrats “have to win a considerable number of states that Trump carried in the presidential election and they also have to more generally win 28 of 35 races that are contested this year,” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball election forecast at the University of Virginia. “That’s a very high number. It’s a challenging path, but it’s not impossible either.” Raising Alarms Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has been raising alarms about the closeness of the Senate contest — in part to motivate


Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D- Texas) speaks during a town hall meeting at Texas Southern University in Houston on March 22, 2018.

Republican donors and voters — but other GOP officials are dismissive of a Democratic surge. Chris Hansen, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said he remains confident of holding or even expanding the GOP’s Senate advantage. He said recent polls in Tennessee and Arizona are showing the Republican candidates on the rise. “I think things in these races have gone towards us demonstrably,” Hansen said. Democratic leaders are cautious with any predictions. “All the polling and surveys show we have a lot of grassroots energy on our side,” said Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen, who leads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “We’ve said all along that we have a path, but it’s a very narrow path.” Competitive Races Democratic hopes start with Nevada, where first-term Representative Jacky Rosen is seeking to unseat Senator Dean Heller, the only Republican incumbent running in a state won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. A September poll of the race by Suffolk University shows that Heller, who won a three-way 2012 race with just 46 percent of the vote, trails Rosen by 1 percentage point, well within the margin of error. Trump’s intra-party feuding has also helped Democrats’ chances by contributing to the retirements of two of his biggest GOP critics, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee. In Arizona, where Trump won by 4 percentage points, Representative Martha McSally emerged from a

bitter Republican primary to face Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema, who has established herself one of the most conservative Democrats in the House. Sinema had a 3-point lead in a Sept. 8-11 Fox News poll, also within the error margin, though another recent poll showed her trailing by the same amount.

TRUMP STATE The Tennessee race between Bredesen and tea party-aligned Representative Marsha Blackburn has also bedeviled the GOP. Bredesen has clung to narrow leads in several recent polls, despite running in a state that Trump won in a 26-point blowout. The question is whether Bredesen’s personal popularity can hold up under an onslaught of outside ads and visits from Trump in a state that hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate since Al Gore was re-elected in 1990. Blackburn hasn’t been helped by Corker’s warm comments about Bredesen, an old friend from Corker’s days as the mayor of Chattanooga. Texas typically isn’t in the conversation in Senate races, but this isn’t a normal year. Trump, who defeated Cruz in the Republican presidential primaries, is making a bid to put him over the top by promising to hold a rally next month in “the biggest stadium in Texas we can find.” In recent polls, Cruz is running just a few points ahead of O’Rourke, who has been a fundraising powerhouse and social media superstar. Notably, a recent Emerson College poll found that Cruz is just one percentage point ahead of O’Rourke, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott, also a

Republican, has a 20-point edge in his own re-election campaign.

INTENSE INTEREST In a reflection of the intense interest in the race among Democrats, O’Rourke has raised $23.6 million through June, compared with the $13.2 million Cruz raised for this twoyear election cycle. O’Rourke had about $14 million left to spend on the November campaign, while Cruz had $9.3 million on hand. Winning just two of those four battleground seats would net Democrats the majority if all their incumbents win, but that won’t be easy given so many of their races are in heavily Republican states. Polling suggests most redstate Democrats are holding their own, with none yet favored to lose by independent analysts. There’s some potential for a repeat of 2006, when all Democratic incumbents prevailed in a “wave” election year that gave Democrats control of both chambers, Kondik said.

INDEPENDENT IMAGES Manchin and Donnelly have stayed competitive in part by building images based on independence. Both have taken pains to embrace Trump at times. Donnelly even cut a TV ad touting his support for Trump’s wall on the border with Mexico. Meanwhile, Jon Tester of Montana, who also heralds from a Trump-won state, is in a contest now rated “likely Democratic” by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Not every Democrat is doing as well. Florida Senator Bill Nelson has been trailing in some polls against deep-pocketed two-term Governor Rick Scott, who is spending tens of

millions to get himself elected. Democrats Heidi Heitkamp trails Republican Kevin Cramer in North Dakota and Claire McCaskill’s race in Missouri remains a toss-up. Trump’s role remains a wild card. While unpopular nationally, he still has strong appeal to many GOP voters and is planning rallies in places where he might provide an edge. The NRSC’s Hansen pointed to Heitkamp and Donnelly as among Democrats using the president in their own campaign ads. “The proof is in the pudding. When the Democrats make campaign ads, they use footage of Donald Trump,” he said.

FLOOD OF MONEY With just weeks left before balloting, money has been flooding into these pivotal contests. The Florida and Missouri contests so far have attracted the highest levels of spending by outside groups. That spending has exceeded $27 million in the Missouri race. The Senate Majority PAC, a super political action committee led by allies of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, has spent $10 million in the contest so far, about $8.7 million of that to defeat Republican Josh Hawley, now the state’s attorney general, and $1.4 million to aid McCaskill’s candidacy. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has spent $5.2 million against McCaskill and Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, has spent $3.9 million to defeat her. In Florida, outside groups have spent $16.7 million both for and against Nelson, with New Republican PAC — a

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The ‘Black Bridge’ and the Catskill Mountain Railway By David Dorpfeld, Greene County Historian For Columbia-Greene Media

On Nov. 15, 2017 the Village of Catskill hosted a grand reopening of the “Black Bridge,” officially known as Bridge Number 1. The pedestrian bridge had been closed for safety reasons for some time and was further damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011. The structure is located between the “Uncle Sam” Bridge and the bridge that carries Route 9W across the Catskill Creek. It is one of the last surviving remnants of the Catskill Mountain Railway. The route of the old railroad made three crossings of the Catskill Creek as it made its way from Catskill Landing to Palenville and the foot of the mountains. The first crossing was at the Black Bridge. Charles L. Beach, proprietor and owner of the Catskill Mountain House, incorporated the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) in 1880 in response to plans by the Ulster

and Delaware Railroad Company to construct a railroad from Phoenicia to Hunter with a connecting line east as far as South Lake in Haines Falls. The new line would serve several hostelries on the mountain including the Hotel Kaaterskill and the Laurel House. This route would have summer visitors starting the overland rail portion of their journey to the mountains in Kingston and thus greatly detract from the importance of Catskill as a starting destination. Beach’s railroad, on the other hand, would replace the old stage route from Catskill to the foot of the mountains and cut two hours off the journey. From there, guests would still travel the last few miles up Sleepy Hollow by stage coach to the Mountain House. The stage coach portion of the journey was also eliminated when Beach opened the 7000 foot long Otis Elevating Railroad in 1892. These two things, the railroad and the Otis, were


Bridge Number 1, also known as the “Black Bridge” in Catskill.

responsible for the Catskill Mountain House maintaining its prominence for many more years. When Beach’s railroad opened in 1882, Walton Van Loan’s “Catskill Mountain Guide” had this to say about the CMRR: “The heat, dust and mud incident to the stage ride of former years will be avoided. The Locomotives and Cars will be new and equipped with the most approved brakes and other appliances for the safety

and comfort of passengers. During the season of Summer travel there will be at least four trains each way daily, making close connections to Catskill Landing with the steamers … and the principal trains… Passengers for the Catskill Mountain House will leave the railroad at Mountain House Station and take C.A. Beach’s Carriages to the Hotel.” In 1885 the CMRR was reorganized as the Catskill Mountain Railway, and a branch was

opened from South Cairo to Cairo with the intent to also carry bluestone, hay and fruit and run year round. According to author John Ham, the section of the railroad between South Cairo and Palenville was only open during the vacation season. The railway also became an important link for bringing shale from a quarry in Leeds to the Catskill Shale Brick Company on the creek in the village of Catskill. After more than 35 years of existence, improved roads and more and more automobile traffic to the resorts, the Catskill Mountain Railway was facing mounting financial losses. Service was terminated in 1918. As I look at the marvelous pictures in John M. Ham’s book “Narrow Gauge Railroads to The Catskill High Peaks,” I can’t help but wish I could have taken that trip along the Catskill Creek and up through Austin’s Glen on the way to the Mountain House. I would like to end this

piece by recognizing Jonathan Palmer, Archivist at the Vedder Research Library. With Village of Catskill approval, he has prepared the necessary paperwork to obtain an historic roadside marker for the Black Bridge, officially known as Bridge Number 1, through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. I think a favorable decision by the foundation is likely. News and Notes: Don’t forget the “Graveside Chats” program at the Mansion Street Cemetery in Coxsackie from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15. Fourteen characters representing people buried there will be on hand to regale visitors with stories about their lives. One hour tours will depart every 20 minutes from the Coxsackie Senior Center. Tickets are $20 and children are free. Call the Heermance Library at 518-731-8084 to make reservations and for more information. Reach David Dorpfeld at

The 15th Cauliflower Festival to be held Sept. 22 in Margaretville



Paul Blanchet of Troy is the winner of this beautiful quilt raffled off by the Friends of the Cairo Public Library. The Friends’ group would like to thank all the people who purchased tickets. Funds raised go to support library programs and materials for the library. The Friends would also like to thank the Piecemakers of Cairo who made and donated the king size quilt. Tickets for the new quilt are now available. Tickets sell for $1 a piece or 6 tickets for $5.


MARGARETVILLE — The 15th annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Village Park, Margaretville. This free festival, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, is focused on the agricultural heritage of the region, once known for its outstanding cauliflower. The festival is a Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway annual event and is presided over by Callie, the Cauliflower Spirit. The tractor parade will roll out of the Margaretville Central School parking lot at 11:30 a.m., headed for the festival grounds. Tractor owners who would like to participate are asked to call Lauren Davis, 586-4661 or Sally Fairbairn, 586-2813 to register and meet at the school at 11 a.m. Local restaurants and organizations, like the Masons who will serve up barbecue chicken and the Fleischmanns-Pine Hill Rotary Club with their ice cream

stand, will sell a variety of treats, with lots of dishes featuring cauliflower. On overflowing Pure Catskills tent will tempt festival goers with seasonal produce and local products, including fresh cauliflower, offered by area farmers and makers. Blues musician Mike Herman and folk singer Jason Starr, perennial crowd favorites, will perform alternate sets on the hour from Noon until 3:30 p.m. Children will enjoy games like a cauliflower bean bag toss, crafts assisted by MCS art students, a petting zoo and pony rides and other fun activities. Participants in the second annual Catskill Conquest, vintage cars traveling part of the rouet of the 1903 Endurance Run along the Byway, will stop at the festival to show off their vehicles. The history of the cauliflower growing industry in the region will be featured in the History Tent. A scavenger

hunt will occupy the kids while grownups peruse a new exhibit by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, “Guns and Butter,” on the impact of World War I on local farms and foodways. The artisan’s tent will feature pottery, jewelry, sewn goods, knit items, hand-made dolls, wood bowls, art prints and cards, outdoor driftwood furniture and more. More than 60 vendors will be on hand, including non-profit organizations and agencies like Soil & Water Conservation District whose staff will use a stream table to demonstrate how water, and human intervention, help shape the land. The festival is supported by Adams Fairacre Farms, WIOX Community Radio; HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley; Directive, Inc.; the Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills. For regular updates on the festival, visit margaretvillecauliflowerfestival.

CWC building bids approved MARGARETVILLE — Six bids for the development of an office complex to be constructed by the Catskill Watershed Corporation were approved at a meeting of the CWC Board of Directors Sept. 4. The structure, to be built on County Route 38 (Arkville Cut-Off Road) between Margaretville and Arkville, will be shared by the NYC

Department of Environmental Protection which will lease space from the CWC. Funds for the $19 million project will be borrowed from the CWC’s Catskill Fund for the Future, to be reimbursed with interest using the lease payments. Site work is anticipated to begin this fall. Construction is estimated to take 14 months, with the building expected to

be occupied in early 2020. The CWC Board approved the following bids: Smith Site Development of Binghamton; F. E. Jones Construction of Binghamton (general construction); Aktor Corporation of Albany (roofing); PiccirilliSlavik & Vincent Plumbing and Heating of Binghamton, and Nelcorp Electrical Contracting Corp. of Endwell.


The Heritage Craft Fair will be held noon-4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Bronck Museum. The 355-year-old Dutch farmstead will open its ancient houses and venerable barns for the demonstration and sale of traditional American crafts. As in centuries past, a wagon drawn by brawny farm horses will pull up to the front of the broad Dutch barn to pick up passengers for a little trip west over Coxsackie Creek to the Kalkberg ridge. Visit the fat sheep chewing their cud beside the old stone house. Take a little stroll along the old King’s highway to visit the farm’s unusual 13-sided barn and the exhibits on Ice Harvesting and the Duncan Meat Wagon. Visit all the crafters offering local cheese, meats, hand spun knitting wool, sweet soap, spicy candles, hand sewn goods, maple syrup, handmade teddy bears, pottery, beeswax fancies and much more. Admission to this event is free and it takes place rain or shine. Bronck Museum is located just off 9W south of the intersection of Routes 385, 81, and 9W near Coxsackie. For information, contact the Bronck Museum at 518-731-6490 or visit gchistory. org.

Greene County YMCA college fair Sept. 19 COXSACKIE — The Greene County YMCA will hold a college fair on Sept. 19 with sessions from 9 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. at the Greene County YMCA, 35 Route 81, Coxsackie. Students from all area

schools, and their families, are invited to this free event. Choosing the right school is an important decision to make, and sometimes help along the way can be critical to ensuring that you make the right choice.

Come to the Greene County YMCA College Fair to learn about the different programs local colleges have to offer for new and returning students. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call 518-731-7529.

BROOKS CHICKEN BBQ September 19, 2018 3:30pm to 6:00pm At Advanced Auto Parts, Rt. 9W, Catskill (near Beer World and Lacy Ford)

1/2 Chicken, Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter, and Cookie (take out only) Benefits Kiwanis Club’s children’s summer camp fund Tickets: Can be purchased at Bank of Greene County (Catskill Commons or Main & Church Street branches), from any Kiwanis member or call Ed Cloke (518) 943-6526 to obtain tickets or have them saved for you.



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The Kneller Insurance Agency recently celebrated its newly branded name with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chatham location. Along with the Chatham office, the Kneller Insurance Agency also has locations in Copake, Valatie and New Lebanon. Until the rebranding, each carried an independent name. Pictured in the photo are staff from all locations, along with owner Kirk Kneller, center with scissors, his wife Sue and daughters Lauren and Brooke. They are all flanked by Chamber President Jeff Hunt and Congressman John Faso.

Fall Twin County Recruitment Expo to be held Oct. 8 HUDSON — For the second time this year, three of the area’s most prominent organizations in marketing, workforce development and economic development are partnering to hold a Twin County Recruitment Expo at Columbia-Greene Community College. The event, scheduled for 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 8, aims to transform how the Twin Counties’ recruit prospective employees and how job seekers find work. This is the year’s second Recruitment Expo, which are being organized in a partnership between Columbia-Greene Media, Columbia Economic Development Corporation, and Columbia-Greene Workforce NY. The first event received positive reviews from the over 60 participating employers and more than 220 job seekers. Once again for the October Expo, businesses and organizations from various sectors

of the economy will be invited to participate, receive extensive promotion and marketing from Columbia-Greene Media, and reach job-seekers that can fill their workforce needs. Additional details about the attendees will be provided as the event nears. Marketing partners for the event include the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Economic Development, the NYS Department of Labor, Hudson Development Corporation, Questar III BOCES, the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, and Greene County Industrial Development Agency. “We were satisfied with the results of our April event and are excited to build on our successes in October,” said F. Michael Tucker, President and CEO of Columbia Economic Development Corporation. “We are excited to have a strong group of marketing partners to spread awareness

for the event to employers and job seekers throughout the Columbia and Greene Counties.” “Columbia-Greene Media looks forward to continuing to offer local employers opportunities to reach our large audience through our various platforms,” said Mark Vinciguerra, Publisher of Columbia-Greene Media. “We are especially happy to do so for open positions in the community and provide a valuable service to job seekers.” “It is always great to bring employers to the college to reach job seekers from throughout the community,” said Maureen Boutin, Associate Director of Columbia Greene Workforce NY at Columbia-Greene Community College. “Matching qualified candidates with the right opportunities is at the core of our workforce development mission.”

Fingar-Smith appointed to Columbia County IDA board HUDSON — The Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell has appointed Nina Fingar-Smith to the Columbia County Industrial Agency (IDA) Board. Fingar-Smith is a sales representative at Fingar Insurance, having held positions of increasing responsibility over the last 10 years. She specializes in providing personal and commercial insurance and represents the 4th generation in the family business.

A lifelong resident of Columbia County, Fingar-Smith is a member of the Columbia County Nina Fingar- Association in the City Smith of New York and serves as the organization secretary. She is one of the founding members of the Columbia County Young

Professionals and a past member of the Hudson Rotary Club. Fingar-Smith holds a B.S. from Marist College. She and her husband reside in Clermont with their two daughters Abbey and Charlotte. She joins IDA officers Carmine Pierro, chairman; Sidney Richter, vice chairman; Sarah Sterling, secretary; Robert Galluscio, treasurer; Bill Gerlach, ethics officer; and Board Member Brian Keeler.

BST & Co. promotes Mochrie to CFO For Hire manager ALBANY — BST & Co. CPAs, LLP announced that Caitlin M. Mochrie has been promoted to the position of manager within its CFO for Hire division. As manager, Mochrie is part of the team which provides companies with an outsourced alternative for dayto-day accounting services through the firm’s CFO for Hire division. “We are pleased to announce that Caitlin has been promoted to manager,” said Ron Guzior, managing partner of BST & Co. CPAs, LLP. “She brings valuable experience to our CFO for Hire division. Her knowledge only adds to our firm’s extensive portfolio of services.” Mochrie had served as a CFO for Hire accountant since

2011. She joined BST in 2017 following the firm’s acquisition of CFO for Hire. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees Caitlin M. in accountMochrie ing and business administration from Elmira College. Under the BST banner, CFO for Hire offers a variety of bookkeeping and long-term accounting services individually designed to meet each client’s needs. Companies served include closely-held businesses in a variety of industries; as well as a large base of not-for-profit

organizations. The division’s team members, who have experience ranging from accountant to chief financial officer level, visit the designated client’s office on a routine basis to conduct hands-on services, including accounts payable/receivable; collections; financial statement preparation and analysis; budget preparation; month-end closing and account reconciliation; financing and capitalization assistance; as well as investor and board of directors relations. CFO for Hire also provides oversight of internal financial staff; and can assume the role of interim chief financial officer by offering oversight of a company’s accounting and finance departments.

HUDSON — ColumbiaGreene Community College has appointed 24 people to a wide variety of positions for the 2018-2019 year. These new hires and appointments include: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Melissa Boles, of Rensselaer; Part-Time Supervisor Academic Support Center Samuel Gruber, of Catskill; Part-Time Clerk-Typist Academic Support Center Rebecca Preusser, of Stuyvesant; Admissions Counselor Marc Miller, of Ancram; Assistant Director of Admissions Kevin Kropp, of Saugerties; Acting Director of Athletics Nicolas Dyer, of Cairo; Assistant for Athletics Austin HaleyBerry, of Tivoli; Bookkeeper

for Athletics Michele DeCarlo, of East Durham; Development Associate Michelle Pielli, of Athens; Assistant Director of Financial Aid Wanda Gerber, of Earlton; Director of Daycare Bronwyn Taylor, of Catskill; Assistant Director for Daycare Katarina Banik, of Athens; ESL Instructor and Tutor Eileen Ordu, of Philmont; Library Assistant MacKenzie Kristofco, of Tivoli; Part-Time Library Supervisor David Spring, of Greenville; Maintenance Team Member Mark Schunk, of Hudson; Technical Assistant for Records and Registration Elisabeth Hotter, of Hudson; Registrar Ann Bruno, of Ghent; Science Lab Technical Assistant Nicole Sallese, of Catskill; Security Officer Richard Juliano,

of Ghent; Security Officer J. Dean Hapeman, of Elizaville; Associate for Student Activities Karen Fiducia, of Round Top; Assistant for Student Activities David Cucinotta, of Palenville, and Workforce Development Director Maureen Boutin, of Purling. In addition, the following Assistant Professors were promoted to Associate Professor: Associate Professor/Division Chair Transitional Studies and Director of College-inthe-High School Dawn-Marie Blasl, of Kinderhook; Associate Professor of Human Services and Psychology Dawn Defino, of Saugerties, and Associate Professor of Mathematics Stephanie Olstad, of Hurley.

Bank of Greene County announces branch staff for Woodstock WOODSTOCK — The Bank of Greene County announces that Mandie Viscusi will be the branch manager for their new office opening in Woodstock. Viscusi has more than 10 years of community banking experience, and is very excited to be working in the Woodstock area. Joining Viscusi as part of the Woodstock team are Karishma Vermani, assistant branch manager; Kira Rabiner, financial services representative; Timothy Braunfeld, financial services representative; and Michelle Malin, teller. The grand opening for the Woodstock office will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22 with many grand opening specials and promotions including make-your-own tie-dye shirts and a photo booth. Radio Woodstock will be on hand to help the bank celebrate, with a ribbon cutting with the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce


Pictured from left are Michelle Malin, Karishma Vermani, Timothy Braunfeld, Mandie Viscusi and Kira Rabiner.

at noon. The Woodstock branch will be the bank’s second branch in Ulster County. The office will provide full banking services including wifi, a driveup window and ATM, ample safe deposit boxes, and plenty of parking. The office is located at 81 Mill Hill Road and will be open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; and

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, call the Woodstock office at 845679-8900. Headquartered in Catskill, the Bank of Greene County has offices in Columbia, Greene, Ulster and Albany counties and is proud to serve the Hudson Valley with full service community-based banking for more than 125 years.

Jason Tommell joins Chazen POUGHKEEPSIE — The Chazen Companies announces Jason Tommell has joined the Chazen team as the director of land surveying for the Poughkeepsie office located at 21 Fox St. Tommell is a professional experienced in account management, program management, and strategic marketing. Tommell received his bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Washington

College in Chestertown, Maryland and his M.B.A in Organizational LeaderJason Tommell ship from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Previously, he worked as a land surveyor for Tommell & Associates

in Saratoga Springs, as well as Van Dusen & Steves Land Surveyors. He is a proactive leader in mentoring and training and has extensive leadership experience in the industry. “We are excited to welcome Jason and we are looking forward to working with him,” said Steven J. Alex, P.L.S., senior principal, vice president, land surveying services, The Chazen Companies.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna partner named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ ALBANY — Robert S. Reynolds, a partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has been selected by a nationwide peer review as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in the practice area of Trusts and Estates. Reynolds joins his Whiteman Osterman & Hanna colleagues rated as Best Lawyers in America, including: Leslie M. Apple in the practice area of corporate law; James B. Ayers in

litigation and trusts and estates areas; Beth A. Bourassa in education law and employRobert S. ment law; Reynolds Norma G. Meacham and Robert T. Schofield in employment law; Kevin P. Quinn in the practice area of government relations; Daniel A. Ruzow and Michael G. Sterthous in environmental

law; Leslie K. L. Thiele in immigration law; and Michael Whiteman in communications and energy law. Best Lawyers conducts exhaustive peer reviews in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, Best Lawyers has gained the respect of the legal profession, international corporations and the media as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.


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Basilica Hudson, The Creative Independent and Varyer present Basilica SoundScape HUDSON — Basilica SoundScape — a weekend of music and art which takes place annually in Hudson New York — has announced the addition of a number of new artists to its 2018 bill. The newly announced acts include musicians, visual artists, performance artists and writers, adding to a genre-spanning, multi-disciplinary bill which already includes the likes of Lightning Bolt, Grouper, Tabita Rezaire, Wax Idols and The Haxan Cloak in collaboration with Nick Zinner. The newly announced names include musicians Boy Harsher, Miho Hatori and Hisham Akira Bharoocha, experimental performance collective FlucT and writers Hanif Abdurraqib and Hermione Hoby. Now in its seventh year, the event — which is a collaboration with The Creative Independent — will be set against the raw, industrial backdrop of Basilica Hudson’s solarpowered reclaimed factory, with the spectacular Hudson River and Catskill Mountains on the horizon. The additions to Basilica SoundScape’s musical lineup include dark electronic duo Boy Harsher, whose gritty and danceable fusion of minimal beats, grinding synths and ethereal vocals sits somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional

York experience, green and affordable accommodation is available with a camping ticket. The official SoundScape campground is located a 15-minute drive from Basilica and includes easy parking. A free shuttle bus will run between the campground and Hudson throughout the weekend.


storytelling. Tokyo-born, NYC-based musician and artist Miho Hatori - best known as the vocalist of the legendary NYC group Cibo Matto and as a contributor for the likes of Gorillaz and the Beastie Boys - will also perform. Hudson Valley-based textile artist Laleh Khorramian will join Basilica SoundScape’s visual art bill, joining the previously announced KoreanAmerican printmaker Jungil Hong and South African video artist Tabita Rezaire who will occupy the old forge and foundry kiln as part of the Basilica Kiln Films installation. Khorramian will showcase her oversize kimono series, each hand-painted, lit and moveable. Suspended from the rafters of Basilica’s Main Hall, the pieces will fill the space with vivid ghost-like forms acting in a moveable play of space and

time. Previous Basilica SoundScape Main Hall art takeovers have included artists Matthew Barney, Dan Colen, Sterling Ruby, Cal Lane and Marianne Vitale. The weekend will be closed out with a free admission Sunday afternoon of music, readings, performance and food which is open to all. Hudsonbased writer Shanekia McIntosh’s The Triptych will comprise the day’s entertainment with performers including 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry Joey De Jesus, while Hudson’s community radio station WGXC will host a Record Fair, at which vendors from across the northeast will gather to sell vinyl, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, plus books, musical equipment, instruments and radio-related ephemera. For the full Upstate New

Weekend tickets for Basilica SoundScape are available at from $75 + fees, or $125 including camping

LINEUP Boy Harsher / Efrim Manuel Menuck / FlucT / Grouper / Hanif Abdurraqib / Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner / Hermione Hoby / Insect Ark / Joey De Jesus / Jungil Hong / Lightning Bolt / Laleh Khorramian / L’Rain / Miho Hatori / Photay / Shanekia McIntosh / Shopping / Spellling / Stephen O’Malley’s Un Vide Dans Le Ciel / Tabita Rezaire / Usnea / Wax Idols / YOKUBARI Basilica Hudson, The Creative Independent and Varyer present Basilica SoundScape A weekend of music + art Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

Leaf Peeper Concert, Sept. 15 HUDSON — Clarion Concerts in Columbia County will stage its 37th consecutive fall season of Leaf Peeper Concerts, the classical and contemporary music series directed by acclaimed American flutist Eugenia Zukerman. The opening concert, on September 15, will feature the return of extraordinary violinist Tim Fain to Hudson Hall Opera House, where he performed last year to an excited audience. With his adventuresome spirit and vast musical gifts, Fain has emerged as a mesmerizing presence on the music scene. The “charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first rate chops” (Boston Globe) is seen and heard in the film Black Swan, and he gives “voice” to the violin of the lead actor in the hit film 12 Years a Slave, as he did with Richard Gere’s violin in the feature film Bee Season. This will be a multimedia performance that will include work by: J.S. Bach, Phillip Glass, Grammy Awardwinning composer Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and


Tim Fain

opera composer Missy Mazolli (whom Time Out magazine called “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart”), as well as Lev Zhurbin’s poignant Sicilienne and William Bolcom’s everpopular and jaunty Graceful Ghost Rag. The second Leaf Peeper concert will be held at newly renovated Saint James Place

in Great Barrington on September 29 and will present the exciting, young Neave Piano Trio from Boston in a program of music by Haydn, Bernstein, and Brahms. It will also feature a World Premiere by the young American composer Dale Trumbore (b. 1987). Back at Hudson Hall, on October 13 at 7 p.m., New

York Polyphony, an acclaimed choral ensemble consisting of countertenor Geoffrey Williams, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, and bass Craig Phillips, will present new selections from the 16th century, focusing on the soundscape of religious and secular music from Italy, Netherlands, and France. On October 13 the Amernet String Quartet will perform a new arrangement by Jeff Briggs of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Pathétique, a piece by Danish composer Freidrich Kuhlau, Alberto Ginastera’s famous “Impressions of the Andes Mountains,” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132, “Heiliger Dankgesang.” Clarion’s music director, renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman, will join the quartet for the Kuhlau and Ginastera pieces. Leaf Peeper Concert Series is sponsored by Clarion Concerts in Columbia County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Website and tickets:

Little Known Stories from the Life of Ulysses Grant CHATHAM – It all began when playwright Elizabeth Diggs picked up the memoirs of Ulysses Grant. “The first two paragraphs sold me,” she said recently. “He had a clean, direct voice – incredibly honest and vigorous, yet unadorned and plain. I’ve been in love with his writing and his story ever since.” Part of that story is being told in Diggs’ brand new play (her eleventh), GRANT & TWAIN, debuting on September 27th at PS21 in Chatham. But with almost 6 years of research under her belt, she’s itching to tell other stories she’s come across. Hence, her appearance at The Chatham Library on Saturday, September 15th at 3:30 p.m. Part of the Authors & Artists series, the event is FREE. “During Reconstruction”, Diggs explains, “some opponents worked diligently to discredit Grant. While he was worshipped immediately following the War, and during his two-year world tour, negative press caught up with him and his reputation was sullied. It is only recently that we’ve taken a deeper look into his accomplishments.” Diggs’ lecture is called “Ulysses Grant: Myth and Reality”. Here are a couple anecdotes. During


the World Tour (diplomatically, a first) Grant and wife Julia brought their youngest son, Jesse, then about 15. He was high-spirited, good-humored and popular with the American public. When the couple was invited to dine with Queen Victoria – sans Jesse, he protested vehemently. His parents supported his desire to attend and the Queen relented. When the American

public read the story in the press, they were delighted. Later, in Turkey, the Sultan knew of Grant’s reputation as a splendid horseman. In respect, he brought forth several stallions and offered Grant his choice of two to take home with him. To his chagrin, Grant chose the Sultan’s two grand champions. With apologies, he was given only one along with a selection of slightly lower quality. The Sultan wouldn’t give up both his prize winners. But the story reconfirmed Grant’s reputation as a “horse whisperer”. “There is so much to learn about this man,” Diggs added, “and, since he spent his final days in the Saratoga region, there is a local component as well. He is a fantastic example of American individuality, committed and passionate, dedicated to the Nation and his family. I consider him to be a real hero.” “Ulysses Grant: Myth and Reality” takes place on Saturday, September 15th beginning at 3:30 at the Chatham Library, 11 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham. It is FREE. www.Chatham.lib. To learn more about the play, go to

CALENDAR LISTINGS SATURDAY, SEPT 15 Meet Smokey Bear & His Forest Friends! 10:30 a.m. FASNY Museum of Fireighting 117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson 518-822-1875 Join us at the FASNY Museum of Fireighting and meet live forest animals and learn how ire destroys their habitats and threatens their lives. Smokey Bear will greet and pose for pictures with children. A Forest Ranger will also visit and show kids cool equipment used to ight forest ires. You can make a Smokey Bear craft and learn why “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires.” It’s going to be “wild” morning at the Museum, so don’t miss it! This program and admission to the Museum for the day is free to residents of Columbia County (with proof of residency: a drivers license for head of household) thanks to a generous grant award from Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation. The FASNY Museum of Fireighting is America’s interactive museum of ireighting! Activities for families include creative play on selected ire engines, handson interactives, including the popular bucket brigade activity, a virtual ire engine driving activity, the Jr. Fireighter Challenge and the Cabot/McCadam Discovery Room. With over 60 pieces of apparatus on exhibit, whether you’re a ireighter, a student of history or a family looking for a fun and educational day trip, you will not want to miss this unique Museum. Corn Maze! 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Samascott’s Garden Market 65 Chatham Street, Kinderhook 518-758-9292 Our 7th Annual Corn Maze is open every weekend through October. Try your luck in this year’s maze – Charlotte’s Evil Brother. Beware of the web…spiders are quick to catch their prey! This year’s maze will challenge you to the max with paths that all look similar to the last. We dare you to enter! **Are you interested in coming on a weekday? We can accommodate maze-goers on weekdays too – just ask! $7 Basilica Soundscape 2018 5 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front Street, Hudson 518-822-1050 A weekend of music and art: post-punks, performance artists, an international orchestra, textile installation, poet activists, and more – Basilica SoundScape , a carefully curated weekend that’s been called “the antifestival” for offering a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature, is presented by The Creative Independent’s Brandon Stosuy and Basilica Hudson’s co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone with additional creative direction from long-time visual and design director of SoundScape and former Pitchfork Creative Director Mike Renaud—now head of Chicagobased integrated creative studio Varyer, who are formally joining the team as co-presenters of the event. SoundScape 2018 will also feature the talents of two guest collaborators, author Jenn Pelly (Pitchfork, 33 1/3, the Raincoats) and head of Sacred Bones Records, Caleb Braaten. Side Show Willie 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hudson-Chatham Winery 1900 Route 66, Ghent 518-392-9463 This band has been voted Columbia County’s Best Entertainers two years in a row. They will be rocking the winery. The winery will have wine and beer available, plus a food truck on site. A can’t-miss party!!! Artist Reception 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. John Davis Gallery 362 1/2 Warren Street, Hudson 518-828-5907 A group of artists will open in the Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House. The gallery will have ive solo shows (sculpture and painting). The work will be on display through October 7th. Main Galleries & Sculpture Garden – Jock Ireland Carriage House, Ground Floor – Len Bellinger Carriage House, Second Floor – Arnold Mesches

Carriage House, Third Floor – Daniel John Gadd Carriage House, Fourth Floor – Lizbeth Mitty Light into Night 6:30 p.m. Art Omi 1405 County Route 22, Ghent 518-392-4747 Our annual Light Into Night event brings together visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers and architects (and the people who support them) for a rare evening of art, dinner & dance against the striking backdrop of the Art Omi Studio Barns. The evening also features avantgarde art happenings and innovative performances by Art Omi alumni and friends. Upon arriving, guests will enjoy delicious drinks and a rustic food-hall-style dinner presented by The Flammerie and Oak. Our silent auction will be open to bidding throughout the evening. Towards the end of dinner we will have exciting live auction featuring rare art experiences and luxurious vacation destinations, followed by dessert and dancing to top off the night. Meanwhile, our youngest Art Omi supporters are welcome at Little Stars, a children’s party at Camp Omi with a campire and art-making. $25 – $500 Leaf Peepers Concert Series: Tim Fain 7 p.m. Hudson Hall 327 Warren Street, Hudson (518) 822-1438 Hailed as a “charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol proile, strong musical instincts, and irst rate chops” (The Boston Globe), Tim Fain’s playing can be heard on the soundtracks to Academy Award-winning ilms Moonlight, Black Swan, and 12 Years a Slave. He has also collaborated with Phillip Glass, Pinchas Zukerman, Mitsuko Uchida, Iggy Pop and the New York City Ballet, to name a few. Fain returns to Hudson Hall with a new program of dynamic, multimedia-infused classical, contemporary, and original music played with his signature lair. Highlights include works by Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Nico Mulhy, J.S. Bach, and Lev Zhurbin. The Decorator 8 p.m. The Theater Barn 654 Route 20, New Lebanon 518-794-8989 Marcia returns to her lat to ind it has not been painted. A painter is just beginning the work when the wife of the man with whom Marcia is having an affair arrives to tell all to her husband. Marcia hires the painter, a part time actor, to impersonate her husband. Hilarity is piled upon hilarity as the painter, who takes his acting very seriously, portrays the absent husband. $31 Basilica Soundscape 2018 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front Street, Hudson 518-822-1050 Closing out the weekend with a day of performance, art, music, food and celebration, Basilica SoundScape’s Sunday activities are FREE and open to all. From the experimental, multidisciplinary performance of The Triptych to community radio station WGXC’s Record Fair, Basilica SoundScape’s Sunday invites SoundScape attendees to sample a section of Hudson’s creative and cultural community. TRIPTYCH – Performances from 1pm Music, readings, performance, prayer, peace. Hosted by Hudson-based artist Shanekia McIntosh. With performances by Martine Gutierrez, Zeelie Brown, Davon, Lady Moon, Joey De Jesus, Bibbe Hansen and B Taylor. What mystical potencies does ritual performance evoke of the triptychal formation? TRIPTYCH stages a triangulation at, or toward— From three nodes, of bodies (material, sound, organic and other) that speaks to the very concept of ritual. The day of performances organizes around three nodes (shrine, movement, and plenum) crafting a conceptual constellation of sacred geometry across performances throughout the day. As a form, the triptych offers reliefs carved on three panels, three speculations imagined into image. How might recuperating a livable planet demand a re-imagination of performances of mysticism? Free


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Bard Fisher Center presents The Stage at Montgomery Place: Gathering on the Banks ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON — The Fisher Center at Bard College presents an inaugural series of free, outdoor events. The Stage at Montgomery Place: Gathering on the Banks features a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, presented in partnership with Upstate Films, on Saturday, September 15 at 7 p.m.; A Celebration of Americana Music Featuring Simi Stone and Spirit Family Reunion, on Sunday, September 23 at 4 p.m.; and a dance performance, Souleymane Badolo’s Yimbégré, on Saturday, September 29 at 6 p.m. All events are free and registration is strongly recommended. To reserve tickets go to or call the box office at 845-758-7900. The Stage at Montgomery Place: Gathering on the Banks series will take place outdoors, set against the spectacular setting of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Food and beverages from local vendors will be available for purchase, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For information about handicapped access please contact the box office at 845758-7900.

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest Presented in partnership with Upstate Films Saturday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Raindate: Sunday, September 16* Grounds open at 6 p.m. Ripping, suspenseful, and visually iconic, this late-period Hitchcock classic, featuring an exhilarating score by legendary Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, is one of the most popular spy thrillers of all time. The Hudson River serves as a backdrop in the film, and for this night at the movies, under the stars.

OUTDOOR CONCERT A Celebration of Americana Music


Featuring Simi Stone and Spirit Family Reunion Sunday, September 23 at 4 p.m. Rain date: Saturday, September 22* Grounds open at 3 p.m. “The sky’s the limit for Upstate’s vivacious, shining star,” Simi Stone. Her “sound gets everyone on their feet and their hearts bursting with joy.” —Upstate Diary Joining Stone in this Hudson River Jamboree is Spirit Family Reunion (featuring Bard alums Maggie Carson ’07 and Or Zubalsky MFA ’17), a young Americana band from Brooklyn whose songs “translate perfectly into foot-stomping singalongs” (NPR).

OUTDOOR DANCE PERFORMANCE Souleymane Badolo: Yimbégré Saturday, September 29 at 6 pm Rain date: Sunday, September 30*

Grounds open at 5 p.m. In the Mooré language, yimbégré means “beginning.” For the powerful dancer, choreographer, and Bard faculty member Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, born in Burkina Faso and currently based in Brooklyn, to begin again is to exercise personal freedom—yet often at the expense of familial roots. In this deeply personal work, Badolo pits ancestry against aspiration to explore the delicate balance between maintaining ties and seeking new homes free from creative and political intolerance. Featuring live music. *In case of inclement weather, rain dates will be announced 24 hours prior to the scheduled event. Located on River Rd., Annandale-onHudson, Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus and overlooking the Hudson River, is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Renowned architects, landscape designers, and horticulturists worked to create an elegant and inspiring country estate consisting of a mansion, farm, orchards, farmhouse, and other smaller buildings. The Montgomery Place estate was owned by members of the Livingston family from 1802 until the 1980s. In 1986, Livingston heir John Dennis Delafield transferred the estate to Historic Hudson Valley in whose hands it remained until 2016, when Bard College acquired the property. Tickets and more information are available at or by calling the box office at 845-758-7900. For directions go to: The Stage at Montgomery Place is supported by the Educational Foundation of America and by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Matthew Sweet brings brilliant pop-pock to Helsinki Hudson, Sept. 20 HUDSON — Pop-rock singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet brings his modern take on classic rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, September 20, at 8 p.m. Sweet’s music revels in the harmonies of the Beatles, the psychedelic jangly guitar of the Byrds, and the moody poeticism of Jim Morrison of the Doors. Sweet, who emerged from the same Athens, Ga., college-rock scene as R.E.M., is best known for his 1991 breakthrough album, “Girlfriend.” With its catchy melodies, ineffable hooks, funky rhythms, pitch-perfect guitar fills, and incisive lyrics, “Girlfriend” is widely considered an all-time rock classic.

Sweet devoted an entire tour to playing the album start-to-finish in 2012, and it’s even been made into a stage musical. The Nebraska native left Los Angeles three years ago and moved back home to Nebraska, where he recorded his 14th album, “Tomorrow Forever,” due out this summer. “Tomorrow Forever” is teeming with Sweet’s signature sounds and ongoing preoccupations. It features an array of guest artists including guitarists Jason Victor (Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Dream Syndicate), Val McCallum (Jackson Browne), John Moremen (the Orange Peels), Gary Louris (the Jayhawks) and Paul Chastain (Velvet

Crush), in various combinations alongside the rhythm section of Menck (Chastain’s partner in Velvet Crush) and Sweet on bass and guitar, keyboards, and Mellotron. The Bangles’ Debbi Peterson drums on four tracks, and the Zombies’ Rod Argent brings his elegant piano touch to “Haunted,” which unfurls with a “Layla”-like majesty. Sweet has recorded three albums with Bangles’ vocalist Susanna Hoffs consisting of classic-rock covers. For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800. For the most upto-date concert information, visit

Norman Rockwell Museum to present Paint Out! in Plein Air Art event STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum will hold an outdoor painting event, inspired by the Museum’s bucolic 36-acre estate, on Saturday, September 15, from noon to 4 p.m. Artist Dan Howe will present plein air painting demonstrations, and then guide participants in the creation of their own artworks. Visitors will be provided with an understanding of painting and artistic techniques while surrounded by the views of Rockwell’s studio, the Berkshire Hills, and the Housatonic River. Refreshments and an art discussion will follow the event, which costs $25, $20 for Museum members. Visitors interested in pre-registering can contact the Museum at 413.931.2221 or register@nrm. org. Well-known for his Norman Rockwell Museum art workshops and narrated painting and drawing demonstrations, Dan Howe is a contemporary realist painter and illustrator, and has created artworks for publishers, corporations, public institutions, and private collectors. He broke into the art field in publishing, and later studied painting with the Golden Age illustrator Tom Lovell. Howe has taught at the American Academy of


Art in Chicago, where he also studied, and was an associate lecturer for the University of Wisconsin. Characterized by a strong focus on the structural patterns and atmospheric effects created by light and shadow, Howe’s art employs rich tonal harmonies and dramatic perspectives to establish a sense of illusionistic reality. Learn more at: www.danhowe. com.

ABOUT NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and

archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history. The Museum engages diverse audiences through onsite and traveling exhibitions, as well as publications, arts and humanities programs, and comprehensive online resources. The Museum’s dedication to a deepened understanding of the art of illustration has led to the formation of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The first of its kind in the nation, this research institute supports sustained scholarship and establishes the Museum’s leadership in

the vanguard of preservation and interpretation relating to this important aspect of American visual culture. Located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life, the Museum is open seven days a week, year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Museum hours from May through October are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of August; from November through April: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through November 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $17 for military veterans, $10 for students, and free for children 18 and under. Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes active U.S. military members with free admission throughout the year. Additionally, we are a Blue Star museum and offer active U.S. military personnel and their immediate family, complimentary admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visit the Museum online at

CALENDAR LISTINGS ATURDAY, SEPT 15 Annual Tractor/Truck Pull featuring The Gambler Weight Sled Gravel Bank Road, Ashland 518-734-3636 Tractor and truck pulls featuring the Gambler Weight Sled. Pulling classes for tractors are Antique, Enhanced Antique, Out of Field, 2500# - 10500# and Tandem Tractor Pulls. Pulling classes for trucks are as follows: Stock Gas Trucks - 6000#, 7000# and 9000#. Stock Diesel Trucks - 9000# and 10000#. Tractors will pull irst followed by trucks. Admission is free. Ribbons and trophies awarded to winners in all pulling classes. $10 per hook and $20 for tandem tractor pulls. Plenty of good food from hamburgers to hotdogs to chili and breakfast sandwiches starting @ 7 AM. Rafle Tickets available. There Is A Happiness That Morning Is 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill 518-943-3818 In Mickle Maher’s word-drunk theatrical romp, a pair of William Blake scholars engage in an impromptu (and highly inappropriate) public display of affection on the campus quad and must apologize to their students in class the following day or risk losing their jobs. A raucous celebration of art, ardor, and academia, written almost entirely in rhymed couplets. This is one set of lectures no student (or audience) in their right mind would want to miss. Directed and designed by John Sowle and featuring Molly Parker Myers, Brian Petti, and Steven Patterson. Eight performances only, September 6-16. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00. “Pay What You Will” performances Thursday September 6 and Sunday September 9. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. For more details and ticketing information, visit Bauernball 430 Winter Clove Road, Round Top 518-622-3751 Another one of the never ending festivities at the Mountain Brauhaus is our Bauernball, a dance celebrated throughout the fall consisting of live music by a famed German/American band, ample German specialties including; schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerbraten among countless others, lowing German beer and wines, fun is sure to be had by all. At the start of the night patrons will notice the dance loor adorned with various colored ribbons hanging candies tempting those as they pass. The idea of the game is to successfully take a candy without the “sheriff” catching you in the act. Back in the medieval times of Germany, Bauernball originated as a peasant’s ball, a rustic dance, typical of the Tyrol region in Austria. It was a German social event, where attendees would come dressed in costumes representing the various different German speaking countries. Each year a game was played while dancing to help allow all those involved to forget about the realities of everyday live and enjoy the night for what it is. Come join us at the Mountain Brauhaus for a modern twist on an age old good time. Out Of The Darkness Community Walk 1 Water Street Road, Hudson 518-791-1544 Columbia-Greene Out of the darkness community walk. To help raise awareness about suicide prevention. Please join us for this worthy cause! You can walk, volunteer and donate. Check in is at 10:00 A.M the Opening program/walk is at 11:00 A.M Build Your Own Bluebird Box at Mountain Top Arboretum 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville 518-589-3903 With Dave Turan (Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve) Help create homes for bluebirds! Participants will build bluebird houses and learn about the eastern bluebird. Bluebirds are cavity nesters that prefer open ields and need to compete with other cavity nesters, such as tree swallows, for suitable habitat. The male will show the female several possible locations to raise their young, before she chooses one. To provide for both species, it is suggested to install 2 boxes in close proximity. $10 plus materials cost of $12 per nest box. Full kits will be provided. Pre-Registration is suggested. Kit supplies are limited.

MTHS 7th Annual Postcard Show & Talk 5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls 518-589-6657 Join MTHS on Saturday, Sept. 15th for the 7th Annual Postcard Show & Talk from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ the U&D Train Station. This year’s show is bigger and better than ever! Talk by John Duda at 2:00 p.m. Food will be available. The MTHS will also be selling ephemera from its attic in a special sale. A $3.00 entry fee will be charged at the door. Catskill Street Festival Main Street, Catskil What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in September. Come walk Main Street in beautiful Catskill, New York and shop the miriad of vendors selling their arts and crafts, taste some beer from a local or regional craft brewery, eat some delicious food from one of the many food vendors and local restaurants, all while listening to live music played by several different bands and solo musicians. Admission is absolutely free, so come on down and enjoy the day! Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival 348 Sunside Road, East Durham 518-634-2541 Experience the Annual Catskill Mountain Thunder motorcycle rally at Blackthorne Resort - the largest motorcycle festival in Upstate New York! Enjoy stunt shows, rodeo games, live music, a vendor expo and bike show with cash prizes. Wednesday night don’t miss the pub crawl & Thursday a prefestival party. Onsite lodging, RV & camping always available. Free Demo rides all weekend long! Open to all bike brands, spectators welcome. Browse area Catskills lodging and hotel accommodations and don’t miss this popular annual event! Can’t make it or want to enjoy another great motorcycle rally in the Catskills? Take a ride through the Catskills at the beginning of October during the Color in the Catskills festival at Hunter Mountain! Enjoy scenic fall foliage, live music, and guided base to summit rides at this free motorcycle event.

SUNDAY, SEPT 16 Corn Maze! 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Samascott’s Garden Market 65 Chatham Street, Kinderhook 518-758-9292 Our 7th Annual Corn Maze is open every weekend through October. Try your luck in this year’s maze – Charlotte’s Evil Brother. Beware of the web…spiders are quick to catch their prey! This year’s maze will challenge you to the max with paths that all look similar to the last. We dare you to enter! **Are you interested in coming on a weekday? We can accommodate maze-goers on weekdays too – just ask! $7 Chamber Music with Panel Discussions 1 p.m. Dr. Oliver Bronson House 53 Worth Avenue, Hudson 518-828-1785 Come experience chamber music as it was originally intended within the intimate parlor spaces at the Dr. Oliver Bronson House. Prior to the concert, there will be a panel discussion on architecture, music and performances. The panel includes architect, historian, and president of Historic Alan Neumann; TON Cellist and music director, Andrew Borkowski; and Peter Laki, visiting associate professor of Music at Bard Conservancy of Music. All panel discussions start at pm, concerts at 2pm, and the event ends with a reception at 3pm. $25 – $35 The Decorator 2 p.m. The Theater Barn 654 Route 20, New Lebanon 518-794-8989 Marcia returns to her lat to ind it has not been painted. A painter is just beginning the work when the wife of the man with whom Marcia is having an affair arrives to tell all to her husband. Marcia hires the painter, a part time actor, to impersonate her husband. Hilarity is piled upon hilarity as the painter, who takes his acting very seriously, portrays the absent husband.


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Gridiron Glance: C-A hosts first game on new field By Tim Martin Columbia-Greene Media

COXSACKIE — For the first time in nearly two years the Coxsackie-Athens football team will officially play a home game. After playing all its home games at Ravena High School in 2017 while their own field was being renovated, the Indians will finally get to christen

their new facility tonight at 7 p.m. when Helderberg Valley comes to town. The game will actually be the first home game for head coach Paddy Bailey and the Indians’ second-year mentor couldn’t be more excited. “I am thrilled for this game,” Bailey said. “The atmosphere, the opponent, everything surrounding it. I’ve been like a

broken record as of late, talking about the importance of winning at home. This new stadium needs to be hallowed ground for these guys and I can’t wait for them to experience what Friday Night Lights is all about every home game.” The season hasn’t started out the way Bailey had hoped, but he’s not about to push the panic button.

“I am very confident in this team to turn things around,” Bailey said. “Week 1 was a tough loss, especially with the lead late, and Chatham played great in Week 2. We need to be better on both sides of the ball and play some complete football the rest of the way. I am confident in my guys that we can do that.” Senior quarterback Joe

Notabartolo has been the Indians’ top offensive threat, gaining 116 yards rushing on 18 carries, while completing 16 of 28 passes for 172 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Tonight’s opponent, Helderberg Valley, has split its first two games, losing to Voorheesville, 38-21, then bouncing back to beat Catskill/

Cairo-Durham, 46-12. “I’ve seen film of their two games and they’re a tough team that doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes,” Bailey said. “They have some good skill players across the board. We played them last year in Week 9 and lost with the lead at halftime, and that was a sour way See FOOTBALL B3

Maple Hill wins thriller over Greenville on the pitch GREENVILLE — In a game that came down to the final 40 seconds, Maple Hill snuck past Greenville 2-1 in Patroon Conference varsity boys soccer Wednesday. Bergen Criswell opened up the scoring for Greenville in the 26th minute to put the Spartans up early on. In the second half, Maple Hill knotted up the game at 1-1 after a handball in the box gave the Wildcats a penalty kick. Christian Beber took advantage of the opportunity and converted with 25:23 remaining in the game. With under a minute left on the clock, Greenville keeper Morgan Gergen came out of the box to make a save and was run into by an opposing player, though no call was made. Wildcats’ Rian Jewett picked up the rebound and sent a cross to Bryan Jacobs, who buried the game-winner with 39.3 seconds to go. On the day, Greenville outshot Maple Hill 5-4. In the net, Gergen had five saves as MH keeper Aiden Percy had seven. COXSACKIE-ATHENS 2, CAIRO-DURHAM 1 CAIRO — A Coxsackie-Athens penalty kick with five minutes left in the game proved to be the difference maker in the Indians 2-1 victory over CairoDurham on Wednesday in Patroon Conference boys soccer action. Mustangs’ Corbin Riverburgh opened the scoring, netting a goal off an assist from Diego Rivera in the 20th minute to give Cairo-Durham a 1-0 lead they held into halftime. Cairo-Durham came out of the halftime break flat and Coxsackie-Athens capitalized with a goal from Jamison Baker, tying the game at one apiece. With five minutes left, a Baker penalty kick gave Coxsackie-Athens the 2-1 victory. Coxsackie-Athens outshot Cairo-Durham 18-4. Cairo-Durham keeper Robert Lampman finished with nine saves. Coxsackie-Athens improves to 3-1 while Cairo-Durham


Greenville’s Aidan O’Connor (left) races down the field as Maple Hill’s Tyler Hanrahan gives chase in Patroon Conference varsity boys soccer Wednesday.

falls to 0-4. HUDSON 4, CHATHAM 1 HUDSON — The Hudson Bluehawks picked up their second win of the season Wednesday night with a 4-1 victory over the Chatham Panthers in Patroon Conference boys soccer action. Hudson’s offense was led by Abid Ali with two goals, Bashar Hotbani and Azizur Rahman each chipped in a goal. Zach Chowdhury assisted Hotbani’s goal. Chatham’s lone goal was scored by Jonah Gray. Hudson outshot Chatham 9-6. Hudson (2-2, 2-2) travels to Maple Hill, while Chatham (0-3, 0-3) travels to Catskill on Friday at 4:15 p.m.

PATROON GIRLS SOCCER CATSKILL 4, TACONIC HILLS 0 CRARYVILLE — Catskill blanked Taconic Hills 4-0 in Patroon Conference varsity girls soccer on Wednesday night. Jenna Quick scored twice for the Lady Cats while Katie Bulich added a goal and TH provided an own goal. Quick added an assist in the win. CHVL GIRLS SOCCER EMMA WILLARD 3, GERMANTOWN 1 GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Lady Clippers were dealt their first loss Wednesday at the hands of the Emma Willard Lady Jesters 3-1 in CHVL girls soccer action. Emma Willard held a 1-0 JUSTIN PORRECA/COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA


Maple Hill’s Rian Jewett (21) and Greenville’s Garrett Delong battle for possession.

Optimism high as Darnold, Jets host Miami Dolphins


New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) does a post game interview after the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Field Level Media Sunday’s game between the host New York Jets and Miami Dolphins is suddenly intriguing after both teams earned impressive wins in their respective openers. Neither team made the playoffs last year, but there is a lot of optimism based in part on the quarterbacks. New York’s 21-year-old rookie Sam Darnold showed poise for his first pro start, rallying on Monday night from a pick-six on his first NFL play to deliver a nearly flawless performance the rest of the way in a 48-17 win over the host Detroit Lions. After that opening-play pick, Darnold had no more turnovers, completing 16 of his final 20 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

Meanwhile, veteran Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who had missed the past 19 games due to a knee injury, overcame two interceptions, completing 20 of 28 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the visiting Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. One of Tannehill’s interceptions was in the red zone. His fade pass to rookie tight end Mike Gesicki was badly underthrown. “I want to say that ball kind of slipped out of (Tannehill’s) hands,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. “(Gesicki) was caught off guard. (Tannehill) wished he had thrown a better ball.” Tannehill on Sunday will be facing a Jets defense that came up with five interceptions

against the Lions. The Jets also held Detroit to 39 yards on 15 carries. Jets inside linebacker Darron Lee, who had two interceptions and returned one of them for a touchdown, said his coaches had the unit ready for anything Detroit had in its arsenal. “We were calling out their plays as (Lions quarterback Matt Stafford) was getting to the line,” Lee told The New York Post. “We knew his signals. We knew everything ... that’s just preparation for us.” The Jets’ defense, which is expected to get starting safety Marcus Maye back from a foot injury, could have a tougher challenge containing the Dolphins 1-2 running back punch of Kenyan Drake and Frank See JETS B3



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NASCAR THIS WEEK SPEED FREAKS A few questions we had to ask ourselves Last year it was Kasey Kahne. Who could be this year’s surprise Brickyard winner? GODSPEAK: Daniel Suarez is my pick to upend the NASCAR apple cart at Indianapolis. KEN’S CALL: Jamie McMurray showed some life at Darlington and he’s racing for his future ... but I’ll say Paul Menard. He’s done it before. Jimmie Johnson suggests he can do well if he just makes sure he’s in the playoffs. Believe him? GODSPEAK: Yes, but that ESP voice in my head is saying Johnson will somehow fall out of the playoffs Sunday. It’s just been that kind of season for ol’ J.J. KEN’S CALL: Like golfers, racers often think they’re just one tweak away from “finding it.” In this case, I think they should focus on 2019.

FEUD OF THE WEEK CLINT BOWYER VS. RYAN NEWMAN: Newman was slowing to get to pit road and Bowyer, who just got new tires, came flying up and hit Newman, sending both into the wall. GODWIN KELLY’S TAKE: No comment from Newman. Bowyer blamed it all on lapped cars. “There are lapped cars that are 50 laps down all over the damn place,” he said. “That’s pretty frustrating.”

GODWIN’S PICKS FOR INDIANAPOLIS WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. REST OF TOP 5: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Chase Elliott FIRST ONE OUT: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. DARK HORSE: Daniel Suarez DON’T BE SURPRISED IF: This is a “Big 3” race and Truex is next in line for a big race victory.

MOTOR MOUTHS PODCAST Are we done throwing back? OK, gas up the pod and point us to Indianapolis! Tune in online at daytonamotormouths

The Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@


Q U E S T I O N S & AT T I T U D E Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers


So now the Brickyard goes up against the NFL?

1. One and done The 26-race NASCAR Cup Series regular season comes to a conclusion with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday and there could be a surprise ending. There is a mathematical chance that seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson won’t make the playoffs. “I don’t want to be in this position,” Johnson said. “We have been around this spot for a while. We have seen it coming.”

2. The Indy Open There are only two playoff spots left in the 16-driver field. If Johnson crashed out early at Indy, it could mean big trouble. “It’s just about cleaning things up,” Johnson said at Darlington. “I didn’t have a great lap in that second round of qualifying that put us

To hopefully inject new life into the Brickyard 400, NASCAR and Indy moved it from mid-summer to September, where it becomes the regular-season finale. Good move, in theory. Unfortunately, this not only puts it up against Week 1 of the NFL season, but right up against the Indianapolis Colts, who are opening at home against the Bengals. That’s a pool of 70,000 fans, from which the Brickyard will surely lose a certain percentage. If everything goes terribly wrong at Indianapolis, Jimmie Johnson (right) might become just a cheerleader for Chase Elliott (left) in the NASCAR playoffs. Johnson has made every playoff field since 2004. [AP/RALPH FRESO] back. Unfortunately, we had a loose wheel; and then I missed the commitment line coming in. We’ve just got to clean those things up.”

3. Plates, anyone? The Indianapolis Xfinity Series race saw a sizeable competition jump from 2016 to 2017 after NASCAR ordered the stock cars outfitted with restrictor plates.

Who’s to blame? Taylor Swift, kinda-sorta. She has a concert scheduled at the Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium the weekend of the NFL’s second Sunday. In order to avoid clashing with the Brickyard, the Colts would’ve had to open with two road games. They opted not to do that. If it's not one thing, it's another.

In 2016 there were two lead changes. Running with plates last year the race produced 16 lead changes. The plates were used in the Cup Series for the All-Star Race with great success. Connecting the dots — the 2019 Indy Cup Series race may become a plate race.

— Ken Willis, ken.willis C U P S TA N D I N G S

— Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@

1. Kyle Busch 2. Kevin Harvick 3. Martin Truex Jr. 4. Kurt Busch 5. Joey Logano 6. Brad Keselowski 7. Kyle Larson 8. Clint Bowyer 9. Ryan Blaney 10. Denny Hamlin 11. Chase Elliott 12. Aric Almirola 13. Erik Jones 14. Jimmie Johnson 15. Alex Bowman 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17. Ryan Newman 18. Austin Dillon 19. Paul Menard 20. Daniel Suarez

DARLINGTON THREE THINGS WE LEARNED 1. Perfect timing Brad Keselowski beat race dominator Kyle Larson off of pit road on Lap 346 (of 367) and was able to pull away in clean air for his first NASCAR “crown jewel” victory. “We were running second and that last stop [ the pit crew] nailed it and got us out in the lead,” Keselowski said.

W H AT ’ S O N TA P CUP SERIES: Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard SITE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile, rectangle-shaped) SCHEDULE: Saturday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.). Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, coverage begins at noon; green flag, 2:15 p.m.)

2. Three cautions Three quick yellow flags, sandwiched into Laps 312 to 344, determined the outcome of the Southern 500. Keselowski should send Jeffrey Earnhardt (Dale Jr.’s nephew) a thank-you note for spinning on Lap 344 and bringing out the final and decisive caution period and restart.

3. 11th-hour sponsor Richard Petty Motorsports started slapping STP decals on the No. 43 Sunday morning after STP decided to sponsor the car in an 11th-hour

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Brad Keselowski led only 24 laps to Kyle Larson’s 284 but got to Victory Lane thanks to a series of quick laterace caution periods. [AP/TERRY RENNA]

XFINITY: Lilly Diabetes 250 SITE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 11:30 a.m.), race (NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m.)

agreement with “The King.” Petty and STP struck their first sponsorship deal in 1972 and have enjoyed a fruitful relationship.

— Godwin Kelly, godwin.


KEVIN HARVICK Fifteen years since lone Brickyard win

KURT BUSCH Why did he jump to No. 3 here …

MARTIN TRUEX JR. … Because this guy is in a mini-slump

CHASE ELLIOTT Mr. Hunch likes him at Indy

BRAD KESELOWSKI Can he build on that win?

KYLE LARSON How does he not have a win this year?

JOEY LOGANO Showing positive signs at the right time

ERIK JONES No relation to Parnelli or Buckshot Jones

RYAN BLANEY Between second-15th past seven races











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Yankees closer Chapman nears return from DL Field Level Media New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said closer Aroldis Chapman could be activated from the disabled list “sometime next week ... if everything goes well” with his rehab over the upcoming days. Chapman (2.11 ERA with 31 saves in 33 chances) hasn’t pitched since Aug. 21 because of tendinitis in his left knee. He threw a bullpen session at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. Boone said he expects Chapman to toss one more bullpen session this weekend before the Cuban flamethrower is activated. Chapman owns 235 saves in his nine-year career, recording 146 for his first team, the Cincinnati Reds, 73 for the Yankees and 16 for the Chicago Cubs, with whom he pitched for half a season after being deal before the trade deadline in 2016. He helped guide the Cubs to a World Series championship before re-signing with the Yankees on a five-year, $86 million free agent deal.

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Gore. Drake, a 24-year-old, thirdyear pro out of Alabama, became Miami’s featured running back last season on Nov. 13. Since then, he is second in the NFL to Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams in rushing with 492 yards. Gore, 35, is just 15 yards away from passing former Jet Curtis Martin for fourth place

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lead at the half after a goal from Evelyn Coates. Six minutes into the second half Emma Willard struck again, this time Ava Turner found nylon. Germantown eventually answered with a goal from Olivia Johnson off an assist from Julia Howard. Yet it wasn’t enough with Turner finding nylon a second time for Emma Willard and closing the door on a Germantown comeback. Emma Willard held a 13-5 shots on goal advantage and Lady Clippers keeper Kaitlyn Stagno had four saves. Germantown (3-1) hosts New Lebanon on Friday at 4:15

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to end year one for me. I’ve definitely had this game circled for a variety of reasons.”

LANSINGBURGH AT HUDSON Hudson will be looking for its second straight win when it plays host to Lansingburgh in a Class B Reinfurt Division game tonight at 7 p.m. tonight. In this past week’s 25-6 victory over Ichabod Crane, the Bluehawks lost starting running back Tyler Bleau to a leg injury on the opening kickoff, but junior James Robinson stepped in and had a big game, rushing for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Senior quarterback Corey Topple had a solid game against ICC, completing 7 of 13 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. Charles Goodermote was on the receiving end of four of Topple’s throws, one going for a 44-yard score. Spencer Goldstien and Nick Bernockie led the Hudson defense with seven tackles apiece. Goodermote and Mike Green each had an interception and Tanner Race recovered a fumble. Lansingburgh (0-2) has yet to win this season, but has had two tough assignments right out of the gate, falling to Class A Amsterdam (37-14) and

OSAKA’S U.S. OPEN WIN TO BRING HER RICHES Naomi Osaka earned $3.8 million with her win in the U.S. Open on Saturday but stands to multiply those earnings through endorsements. On Thursday, she was introduced as a global ambassador for Nissan. On Saturday, she beat Serena Williams in a straight-sets match that ended in controversy when Williams fought with the chair umpire late in the second set. Osaka became the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament. Terms of the Nissan deal were not disclosed, but it is a three-year contract, according to Bloomberg. She’s already under contract to Adidas, but when her contract expires at the end of this year, she is expected to resign with the brand and earn as much as $10 million a year, according to The Washington Post. Her current four-year deal is worth the low six figures annually.

in NFL career rushing. Gore has 14,087 yards, an impressive 4.4 average and 77 touchdowns. He has played in 113 consecutive games, which is the most among active offensive players (non-linemen). The Jets (1-0) lead the alltime series between the AFC East rivals at 54-50-1. But the Dolphins (1-0) have won three of the past four games, and the teams split in 2017, each club winning at home.

Dartmouth hires first female Division I college football coach By Jacob Bogage The Washington Post

Callie Brownson was nearly through a two-week preseason internship with the Dartmouth football team when the Big Green’s wide receivers went to coach Buddy Teevens with a proposal. Dartmouth had an opening for an offensive assistant coach. The players wanted Brownson to fill it, making her college football’s first female full-time Division I coach. It’s the latest peak in Brownson’s football career, in which she’s become an accidental trailblazer for women in football’s highest ranks. She interned in the New York Jets scouting department in the summer of 2017. She’s attended national invitation-only football skills and coaching camps. She’s considered one of women’s professional football’s all-time greats. Her role at Dartmouth, formally as an offensive quality control assistant, is just the start, she said. “This is only the beginning of women on the sideline,” she said. “Sure, it’s an honor, but to me it’s not a trophy. It’s something that should have happened a long time ago. And lucky for me, Coach Buddy Teevens believes the same thing.” Brownson grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, a football fan from a young age. Some of her first sports memories are watching Southeastern Conference college football on Saturday afternoons with her dad. Finally one day when she

p.m. PATROON TENNIS CHATHAM 6, HUDSON 1 HUDSON — The Chatham Panthers cruised past the Hudson Bluehawks 6-1 on Wednesday in Patroon Conference tennis action. Chatham improves to 6-0 while Hudson falls to 0-3. RESULTS (CH listed first): Aaliyah Harris lost to Kristin O’Connell 6-8; Jahnaya Armstrong def. Sarah Li 8-2; Lillian Nowak def. Autum Kudlack 8-4; Margot Schassler def. Melina Juene 8-0; Anna Miles won via forfeit; Doubles: Sydney Newton/Sydney Putnam def. Malaysia Singh/Kat Scali 9-7; Han Sook Baneni/Sonam Verma def. Liz Gomez/Abida Begum 9-7.

state-ranked Schalmont (6021). Quarterback Anthony Thompson has thrown for 211 yards and a touchdown, completing 11 of 30 throws, but he’s also been picked off six times, five coming in the loss to Schalmont. Lucas McKenna is Thompson’s primary receiver, with four recpetions for 178 yards and a TD through two games. The Knights’ running game has struggled thus far, with Alanzo Barrett’s 89 yards on 15 carries leading the way. Vinny Tario had 39 yards on four carries. Hudson won last year’s game in Lansingburgh, 46-6.

SCHALMONT AT ICHABOD CRANE Ichabod Crane will have its hands full Friday night as it looks for its first win of the season in its home opener against undefeated Schalmont. The Sabres have been impressive in winning their first two games, defeating twotime defending state champion Troy, 14-6, in its opener, then clobbering Lansingburgh 60-21 this past week. Quarterback Shane O’Dell is currently No. 3 in passing yardage in Section II with 345. He threw for 205 against Troy, including a 75-yarder for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter. Darnell Green is O’Dell’s favorite target with five

NONLEAGUE TENNIS SCHOHARIE 4, COXSACKIE-ATHENS 3 SCHOHARIE — Schoharie edged Coxsackie-Athens 4-3 on Wednesday in non-league tennis action. Coxsackie-Athens (2-3) travels to Cairo-Durham today at 4:15 p.m. RESULTS (Schoharie listed first): Margot Williams lost to Rachael Tyner 1-6, 2-6; Alaina Sholtes def. Sarah O’Leary 7-6(7-0), 6-4; Misha CarterSmith lost to Sarah Tyner 3-6, 6-3, 5-10; Mackenzie Diamnod def. Samantha Karlsson 6-4, 1-0; Allison Gallagher def. Myesha Alam 6-0, 6-0; Doubles: Mary Palmeri/Skylar Willard def. Rachel Marino/ Carlota Flavia 7-6 (8-6); Josia


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was old enough, she told him she wanted to play, too, so he signed her up for the local Pee Wee team, where she played running back and defensive back. But as she got older, football opportunities for girls fizzled out. Coaches at Mount Vernon High School, where she played softball, too, wouldn’t consider allowing a woman on the roster. “It was a taboo subject back then,” she said. “The school didn’t even want to approach it.” But as soon as she started college at George Mason, she tried out for the D.C. Divas of the professional Women’s Football Alliance and made the team as a wide receiver and utility player. Franchise owner Paul Hamlin called her a “Swiss Army

Mantras-Johnston/Jazman Carrera (CA) won by forfeit. PATROON GOLF CAIRO-DURHAM 7, CATSKILL 5 CATSKILL — Cairo-Durbam edged Catskill 7-5 on Wednesday in Patroon golf action at Catskill Golf Course. Catskill travels to take on Maple Hill at Pheasant Hollow Golf Course on Friday at 4 p.m. RESULTS (CD listed first): Josh Matteson tied with Dylan Osswald (1pt); Eugene Somers lost to Ricky Edwards (2pt); Phebe Cunningham lost to Storm Hicks (2pt); Jordan Cody (2 pt) def. Mike Jubie; Steven Maggio (2 pt) def. Ryan Prazinski; Brendan Feeney won by forfeit (2 pt) HUDSON 8, TACONIC HILLS 4

receptions. Gannon Strube has four cataches. Jake Sanford lead Schalmont’s ground attack with 173 yards. Ben Buchhardt has rushed for 70 yards and LJ Randle has gained 60. Tobi Zucco was limited to 34 yards in this past week’s 25-6 loss to Hudson, but is the Riders’ leading ground gainer for the season with 193 yards. Tyler James has completed 13 of 26 passes for 221 yards, but had two passes picked off against Hudson. Junior Haydon Broockman leads the ICC receivers with five catches for 116 yards. The last three meetings with Schalmont have not gone well for the Riders, with the Sabres winning all three by a combined score of 197-0.

scoring tosses, which covered 68, seven and three yards. Freshman Kendryek Flynn added a 62-yard scoring run and linebacker Sterling Spoon scooped up a fumble and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown. Taconic Hills has had issues generating offense through the first two games, with just one touchdown to its credit, that coming on a seven-yard run by Devon Charron in a Week 1 loss to Section IV’s Whitney Point. Watervliet has dominated the series of late, winning each of the last six meetings. The Titans’ last victory over the Cannoneers was a 36-10 decision in 2009.


Catskill/Cairo-Durham hits the road tonight to face one of the most successful smallschool programs in the state for the past 40 years. Jim Hoover built a powerhouse program at Walton and won state championships in Class C in 1994 (beating Hudson 28-18) and in Class D in 2007. In his 40 years as head coach, his teams won 14 Section IV titles while compiling a 318-85-1 record. Hoover stepped down as head coach after the 2016 season, but he remains an assistant coach to his son, Adam. The Warriors have split their

After getting blanked 350 by Chatham in its season opener, Watervliet turned the tables and shut out Rensselaer in Week 2, 35-0. The Cannoneers had trouble moving the ball with any consistency against the stingy Chatham defense, but quarterback Tyler Beauregard found the Rensselaer secondary much more to his liking, burning the Rams for three touchdown passes. Watervliet’s 6-foot-6 junior receiver Najee McQueen had a field day in the victory, snagging all three of Beauregard’s


knife of football.” She took classes and coached the Mount Vernon softball team on the side until the high school’s new football coach asked if she’d consider joining his staff. “It wasn’t that I hadn’t thought about coaching,” she said. “It just wasn’t a possibility back then.” She worked with the team’s wide receivers and started attending coaching clinics and skills workshops, telling everyone she met: “I’m really, really motivated to continue a career in football.” She left then rejoined the Mount Vernon football program after a coaching change and helped the Majors develop into one of the Washington area’s most explosive offenses. More and more football higher-ups from around the country noticed, and kept running

COPAKE — The Hudson Bluehawks defeated the Taconic Hills Titans 8-4 on Wednesday in Patroon Golf action at Copake Country Club. Madison Bentley officially qualified for the Section II Golf tournament with his fifth sectional score. Bentley shot par 36. Hudson’s Brady McDonald shot a team-low 47. Hudson improves to 5-0 while Taconic Hills falls to 3-2. CHATHAM 13, GREENVILLE 11 VALATIE — Chatham notched a 13-11 victory over Greenville at Winding Brook Country Club on Wednesday in Patroon Conference varsity golf. Panthers’ Zach Gregg shot

first two games this season, falling to Spencer-Van Etten/ Cando, 28-14, in their opener, then beating Groton last week, 28-6. Walton has always been a ground oriented team and this year is no exception. Through the first two games the team has completed just two passes in 13 attempts. Senior Josh Johnson (5-foot-10, 197 pounds) leads the Warriors in rushing with 233 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries. Junior Skylar Pesout (5-11, 170) has 125 yards and two scores on 21 carries and junior Alex Brooker (5-9, 161) has gained 96 yards on 14 carries. Pesout and junior Nick Lamoreaux lead the Walton defense, Pesout with 12 solo tackles and 18 assists and Lamoreaux with 12 solos and 17 assists. Jake Hall has scored four touchdowns for Catskill/Cairo-Durham. Logan Denniston has stood out on defense and Jordan Gooch has provided an explosive spark offensively. SATURDAY

CHATHAM AT VOORHEESVILLE Chatham has been impressive in its first two games, defeating its opponents by a combined score of 89-0. The team is currently No. 18 in the first New York State Sports Writers Association Class C rankings of the season.

into her at events. “She’s a really good coach,” current Majors head coach Monty Fritts told anyone who asked about her. “Like a really good coach.” USA Football invited her to the 2018 Manning Passing Academy, an annual summer quarterbacking summit run by Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. Teevens, from Dartmouth, was one of the first coaches she met. Two weeks later, he called and offered her an internship. Two weeks after that, he hired her full time. “I’ve heard a lot about the institution and the reputation Dartmouth has for being innovative and forward-thinking,” Brownson said. “I get to experience it for myself.” “She is a coach who happens to be a female as opposed to a woman who is trying to coach,” Teevens said in a statement announcing her hire. “That distinction became very apparent to my players and coaches. We’ve hired a coach who will better our football program.” As a quality control assistant, Brownson will assist other coaches in scouting opponents, planning practices and team operations. She is not allowed to directly instruct players in on-field practices due to NCAA rules that restrict the number of coaches teams can hire. It’s an entry-level position, but one used around college football to groom coaching prospects. “I don’t want to be the first female Division I coach,” she said. “I want to be the first of many.”

a 45 while Greenville’s Trey Smith had a match-low 40. DELAWARE LEAGUE GOLF HUNTER-TANNERSVILLE 183, WINDHAM-ASHLAND-JEWETT 196 WINDHAM — The HunterTannersville Wildcats edged the Windham -Ashland-Jewett Warriors 183-196 on the links Wednesday in Delaware League golf action. Windham’s Peter Pranzo shot a team-low 42, Ryan Prandi finished with a 44 and Liliana Pranzo shot a 50. For Hunter-Tannersville shot a match-low 40, Grady Glennon finished with a 46, Kaeden Leach added a 48, and Jason McDevitt finished with a 49. Windham (3-5, 3-4) hosts Margaretville today at 4 p.m.

Kaleb Taylor and Tristan Schermerhorn both have had strong starts to their seasons for the Panthers. Taylor has stood out on both sides of the ball, completing 9 of 13 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. He’s also rushed five times for 37 yards and a score. Defensively, Taylor has three interceptions, one of which he returned 60 yards for a touchdown. Schermerhorn has been the perfect compliment to Taylor, rushing for 195 yards on just 12 carries with four touchdowns. He also has returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score. Voorheesville also brings a perfect 2-0 record into the game after opening the season with wins over Helderberg Valley (38-21) and Taconic Hills (13-0). Quarterback Ian Owens is the third leading rusher in Section II after two games, piling up 317 yards, including a 285-yard performance against Helderberg Valley in the Blackbirds’ season opener. Jake Palmer has also gotten off to a strong for veteran coach Joe Sapienza, rushing for 171 yards. Chatham has won four of the last five meetings between the two schools, including a 28-6 victory last year.



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Notice of Formation of 16 WHITE WAY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/13/18. Office location: Greene County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 259 Snyder Road, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec'y of State (SSNY) on 7/20/18. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 259 Snyder Rd., Ghent, NY 12075. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of formation of Let My Legacy Be Love, LLC, a limited liability company (the "LLC"). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (the "SSNY") on 8/9/18. Office location: Columbia County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC, upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 973 County Rte. 32, Malden Bridge, New York 12115. Purposes: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of RISING STAR DANCE ACADEMY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/2018. Office location, County of Columbia. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 31 Union St., Notice is nearby given Hudson, NY 12534. that a license, number Purpose: any lawful 2191139, for beer, liq- act uor and wine has been applied for by Hudson Overlook Farms EnterFood Studio, Inc to sell prises LLC. Filed with beer, liquor and wine SSNY on 8/29/18. Ofat retail in a restaurant fice: Columbia County. under the Alcoholic SSNY designated as Beverage Control Law agent for process & at 746 Warren Street, shall mail to: PO BOX Hudson, Columbia 325 East Chatham NY County for on premis- 12060. Purpose: any es consumption. lawful

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY The name of the Limited Liability Company is BODY AND SOIL, LLC (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"). The Articles of Organization of Company were filed with the Secretary of State on September 4, 2018. The County within the State of New York in which the office of the Company is located is Columbia. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is 24 Federal Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. The Company is organized for all lawful purposes. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION ("FANNIE MAE"), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff AGAINST FERENC A. KERESZTESI, EVA B. KERESZTESI, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated July 19, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Village of Catskill, on October 18, 2018 at 9:00AM, premises known as 1377 RIVER ROAD, WEST COXSACKIE, NY 12192. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of New Baltimore, County of Greene and State of New York, SECTION 29.00, BLOCK 3, LOT 24. Approximate amount of judgment $187,214.51 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 140856. PAUL MARTIN FREEMAN, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 Sienna Sky LLC with SSNY on 7/23/18. Office: Columbia SSNY desg as agent for process & shall mail to: Po Box 325, Ghent, NY, 12075. Any lawful purpose.

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Please take notice that pursuant to resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Cairo, Greene County, New York, sealed bids for the purchase of one 2017 or newer Ford F550, 4x4 with 9' Body. Delivery date no later than November 26, 2018 Bids will be accepted at the office of the Town Clerk by 2:00pm, the 26th day of September, 2018 and will be opened immediately in the office of the Town Clerk Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes and marked on the outside "Highway Truck Bid". All bids must have a non-collusion form attached. Detailed specifications are available to any interested bidder at the office of the Town Clerk, 512 Main Street, Cairo, NY between the hours of 9:00am 3:00pm. Any questions concerning specifications should be directed to Robert F. Hempstead, Superintendent of Highways or email The contract for the purchase of the above item will be awarded by the Town Board to the lowest responsible bidder. The Town board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Robert F. Hempstead Superintendent of Highways 9/13/18 Please take notice that the Village of Coxsackie Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on October 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Coxsackie Village Hall, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY. The subject of the Public Hearing will be for a minor subdivision application filed by Patricia Bini of 46 Van Dyck Street in Coxsackie, NY bearing Tax Map # 56.10-3-8, for the purpose of a lot line adjustment affecting the properties of Tasara Maxwell of 60 Van Dyck Street in Coxsackie, NY bearing Tax Map # 56.14-3-31, and Seraphino DeLucia of 48 Van Dyck Street in Coxsackie, NY bearing Tax Map # 56.10-3-34. Respectfully Submitted, Nikki Bereznak, Clerk Please Take Notice The Greenport Town Planning Board will be holding a public hearing on the application of TGKK Ventures LLC, for the minor sub-division to create two parcels of 4.67 and .20 acres off of Kipp Lane. (Tax Parcel #100-1-20.2). The pub-

lic hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 7:35 p.m. in the Greenport Town Offices at 600 Town hall Drive, Hudson, N.Y. all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. By order of the Board Jessica Mausolf Secretary SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF COLUMBIA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, V. CAROL A. CARDINALE, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 02, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Columbia, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and CAROL A. CARDINALE, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the MAIN LOBBY OF THE COLUMBIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 401 UNION STREET, FRONT LOBBY, HUDSON, NY 12534, on September 28, 2018 at 10:30AM, premises known as 1418 COUNTY ROUTE 28, VALATIE, NY 12184: Section 34.4, Block 1, Lot 72: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF CHATHAM, COUNTY OF COLUMBIA, STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 11298/2017. Joseph B. Liccardi, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832. PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF GERMANTOWN Notice is hereby given the Germantown Town Board will hold budget workshops on September 18th and September 24th at 6:30pm in the Germantown Town Hall, Germantown, NY. The purpose of the meetings is for the 2019 Budget Joyce Vale Germantown Town Clerk

Public Notice PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Mid-Hudson Cablevision, Inc. has filed with the New York State Public Service Commission in Albany, New York a request for approval to renew the cable television franchise with the Town of Greenport, Columbia County New York for a period of 15 years. Copies of the materials constituting the application are available for public inspection at the offices of the New York State Public Service Commission and the Town Clerk's office located at the 500 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, New York during normal business hours. Any interested persons may file comments with the New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350 with copies to the Town of Greenport, Town Hall, 500 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, New York 12534 and Mid-Hudson Cablevision, Inc. Attention Mrs. Joanne Miller, P.O. Box 399, Catskill, New York 12414. THE FABULOUS INVALID LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/10/18. Office: Columbia County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3 Underhill Road, Hillsdale, NY 12529. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. PROBATE CITATION File No. 2018-25394 S U R R O G AT E ' S COURT - COLUMBIA COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: "JOHN DOE" and "MARY JOE" said names being fictitious, the true names of said persons being unknown to petitioner, intended to be the heirs at law and distributees of ALICE SMITH FRANKS a/k/a ALICE FRANKS a/k/a ALICE S. FRANKS, deceased or the heirs at law and distributees of Calvin Whitaker, Jr., Irene Whitaker McDonald, Frank Smith, Jr., Marion Smith, and Marguerite Smith, deceased, such persons being the maternal and paternal aunts and uncles of the decedent ALICE SMITH FRANKS, deceased, if living, and if dead, their executors, administrators, distributees, legatees and devisees, and all persons who by purchase or inheritance or otherwise have or claim to have an interest in these proceedings as heirs at law or distributees of ALICE SMITH FRANKS, deceased, and other persons, if any there be, and whose names and addresses are unknown to petitioner, and also to persons who are or make any claim whatsoever as executors or administrators of any persons who may be deceased, and who, if living would have any interest in these proceedings derived through, or from any or all of the above-named persons or their distributees, devisees, and legatees, and which persons, if any there be, their names and domicile addresses are unknown to petitioner. A petition having been duly filed by John Leaman and Susan McDo-

nald Buckley, who are domiciled at 212 Longview Drive, Chatham, NY 12037 and 38 Livingston Parkway, Hudson, NY 12534. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate's Court, Columbia County, at 401 Union Street, Hudson, New York, on October 12,2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of ALICE SMITH FRANKS A/K/A ALICE FRANKS A/K/A ALICE S. FRANKS lately domiciled at 17 Frese Road, Hudson, NY admitting to probate a Will dated July 26, 2005 as the Will of ALICE SMITH FRANKS, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to John Leaman and Susan McDonald Buckley Dated, Attested and Sealed, August 17, 2018 Hon. Richard M, Koweek Surrogate Kimberly A. Jorgenson Chief Clerk John Connor, Jr., Esq. (518)828-2712 76 Green Street, Hudson, NY 12534

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Lehner discloses in-game panic attack, bipolar diagnosis Field Level Media New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner had a rough 2017-18 season, and his final game with the Buffalo Sabres was his worst on-ice experience. It also was a development that proved to be a key to a solution. Lehner had a panic attack after the second period of a March 29 game against the Detroit Red Wings, soon entered treatment for addictions to alcohol and drugs, and later was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The 27-year-old Lehner revealed his battles in a firstperson account for The Athletic. He described heavy pain in his chest and everything on the ice becoming blurry during the second period of the game against Detroit. He reached a point where he just wanted – and needed – the period to end. “When zero finally hit, I walked back and sat in the trainer’s room,” Lehner wrote. “I could barely get my gear off. I broke down. I was having a major, full-blown panic attack. I thought I was suffering a heart attack. I had no idea what was happening. I could not go back on the ice.”


Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner (40) looks to make a save during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at KeyBank Center.

The Sabres sent Lehner home and things continued to spiral downward. Lehner’s

drinking was out of control and he eventually agreed to get help.

He said it took three weeks for him to detox once he arrived at the treatment facility

in Arizona. And the more sober he got, the more the demons arose. Doctors studied

deeper and diagnosed him with the mental illnesses. Lehner could see that the ups and downs of bipolar disorder correlated with his play as a goalie. “I had never had a sober season of hockey my entire career,” Lehner wrote. “With those manic swings, I could see the pattern. “When I was hypomanic and in a good mood, I was a solid goalie. The depressive state, not so much.” On the personal side, those frequent thoughts of suicide have subsided and he is looking forward to getting back on the ice. The Sabres released him in June and the Islanders signed him to a one-year deal in July. “The Islanders were ready to take a chance with me,” Lehner said. “I was relieved that I could start a new chapter. When I was finally offered the deal, I was so happy. I finally had someone who believed in me, now sober.” Lehner went 14-26-9 with a 3.01 goals-against average in 53 games (50 starts) for Buffalo last season. Overall, he is 72-97-35 with a 2.82 GAA and .915 save percentage in parts of eight seasons with the Ottawa Senators (2010-15) and Sabres (201518).



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Alabama, Georgia, Clemson share a conundrum but don’t see a problem By Marc Tracy The New York Times

In Birmingham, in Muscle Shoals and most especially in Tuscaloosa, they speak in awed tones about the coaching masterstroke Alabama’s Nick Saban executed in last season’s College Football Playoff championship game. With his Crimson Tide trailing by 13-0 at halftime, Saban swapped out his two-year starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, for a virtually untested freshman, Tua Tagovailoa. It was a bold move in a big moment, and Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide to 20 secondhalf points and an indelible overtime touchdown. The victory secured Saban’s sixth national championship, and the 17th for Alabama. If Tagovailoa provided a classic postseason moment in January, though, this summer he produced a standard preseason narrative: the quarterback controversy. As No. 1 Alabama (2-0) heads to Mississippi (2-0) on Saturday, Saban can take some solace in the fact that he is not alone. Though neither Clemson nor Georgia has a quarterback situation as contentious as Alabama’s, both teams are also juggling tricky two-quarterback platoons. In each case, both quarterbacks are capable of starting for nearly any other team, and neither coach dares alienating one player and risking that he may transfer and leave an unacceptable dearth of talent at the most important position on the depth chart. But those situations are also not a coincidence. Quarterback controversies at Alabama, Clemson and Georgia — currently the country’s top three ranked teams, which between them have contested the last three national title games — are the inevitable byproducts of the novel strategies they have deployed to make themselves college football’s best programs. They reflect several factors in a changing landscape: a more fluid transition from high school football to college football, winner-take-all recruiting trends and the unique nature of the most glamorous position in sports. Having too many talented


Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant (2), left, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) during fall practice at Clemson University.

quarterbacks is not a dilemma, of course. It may count as the ultimate first-world football problem. And, increasingly, it may simply come with being an elite program. “It’d be crazy not to ask me about it,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said this week, “because it’s kind of unusual to have two guys that are playing, and really playing well.” He added, “I think it’s been really cool.” There is a saying in football at every level: When you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have a quarterback. To a degree untrue of any other position, at some point a successful team will need to choose only one player to fill that role, and that eventually will leave every other quarterback on the team without the chance to gain the experience necessary to improve. “You cannot overrecruit the running back position,”

the CBS analyst Gary Danielson said. “They’re all perfectly happy to get a third of the carries.” “But at quarterback,” he added, “it’s different.” Danielson, a former college and NFL quarterback, recalled how splitting snaps between a sophomore and a senior on the 1999 Michigan Wolverines birthed tensions in the locker room (not to mention a massive chip on the shoulder of the senior, Tom Brady). “It affects the rest of the team way more than it affects the guys,” Danielson said. “When things don’t go well, they’re just like the people calling the talk show: ‘Put the other guy in!’” So far, the Tide, the Bulldogs and the Tigers — a combined 6-0 entering this weekend — are managing. It helps that in all three cases, one of the quarterbacks is a so-called prostyle player — mainly handing off or

passing, like most NFL quarterbacks — while his rival is a dual-threat option, as likely to run with the ball as to throw it. Consequently, each player’s skill set can yield what is effectively a different offense. At Alabama, for example, Tagovailoa is pro-style while Hurts is dual-threat; at Georgia, the sophomore starter Jake Fromm offers a prostyle look, and the freshman Justin Fields, who spends more time on the bench, is the dualthreat option. At Clemson, it is the reverse: The starter Kelly Bryant, a senior, is the runner, while the freshman Trevor Lawrence comes from a more traditional mold. Last week, Fields did not enter Georgia’s game at South Carolina until the fourth quarter, when victory was well in hand. Swinney, on the other hand, operated something more like a platoon on Saturday at Texas A&M,

using Bryant the majority of the time, including to kill the clock late in the game with designed runs, while turning to Lawrence for several series. Lawrence rewarded him by throwing a 64-yard touchdown pass on his first snap. One reason Saban, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Swinney all face this problem is that they all excel as recruiters at a moment when nationalized recruiting has increasingly clustered the best prospects at the same programs. Smart and Swinney secured the signatures of Lawrence and Fields, the top two high school recruits at all positions, according to 247Sports’ consensus rankings, despite having established starters. (Smart accomplished a similar coup the year before, luring Fromm to Georgia despite the presence of Jacob Eason, from whom Fromm took the job. Previously, Fromm

had been committed to join the team on which Smart had been an assistant coach: Alabama.) The rise of year-round high school quarterbacking, in the form of private coaches and tackle-free 7-on-7 games, and increased similarities between the high school and college versions of the sport have created more quarterback controversies than there used to be. The best true freshmen arrive early on campus — typically the January before their freshman season, giving them several months to adjust to college — and are unusually prepared to start, said Barton Simmons, 247Sports’ director of scouting. “All those things have created an environment that has allowed some quarterbacks to show up on campus really ready,” Simmons said. Simmons also posited that there was an element of serendipity to these teams’ current predicaments: The current freshman class just happens to have an unusual number of astoundingly good quarterbacks. “I want to entertain the possibility that we’ve just had a really good streak,” Simmons said, pointing to Lawrence, Fields and J.T. Daniels, Southern California’s true freshman starter, as standouts from the high school class of 2018. There may be something else at work, too: This new breed of quarterback seems to thirst for the limelight and bursts with competitiveness. “What I think we’re actually seeing,” Simmons said, “is a generation of quarterbacks who are eager to compete, to a degree that we haven’t seen.” In the case of Alabama, which also has a bevy of talented young receivers, Tagovailoa looks to be the solution this season. But asked about the starting situation after Alabama’s second game, a 57-7 win over Arkansas State in which both Tagovailoa and Hurts threw for multiple touchdowns, Saban merely affirmed that Tagovailoa would be the starter against Ole Miss this week. “I think both guys did a really good job today,” Saban said.

College football TV schedule: Week 3 Mets’ Wright to return By Matt Bonesteel The Washington Post

Week 3 has been somewhat denuded by Hurricane Florence, but there’s plenty to keep us occupied. Let’s go.

FRIDAY Memphis was last seen fumbling away a 21-9 fourthquarter lead in the rain against Navy last weekend. Georgia State needed a last-second touchdown to beat FCS Kennesaw State in its opener and then managed just seven points in last week’s blowout loss to N.C. State. Tigers-Panthers: Feel the excitement!

SATURDAY A programming note: The noon time slot on ESPN2, originally devoted to Miami at Toledo, is up in the air as of this report. Clemson’s game against Georgia Southern, originally scheduled for 3:30 on ESPN2, was moved up to noon because of Hurricane Florence. Stay tuned for updates. . . . The Willie Taggart era hasn’t gotten off to a particularly potent start at Florida State. There was the Week 1 loss to Virginia Tech, in which the Seminoles failed to score a touchdown at home for the first time since 2008, and then a Week 2 win over mighty Samford, in which Florida State trailed with four minutes remaining. The Seminoles are a mess all over the field: They’ve missed 3 of 4 field goal attempts and are averaging just 3.62 yards per carry, which ranks 101st nationally. They also gave up 475 passing yards to Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges on Saturday. Florida State will attempt to steady the ship at Syracuse, which has two wins

yards per carry. . . . Boise State racked up 818 yards last weekend, and not even against an FCS team (though no one has ever accused Connecticut of approaching FBS transcendence). Oklahoma State, meanwhile, has averaged a national-best 674.5 yards per game in wins over Missouri State and South Alabama. So that’s two teams who have marched all over the field against feeble opposition, so who knows what to expect from the Broncos-Cowboys game except points, maybe? The over-under sits at 64 as of this writing. Seems low. . . . Speaking of Vegas, the boys in the desert have installed TCU as a 13-point underdog against Ohio State for GLENN BEIL/USA TODAY their neutral-site meetup at Florida State Seminoles running back Cam Akers (3) during the JerryWorld in Arlington, Texsecond half of play. as. The Horned Frogs rarely have been such an underover inferior opponents but week against Iowa. . . . dog during Gary Patterson’s Considering that both LSU a habit of showing up against tenure in Fort Worth, which big-name teams. Just ask and Auburn reside in the SEC began way back in 2001, but West, and considering that Clemson last year. . . . rarely have gotten blown out Oklahoma will have to both still have to play Alamake do against Iowa State, bama, the loser of Saturday’s in such situations, either: In and for the rest of the season, game on the Plains almost the eight times Patterson’s without running back Rodney certainly will have a difficult TCU teams have been an unAnderson, who suffered a sea- path to the conference title derdog of at least 13 points, son-ending knee injury last game. Auburn jumped out to they’ve covered the spread week against UCLA. Sopho- a quick 20-0 lead in last year’s in six of them and won three more Trey Sermon, senior game, thanks in part to Ker- of those games outright. PatMarcelias Sutton and fresh- ryon Johnson’s 21 carries for terson certainly will have the man T.J. Pledger will group 123 rushing yards and a score experience edge over Ohio to replace him along with in the first half. But Johnson State’s Ryan Day, who will be quarterback Kyler Murray, (who’s now playing on Sun- coaching his third and final who has ably replaced Heis- days with the Lions) got the game as the Buckeyes’ interman winner Baker Mayfield ball only 10 times for 33 yards im coach while Urban Meyer and rushed for 92 yards and in the second half as Auburn serves out his three-game sustwo scores. The Cyclones beat failed to cross midfield, and pension. There wasn’t much the Sooners last season for the LSU stormed back for a 27- to be gleaned from May’s first first time since 1990, though 23 win. Methinks coach Gus two at the helm, other than the status of Kyle Kempt, the Malzahn won’t follow the that Oregon State and Rutgers quarterback who spurred that same script this year with are pretty bad: The Buckeyes upset, is up in the air because redshirt freshman JaTarvious beat them by a combined 129of a knee injury suffered last Winslow, who’s averaging 6.8 34.

for expected final game By James Wagner The New York Times

NEW YORK — After more than two years of injuries, three surgeries and a prolonged rehabilitation, David Wright, the New York Mets’ captain and longest-tenured player, plans to retire after one last game on Sept. 29. Fighting back tears during a news conference Thursday, Wright said that psychologically he is ready to play but his body is not. “Physically, the way I feel right now and everything the doctors have told me, there’s not going to be any improvement,” he said. Wright will come off the disabled list and start at third base against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 29, the penultimate game of the season, said Jeff Wilpon, a member of the family that owns the team and its chief operating officer. Wright has not played in a major league game since May 27, 2016. In the more than two years since he was sidelined, he has had surgeries on his shoulder, neck and back, in addition to dealing with an existing chronic back condition called spinal stenosis. “Those three combined, it’s debilitating to play baseball,” he said. His return to the field no doubt will be a rousing and poignant moment in a lost season for the Mets (66-78). Wright was drafted by the Mets in 2001, played in 13 major league seasons for them, signed two contract extensions to stay, made seven AllStar games and sits atop many franchise leaderboards.

When Wright suffered a setback with his shoulder in spring training, many — including Wright himself — wondered if he could ever make it back. Insurance payments added a complicating dynamic to Wright’s return; if he was activated, the Mets stood to pay out millions to Wright that insurance was covering while he was on the disabled list. As Wright neared a return, Mets officials, despite a reputation for belt-tightening, insisted they were only worried about his health. On Thursday, Wilpon said the insurance money was not a factor in the decision to activate him. As Wright improved and progressed in his rehabilitation this summer, he grew more confident that he would be able to play this season. He began a minor league rehabilitation assignment in midAugust. Wright ran out of time (his 20-day assignment ended just before the minor league season ended) and he did not play well enough, in terms of quantity and quality, in the Mets’ eyes. But he took part in two simulated games, essentially practice against his own teammates, over the past week — the hurdles the Mets requested Wright clear before figuring out his return. Wright’s timing at the plate still looked rusty, perhaps a combination of physical deterioration, age and so much time away, but he will get at least one more chance to test it against majorleague pitching.


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Your son has told you it’s all right to call him, so you should. Because of the blessing of modern technology, there are other options as well — texting, video chat, etc. Be grateful your son and his

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family are independent, and try harder to fill more of your time with hobbies and interests of your own. If you do, you will be a more interesting person to be around. Your son and his wife should not be the focus of your life the way he was when he was a child. It isn’t healthy for you or your relationship with them. My fiance and I are in our late 20s and get into arguments about what time to leave a party. I usually need to leave around 11:00 p.m. or midnight, and I think he should leave when I do. I’m a full-time student with a full-time job, so I don’t go out often. Between school and work, I don’t have weekends off like he does. He accuses me of being selfish for wanting him to leave. He says he doesn’t want to be “lame.” I don’t think it’s appropriate for a woman to leave a party on her own. Am I selfish? Should I try to stay up later so he can have a good time? Party Etiquette No, your job and your studies have to be your top priority. Years ago, I would have agreed that your fiance should leave with you. However, these days, women are more independent. Cellphones and ride-sharing have given us other options. Unless you are concerned that leaving alone would be dangerous, don’t turn it into an argument if he wants to stay.

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International travelers still must be aware of Zika virus My son and his new wife went on a dream honeymoon that has since turned into a nightmare. They went to Costa Rica were bitten by mosquitoes. Upon returning TO YOUR home, they were told about GOOD HEALTH the Zika virus. One person told them to wait six months before trying to have a baby; another source said to wait two years. What do you know about this scary virus?


Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos and is present in many areas of the Americas, Caribbean and Pacific. Zika is related to yellow fever, dengue and West Nile virus. One major concern about Zika is that it can cause neurological complications in babies born to women who were infected during pregnancy. Also, Zika may temporarily affect fertility in infected men. Zika can be transmitted sexually. Couples who are planning pregnancy should avoid areas where Zika transmission occurs. For couples who have been exposed or who might have been infected, the most conservative recommendation I have read is six months. This is based on a finding of Zika RNA in men up to 188 days after having symptoms of Zika, even though no sexually transmitted cases have been reported more than six weeks after the man had symptoms of Zika Given how severe the infection can be to the developing fetus, I think six months is the right amount of time, but two years is unnecessary. I am a postmenopausal woman with osteoporosis in my spine. I used alendronate, but stopped because it caused bone pain.

I haven’t been on any medication for a few months now, but I have started walking 40 minutes every day and I use weights. Also, I monitor my calcium and vitamin D carefully. My last bloodwork all came back good. My doctor would like me to try Tymlos. I can’t find much information about it except that it hasn’t been out long and may cause osteosarcoma. Do you know what the chance of this might be? A similar drug, Forteo, is not covered by my insurance, even though it has been around longer. Abaloparatide (Tymlos) is an analog of parathyroid hormone. It works against osteoporosis by stimulating bone growth. This is different from the mechanism of alendronate (Fosamax) and related drugs; those work by preventing bone reabsorption. Teriparatide (Forteo) indeed works the same way as Tymlos. During drug testing, teriparatide was found to increase the risk of a type of bone cancer, osteogenic sarcoma, in rats. Because of this, the Food and Drug Administration required a black-box warning, the agency’s highest degree of caution. However, a study on women who have taken Forteo showed no cases of osteogenic sarcoma in the first seven years of the study, and only a handful of cases have ever been reported in people taking Forteo. In fact, the number of cases reported is less than would have been expected if there were no association between the drug and the cancer. It appears so far that Forteo does not increase risk for bone cancer, and there’s no reason to expect that Tymlos will do so.

Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you are not likely to be the most positive individual born under your sign because you have been burdened with a great deal of awareness of the world, which can surely get you down. The best way that you know to combat any negative feelings you might have about yourself or the world is to face those feelings directly and channel them into endeavors that you consider positive and worthwhile. This is something of a magic act, of course, and not everyone is capable of pulling off this kind of spiritual alchemy — but it is something that you will learn to do as you face the various ups and downs to which you will be subjected throughout your lifetime. Emotional currents run strong and deep within you. You don’t always allow others to see the “real” you, and you may in fact be mistaken for a Gemini native even by those who claim to know you well. It would be more apt, perhaps, to think you were born a crab, for much that you do springs from an almost Cancerlike desire to protect yourself. Also born on this date are: Amy Winehouse, singer; Michael Crabtree, football player; Sam Neill, actor; Clayton Moore, actor; Walter Koenig, actor; Faith Ford, actress; Margaret Sanger, activist; Geraldine Brooks, novelist. 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. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Making up your mind may prove more difficult than expected today, in large part because of an unexpected choice that just popped up. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You may be recog-


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Baby Blues nized for something you did a long, long time ago — and the encounter can inspire you to reach for new heights very soon. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — The impact another has on you today cannot be overestimated. It’s safe to say that you will be forever changed by what happens between you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — You’re ready to step in should someone else not be able to complete an assigned task. Late in the day you identify a new personal outlet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Going over the same ground again and again may seem useful to some, but to you it is a waste of time, as you’re ready to move on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You can be hugely productive today while enjoying all the comforts of home. A friend provides a distraction. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You’re feeling rather mischievous today, but only a few of your closest friends are likely to put up with your brand of shenanigans. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — It’s a good day to examine the reasons why something untoward happened recently. You can come up with answers, even lacking certain information. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Prepare yourself for the thing you would ordinarily least expect, for today the unlikely is the most likely thing to happen! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You’re going to have to repeat yourself today, perhaps many times, before you get what you most need. Someone close comes to the rescue. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — One thing leads to another today — as is usually the case — but the result is likely to be very different from what you’ve prepared for. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You may receive more information today than you bargained for, and making an urgent decision may prove tricky as a result. COPYRIGHT 2018 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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B8 Friday, September 14, 2018 Close to Home



by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

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

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(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: JOUST AHEAD POROUS SNAPPY Answer: The hyphen liked adding pepper to his food, but — JUST A DASH



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

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Provide the legal term. Each answer is one word. (e.g., An addition to a will, altering it. Answer: Codicil.) Freshman level 1. Planning by two or more people to break the law. 2. A right to use another person’s land. 3. Everything an individual owns. Graduate level 4. The person who initiates a lawsuit. 5. A notice to appear in court as a defendant in a suit. 6. A defendant’s answer to a complaint. PH.D. level 7. The process in which the legitimacy of a will is established. 8. A court-ordered monetary award to someone hurt by another. 9. A list of cases to be tried by a court; its calendar.

SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Conspiracy. 2. Easement. 3. Estate. 4. Plaintiff. 5. Summons. 6. Plea. 7. Probate. 8. Damages. 9. Docket. 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?



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Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 Peg for Trevino 4 Small outbuildings 9 Itchy red patch 13 Bran source 15 Couric or Holmes 16 Resound 17 Curved beam overhead 18 Worship 19 Recipe verb 20 Abbreviated 22 Peepers 23 Miseries 24 Dieter’s concern: abbr. 26 Astute 29 Game bird 34 One’s equals 35 Crummy 36 Cow’s comment 37 “Heidi” setting 38 Farm buildings 39 Part of the ear 40 Bee’s follower 41 Wallace & Farrell 42 Term of endearment 43 Expanded 45 Mishandle 46 Third mostpopulous nation: abbr. 47 Actress __-Na Wen 48 Gambler’s woe 51 Suer 56 Dines 57 Place for stray dogs 58 Ark builder 60 Language heard in Bangkok 61 Steel-tipped spear 62 Chess or dominoes 63 Certain 64 Word of welcome 65 French article DOWN 1 “Ode __ Nightingale” 2 All __; listening

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3 Carve in glass 4 Glided on ice 5 Underworld; hell 6 Prestigious British school 7 Crucial 8 Like easy-to-eat grapes 9 Break in a kid’s school day 10 Sore 11 “If the __ fits, wear it” 12 Beer ingredient 14 Brief rains 21 Uses an oar 25 Tampa __ Buccaneers 26 Part of NASA 27 Keller or Reddy 28 Fight off 29 __ over; studied intently 30 Attila’s men 31 In the midst of 32 __ Peace Prize 33 See eye __; agree 35 Michigan or Tahoe

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Non Sequitur

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38 New York City 39 Strong desire 41 Sra. or Mme. 42 Look high and low 44 Sydney native 45 Loose-leaf __; paper holder 47 Chop finely

48 “Why don’t we!” 49 Waikiki’s island 50 Celebrity 52 Money lent 53 Dad’s sister 54 Barn newborn 55 Renown 59 “For __ a jolly good fellow…”


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